Global Missions Weekend

Abbotsford – May 7, 2017

Discussion Questions:

  • Read Joshua 2. The scarlet rope of hope (tiqwa) hanging from Rahab’s window (Josh 2:15-21) reminds us that God is working in the lives of people in cities like Jericho. Where have you seen faith and hope stirring in the lives of people where we wouldn’t expect it?
  • Read Ruth 1:3-21. What extinguishes hope from our lives? (Ruth 1:12)

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Ask How, Not Who

Abbotsford – April 23, 2017 – Luke 10:25-37

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Discussion Questions:

  • We come to famous parables with preconceived ideas. How have you previously understood this parable? Did the sermon change your mind in any ways?
  • What are some ways we try to limit who we need to love? Do you find it difficult to love certain types of people
  • How can we better love those around us? Think in particular about people in your neighborhood, your workplace, and the local church. Are we willing to hold each other accountable to putting this into practice?

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A Story of 2 Sons

Abbotsford – April 23, 2017 – Luke 15:11-32

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Discussion Questions:

  • What was your view of God growing up? Where did it come from? Was he more wrathful than loving or more loving than wrathful?
  • In what ways do you identify with the younger son?
  • Why is the older son mad?
  • How does the story of the older son end?

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Risen!

Abbotsford – April 16, 2017 – Matthew 28:1-15

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Discussion Questions:

  • Does it surprise you that women were the first to be given the news of the resurrection?
  • What evidences for the resurrection make you believe that it is historical fact?
  • Do you believe that you will have a physical body in heaven?
  • What effect should the resurrection have on your boldness in facing the challenges before you?

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8 Week Community Group

Type of Group: Sermon Based Discussion
Day Of The Week: Tuesday
Frequency: Weekly
Age Range: 18+
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Lower Court, Abbotsford Campus
Description:
This group runs on Tuesdays from October 3 to Nov 21, 2017.
Come on out to see what Community Groups are all about! This is a great way to get a feel for what CG’s are like before making a larger commitment.

8 Week Group

Behold the King

Abbotsford – April 9, 2017 – Matthew 21:1-11

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Discussion Questions:

  • Have you ever been in a situation where you knew you were going to face a painful outcome, what would motivate you to go through with it?
  • What in this passage demonstrates that God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit were all in agreement about this course of action?
  • Read Matthew 27:15-23. Why do the same people who rejoice over Jesus’ entry, turn on him? What happened to make them turn on him?

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Jesus Teaches on Marriage and Divorce

Abbotsford – April 2, 2017 – Matthew 19:3-10

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Discussion Questions:

  • Marriages are Created by God to last a lifetime — The Pharisaic School of Hillel argued that divorce could be given for any reason. How is this similar to our culture today?
  • Divorce happens due to hard hearts — Do you agree with Jesus’ assessment that divorce is a result of people’s hard hearts towards God?
  • Divorce is permissible in certain circumstances — How does God’s persistent love for you, despite your unfaithfulness, drive you forward in your love for your spouse?

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Loving Discipline

Abbotsford – Mar 26, 2017 – Colossians 3:21 and Hebrews 12:5-11

 

Discussion Questions:

  • Do we believe that loving our kids means disciplining them? Why or why not?
  • What factors make you passive in your discipline? Why don’t you always discipline your kids well?
  • What are your goals for your child(ren)?
  • Do you find it difficult to apologize to your kids when you have failed them?

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Divorce

Abbotsford – Mar 19, 2017 – 1 Corinthians 7:8-16

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Discussion Questions:

  • Have you considered or used 1 Corinthians 7:10-16 when talking to people about divorce?
  • Do we think our church family has the right to speak to us regarding our marriage?
  • What does it look like to renew commitment in your marriage?
  • What does it look like to pursue reconciliation with a divorced or separated believing spouse?

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Make Singleness Great Again

Abbotsford – Mar 12, 2017 – 1 Corinthians 7:32-38

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Discussion Questions:

  • Divided Interests – What are some ways in which your interests are divided if you are married?
  • Undivided Devotion – What does “devotion to the Lord” look like?
  • Obvious Reason for Marriage – What were (are) your reasons for getting married?
  • Marriage is Good – Why do we feel that marriage is devalued, and needs defending, when the goodness of singleness is emphasized?
  • Singleness is Better – Have you considered that your singleness or marriage is a gift given to you by God? Does this change how you view your circumstance?

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