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December 30, 2018
What I Learned in 2018 (Proverbs 9:9-10)
What did you learn about God in 2018?
What did you learn about people in 2018?
What did you learn about yourself in 2018?
What do you need to unlearn or relearn?
What 3 things do you need to do and not do to become a more mature Christian in 2019?
December 9, 2018
“It’s All About Jesus” (John 3:22-30)
What is the meaning of the season of Advent?
Why was John the Baptist so popular?
What is the meaning of the story about the bride and bridegroom (v.27-30)?
How can you apply verse 30 in your life?
Practically how can we make Advent more about Jesus?
December 2, 2018
Thanking God for Being God (Psalm 103)
What is God like?
How are you growing in your understanding of God?
How would you describe God’s character?
What’s the difference between knowing God and knowing about God?
What qualities of God’s character do you appreciate the most?
November 25, 2018
Another Reason to Give Thanks (Psalm 103:9-13)
What activities of God encourage you to give thanks to God?
What’s the penalty for sin?
What does God “not” do that encourages us to gives thanks to God?
What are the qualities of a good father (parent)? How is God like an awesome father (parent)?
How does God treat his children? How has God treated you?
November 18, 2018
Count Your Blessings (Psalm 103:25)
When you talk to yourself what do you say to yourself?
Why is it important to remember what God has done for you?
What blessings and benefits does David count? Why is amnesia an enemy of our faith in God?
Create a list of 31 God-given blessings and benefits you attribute to God.
November 4, 2018
What’s unique about this psalm?
Are you more of a complainer or praiser? Why?
How do you resist the temptation to complain?
How has God blessed you?
Why is God deserving of praise?
October 14, 2018
“A Matter of Growth” (Luke 8:4-15)
According to the parable why do some people grow but others don’t experience growth?
What kind of soil best describes you? Why?
What does Jesus mean to be of “a good and noble heart”?
What are the qualities of good soil people?
What steps do you need to take to improve the soil of your life?
October 7, 2018
“The Significance of the Seed” (Luke 8:4-15)
What does Jesus’ explanation of the parable reveal about the seed?
How often do you make hearing and acting on God’s Word a priority in your life?
How does a farmer nurture seed?
Why is the Word of God important?
How is God’s Word like a seed?
September 30, 2018
“The Sower, The Seed & The Soil” (Luke 8:4-15)
What does the farmer (sower) represent?
What does the seed represent?
What does the soil represent?
What does the farmer (sower) do?
What skills are necessary to be a successful farmer (sower)?
Why is sowing important?
How should Christians “sow” the Word?