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Groups Questions for the week of 8/14/16

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Icebreaker:When you were a child, who insisted that you stay clean (wash your hands, take a bath, wear clean clothes, etc.)?  How did you react to that?

  • Read Luke 11:37-44.  Why do you think Jesus did not wash before the meal?  How would you sum up the three “woes” in verses 42-44.  What is the significance of Jesus telling the Pharisees that they are like unmarked graves?
  • Read Luke 11:45–54.  How would you sum up the next three “woes” in verses46-52?  What do you think Jesus means when he talks about the key to knowledge (v. 52)?
  • What kind of a person does Jesus seem like in this passage?  How would you describe him?  Of the woes directed toward the Pharisees, which one do you think is most applicable to your own life?  How would you like to change your life in light of what you read here?
  • How can we pray for each other?

Groups Questions for the Week of 8/7/16

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Icebreaker: How many flashlights do you own?  How many could you find right now?  How many of them work?

  • Read Luke 11:29-32.  Why is Jesus upset with “this generation”?  What do you think Jesus means when he talks about the sign of Jonah?  How is Jesus like Jonah?
  • What are some other signs that Jesus gave that show he is the way to salvation?  Why did so many people not see these signs?  What kinds of signs is God still giving today?
  • Read Luke 11:33-36.  What is Jesus referring to when he talks about “light” here?  What is he referring to when he talks about “eyes”?  How can we be sure that we are filled with light rather than darkness?  How can we cause that light to shine out from us to others?
  • How can we pray for each other?

Paysandu, Uruguay Church Build

In July, Creekside sent a team to build a church in Paysandu, Uruguay. We were able to bless this community through this past year’s Christmas Missions offering. If you would like to be involved in future builds like this please email jdeuman@thecreeksidechurch.org.