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Jun 13, 2021
God’s Undeserved Grace for a Wicked City Jonah 3:1-10
Series: Jonah
Questions for Discussion & Application
  1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this passage?
  2. Has God ever given you a second chance to do something that you failed to do the first time? What did this teach you about God? 
  3. Are you like God in being willing to give others a second (or third or fourth) chance?
  4. Does God HAVE to be compassionate and offer a second chance? (See Acts 5:1-11.)  Can you think of some other examples from Scripture of God giving someone a second chance?  (See John 21:15-19.)
  5. How do we see repentance expressed outwardly by the people of Nineveh? Based on this example of repentance, what evidence should we look for in ourselves and others that our repentance is true?
  6. Is there an area in your life now that requires true repentance? What will you do?           
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  • Jun 13, 2021God’s Undeserved Grace for a Wicked City Jonah 3:1-10
    Jun 13, 2021
    God’s Undeserved Grace for a Wicked City Jonah 3:1-10
    Series: Jonah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this passage?
    2. Has God ever given you a second chance to do something that you failed to do the first time? What did this teach you about God? 
    3. Are you like God in being willing to give others a second (or third or fourth) chance?
    4. Does God HAVE to be compassionate and offer a second chance? (See Acts 5:1-11.)  Can you think of some other examples from Scripture of God giving someone a second chance?  (See John 21:15-19.)
    5. How do we see repentance expressed outwardly by the people of Nineveh? Based on this example of repentance, what evidence should we look for in ourselves and others that our repentance is true?
    6. Is there an area in your life now that requires true repentance? What will you do?           
  • Jun 6, 2021God’s Undeserved Grace for a Disobedient Prophet – Jonah 1:17-2:10
    Jun 6, 2021
    God’s Undeserved Grace for a Disobedient Prophet – Jonah 1:17-2:10
    Series: Jonah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this passage?
    2. Have your choices of disobedience ever led you to a dark and desperate place like Jonah?
    3. What stands out to you the most about Jonah’s prayer? Why? 
    4. When Jonah was totally desperate and his situation seemed hopeless, where did he turn (see verse 7)? Is there any situation in your own life where you need to remember the Lord and call out to Him?  
    5. Did Jonah deserve to be rescued from death? How can we relate to being rescued from death undeservedly? (See Ephesians 2:1-10.)
    6. How has God shown His supernatural power to rescue in your own life?
  • May 30, 2021A Disobedient Prophet & a Sovereign God – Jonah 1:1-17
    May 30, 2021
    A Disobedient Prophet & a Sovereign God – Jonah 1:1-17
    Series: Jonah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this passage?
    2. Who is like the Ninevites to you?
    3. How has God called you to go outside the status quo in ministering to those who are like the Ninevites to you?
    4. How did God show His sovereignty over Jonah’s life? How has God shown His sovereignty over your own life even in times of disobedience? 
    5. How is the heart of Jonah unlike the heart of God?
    6. Like Jonah, what is God calling you to do that is difficult? Will you obey?       
  • May 16, 2021The Third Concern in a Conflict – Galatians 6:1
    May 16, 2021
    The Third Concern in a Conflict – Galatians 6:1
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. How can you discern the difference between when it is okay to overlook an offense and when it is not?
    2. Is it difficult for you to talk to the person who has hurt or offended you? Is it easy?  Why?   
    3. “To gently restore is NOT throwing stones to condemn but throwing a life preserver to rescue.” What are your thoughts about this statement? 
    4. In Matthew 18:15-17 we learn an important principle for confronting sin: we should keep things as private as possible for as long as possible. Why is this principle so important? 
    5. What promises are we making when we forgive someone? Which of these promises is most difficult for you to live out?
    6. Why is it important to understand how God has forgiven us in order to truly forgive others?
    7. Do I need to gently engage someone? Do I need to forgive someone?    
  • May 9, 2021The Second Concern in a Conflict – Matthew 7:3-5
    May 9, 2021
    The Second Concern in a Conflict – Matthew 7:3-5
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was surprising, confusing, or helpful from this study of God’s Word?
    2. Is it ever difficult for you to see your own sinful contribution to a conflict? If so, what makes this difficult for you?
    3. What can you do if you sense that someone has an offense against you but you aren’t sure that you have done something wrong?
    4. Why are we often tempted to make bad apologies? How have you done this? 
    5. Which of the seven A’s is most difficult for you? Why?
    6. Think back to a past conflict and your contribution to it. Consider using the seven A’s to help you write out an apology.
    7. What should you do if you have apologized and the other person is unwilling to forgive you?
  • May 2, 2021The First Concern in a Conflict – Titus 2:11-14
    May 2, 2021
    The First Concern in a Conflict – Titus 2:11-14
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was surprising, confusing, or helpful from this study of God’s Word?
    2. Are you more tempted to attack or to escape when faced with conflict? Why are neither of these what God desires?
    3. When you experience a conflict what can you do to remember that you are called to honor God in the situation?
    4. What can make it difficult to live for God’s glory, especially as we experience conflict?
    5. Is there a conflict in your own life where you need to let God’s grace help you have the Lord’s glory be your first and greatest concern? What steps can you take to pursue this?  
  • Apr 18, 2021Understanding the Heart Beneath Conflict James 4:1-10
    Apr 18, 2021
    Understanding the Heart Beneath Conflict James 4:1-10
    Series: James
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was surprising, confusing, or helpful from this study of God’s Word?
    2. What are some of the potentially destructive effects of sinful conflict? How have you seen the destructive effects of conflict in your own life?
    3. What good things can conflict be an opportunity for?
    4. What selfish desires of the heart do you struggle with? How have these led to conflict?  What is God calling you to do with these desires? 
    5. Do you currently have any unreconciled relationship or unresolved conflict in your life?
    6. Think about a recent conflict in your own life. What was the spark, the gasoline, and the fire?
  • Apr 11, 2021Feed My People – John 21:1-25
    Apr 11, 2021
    Feed My People – John 21:1-25
    Series: John
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was surprising, confusing, or helpful from this passage?
    2. Why do you think that Peter and some of the other disciples went back to fishing? What do you think is the meaning of this miracle of the great catch of fish and of Jesus feeding His disciples from it?
    3. What is the significance of Jesus asking Peter three times if he loves Him? How is Peter repeatedly told by Jesus that he is to show his love for Jesus?  How does this challenge you to show your love for Jesus in the same way? 
    4. Peter is given a second chance as he is reinstated in his ministry role after having denied Jesus three times. How has God given you second chances in your own life? 
    5. What would be the cost for Peter to faithfully follow Jesus and feed/teach His people? What should be most valuable to us… our comfort and the preservation of our lives or the call to faithfully follow Jesus and use our gifts to feed Jesus’ people?  How does this challenge you to more boldly use the time, gifts, and opportunities that God has given you?
  • Apr 4, 2021Easter Changed Everything – John 19:38-20:31
    Apr 4, 2021
    Easter Changed Everything – John 19:38-20:31
    Series: John
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was surprising, confusing, or helpful from this passage?
    2. Who do you relate to the most – Mary’s confused sadness, the disciples’ fear, or Thomas’ doubt? Why?
    3. Do you believe that Jesus has risen from the dead? If so, how has believing this changed your life?
    4. Why did John write his gospel according to 20:31? What things have you learned or been reminded of in our study of John’s Gospel that have encouraged and strengthened your belief that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God?   
    5. What is the result of our believing in Jesus according to 20:31? What are some evidences from your life that you possess spiritual life by believing in Jesus? 
  • Mar 28, 2021From the Cross – John 19:17-37
    Mar 28, 2021
    From the Cross – John 19:17-37
    Series: John
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was surprising, confusing, or helpful from this passage?
    2. Why was it difficult for people to recognize Jesus as King while He died on the cross? Why is it sometimes difficult for people to recognize Him as King today? 
    3. John emphasizes that Jesus fulfilled Old Testament prophecy in His death (see Isaiah 52:13-53, Psalm 22, Exodus 12:46, & Zechariah 12:10). Why would this be an important emphasis for John to make?  How does it encourage your faith to see this? 
    4. In verse 30 Jesus says, “It is finished.” The word finished could also be translated as “accomplished”.  What exactly did Jesus accomplish in His death?  Who can you share this good news with this week?   
    5. According to verse 35, what is the purpose of this passage? How has the written Word encouraged you to believe in Jesus?       

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