Speaker: Multiple Speakers Apr 23, 2017 - May 28, 2017

Our love for people says something about our love for God. Jesus tells us to love people the way he loved us and that when we love like Him, the world will know we worship Him. In this series we will be applying Jesus’ command in John 13 to love others, especially in the specific relationships around us. I Have A Friend Who...

Speaker: Brandon Lemois Apr 23, 2017

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Marriage is a gift that God has given and is to be honored by everyone. The problem is that many of us don’t know why marriage matters. Getting back to the basics of marriage will restart our road to an awesome marriage.

 

GROUP DISCUSSION (download the full Highlights & Discussion Questions here)
Watch the Community Group Video and then discuss…

There are two different tracks your discussion may take this week.

  • After watching Chris and Renee’s story, share your thoughts. Have you witnessed marriages that have gone through difficulty and come out better for it? Or marriages that have suffered because of difficulties? What was helpful or harmful in each situation?
  • If you are an existing group working toward Corner 4 relationships, continue to share your personal stories with one another.

This Week’s Take Away…

  • How can I use these thoughts to shape my heart toward Christ and my spouse?
  • How can I share this with others?

 

GROUP DISCUSSION (click here to download Highlights & Discussion Questions)
Watch the Community Group Video and then discuss…

There are two different tracks your discussion may take this week.

  • Do you believe that we are entrusted to steward God’s resources?
    • Does it belong to you or God?
  • Talk through the five priorities for Stewardship and read the related Bible verses.
    • Share which area you struggle with. How are you going to improve your stewardship skills?
  • If you are an existing group working toward Corner 4 relationships, continue to share your personal stories with one another. 

This Week’s Take Away…

  1. How can I use these thoughts to shape my heart toward Christ?
  2. What is my next step in becoming a better steward of God’s money?
  3. Who can I share this wisdom with? Friends? Family? Children?

Group Discussion (Download this weeks Highlights & Discussion questions here)

Watch the Community Group Video and then discuss…

There are two different tracks your discussion may take this week.

  • If you are an existing group working toward Corner 4 relationships, continue to share your personal stories with one another.
  • Talk about your family…the dynamics, the natural strengths and weaknesses, how faith played a role in your family. Which of the 6 traits do you do well, and which do you need to work on? 

This Week’s Take Away…

  1. How can I build a thriving family using these 6 traits?
  2. What can I share to help others build thriving families?
  3. Who can I share this wisdom with? Friends? Family? Children?

 

 

GROUP DISCUSSION (click here to download the full Highlights & Discussion Questions)
Watch the Community Group Video and then discuss…

  • Share your thoughts about the teaching
  • Of the four decisions to make before engaging with friends in the LGBTQ community, which do you need to work on?
  • What does loving people rather than judging issues look like? How can we do this better? 

Additional Reading

  • “God and the Gay Christian”, by Matthew Vines
  • “Understanding Gender Dysphoria”, by Mark Yarhouse
  • “Washed and Waiting”, by Wesley Hill
  • “Messy Grace”, by Caleb Kaltenback
  • “People To Be Loved”, by Preston Sprinkle

 

GROUP DISCUSSION (click here for the Highlights & Discussion Questions)
Watch the Community Group Video and then discuss…

  • Share your thoughts about the teaching
  • During times of loss in your life which stage of grief / loss did you find yourself in most?
  • In what ways did you find comfort from friends and family in the midst of life’s most difficult circumstances?
  • What steps are you taking to allow God to use your greatest pain for your life’s message?

 

How To Be A Friend To Someone Who Is Grieving:

  • Remember that grief belongs to the one grieving
  • Don’t try and answer questions you do not have the answers to
  • Be willing to witness unbearable pain
  • Anticipate; Don’t Ask
  • Love

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