Knowing Jesus... How to Win Your Wife (week 9)

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let's take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

Movement towards Each Other
Movement towards God
Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Knowing Jesus

The book of Colossians is the richest New Testament book that describes the supremacy of Jesus Christ. Once Paul lays the foundation, the book concludes with how followers are to live their life upon this foundation.

Last Week:
To women - what is one way you can show respect to your husband/or boss every day this week?
To men - pray for your wife / someone who is in authority over you every day this week.

Two Weeks Ago:
Memorize a new verse before we come back as a LifeGroup

Key Verse:

Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.” Colossians 3:19

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What is your favorite food?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What does it mean to love something?
Can you love food, a movie and a person the same way?
What’s the difference?
What makes love different than every other emotion you can feel towards someone?
Is love conditional? Explain
Read Ephesians 5:25, 33 and John 3:16
The same word for love is used in all these verses. How is God asking husbands to love their wives?
Are husbands supposed to love their wives they way they receive love or the way their wives receive love? Why?
What if their wives treat their husbands poorly, is there a get out of love clause? Why?
Read Colossians 3:19; Ephesians 4:31-32
What does it mean to become bitter?
What is the danger of having that enter into a marriage relationship?
How do you get past bitterness?
Read 1 Peter 3:7; Colossians 3:19; Ephesians 5:25
*Heads up - weaker vessel means to hold something in high esteem like fine china that is cherished, not a paper plate that can’t handle anything*
What does it mean to be “understanding” (in general - not just to wives)?
How does love and understanding work together?
Are the men supposed to become mind readers of their wives thoughts? Then how does that work?
What’s the warning issued in 1 Peter 3:7?
Is “love your wives” a one size fits all command for husbands? Explain
How do you learn how to love your wife?
Read Ephesians 5:33
How has God designed the marriage relationship to work?
When both husbands and wives are focussed on their roles, what does marriage look like?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
To women - pray for your husband/ someone who is in authority over you every day this week
To men - what is one way you can show love to your wife/or a family member every day this week?

Easter is about a month away. Who are you praying for to invite to church?
PRAY FOR YOUR "plusONE" PEOPLE BY NAME

Knowing Jesus... How to Win Your Husband (week 8)

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let's take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

Movement towards Each Other
Movement towards God
Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Knowing Jesus

The book of Colossians is the richest New Testament book that describes the supremacy of Jesus Christ. Once Paul lays the foundation, the book concludes with how followers are to live their life upon this foundation.

Last Week:
Memorize a new verse before we come back as a LifeGroup

Two Weeks Ago:
Memorize Colossians 3:2
Who is the person that checks in on your walk with God? If you don’t have one, find one. If you do, send them a note of thanks.

Key Verse:

“Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.” Colossians 3:18

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What is something you have won?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Who is the best boss you ever had?
What made him/her that way?
Is it easier to submit to a good boss or bad boss? Explain
Where do you and I submit on a regular basis?
What does submission look like to you?
Read Romans 13:1; Hebrews 13:17; James 4:7, Ephesians 6:1
Who are the people to whom we are called to submit?
Are anything of them easier than others?
Why does submission get such a bad rap?
Read Philippians 2:5-7
What is the heart behind submission?
How did Jesus model that?
Read Colossians 3:18; Ephesians 5:22, 33
Why do you think God specifically tells wives to submit to their husbands?
How is this beneficial to the wife?
If this is such a good thing, why do women push against it?
Is their submission conditional?
Read Genesis 2:18; Proverbs 31:10-12; 1 Peter 3:1-2
What is the wife’s purpose/role in the marriage relationship?
Is she a silent robot who just pleases her husband?
How does “submission” play into her purpose?
Read Ephesians 5:33; Proverbs 12:4
What does respect look like in the marriage relationship?
Why does it matter so much that the wife show respect to her husband?
What does disrespect look like in a marriage?Respect?
How is respect from a wife so powerful to a husband?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
To women - what is one way you can show respect to your husband/or boss every day this week?
To men - pray for your wife / someone who is in authority over you every day this week.

JOHN BRANYAN COMEDY EVENT IS COMING ON MARCH 16TH.
Get your tickets - bring a Plus One

PRAY FOR YOUR "plusONE" PEOPLE BY NAME

Knowing Jesus... Living Inside Out (week 7)

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let's take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

Movement towards Each Other
Movement towards God
Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Knowing Jesus

The book of Colossians is the richest New Testament book that describes the supremacy of Jesus Christ. Once Paul lays the foundation, the book concludes with how followers are to live their life upon this foundation.

Last Week:
Memorize Colossians 3:2
Who is the person that checks in on your walk with God? If you don’t have one, find one. If you do, send them a note of thanks.

Two Weeks Ago:
Are there areas in your life where you are choosing slavery over the freedom you have in Christ?
Talk to God about that this week and embrace the freedom you already have been given.

Key Verse:

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly…” Colossians 3:16

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What is the last new thing you purchased?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
If you could change one things about yourself what would it be?
How would you have answered that question in High School?
How are your answers different?
What are things we like to change?
What are things we struggle to change?
If we are open to change, what is the struggle to change the things we need to change?
Read Colossians 3:8-11
Which of these is easier for you to “put off”? How come?
In the context of these verses, what is the difference between putting on something and putting away something?
How do we do it?
Do we have to keep going back to the things that we should stop doing?
So why do we do it?
Read Colossians 3:11-14
Which of these is harder to start doing?
Is there a downside to start putting these things on?
What is the difference between saying “I’m Sorry” and “Will you forgive me?”?
What does it mean to forgive as God has forgiven you?
Read Colossians 3:16; Philippians 4:7; Exodus 14:14
What does it mean to let peace rule in your heart?
Where does that “peace” come from?
Why is that important?
What happens when we try to take control of the situation?
Read Colossians 3:16
How does God’s Word in us help us with everything we discussed tonight?
What is one verse you use on a regular basis to help you?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Memorize a new verse before we come back as a LifeGroup

JOHN BRANYAN COMEDY EVENT IS COMING ON MARCH 16TH.
Get your tickets - bring a Plus One

PRAY FOR YOUR "plusONE" PEOPLE BY NAME

Knowing Jesus... Vertical Reality (week 6)

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let's take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

Movement towards Each Other
Movement towards God
Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Knowing Jesus

The book of Colossians is the richest New Testament book that describes the supremacy of Jesus Christ. Once Paul lays the foundation, the book concludes with how followers are to live their life upon this foundation.

Last Week:
Are there areas in your life where you are choosing slavery over the freedom you have in Christ?
Talk to God about that this week and embrace the freedom you already have been given.

Two Weeks Ago:
What steps can you do this week to get to know God better?

Key Verse:

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” Colossians 3:2

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What is the last movie you watched?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Where do you spend most of your electronic time - TV, phone or computer/tablet?
How are those things beneficial to you?
How are they a distraction?
Which is it for you, more of a benefit or a distraction?
When it comes to living life - what does “gray area” mean to you?
What does “black and white” mean to you?
Is it easier to live in the grey or the black and white? Explain
Read Colossians 3:1-2
What does it mean to “seek” things that are above?
How does that help us differentiate between the “grey” and the “black and white”?
Read 2 Corinthians 4:18; Matthew 6:19-20
How do we plan for Heaven?
Do you think we spend more time thinking about things here on earth or things in Heaven?
Is it possible to be so Heavenly minded that you are no earthly good?
What is the balance?
Read Colossians 3:5 and then read 3:3
How does having a Heavenly perspective help us when earthly things try to get our attention?
How do these warning show that God is trying to protect us?
Why is it so hard to stay focussed on the things that are good for me?
Read Matthew 28:18-20
What is the end game for mankind - when you take your last breath here on earth?
For those who are followers of Jesus, what are we supposed to do?
How does Matthew 28:18-20 and Colossians 3:1-2 work together?
How does my relationship with God impact people around me?
What if it doesn’t? What should I do differently?
How are you planning for Heaven, both in the short term and in the long term?
Do you have someone in your life other than your spouse that checks in on your walk with God?
How is that/would that be beneficial?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Memorize Colossians 3:2
Who is the person that checks in on your walk with God? If you don’t have one, find one. If you do, send them a note of thanks.

PRAY FOR YOUR "plusONE" PEOPLE BY NAME

Knowing Jesus... Set Free (week5)

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let's take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

Movement towards Each Other
Movement towards God
Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Knowing Jesus

The book of Colossians is the richest New Testament book that describes the supremacy of Jesus Christ. Once Paul lays the foundation, the book concludes with how followers are to live their life upon this foundation.

Last Week:
What steps can you do this week to get to know God better?

Two Weeks Ago:
Spend this week thanking Jesus for who He is and what He has done for you.
Do my day to day actions reflect that to a world that doesn’t yet know Him?

Key Verse:

 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
Are you a big fan of the snow?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What does “freedom” mean to you?
What are some freedoms that you enjoy?
Do you think we in America take our freedoms for granted? How?
What do you think you would miss the most if you lived in a country with less freedom?
Read John 8:31-36
What does Jesus mean about being free?
What does it mean to “know the truth”?
How do we stay free?
Does that mean we don’t have to sin? Explain
Read James 1:13-15; 1 Corinthians 10:13
How does the progression work?
When we choose to sin, how are we giving up our freedom?
Is the phrase “the devil made me do it” really true?
Read Psalm 119:11; John 8:31-32
What is the Bible trying to tell us?
Why is that so important?
When it comes to sin, why do we so easily give up our freedom?
Read Colossians 2:6-7
What does it mean for you personally to “walk with Jesus”? (give examples)
Why is that so important, especially after you begin a relationship with Him?
Read Colossians 2:8; 1 Peter 5:8
Once you begin a relationship with Christ, what can you count on happening?
Is sin a choice? How do you know?
Read Galatians 5:1; 16-17
How does freedom in Christ look like slavery to the world?
What is that freedom in Christ really protecting you from?
How is that beneficial for you?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Are there areas in your life where you are choosing slavery over the freedom you have in Christ?
Talk to God about that this week and embrace the freedom you already have been given.

PRAY FOR YOUR "plusONE" PEOPLE BY NAME

Snowpacalyspe has arrived!

Hi Everyone. Since services have been canceled for February 10th, there are no questions this week. LifeGroups should go back a week or two and use the questions from one of those services you haven’t discussed. Have a great week!

Knowing Jesus... Mystery Revealed (week4)

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let's take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

Movement towards Each Other
Movement towards God
Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Knowing Jesus

The book of Colossians is the richest New Testament book that describes the supremacy of Jesus Christ. Once Paul lays the foundation, the book concludes with how followers are to live their life upon this foundation.

Last Week:
Spend this week thanking Jesus for who He is and what He has done for you.
Do my day to day actions reflect that to a world that doesn’t yet know Him?

Two Weeks Ago:
We can live differently because of Christ. How can we show that this week in our daily lives? Report back the next time we meet.

Key Verse:

giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” Colossians 1:12

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Have you ever done a crossword puzzle/sudoku?
Were you able to complete it on your own?
Do you like a mystery that you need to figure out or would you rather just know it all up front?
Answer this riddle “Mary’s parents have four girls. April is 1st, May is 2nd and June is 3rd. What is the name of the fourth? (It’s Mary)
What makes a riddle hard?
When does it become easy?
How does having the answer suddenly make the question so obvious?
Read Colossians 1:26-27
What is the mystery revealed?
What is the difference with “Christ and you” and “Christ in you”?
In your own words, what does it mean to have a relationship with Christ?
Before Christ came to earth, what did it look like to have a relationship with God?
(priests, sacrifices, distant, a lot of work)
If you could get free tickets to an exclusive event, what would you want to go see?
What do you think it would it be like being on the “inside”?
Read verse 27 again
Why is it so important that Paul mentions Christ coming to the Gentiles as well?
Read Colossians 2:1-3; Ephesians 1:8-9; Philippians 3:8-10
Does God want us to be confused or in the dark about knowing Him better?
How do you deepen your relationship with another human being?
How does someone get to know God better?
What can you personally do to get to know Him better?
Why does that matter?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
What steps can you do this week to get to know God better?

PRAY FOR YOUR "plusONE" PEOPLE BY NAME

Knowing Jesus... His Supremacy (week3)

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let's take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

Movement towards Each Other
Movement towards God
Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Knowing Jesus

The book of Colossians is the richest New Testament book that describes the supremacy of Jesus Christ. Once Paul lays the foundation, the book concludes with how followers are to live their life upon this foundation.

Last Week:
We can live differently because of Christ. How can we show that this week in our daily lives? Report back the next time we meet.

Two Weeks Ago:
How can you live out your faith/hope this week? Will you do it?

Key Verse:

giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” Colossians 1:12

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What is something that you are really good at doing?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Do you have siblings?
Where do you fall in the birth order?
What are some of the advantages/disadvantages of your birth order?
Is there some natural respect that comes with your “position” in your family?
What are some examples of positions in society that come/should come with respect/honor?
Have we seen a shift in society where we no longer respect/honor certain positions?
How did that happen?
What about in the family?
Is it possible to respect the position and not the person? How?
Is it easier when the person in the position acts/meet the standard that is due the position they hold?
Read Colossians 1:15-20
Who is Jesus?
Read that passage again but this time, after each verse state what impresses/stands out to you about who Jesus really is?
Now go back one more time and read this passage, but ask yourself this question “What would the world be like if there was no Jesus?”.
Do you think He is held in high regard in our world? Why?
How could Jesus be used as a curse word and also be all the things stated in Scripture?
How do you and I influence impact how the world views Jesus?
Read Colossians 1:21-23
What has Jesus done for you and me?
On Facebook there is a before and after picture challenge. Based on this passage, what is the before and after of mankind once Jesus gets involved?
Final question: Who is Jesus to you, really?
Challenge: Close in prayer and have everyone pray and thank Jesus for something He is/has done in your life.

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Spend this week thanking Jesus for who He is and what He has done for you.
Do my day to day actions reflect that to a world that doesn’t yet know Him?

PRAY FOR YOUR "plusONE" PEOPLE BY NAME

Knowing Jesus... Our Rescuer (week 2)

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let's take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

Movement towards Each Other
Movement towards God
Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Knowing Jesus

The book of Colossians is the richest New Testament book that describes the supremacy of Jesus Christ. Once Paul lays the foundation, the book concludes with how followers are to live their life upon this foundation.

Last Week:
How can you live out your faith/hope this week? Will you do it?

Two Weeks Ago:


Key Verse:

giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” Colossians 1:12

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
If your house was on fire, what would be the one item you would grab?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What are three blessings in your life?
Was that an easy list to compile?
Why did you choose those three?
Have you ever taken something or someone for granted?
How did you realize it and make it right?
Do you think we take God for granted? How?
How is a child taking their parents for granted similar to how we can treat God?
Read Colossians 1:9-12
What does it mean for our lives to be pleasing to God?
When our lives are “pleasing” to God, is that for His benefit or for ours?
Is that possible without Jesus? Why?
Read Colossians 1:13-14
What does it mean to be rescued?
If a two year kid versus an adult was rescued off the top of a mountain, who would appreciate it more? Why?
Read Luke 7:36-50
How are the woman and the Pharisee the same?
Who was seeking to be rescued from their sin?
Who appreciated it more? How do you know?
How can we lose sight of what/how Jesus did for us?
How do you think that woman’s life was changed after she met Jesus?
Read Colossians 1:10-12 again
How can we show appreciation to Jesus for what He did for us?
What does it look like for you to “walk in a manner worthy of the Lord”?
How can you live that out this week?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
We can live differently because of Christ. How can we show that this week in our daily lives? Report back the next time we meet.

PRAY FOR YOUR "plusONE" PEOPLE BY NAME

Knowing Jesus... Our Anchor (week 1)

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let's take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

Movement towards Each Other
Movement towards God
Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Knowing Jesus

The book of Colossians is the richest New Testament book that describes the supremacy of Jesus Christ. Once Paul lays the foundation, the book concludes with how followers are to live their life upon this foundation.

Last Week:


Two Weeks Ago:


Key Verse:

“since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus…” Colossians 1:4

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
Where did you spend Christmas Day?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
When is the last time you experienced happiness?
Describe the perfect day.
How much money would you need to feel secure?
What would be your ideal job?
What would be your best/ideal vacation?
Although those are all good things, if you could experience all of them, would you be truly happy? Why?
What is the world’s definition of happiness?
Read Luke 6:46-49
What does it mean to have faith in something?
What are some things that the world put their faith in?
How does that work out in the end?
How do you know?
Read Colossians 1:4
What does it mean to have faith in Jesus?
Why is that so important?
Read Colossians 1:4-5
What is the progression that comes out of faith in Jesus?
Could you love EVERYONE without Jesus? Explain
What is the hope that is laid up in heaven?
How does that help us when things here on earth don’t work out so well?
What is the difference between happiness and hope?
How does Jesus Christ impact that answer?
Read Colossians 1:6
For those who have faith in Jesus, why is it important that they “live out their faith” in a world that places their faith in other things?
Who in your life needs to see your faith/hope lived out?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
How can you live out your faith/hope this week? Will you do it?

PRAY FOR YOUR "plusONE" PEOPLE BY NAME

Looking forward to 2019

Thank you for being a part of our LifeGroup ministry!

Currently we are on our winter break. We will be taking sign ups for LifeGroups on Sundays in church beginning Sunday December 30th and Sunday January 6th or you can sign up online.

Our current LifeGroups will start back up the week of January 13th. 

Our new LifeGroups that are being formed will begin the following week. 

Are you interested in hosting a LifeGroup? We would love to talk to you!
Please email stacey@gracepointkitsap.com

Unstoppable... Strategic (week 7)

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let's take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

Movement towards Each Other
Movement towards God
Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Unstoppable

Good news travels fast. In the book of Acts, Jesus launched His church and set a fire of hope that has continued to burn for centuries. Through the church, the gospel is the hope of the world and is unstoppable. God will continue to use His people to build His church until Jesus returns. His Church will never stop because He will never stop.

Last Week:
Who has God placed in your life that is different than you? Pray for that person and look for opportunities to build a relationship.

Two Weeks Ago:
Are there people in your path whom you dismiss out of preference? Spend some time engaging with them this week.

Key Verse:

To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. 23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.” 1 Corinthians 9:22–23

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What did you want to be when you grew up?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What is a hobby that you always wanted to try?
What has prevented you from trying it?
Do you know anyone who is doing it?
Why is it risky to try new things, especially things we don’t know how to do?
If you could do a different job and be successful at it, what would it be?
What would be a job you would never want to do?
Read 1 Corinthians 9:19-23
Does this mean anything goes as long as they accept Jesus in the end?
What is Paul trying to say? What is he not saying?
What is a person or type of person you would have a difficult time relating to?
How would this passage play out in getting to know that person?
Read Acts 17:16-21
What was Paul’s approach to the people of Athens?
Did he point out all of the things that were wrong with what they believed? Why?
Was Paul trying to be “right” or was Paul trying to relate? Why is that important?
What does it mean to earn the right to be heard?
Read Acts 17:22-32
How did Paul find common ground with them?
Did he compromise the message?
What impact did that have on the people?
When we are talking to people who are different/believe different than us, how can we find common ground? Why is that important?
When telling others about what you believe, can you disagree without being disagreeable? How?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Look for/ask God to provide someone to meet and/or talk to who is different than you.

Help us spread the word about our Christmas Eve Services - ChristmasForKitsap.com - Invite someone this week!

This is the last week of questions. See you the week of January 13th.

PRAY FOR YOUR "plusONE" PEOPLE BY NAME

Unstoppable... Barriers (week 6)

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let's take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

Movement towards Each Other
Movement towards God
Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Unstoppable

Good news travels fast. In the book of Acts, Jesus launched His church and set a fire of hope that has continued to burn for centuries. Through the church, the gospel is the hope of the world and is unstoppable. God will continue to use His people to build His church until Jesus returns. His Church will never stop because He will never stop.

Last Week:
Are there people in your path whom you dismiss out of preference? Spend some time engaging with them this week.

Two Weeks Ago:
Who are the people God has placed in your life that God is pursuing? Pray for them and look for opportunities to engage with them this Holiday Season. ChristmasForKitsap.com

Key Verse:

 Now, therefore, why are you putting God to the test by placing a yoke on the neck of the disciples that neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?” Acts 15:10

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
When would you like it to snow?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Give an example of physical barriers you observed today?
Do you like or dislike barriers? Explain
When are they good? Bad?
Is that based on your comfort/convenience?
Read John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10
How does someone begin a relationship with God?
Can it be earned or is it a gift?
Why is that important?
Read Acts 15:1-5
What was going on with the early church?
Why were the Jewish leaders hung up about the Gentiles believing in Jesus?
What barrier were they adding in order for someone to have a relationship with God?
Why was that bad?
What are some of the barriers that church/Christians can add to people in their relationship with God?
Have you ever experienced that?
Read Hebrews 4:12
Why is it so important to go to the Bible for the answers?
What happens when we try to change God’s Plan to fit our perspective or comfort level?
Read Acts 15:6-11
What did Peter do that was so significant?
What do you think is the biggest barrier people outside the church believe about what is expected inside the church?
Have you ever experienced something like that?
What did you do?
How can you and I help change the perspective of people who are outside the church?
Is there someone in your “community” that doesn’t look like you, talk like you or act like you?
What would it look like for you to pray for/engage in conversation with that person?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Who has God placed in your life that is different than you? Pray for that person and look for opportunities to build a relationship.

Help us spread the word about our Christmas Eve Services - ChristmasForKitsap.com - Invite someone this week!


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Unstoppable... Uncomfortable (week 5)

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let's take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

Movement towards Each Other
Movement towards God
Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Unstoppable

Good news travels fast. In the book of Acts, Jesus launched His church and set a fire of hope that has continued to burn for centuries. Through the church, the gospel is the hope of the world and is unstoppable. God will continue to use His people to build His church until Jesus returns. His Church will never stop because He will never stop.

Last Week:
Who are the people God has placed in your life that God is pursuing? Pray for them and look for opportunities to engage with them this Holiday Season. ChristmasForKitsap.com

Two Weeks Ago:
Two questions: Where are you involved in the local church? to whom are you connected in your community? Pray about those questions and answers this next week.

Key Verse:

 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus.” Acts 8:35

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
Did you do any Black Friday Shopping?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Would you rather change a poopy diaper in the church nursery or get in a discussion about politics in America?
Is it easier for you to talk with a homeless person or a difficult co worker?
Are there some topics you would talk about at home or with a close friend that you wouldn’t talk about at work or church? Why?
Is it the subject matter or the people that makes it difficult for you?
What makes you uncomfortable?
What makes you comfortable?
Read Acts 10:9-16
What are some “preferences” you have when it comes to food?
How did you arrive at those preferences?
What was Peter’s hang up about eating this particular food?
Was it wrong?
Why did God tell Peter to do something completely different and eat the food?
Read Acts 10:17-28
What was God doing in Peter’s life?
What this interaction for Peter’s benefit, Cornelius’ benefit or both? Explain
In God’s eyes, what was the difference between Peter and Cornelius?
How do people spiritualize a preference?
Read Mark 16:15
How does that verse apply to people we don’t like?
How does that verse apply to people with different lifestyles, political views, etc that we don’t agree with?
Can you interact and show God’s Grace and Love to people with whom you don’t agree or prefer to be around?
Why is that important?
Is that for your benefit, their benefit or both?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Are there people in your path whom you dismiss out of preference? Spend some time engaging with them this week.

Help us spread the word about our Christmas Eve Services - ChristmasForKitsap.com - Invite someone this week!


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Unstoppable... Pursuit (week 4)

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let's take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

Movement towards Each Other
Movement towards God
Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Unstoppable

Good news travels fast. In the book of Acts, Jesus launched His church and set a fire of hope that has continued to burn for centuries. Through the church, the gospel is the hope of the world and is unstoppable. God will continue to use His people to build His church until Jesus returns. His Church will never stop because He will never stop.

Last Week:
Two questions: Where are you involved in the local church? to whom are you connected in your community? Pray about those questions and answers this next week.

Two Weeks Ago:
Ask God for opportunities to boldly live out your faith this week and then thank Him when He answers your prayers. Come back and share what happened.

Key Verse:

 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus.” Acts 8:35

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
Would you rather chase or be chased?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What is something that you would really like to have?
How long could you sacrifice for something that you really wanted?
Have you ever done that before? Explain
If someone tells you it can’t/shouldn’t be done, does that inspire you or make you want to quit?
Which is more important to you, is it about the pursuit or is it about attaining the prize at the end?
Have you ever pursued something only to attain it and realizer it wasn’t worth it?
Read Acts 8:26-35
How is this passage an example of God pursuing us?
How does God use us in His pursuit of others who don’t yet have a relationship with Him?
Read Acts 8:1-3
What was Saul’s issue?
Was he passionate about his pursuit?
Is it possible to passionately pursue the wrong thing?
How would you know?
Read Acts 9:1-19
Why would God pursue someone who was so hostile to Him?
Is there anyone too far gone for God to Pursue? How do you know that?
What do you think Ananias was thinking when God told him to talk to Saul?
What would have happened if he had said “forget it”?
What did God reveal to Saul and to Ananias?
Read Romans 3:23; 5:8-9
Even though there journey was different, was there any difference between the Eunuch and Saul?
How did God use other people in their lives?
Do you think you could be God’s Philip or Ananias to someone you know?
How do you think God can use you?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Who are the people God has placed in your life that God is pursuing? Pray for them and look for opportunities to engage with them this Holiday Season. ChristmasForKitsap.com

Help us spread the word about our Community Tree Lighting Event on 11/25. Invite someone this week!


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Unstoppable... Force (week 3)

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let's take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

Movement towards Each Other
Movement towards God
Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Unstoppable

Good news travels fast. In the book of Acts, Jesus launched His church and set a fire of hope that has continued to burn for centuries. Through the church, the gospel is the hope of the world and is unstoppable. God will continue to use His people to build His church until Jesus returns. His Church will never stop because He will never stop.

Last Week:
Ask God for opportunities to boldly live out your faith this week and then thank Him when He answers your prayers. Come back and share what happened.

Two Weeks Ago:
Memorize Galatians 5:22-23
Where do you need to allow God’s power in your life?

Key Verse:

“So in the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail; 39 but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them… ” Acts 5:38–39

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
If you had to root for a college team (any sport) who would it be?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Did you ever join a team when you were a kid?
What was your favorite part of being on that team?
Have you ever played for a championship? Did your school?
What is it about being a part of a team or group that makes us feel a part of something larger than ourselves?
Read Acts 5:17-21, 33
What was God asking them to do? Why?
How did the religious leaders feel about that?
Read Acts 5:35-39
What was the “have to have” toy or trend when you were a kid?
What do we know about mankind’s trends and appetites?
Read Genesis 1:1,26-27; John 3:16-17
How do we know that God’s plan won’t fail?
What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus?
Read Matthew 16:15-18
For those who follow Jesus, how are they a part of the “team”?
Read 1 Corinthians 12:12, 17-20
What part of your body do you think about the least? Why?
What would happen for you to start thinking about it a lot?
What do you think is a really important part of a local church?
How often do you think about it?
What is ongoing thing at church that you don’t really think about until you show up one Sunday and it isn’t working?
How are you vital to the local church?
Read Matthew 5:14-16
Name two people who are in your “community” who don’t go to church/follow Jesus.
Why do you think God has placed them in your life?
Why is it important for us to be “connected” to our community (the people around us who don’t know Jesus)?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Two questions: Where are you involved in the local church? to whom are you connected in your community? Pray about those questions and answers this next week.

Help us spread the word about our Community Tree Lighting Event on 11/25. Get a flyer from the GS Counter on Sunday and post it somewhere in your community.


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Unstoppable... Boldness (week 2)

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let's take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

Movement towards Each Other
Movement towards God
Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Unstoppable

Good news travels fast. In the book of Acts, Jesus launched His church and set a fire of hope that has continued to burn for centuries. Through the church, the gospel is the hope of the world and is unstoppable. God will continue to use His people to build His church until Jesus returns. His Church will never stop because He will never stop.

Last Week:
Memorize Galatians 5:22-23
Where do you need to allow God’s power in your life?

Two Weeks Ago:
What is one new thing you have learned about worshipping God? How can you apply that in your life on a DAILY basis?

Key Verse:

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13 

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What do you think would be the worst way to die? (if you listened to the sermon this question will totally make sense)

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
When you were a kid, what was your favorite thing to play on at the playground?
Was there anything that scared you?
When you had kids, was there anything at the playground you didn’t want them to try?
What is the difference between boldness and playing it safe?
When you were a kid at the playground, which was easier?
When you are a parent with a child at the playground, which is easier?
What’s the difference?
In your life, where do you play it safe?
Where are you more bold?
Read Acts 3:1-6
What would have happened if Peter had played it safe?
Where did his boldness come from?
Do we have access to that same boldness? How?
How would you describe your favorite restaurant to a friend?
Would you pull out the menu and read it? Why?
Which is easier, telling someone about your faith in God or telling someone about your favorite restaurant? Explain
Read Acts 3:4, 6-7, 11; 4:4, 8-12
What was the progression from one act of boldness?
Do you think Peter and John thought that was going to happen?
Which is easier, to play it safe with my faith in God or to be bold with my faith in God?
Which has the greater impact?
Why does that matter?
Read Acts 4:13-14
How does humility and vulnerability in my faith in God provide opportunity to reach my community?
Read Matthew 16:25
What does this verse mean to you?
What does it look like for you to boldly live out your faith in your community?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Ask God for opportunities to boldly live out your faith this week and then thank Him when He answers your prayers. Come back and share what happened.

Help us spread the word about our Community Tree Lighting Event on 11/25. Get a flyer from the GS Counter on Sunday and post it somewhere in your community.


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UNSTOPPABLE.... Power (week 1)

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let's take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

Movement towards Each Other
Movement towards God
Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Unstoppable

Good news travels fast. In the book of Acts, Jesus launched His church and set a fire of hope that has continued to burn for centuries. Through the church, the gospel is the hope of the world and is unstoppable. God will continue to use His people to build His church until Jesus returns. His Church will never stop because He will never stop.

Last Week:
What is one new thing you have learned about worshipping God? How can you apply that in your life on a DAILY basis?

Two Weeks Ago:
This week. Listen to any worship song, alone, and choose a different way to express worship to God than what you normally do. Try it out. See what happens.

Key Verse:

So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.” Acts 2:41

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Have you ever experienced a major weather/environmental event (i.e. - hurricane, tornado, earthquake)?
What was it like?
What do you think would be the worst type of “event” to experience?
Read John 3:16-17; Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10
How does someone receive God’s power?
Is it a special prayer that you pray or something that you need to do?
When it comes to receiving God’s power, is there anything that we can do to get it?
Read 2 Corinthians 12:9; Ephesians 1:18-19; John 14:26
What does it mean to have God’s power in you?
How is it beneficial to you?
What are some ways that we experience God’s power in our lives?
Read Acts 1:8; Romans 8:26-27
What happens when we begin a relationship with God through Jesus?
What does the Holy Spirit do in our lives?
How is the Holy Spirit our advocate?
Read Galatians 5:22-23
What happens when we lean into God’s power?
How does this make our lives better?
Can we do those things on our own or without God’s power? Explain
How does God power impact beyond just our lives?
Why is that important?
Is there an area in your life where it is easier for you to try to do it in your own strength instead of living in God’s power?
What would it look like for you to live that out this week?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Memorize Galatians 5:22-23
Where do you need to allow God’s power in your life?

Halloween is this week… Maybe you can make it a LifeGroup event!


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Unleashed - A Holy Roar (week 6)

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let's take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

Movement towards Each Other
Movement towards God
Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Unleashed

We are all hardwired to worship. The problem is that we worship other things than a holy, righteous God.  As believers, we are commanded to give praise to God. Often times our background, experience, personality, and preferences have restrained our expression of worship. This series will encourage us to unashamedly UNLEASH our praise to a worthy God!

Last Week:
This week. Listen to any worship song, alone, and choose a different way to express worship to God than what you normally do. Try it out. See what happens.

Two Weeks Ago:
Memorize Psalm 33:2-3
Listen to that song “It is Well” by Kristene Dimarco at least one time this week - loudly and thank God through your worship

Key Verse:

that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:6

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
Name a food/restaurant you absolutely love

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
If you had to pick your favorite band of all time, who would it be?
Have you ever seen them perform live?
What is your favorite song from that band?
When you hear it, what type of emotion does that stir up in you?
Read Psalm 63:1-3
What is your favorite part of worshipping God? (It’s ok if this is hard to answer)
What does it mean for you personally to worship God?
How has this sermon series pushed you in your thinking/acting in worship to God?
What’s been the hardest part? Why?
What have you learned about preference and how that influences you in worship?
Read Romans 15:1-6
Who is worship for?
How do I worship God when I don’t like the song?
What does it mean to glorify God with “one voice”?
Is worship a preference of worship or a decision to worship? Explain
How does this passage apply to GracePoint Church?
Read Romans 14:10, 13, 19
Would you agree that people are on different stages of their faith journey with God?
Would the same apply to comfort and freedom in worship?
Why do we need to be careful in how we view others in their worship to God?
Read Psalm 117:1; Psalm 145:4
How will your worship of God be different?
What steps will you need to take so you keep moving forward in your worship to God?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
What is one new thing you have learned about worshipping God? How can you apply that in your life on a DAILY basis?

Halloween is just around the corner… Maybe you can make it a LifeGroup event!


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Unleashed - Expressions of Praise (week 5)

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let's take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

Movement towards Each Other
Movement towards God
Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Unleashed

We are all hardwired to worship. The problem is that we worship other things than a holy, righteous God.  As believers, we are commanded to give praise to God. Often times our background, experience, personality, and preferences have restrained our expression of worship. This series will encourage us to unashamedly UNLEASH our praise to a worthy God!

Last Week:
Memorize Psalm 33:2-3
Listen to that song “It is Well” by Kristene Dimarco at least one time this week - loudly and thank God through your worship

Two Weeks Ago:
Take a step towards truly worshiping God and a step away from what others around you are thinking about you…

Key Verse: 

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!” Psalm 100:4

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What is the first concert/band you paid money to see perform live?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What are some of the things God has been teaching you about worship through this series?
Have you taken any steps, large or small, to change how you worship?
Why is music such a big draw for people?
When you were a kid, what kind of music did you like?
How did your parents or older siblings influence what music you liked?
Do you still like that same type of music today? Same band?
How often do you go back and listen to the classics of music you liked/listened to when you were younger?
What is it about new music/styles that causes us to either love it or hate it?
Read Revelation 15:3; Psalm 144:9; Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16; Psalm 103:1-3
Why is praise such a big deal?
Have you ever received an award for something you accomplished?
What was it? How did it make you feel?
Why does it feel good to get recognition or praise for something we’ve done or accomplished?
What does it mean for you personally to praise God?
Should we always praise God in the same way? Explain
What would it be like to have the same conversation every day with your spouse or close friend?
How does your answer to that question apply to how we worship God?
What are different ways we can worship God?
What would be a different way (than what you normally do) for you to worship God?
When it comes to worshipping God, why is it hard for us to try something new?
What would it look like for you to try a different way to worship God? (See challenge below)

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
This week. Listen to any worship song, alone, and choose a different way to express worship to God than what you normally do. Try it out. See what happens.

Halloween is just around the corner… Maybe you can make it a LifeGroup event!


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