This week, in lieu of a video I would invite our groups to read through the document below and work through the questions. This is from a blog originally posted by our very own Sarah Sciarini, who writes weekly over at https://fbclodiblog.wordpress.com .
This week, we're looking at one of the big themes of the book of Exodus... and really, one of the big themes of all the Bible. The people of God receive God's justice... but can they learn to give it?
Discussion guide below. For more awesome videos from The Bible Project, visit https://thebibleproject.com
This week we're looking at the journey Moses went on. His journey was a lot longer than he would have liked it to be... and that is true of our journeys as well. Discussion guide below.
How do you like my "I'm scared of the burning bush" face? :)
This week, we're looking at what it means to have your world rocked. Moses sees and experiences something that will change his direction forever. He fights it (wouldn't you?), but ultimately he realizes that now that he's seen God and knows God's heart for his people, there is no going back.
Discussion questions for community groups below. Enjoy!
This week is the first of a 7-week series on the book of Exodus. We're looking at one of the big-picture stories in all the bible--that of rescue from Egypt and of a God who always hears the cry. Take some time to read through Exodus 1:6-14 before you watch the video with your group. Discussion questions are in the document below.
We're in between major sermon series here at FBC!
Glen, Steve, Dane and I (Jake) are working hard on our next big teaching series on the book of Exodus, which begins in two weeks. This means that we have two open weeks (the week of the 8th and 15th) to do some important things with our community groups!
This week, (The week of the 8th), I would encourage you to pay extra close attention to pastor Glen's sermon "The Power of Words." At the beginning of your group, open in prayer and then Right Now Media there is a short clip called "The Impact of words available at www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/illustration/206471. Work through the discussion guide attached below, which includes an exercise at the end called "building a group covenant." This covenant is vitally important to creating a healthy, safe, and meaningful community group.
Next week, (The week of the 15th), my suggestion is to put together a community group "potluck." One of the most powerful things we can do as community groups is to follow the model of Acts 2--which includes at its center the sharing of meals together. Take the time together to plan out who will bring what dish, and don't plan a whole lot more. The goal for this week is to simply share the kind of discussion and friendship that happens of the dinner (or breakfast or lunch) table, and to enjoy one another!
We will be back here with a brand new teaching video on Exodus the week of October 22nd!
One last dip into the deep, deep river we call the book of Acts. What does it look like for us, as a community group, to charge forward "with all boldness" and change the world?
We're hoping you find an answer.
(Discussion guide below)
This week, we look at some of what the apostle Paul had to endure on his way to Rome.
Community group discussion guide included below.
This week, we're looking at Acts 10-- a story about Roman soldiers and Christian apostles and a giant sheet full of animals and the smell of steak in the air and our prejudices and God's Kingdom. Intrigued? Study Guide can be found below.
What happens when the Kingdom of God starts revealing itself in powerful ways? Wonderful things! People are healed, they're set free from bondage, and a new and better life is revealed. But when the Kingdom of God breaks in, it also confronts other kingdoms. This week, we're looking at the confrontation between the followers of Jesus and the authorities of the Jewish Temple, and what happens as a result (Acts 5).
I hope it is encouraging! Community group study questions included below.
Jake McGregor, Pastor of Missional & Spiritual Formation