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“The Heartbeat of Christ” by Pastor Matt

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Group Discussion Guide

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“The Heartbeat of Christ” by Pastor Matt
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April 7, 2019
Questions:  Contact Pastor Ric, 

Below are some discussion questions relating to a recent sermon. These are provided so that your Life Group can discuss what was shared. Previous Weeks’ Discussion Guides and Sermon Notes are available through the Sermons under the Resources menu. Click on the sermon series and then the sermon you are interested in.  You will see a paper icon under the sermon title. Click the icon to open the sermon notes. To listen to the sermon, click on the speaker icon. 

Texts: Luke 15:1-7; Luke 19:1-10

Choose the best question(s) for your group:

  1. Were there any quotes, thoughts, concepts, and/or stories spoken this morning that really resonated with you? Why?

  2. Read the texts. Recap any major points Pastor Matt made as you do so.  Were there any questions or concepts you’d like to discuss?

  3. Pastor Matt challenged all of us at the beginning of the sermon with this statement:

Your attitude to YOUR sin not only affects
your approach to God, but also
your approach to OTHER sinners.

  • Personally, do you agree or disagree? Why?  How have you seen this play out in your life?  Can you give personal or practical examples of this?
  1. What does repentance often look like in your life? 
  1. Pastor Matt described two groups this morning. Did you identify with one or the other?
  • Group A:  Tax Collectors, Sinners
  • Group B:  Pharisees, Scribes
  1. In what ways are you like Zacchaeus?
  • Idolatry?
  • Isolation?
  • Identity?
  1. Have you ever felt the “disgust” of the Pharisees? Briefly share the moment.

  2. How has your approach to your Oikos been affected by your attitude towards your sin?

  3. How can we (as a group) be praying for your
  • Perspective of your sin
  • Approach (Spiritual Discipline, Trust) towards God
  • Approach to your Oikos
  1. Spend some time praying (possibly in smaller groups, maybe by genders) repenting and enjoying Christ together.
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"Risky Comparisons" by Pastor Tony

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Group Discussion Guide

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“Risky Comparisons” by Pastor Tony
Choose the best question(s) for your group

March 31, 2019
Questions:  Contact Pastor Ric, 
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Below are some discussion questions relating to a recent sermon. These are provided so that your Life Group can discuss what was shared. Previous Weeks’ Discussion Guides and Sermon Notes are available through the Sermons under the Resources menu. Click on the sermon series and then the sermon you are interested in.  You will see a paper icon under the sermon title. Click the icon to open the sermon notes. To listen to the sermon, click on the speaker icon. 

Texts: Luke 13:1-9; Ecclesiastes, Matthew 5:45b 

  1. What should we say to our Oikos when they ask where our “good God” was in the midst of a tragic school shooting that took the lives of many children?

  2. At one point in the movie, The Patriot, Benjamin Martin passionately exclaims, “I have long feared that my sins would return to haunt me, and the cost would be more than I could bear.”  Were the tragic war events Martin’s family experienced, God’s wrath on him and his family for his earlier “sins”? How would you have responded to his statement?

  3. Have a conversation about John 3:17 and how it applies to Christ-followers’ response to tragedy and/or immorality in our culture.

  4. How do we, as followers of Christ, live self-reflective and humble lives that are truly repentant? What does it really mean to let our little lights shine?
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