Christmas 2020

Dec 20, 2020
“The Gift of Love”
1 John 4:7-21 , John 3:16-21 ; Ephesians 3:14-21;  Ephesians 2:4-9
  • Dec 20, 2020“The Gift of Love”
    Dec 20, 2020
    “The Gift of Love”
    1 John 4:7-21 , John 3:16-21 ; Ephesians 3:14-21;  Ephesians 2:4-9
  • Dec 14, 2020“The Gift of Joy”
    Dec 14, 2020
    “The Gift of Joy”
    Isaiah 12, John 4:1-42 
    Hope Small Group Discussion Questions 
    1. What is Dr. Seuss teaching us about the source of Christmas and joy in his children's book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas?"
    2. What themes do we find in Isaiah 11 that gives us cause for singing and rejoicing in Isaiah 12?
    3. Examine Moses' Song in Exodus 15 and discuss what he and the children of Israel are singing about?
    4. Discuss the different elements and storyline of John 4 and the woman at the well. What is your favorite part?
    5. How is Jesus' statement in John 4:14 about "a spring of water welling up" particularly important and profound? 
  • Dec 6, 2020“Give You Peace”
    Dec 6, 2020
    “Give You Peace”
    Numbers 6:22-27
    Hope Small Groups Discussion Questions
    1. What state are you at between war and peace?
    2. Look up the in-depth meanings to peace from the Hebrew word Shalom and the Greek word Eirene. Discuss how it is similar and different to our modern usage of peace in English.
    3. Pick a few of the passages listed in the sermon notes from the Biblical reality of peace and discuss the way the Bible presents peace from those passages?
    4. How can we be a church of true biblical peace? Practically, what would that mean for our community?
  • Nov 29, 2020“The Gift of Hope”
    Nov 29, 2020
    “The Gift of Hope”
    Titus 1:2-3
    Hope Small Groups Discussion Questions
    1.What is hope? What is faith? How are they different and/or how are they similar?
    2. Compare these two passages and how does it help you understand hope and faith?
    • Rom. 8:24 - For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?
    • Hebrews 11:1 - Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
    3. Pick a few of the passages listed in the sermon notes from the OT Hope and discuss how they build our faith and fuel our hope.
    4. How does understanding the whole story of the Bible (old and new testaments) give you faith for today and hope for tomorrow?