THESE DISCUSSION STARTERS ARE INTENDED FOR USE AS GUIDELINES, BUT NOT GUARD-RAILS.  LISTEN TO EACH OTHER + LEARN FROM EACH OTHER.  WHETHER YOU ARE HEARING A MESSAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME, OR DIVING DEEPER... THIS SPACE IS FOR YOU.

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CONTAGIOUS LOVE

MATTHEW 24:3-14 ESV

"CONTAGIOUS LOVE SPREADS WHEN WE GET OUR HANDS DIRTY."

QUESTION 1

IN A SOCIETY OFTEN PLAGUED BY DIVISION AND HATE, HOW CAN CHRIST FOLLOWERS SPREAD UNITY AND CONTAGIOUS LOVE?  

 

QUESTION 2

WHAT COULD MAKE YOUR LOVE MORE 'CONTAGIOUS' (HOW CAN YOU LOVE MORE LIKE JESUS)?

 

QUESTION 3

WHAT COULD MAKE CONTAGIOUS LOVE SPREAD MORE QUICKLY IN YOUR LIFE?

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PATIENCE ZERO

1 Peter 5:4-11 ESV

"YOU ARE EITHER SPREADING ATTITUDE OR GRATITUDE."

QUESTION 1

DESCRIBE A TIME WHEN YOU BECAME IMPATIENT WITH GOD OR OTHERS.

QUESTION 2

WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN OUR LEVEL OF HUMILITY AND OUR LEVEL OF 'ATTITUDE'?

QUESTION 3

'GOD OPPOSES THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE'.  WHAT IS GOD SHOWING US HERE?

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ELECT SHUNNED

"THE KINGDOM OF GOD - THE CHASM OF POLITICS"

QUESTION 1

ARE YOU COMFORTABLE INITIATING A FRIENDSHIP WITH SOMEONE WITH A DIFFERENT POLITICAL STANCE THAN YOU?
IFSO, WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU'VE DONE SO. IF NOT, WHY NOT?

QUESTION 2
 WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF REFUGE WALKING OUT THE ACTS 2 42-47 MODEL?

QUESTION 3

   WHAT PRACTICAL STEPS CAN THE CHURCH TAKE TO CREATE A SYSTEM WHERE WE MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR IMMEDIATE CHURCH FAMILY?

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1 CORINTHIANS 15:1-28 ESV

"DON'T JUST BE A WITNESS OF JESUS...BE A WITNESS FOR JESUS."

QUESTION 1

IF THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD IS THE FOUNDATION OF THE GOSPEL, WHY DO WE STRUGGLE BELIEVING IN IT?  

 

QUESTION 2

IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BELIEVING IN JESUS AND FOLLOWING JESUS?

 

QUESTION 3

WHAT IS ONE HURT (PAIN), HABIT (PRACTICE), OR HANG-UP (PERSPECTIVE) THAT JESUS ALLOWED YOU TO WALK OUT OF?

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TESTING POSITIVE

JAMES 1:2-21 ESV

"CONTAGIOUS LOVE SPREADS WHEN WE GET OUR HANDS DIRTY."

QUESTION 1

HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TEMPTATION AND TESTING (SEE VS 13-14)?  

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QUESTION 2

DESCRIBE A TIME WHEN YOU 'TESTED NEGATIVE' TO GOD'S TEST.

 

QUESTION 3

DESCRIBE A TIME WHERE YOU 'TESTED POSITIVE' DURING A TRIAL.

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JOHN 20:24-29 ESV

"FAITH LEAVES A GAP FOR GOD TO SEE SOMETHING WE CAN'T SEE & DO SOMETHING WE CAN'T DO."

QUESTION 1

THOMAS DEMANDED PROOF OF WHAT OTHERS HAD ALREADY EXPERIENCED WITH JESUS.  HAVE YOU EVER DOUBTED JESUS' BEFORE YOU EXPERIENCED HIM FOR YOURSELF? EXPLAIN.

 

QUESTION 2

HOW DOES JESUS FEEL ABOUT OUR QUESTIONS? EXPLAIN.

QUESTION 3

WHAT QUESTION COULD YOU GIVE TO JESUS TODAY?

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