Small Group Discussion Guides

Spring 2020 Small Groups

Even Darkness Is Not Dark to God

They say that when you go through something terrible, people tend to do one of two things…you move away from God or you move toward God. While I wouldn’t wish my journey on anyone, for me it was a time of drawing closer to God and relying on God more than I ever had...

Am I Smart Enough to Be a Christian?

As I write this, I have open before me an NIV Study Bible, NKJV Woman of Destiny Bible, Interpretation Bible Commentary and a New Interpreter’s Bible, Volume X… and I am validated in knowing I am not smart enough to be a Christian...

Land-Legs

Up and down and side to side we went. The swells were huge, the boat was tossed between mountains and valleys of water. My land legs got a little weak, my stomach turned, my vision got a little blurry and my breakfast…well, it became one with the sea. I was so sick I can remember seeing the outline of the island on the horizon, thinking to myself, “I could swim back from here, I was on the swim team. Or, maybe it’d be one of those walk-on-water miracles.” I was completely out of my mind and overwhelmed...

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Possibilities

Possibilities

I am not enough. I don’t know about you, but at various times in my life those words have been a sort of negative mantra running through my mind, keeping me from seeing what is possible…

Uniquely Made

Uniquely Made

At dusk one March evening I drove side by side with a train for about fifteen miles on my way home from Weston. I have to admit, my first thought in seeing the train next to me was, “I could totally beat this guy.” Yeesh, what is wrong with me that I instinctively want to prove I can go faster THAN A TRAIN?! I must be really desperate for a win…

Already; And Not Yet

Already; And Not Yet

John 11:17-44; there is a palpable tension in this scene. You can almost feel it when Martha confronts Jesus saying, “Lord, if you had been here my brother would not have died.” You see days before Lazarus’ death, word had been sent by Mary and Martha to Jesus that their brother was gravely ill…

Psalm 22 & Spiritual Somersaults

Psalm 22 & Spiritual Somersaults

Our spoken words are incantations casting spells upon our lives. I’m convinced of it. I think the Psalmist was, too. It’s why the Psalms are heralded as Scripture’s most transformative texts…

Wow, Thanks, Help

Wow, Thanks, Help

The prayer instructions found in James 5:13-20 teach us to pray in all circumstances. When we feel suffering, pray. When we feel joy, pray. When we are sick, pray. When we mess up, pray….

Praise & Cursing

Praise & Cursing

Let me set the scene… I am driving in my car. I am listening to Glory Revival or some other worship music. I am in the zone. I am trying to steady my heart and center myself within Christ. Suddenly a car comes speeding past me….