Fixer Upper Life... Spice Up My Kitchen

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: Fixer Upper Life

Do your relationships need a remodel? Or maybe just some TLC? This series will take HGTV Fixer Upper look at dating, marriage, parenting, sex, and more. With God’s guidance, some hard work, and a whole lot of grace, your life can be built to last. 

Last Week:
Read over Colossians 3:12-14 and pray for your spouse every day this week. Ask God what you can do to be a blessing to your spouse.
For those who are not married, pray for a married couple you know - send them an encouraging note.

Two Weeks Ago:
Take some time this week to think about who is looking up to you, and what you are modeling to them.

Key Verse:

And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.” Genesis 2:25

***Tonight is the last set of questions until September. Have a great Summer!!***

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
How do you like your salsa, mild, medium or spicy?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Do you like spicy food?
What is the most spicy thing you eat?
How often do you eat it?
Ok there is no good way to pivot into this… so here we go
Was it weird to think that your parents had sex?
How did your parents speak of sex?
What was something romantic that you saw your parents do for each other?
Where and at what age did you get most of your knowledge of sex?
Were you given good information?
As an adult, do you ever have appropriate conversations with other married couples about sex?
Why do you think God created sex?
How many married couples do you believe have a healthy and/or enjoyable sex life?
What do you think is the disconnect between what God created and what married couples enjoy?
Read Hebrews 13:4; Song of Songs 2:15
What are the little foxes that can ruin sex inside a marriage?
What is your definition of romance?
How is that different for men and women?
Is one better or worse than the other?
How can selfishness show up in the sexual marriage relationship?
Is a spouses responsibility in sex dependent on how the other spouse does or does not respond to sex?
What can/should a married couple do to keep their sex life alive and well?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Have a great Summer! Be praying for your LifeGroup and talk about getting together once or twice before September.

PRAY FOR YOUR "plusONE" PEOPLE BY NAME

Fixer Upper Life... Love It or List It

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: Fixer Upper Life

Do your relationships need a remodel? Or maybe just some TLC? This series will take HGTV Fixer Upper look at dating, marriage, parenting, sex, and more. With God’s guidance, some hard work, and a whole lot of grace, your life can be built to last. 

Last Week:
Take some time this week to think about who is looking up to you, and what you are modeling to them.

Two Weeks Ago:
Memorize Colossians 3:12-14. Pick one thing of the list each week and redecorate your life.

Key Verse:

But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.” Deuteronomy 30:14

***Tonight’s topic can be difficult. No one is being “called out”. Share as you feel led to speak***

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
Would you rather live in the mountains or on the water?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What would it take for you to sell your house?
If you didn’t live where you are, where would you want to go?
What do you think is more stressful, remodeling where you are or moving/buying a new place?
Which is more expensive?
What are some of the factors that cause you to want to change your living space or residence?
Read Deuteronomy 30:11-14
Does God ask us to do things that are bad for us?
Why does God set up boundaries for us?
What is the most difficult part of marriage (the list it)?
What is the best part of marriage (the love it)?
What happens when we get our eyes on the difficult (the list it) and forget about the best part (love it)?
Read Genesis 2:23-24; Malachi 2:15-16
How many of you know someone who has experienced the affects of divorce in some way?
How has it impacted them?
What is the cost (emotional, physical, dollars, etc) of getting married?
What is the cost of getting divorced?
Why do you think God hates divorce? (this is not an indictment against anyone - we are talking about the reason God said this)
Read Romans 8:28; Matthew 19:26
How can something good come out of something bad?
Read Colossians 3:12-14; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8; Job 31:1
What are some preventative things you can do to protect marriage?
What if only one person is willing to do it?
Is love a choice?
Is it dependent on how the other person acts/reacts?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Read over Colossians 3:12-14 and pray for your spouse every day this week. Ask God what you can do to be a blessing to your spouse.
For those who are not married, pray for a married couple you know - send them an encouraging note.

Food Truck Sunday is THIS SUNDAY! Who are you praying for to invite to church?
PRAY FOR YOUR "plusONE" PEOPLE BY NAME

Fixer Upper Life... Property Brothers (and sisters)

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: Fixer Upper Life

Do your relationships need a remodel? Or maybe just some TLC? This series will take HGTV Fixer Upper look at dating, marriage, parenting, sex, and more. With God’s guidance, some hard work, and a whole lot of grace, your life can be built to last. 

Last Week:
Memorize Colossians 3:12-14. Pick one thing of the list each week and redecorate your life.

Two Weeks Ago:
Read Psalm 139:14 every day. Write it down and put it somewhere where you can see it. Take some time and thank God about something unique about yourself.

Key Verse:

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:9

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

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Who was your hero when you were a kid?
What were the characteristics that you admired that made them your hero?
How do you view that person now?
Has anything caused it to change?
Do you still have a hero as an adult?
Is that important? Explain
Read Philippians 4:9; 1 Corinthians 11:1; Philippians 3:17
Who do you think looks up to you? (someone does)
What does it mean to be a role model?
We all model something, what do you think you model to people around you?
How is this especially true for parents?
What were some of the things you “learned” from your mom and dad?
How has that impacted you as an adult?
Read Philippians 4:8
Which things on that list are easier for you? Which are more difficult?
What is the value of us “thinking on those things”?
What are some things in your life that would cause you not to “think on those things”?
Read Philippians 4:8-9
How do you want to be remembered?
What steps are you taking to accomplish that goal?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Take some time this week to think about who is looking up to you, and what you are modeling to them.

Food Truck Sunday is THIS SUNDAY! Who are you praying for to invite to church?
PRAY FOR YOUR "plusONE" PEOPLE BY NAME

Fixer Upper Life... Amazing Space

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: Fixer Upper Life

Do your relationships need a remodel? Or maybe just some TLC? This series will take HGTV Fixer Upper look at dating, marriage, parenting, sex, and more. With God’s guidance, some hard work, and a whole lot of grace, your life can be built to last. 

Last Week:
Read Psalm 139:14 every day. Write it down and put it somewhere where you can see it. Take some time and thank God about something unique about yourself.

Two Weeks Ago:
If you are married - write your spouse a note and thank them for the gift of intimacy in your relationship
If you are single/dating - make a list of the benefits of waiting for sex until marriage

Key Verse:

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
How many different places have you lived?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What is your favorite thing about where you currently live?
What is one room/area that “company” is not allowed to see?
If you could redecorate one space where you live, where would it be?
What is it about that space that bothers you?
Have you ever lived with a cluttered space?
in what room are you most likely to allow clutter to exist?
Read Genesis 1:26-27 2 Corinthians 5:17-18
What was God’s original design for mankind?
What does it mean for someone to be a “new creation"?
How does that change impact others around them?
If they are “new”, what is the appeal for the “old”?
Read Colossians 3:5-9; Ephesians 5:3-4; 1 Peter 2:1
Why do followers of Jesus allow things in their lives that are really bad for them?
Would you say that Christians are offended by sexual sins but are comfortable with other sins? Why?
How does that stuff clutter up our lives?
Read 2 Corinthians 5:17; Isaiah 43:18-19; Colossians 3:12-14
Why is it easier to get into sin but harder to get out but harder to embrace what is right but easier once you keep doing it?
What would churches in America be like if followers of Jesus embraced Colossians 3:12-14
How about their social media accounts?
Of the things on that list, which do you find most difficult and which is most beneficial?
What would your world look like if you embraced that list, all of it?
What would be a good “first step” for you?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Memorize Colossians 3:12-14. Pick one thing of the list each week and redecorate your life.

Food Truck Sunday is a few weeks away. Who are you praying for to invite to church?
PRAY FOR YOUR "plusONE" PEOPLE BY NAME

Fixer Upper Life... Divine Design

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: Fixer Upper Life

Do your relationships need a remodel? Or maybe just some TLC? This series will take HGTV Fixer Upper look at dating, marriage, parenting, sex, and more. With God’s guidance, some hard work, and a whole lot of grace, your life can be built to last. 

Last Week:
If you are married - write your spouse a note and thank them for the gift of intimacy in your relationship
If you are single/dating - make a list of the benefits of waiting for sex until marriage

Two Weeks Ago:
If you know someone who is single, send them an encouraging note. Pray for them this week.

Key Verse:

 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
Where were you born?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What is the worst nickname you ever heard when you were in school?
How did the person feel who had that moniker given to him or her?
Have you ever been made fun of your appearance?
If you could change one thing about your physical appearance, what would it be?
How does society shape how we feel about ourselves?
What is the difference between self improvement and dissatisfaction with who we are?
Read Psalm 139:13-14
How did God make you?
When you read this passage, does it say anything about Him messing up?
What does it mean for you to be “fearfully and wonderfully made”?
Has there ever been or will there ever be someone like you?
How are you unique?
Why is it hard to answer that question?
When is the last time you thanked God for the way He made you?
Why is it easier for us to see the bad things/stuff we want to change about us than to appreciate our uniqueness?
How does this passage speak to some of the lies we have been told about who we are?
Read Psalm 139:15-16; Ephesians 2:10
What does it mean to be God’s workmanship?
How much effort did God put into you?
How does that make you feel?
Why do you think that God, with so many options, fashioned you exactly the way He did?
Is it safe to say that you should only compare yourself to a standard of “one” and not to someone else?
How can you appreciate this week something about the way the God made you?
How does this passage impact how you see yourself and how you see others?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Read Psalm 139:14 every day. Write it down and put it somewhere where you can see it. Take some time and thank God about something unique about yourself.

Food Truck Sunday is a few weeks away. Who are you praying for to invite to church?
PRAY FOR YOUR "plusONE" PEOPLE BY NAME

Fixer Upper Life... Rent to Own

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: Fixer Upper Life

Do your relationships need a remodel? Or maybe just some TLC? This series will take HGTV Fixer Upper look at dating, marriage, parenting, sex, and more. With God’s guidance, some hard work, and a whole lot of grace, your life can be built to last. 

Last Week:
If you know someone who is single, send them an encouraging note. Pray for them this week.

Two Weeks Ago:
Are you withholding forgiveness from someone, whether they have asked for it or not? Talk to God about it. See them through His Eyes.

Key Verse:

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.” 1 Corinthians 6:18

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
Where is the worst place you have ever lived?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Have you ever rented a place to live?
What was it like?
Would you stay there again?
What is the benefit of owning versus renting?
For those who have rented a place to live, what is one piece of advice you would give someone before they jump into a place?
Do people treat things differently when they are renting versus when they own it?
Read Genesis 1:27-28; 2:18-25
Who invented sex?
Why does God give us guidelines for how to use it?
Why do you think God invented sex?
When used properly as God intended, what are the benefits of sex?
Read 1 Corinthians 6:12-19
What is sexual immorality?
Why do people want to step outside of God’s plan for sex and use it on their own terms?
How does sex outside of marriage cheapen or diminish it?
What does it mean to choose intimacy over activity?
How is that choosing ownership versus renting?
Read 1 Corinthians 6:18
What does that mean?
If sex feels good, how does sex outside of marriage hurt me?
If it is so bad, why does society make is seem so good?
How does sex in a non married relationship complicate that relationship?
What advice would you give to a dating couple about sex?
How is sex in a marriage relationship beneficial?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
If you are married - write your spouse a note and thank them for the gift of intimacy in your relationship
If you are single/dating - make a list of the benefits of waiting for sex until marriage

Food Truck Sunday is a few weeks away. Who are you praying for to invite to church?
PRAY FOR YOUR "plusONE" PEOPLE BY NAME

Fixer Upper Life... Curb Appeal

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: Fixer Upper Life

Do your relationships need a remodel? Or maybe just some TLC? This series will take HGTV Fixer Upper look at dating, marriage, parenting, sex, and more. With God’s guidance, some hard work, and a whole lot of grace, your life can be built to last. 

Last Week:
Are you withholding forgiveness from someone, whether they have asked for it or not? Talk to God about it. See them through His Eyes.

Two Weeks Ago:
Who are you praying for that they would come to know God? What steps can you personally take to tell them about Him?

Key Verse:

 But the Lordsaid to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lordsees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lordlooks on the heart.”” 1 Samuel 16:7

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
When was the first time you can remember mowing the lawn?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Do you have a green thumb?
What is the largest or most aggressive landscape project you have taken on?
What did you learn?
Does a green/nice lawn lawn matter to you personally? Why?
What do you notice when you roll up to someone’s house?
What is curb appeal?
Is there such a thing as “curb appeal” with people?
What does that look like?
Read 1 Samuel 16:7; Matthew 15:18-19; Luke 6:45
What is the first thing you notice when you meet someone new?
Are looks important?
Is that a bad/good thing? Explain
Are looks the most important thing in a relationship? Why?
What happens if they are?
Why does character matter?
Read 1 Corinthians 7:26-28; Proverbs 27:7
Is dating different now than it was when you were first starting out in life? How?
What is some bad advice you have heard about finding Mr/Mrs Right?
What is some advice you would give to someone who is looking for a spouse?
Read Psalm 37:3-5; Jeremiah 29:11
Why is it difficult to trust God in matters of the heart?
What happens if we don’t?
What happens if we do?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
If you know someone who is single, send them an encouraging note. Pray for them this week.

Food Truck Sunday is a few weeks away. Who are you praying for to invite to church?
PRAY FOR YOUR "plusONE" PEOPLE BY NAME

Easter... Come Home

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:

This is a one week message designed just for Easter

Last Week:
Who are you praying for that they would come to know God? What steps can you personally take to tell them about Him?

Two Weeks Ago:
Ask God to give you an opportunity this week to share with someone who doesn’t know about Him

Key Verse:

It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.”” Luke 15:32

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
Have you ever run away from home?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
How old were you when you moved out of your parents house?
What was that like (moving out)?
What do you think is the ideal age for kids to head out on their own? Explain
What was the freedom of being on your own like?
Read Luke 15:11-16
How has your view of “freedom” changed from then to now?
If you could go back in time and give yourself some advice before you moved out, what would it be?
Where did the prodigal son go wrong?
Has there ever been a time in your life where you thought you had it all figured out?
Read Luke 15:17-19
What is the difference between saying ”I’m sorry” and “Will you forgive me”?
How does humility give us perspective?
Read Luke 15:20-24; Luke 15:6-7; Luke 15:9-10
How did the dad know his son was coming home on that day?
What does this story say about the dad?
What does it mean to forgive someone?
What does it mean to be forgiven?
Are they the same?
Read Luke 15:25-32; Luke 15:20
What was the difference in their reaction?
Where was the brothers focus?
When someone wrongs us, is it easier to be like the brother or easier to be like the father?
How does God see us? Them?
How should this parable impact how we see other people?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Are you withholding forgiveness from someone, whether they have asked for it or not? Talk to God about it. See them through His Eyes.

Food Truck Sunday is a few weeks away. Who are you praying for to invite to church?
PRAY FOR YOUR "plusONE" PEOPLE BY NAME

Hell No... Why would a Loving God Send Someone to Hell? (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:
Ask God to give you an opportunity this week to share with someone who doesn’t know about Him

Two Weeks Ago:
Greet every person you see this week with a name tag by name. Thank them for the work they are doing. Let us know their reaction when we come back together.

Key Verse:

For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.” Colossians 1:19–20

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
How do you like your steak cooked?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Other than your life/life of someone else, what is something that you currently have that if you lost it, you would be devastated?
Have you ever lost something really important/valuable?
Did you ever find it? If not, how did you get past it?
Read Genesis 3:1-7
Why did God create mankind?
What was lost that day?
How do you think God felt in that moment?
Read Ephesians 1:7-10; Colossians 1:19-22
Why did Jesus come to earth?
How does that demonstrate how God feels about us?
How do those verses answer how God could send someone to hell?
Read James 1:13-16; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 1:18-22
Quote from CS Lewis: “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done." All that are in Hell, choose it.
Do you believe that?
Who makes us sin?
Will anyone be able to stand before God and say “I didn’t have a chance to accept you?”.
Does man send himself to hell by rejecting God?
Does God want people to go to hell?
How do you know that?
Read John 3:16-17
Do you know for sure where you will spend eternity?
Is there someone in your life that would answer that differently?
How can God use you to point them to Him?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Who are you praying for that they would come to know God? What steps can you personally take to tell them about Him?

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

Hell No... Is It Real? (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:
Greet every person you see this week with a name tag by name. Thank them for the work they are doing. Let us know their reaction when we come back together.

Two Weeks Ago:
Write your parents a thank you note. If they are gone, write an encouraging note to another parent.

Key Verse:

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son…” John 3:16

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
Name a song with the word “hell” in it

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Other than Sunday, when is the last time you heard the word hell used?
What was the context?
Why do some people treat it as a joke?
Have you ever met people who think hell won’t be so bad?
If hell is real, why do you think people are so casual about it?
What do you think hell will be like?
Read Matthew 25:31-34, 41; John 3:16-17
What is the purpose for hell?
How does the torture and death of Jesus give us a idea of how bad hell will be and how much He does not want anyone to go there?
Read Luke 16:19-31; Matthew 13:49-50; Revelation 20:10
What does the Bible say about hell?
How is that different than the world’s view?
Why do you think we get a first hand description of hell?
What is “missing” in hell?
Why do you think Satan is trying so hard to mask what hell is really like?
Read Romans 1:18-20; Hebrews 9:27; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9
Will anyone have an excuse before God and say they didn't know?
How do we know that everyone has an opportunity to accept or reject God?
How do we know that God does not want ANYONE to go to hell?
Why is it important for us to understand what hell really is and what it is not?
How should our knowledge of hell impact those in our lives who don’t know Jesus?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Ask God to give you an opportunity this week to share with someone who doesn’t know about Him

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

Knowing Jesus... Born Identity (week 11)

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:
Write your parents a thank you note. If they are gone, write an encouraging note to another parent.

Two Weeks Ago:
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?

Key Verse:

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,” Colossians 3:23

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
If you could have superpowers, what would you choose?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
Why do you go to work?
Do you like your job?
Is your answer based on you or others?
Read Colossians 3:22-23
How can this passage change how we view our jobs/where we work?
What does it mean to “work for the Lord”, especially if we have a difficult work environment?
Why do you think God still has you at your current job?
Read Colossians 4:2-4
What does it mean to live out your faith?
Where is the most difficult place to live out your faith? Easiest?
What makes the difference?
Does culture shape my faith or does my faith shape my culture? Explain
Read Colossians 4:2-6
Why is it important to pray before I interact with people?
Have you ever asked God to give you an opportunity to share your faith with someone?
On a scale of 1-10, how scary would that prayer be for you?
Do you think God purposely puts people in our path? Why?
What does it mean to have “gracious speech”?
How do you think having that type of response, regardless of situation, would impact those around me?
How do these passages apply to the difficult people in my life?
How would praying for them impact how I see them?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Greet every person you see this week with a name tag by name. Thank them for the work they are doing. Let us know their reaction when we come back together.

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

Knowing Jesus... Indelible Imprint (week 10)

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 - 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?

Two Weeks Ago:
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.

Key Verse:

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.” Colossians 3:20

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
Who do you look like more, your mom or your dad?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What is a positive memory you have of your dad from your childhood?
What kind of kid were you growing up?
How do you think your parents would answer that question?
How have your parents shaped you as a parent/adult?
Read Colossians 3:20-21; Ephesians 6:1-4
What are the blessings of obeying your parents?
Does that change as an adult? Explain
What do you think are the markers of a “good” child?
What are the markers of a “good” parent?
Does a good kid always equal a good parent or a bad kid always equal a bad parent? Explain
Read Colossians 3:21; Ephesians 6:4
Why do you think the Bible speaks directly to dads?
Why do dads seem to have a bigger impact on kids when they are growing up?
Read Psalm 78:4-7; Isaiah 38:19; Proverbs 22:6; Proverbs 19:18
What does it mean to bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord?
Does that end once they grow up and leave the house? Explain
Read Colossians 3:13; 1 Peter 4:8; Romans 12:19-21; Psalm 68:5
What do you do if you have/had a bad dad?
Are you doomed to make the same mistakes?
How can you forgive and move forward?
Whose responsibility is it to live your life?
How do you want to be remembered as a parent?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Write your parents a thank you note. If they are gone, write an encouraging note to another parent.

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

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