A Story of 2 Sons

Abbotsford – April 24, 2017 – Luke 15:11-32

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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A Tale of Two Brothers

Mission – April 23, 2017 – Luke 15:1-32

Risen!

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

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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The Love of Christ

Mission – April 9, 2017 – Mark 11:1-10

Behold the King

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

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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The Heart of Parenting

Mission – Mar 26, 2017 – Colossians 3:21

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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Making Singleness Great Again

Mission – Mar 20, 2017 – 1 Corinthians 7:32-38

Discussion Questions:

  • How does our Christian culture, in Mission, influence us as we read this passage?
  • What is the purpose of singleness according to these verses?
  • Do you see marriage AND singleness as God’s gifts for His people to make them more like Jesus?

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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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