Beginning next week, I'll be blogging questions from the sermon along with questions from June's Reading the Bible Together reading plan. Groups can choose between them, or mix and match - whatever! Community Group Guide Read Mark 1:2-8; Hebrews 11:32-12:3 Discussion questions: What did you learn - or what were you reminded of - about John the Baptist? The way John ...Keep Reading
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Say you’re a new Christian... Or you feel you might as well be one in terms of knowing your way around the life, faith, and hope offered to us in Christ. Where can you go to develop a solid foundation for new or renewed life in Jesus? To the Bible, right? Well, yeah! But how exactly? Where do you start? What do you focus on? And who’s alongside to help you? The following resources from Matthias Media are great for new or renewing Christians who want to develop a solid foundation. If discipleship in the atmosphere of the gospel is what you’re after, this is a great place to start. All three together can be had for under $5! They'll help you read your Bible in a simple, focused way, and are helpful for one-on-one discipleship or groups. (Some of us will be going through this material at Kaleo this fall - I'll be sharing more about that on Sunday!) Just For Starters Kicking Off: Getting Started In the Christian Life (Just For Starters and Kicking Off follow the same format and are designed to be worked through together.) Christian Living for Starters...
Last Sunday, we had a handout entitled Discipleship In The Atmosphere of the Gospel on everyone's chair. It's worth taking a look at and discussing in your community group. Community Group Guide Read Mark 1:1; 8:34-9:1; 10:42-45 Discussion questions: T.J. talked about the possibility of “falling off the balance beam” - on the side of grace/gospel or on the side...Keep Reading
This week's quote from The Gospel: How The Church Portrays The Beauty of Christ by Ray Ortlund for discussion: “Gospel doctrine creates gospel cultures called churches, where wonderful things happen to unworthy people for the glory of Christ alone. But it doesn’t end in our churches. A gospel-defined church is a prophetic sign that points beyond itself. It is a mode...Keep Reading
The quote that follows, that which I read at the beginning of the sermon on Sunday, is taken from The Gospel: How The Church Portrays The Beauty of Christ by Ray Ortlund. “The doctrine of grace creates a culture of grace where good things happen to bad people. A gracious church culture proves that Jesus is the Holy One who forgives sinners, the King who befriends his ...Keep Reading