Friday, April 24, 2015

Spring Group Questions (April 28 & 30)








This Week’s Schedule

TUESDAY NIGHT
7:00PM @ Church Lobby
(13266 Byrd Dr Odessa, FL 33556)

THURSDAY NIGHT
7:00PM @ the Moon’s
(2938 Mingo Dr Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638)
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QUESTIONS FOR THIS WEEK
(READ BEFORE YOU ARRIVE)

Ice Breaker: What is something you are currently looking forward to?

Read (or from memory quote) our theme verse: Hebrews 6:9 (NLT) We are all looking forward to better things. On Sunday, we talked about two things that impact us when we are anticipating something. What were they? (Hint: They both start with “P”)

When the p_____ gets difficult, how does focusing on the p_____ _____ help?

Read Hebrews 10:34-35 (NLT).  Contrast how you typically respond to suffering, or when things are taken away from you, and how these first century Christ-Followers responded in this                 passage.

What encouragement does the writer of Hebrews give us in verses 34 & 35?

What are some things you “hang” your hope on? Why do we tend to hang onto those things instead of hanging onto our highest hope?

Read Hebrews 6:18-20 (NLT). What is this “hope we have as an anchor?”  How does this hope help us daily along the p_____?

Read Hebrews 10:36 (NLT).  To receive the better things you were made for, you have to endure the season patiently. How do we develop patient endurance?

If we can trust God with our salvation, then we can trust God with our situation.  What situation do you need to trust God with?

What is one thing we talked about that can help you?  

Friday, April 17, 2015

Spring Group Questions (April 21 & 23)








This Week’s Schedule

TUESDAY NIGHT
7:00PM @ Church Lobby
(13266 Byrd Dr Odessa, FL 33556)

THURSDAY NIGHT
7:00PM @ the Moon’s
(2938 Mingo Dr Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638)
___________________________________

Ice Breaker: In the past year, what’s one thing you have read in a magazine, and tried, in order to make your life better?

Read (or from memory quote) our theme verse: Hebrews 6:9 (NLT) Magazines are filled with articles casting light on our different problems. What problem does our theme verse cast light onto?

How has God taken care of this problem?

Read Hebrews 4:14-16 (NLT)  What do these verses tell us about Jesus? What does the author of Hebrews encourage us to do in this passage?

We said we should be confident in Christ’s finished work, in other words we shouldn’t confuse our work with our worth. What does that mean? How have you seen yourself fall into this trap on your faith journey?

If you fully embraced your worth to God, how would that impact your work for God?

Read Hebrews 10:18-22 (NLT) Between this passage, and from what your group knows of ancient Judaism, how does Jesus provide a better path to God?

According to verse 19, what privilege do we now have because of Jesus? What could you do to take greater advantage of this amazing privilege?

Read Hebrews 10:23-25 (NLT) What are some ways we can “spur” and “encourage” each other as a group of Christ-Followers?

What is one thing you need to do because of tonight’s study?  


Friday, April 10, 2015

Spring Group Questions (April 14 & 16)








This Week’s Schedule

TUESDAY NIGHT
7:00PM @ Church Lobby
(13266 Byrd Dr Odessa, FL 33556)

THURSDAY NIGHT
7:00PM @ the Moon’s
(2938 Mingo Dr Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638)
___________________________________

QUESTIONS FOR THIS WEEK (READ BEFORE YOU ARRIVE)

Ice Breaker: Which is better: Coke or Pepsi? Dunkin or Starbucks? East coast or west coast? Old school or new school? The beginning or the end?

Read (or from memory quote) our theme verse: Hebrews 6:9 (NLT)  What is the author trying to convey to his readers by using the word “better?”

One way we experience those better things is to live with God expectations. What does that mean?

What benefits are their for the believer who lives with God expectations?  Give an example of a time when you lived with God expectations.

What are some of the enemies of living with God expectations? How do we fight those?

Another way we experience the better we were meant for is loving God by loving others. Read Hebrews 6:10-11 (NLT). What connections do you see in these verses, especially in verse 11?

How does serving someone else lead to better things in your life? Have you experienced this?

Part of God’s better way to live, is to live with faith and endurance. What illustration did we use for living by faith?

What keeps you from taking more steps of faith?

Where do you feel like God is making you “uncomfortable” in order to get you out of the “nest?”

What do we get to experience if we take the leap, even if we fall down?

Friday, April 3, 2015

Spring Group Questions (April 7 & 9))








This Week’s Schedule

TUESDAY NIGHT
7:00PM @ Church Lobby
(13266 Byrd Dr Odessa, FL 33556)

THURSDAY NIGHT
7:00PM @ the Moon’s
(2938 Mingo Dr Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638)
___________________________________

QUESTIONS FOR THIS WEEK
(READ BEFORE YOU ARRIVE)

Ice Breaker: How was Easter? What is one lasting memory from church? What did you do other than church?

Describe a time you thought you were making progress, making things “better,” but in reality you weren’t? Where did you go wrong?

What are some of the things people typically think will make their lives better?

Read Hebrews 6:9 (NLT). What does this verse tells us about the better things in life?

If you are a Christ-Follower, how have you seen the truth of this verse, and how have you doubted this verse?

Read Hebrews 1:1-4 (NLT). What do these verses teach us when we doubt that the better things come from salvation?

The promise of Easter is soul help, not self-help. The question is: Am I willing to surrender my life, and give up on me ever being able to fix me? Where are you currently struggling with surrender?

If better comes through Spiritual empowerment, not self-empowerment, then how do we live with Spiritual empowerment?

What do these first four verses of Hebrews teach us about Jesus, our worth to God, and how there is nothing better?

What step do you need to take to experience more of the better you were meant for?