The Story So Far- Part 2

It has taken nearly eight months, but we have finally reached the end of the Old Testament!  How is your group partying this week?

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The Story So Far: Part 1

After about 8 months of being in the “Year of the Bible,” we are finally about to move out of the Old Testament.  The Book of Chronicles marks the end of the Hebrew Scriptures.  It is sort of a look back at the story up to now, going back through Israel’s journey from the viewpoint of those Jewish survivors involved in the mostly unsuccessful “return from exile” that we read about in Ezra – Nehemiah.

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Malachi: New Start, Same Pattern

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Welcome back!

It is hard to believe it is August.  School is now back in session, and our life groups are restarting after their summer hiatus.  I know a few of you have kept going throughout. Way to go.  This week we start back with our weekly Year of the Bible Discussion questions.

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[Lifegroup Discussion] Job, Part 2

Last week, we started the book of Job. We looked at what happened to him, and the response of Job’s friends.

This week we will focus in on God’s response to Job, and see how it relates to our lifegroup. In Job 38, God finally responds to Job and his three friends after 37 chapters of silence. What God says might be surprising, and maybe a little disheartening.

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[Lifegroup Discussion] More Prophetic Rewind (Jonah)

This week, we have begun reading a number of the minor, pre-exile prophets. These prophets were sent by God to very specific people (often kings) or situations to speak words of warning and comfort and to encourage Israel to covenant faithfulness. During our time, we will focus in on the most unique and strange of the minor prophetic books, Jonah.

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[Podcast] Judgmental Christians

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We hate judgmentalism, right?  Would it surprise you to know that Jesus actually encouraged it?  His problem wasn’t with having judgment, it was something else.

[Podcast] Law or Grace, Really?

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There are lots of believers who’s walk with God seems to be little more than a list of things they are and aren’t supposed to do.  Their life seems to be more about the things the can’t do than about experiencing the abundance of Jesus.  Is that what God wants for me?

 

[Lifegroup Discussion] “Have To,” or “Don’t Have To?”

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There are lots of things in our life that we “have to” do that we don’t really want to do…

  • I have to finish this paperwork
  • I have to get my driver license renewed
  • I have to file my tax return
  • I have to go to the doctor

How do you feel when you have to do something you don’t want to do?

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