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Community Group Questions - 5/22

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Community Group Questions - 5/1

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Community Group Guide 4/17

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Community Group Guide - 4/10

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Sermon Discussion Questions and Notes

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Community Group Guide | Week of 6/21

Read Mark 2:13-17 (from last week's sermon) as well as Psalm 66-70, Proverbs 17-23, and Mark 4-10 (from our June reading plan). Then discuss the following questions meant to draw us into conversation around the Bible, the gospel, and our lives. Sermon Questions: What stuck out to you regarding Jesus’ call of Matthew and/or Levi, or to sinners more generally? A pri...

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Community Group Guide | Week of 6/14

Read Mark 1:21-2:12 (from last week's sermon) as well as Psalm 66-70, Proverbs 10-16, and Mark 1-3 (from our June reading plan). Then discuss the following questions meant to draw us into conversation around the Bible, the gospel, and our lives. What stuck out to you regarding the miracles, authoritative presence, and teachings of Jesus explained in last week's sermon? T...

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Community Group Guide | Week of 6/7

Read Mark 1:14-15 (from last week's sermon) and Psalm 56-65;73 and Proverbs 1-9 (from our June reading plan). Mark 1:14-15 summarizes everything Jesus preached. They contain four points of emphasis: (1) Jesus proclaimed the gospel of God; (2) Jesus said the time is fulfilled; (3) Jesus said the kingdom of God is at hand; and (4) Jesus told people to repent and believe i...

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Community Group Guide | Week of 5/31

Read Mark 1:9-20 (from last week's sermon) and Proverbs 1-2 (from our June reading plan). Then discuss the following questions to draw us into conversation around the Bible, the gospel, and our lives... Evangelism can be a discouraging topic as not all of us have the gift of evangelism, boldness for evangelism, or fruit from evangelism. And yet - what encouragement have...

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Community Group Guide | Week of 5/24

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 ...

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The Church | Community Group Discussion Part 5/5

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...

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The Church | Community Group Discussion Part 4/5

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...

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The Church | Community Group Discussion Part 3/5

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 ...

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The Church | Community Group Discussion Part 2/5

There are two quotes I read last Sunday from Ray Ortlund's The Gospel: How The Church Portrays The Beauty of Christ: “Gospel doctrine creates a gospel culture. The doctrine of grace creates a culture of grace.When the doctrine is clear and the culture is beautiful, the church will be powerful. But there are no shortcuts to getting there. Without the doctrine, the cult...

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The Church | Community Group Discussion Part 1/5

The Gospel: How The Church Portrays The Beauty of Christ by Ray Ortlund Every week, for the next five weeks, we’ll be talking about something from this book in our Community Groups alongside our discussion of the sermon series on The Church. Each week I’ll post a quote or two from the book and some Community Group discussion questions. So here goes… “Not long af...

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