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“Loving the Most Difficult Person in Your Life” by Pastor Tony

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“Loving the Most Difficult Person in Your Life” by Pastor Tony
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 February 10, 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. 

Text:  Luke 6:27-36

  1. What are one or two things from Pastor Tony’s teaching that stand out to you as key components in loving difficult people?

  2. How should we view certain spiritual gifts, like mercy or evangelism, in which some of us may feel not as strong? We can tend to excuse ourselves from developing or exercising such qualities. Why shouldn’t we?

  3. Have a conversation about a strategy of loving (bless/benefit) difficult people in our Oikos who are not yet followers of Jesus. How can we wrap our arms around this unnatural ability?

  4. Sometimes, we may find it most difficult to love difficult people within the church family. Discuss some ways that we can stay close to one another despite our differences. Use some scripture to support your strategy.

  5. Is there ever a reason for maintaining a “safe distance” from some people? Is it possible that some people may not be safe for me?
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“Big Decisions Require Prayer” by Pastor Tony

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“Big Decisions Require Prayer” by Pastor Tony
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February 3, 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 6:12-16;  Luke 22:31,32;  Acts 12:1,2;  John 17

  1. Is effective prayer about quantity (how many are praying), quality (how long we pray, hard we pray) or both? What other key qualitites of effective prayer does Jesus model for us (John 17)? What other scriptures pop-up in your mind as you think about this topic?

  2. How can we begin to develop some key qualitites now missing from our prayer lives (e.g. aligning our heart to God’s heart)? How can we better partner with each other in prayer using our Life Groups?

  3. Most folks in our Oikos will welcome prayer. How can we be more creative about using the power of prayer with our Oikos, especially with those who are not yet Christ followers?
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