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Life groups questions & notes

Life groups questions & notes

The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your relatives, and your father's home, and go to a land that I am going to show you.” Genesis 12:1 Questions for Life Groups Read Genesis 12:1-5 and Genesis 18:20-33. Are these familiar stories? Can you relate to what...

Choices: Trusting God

Choices: Trusting God

Google the expression “How to make good decisions?” and you’ll find a long list of articles offering three to twenty-three steps to help you out. Martin G. Moore, writing for Harvard Business Review, lists eight recommended steps. For example, this consultant to...

Life groups questions & notes

Life groups questions & notes

God puts people right through their faith in Jesus Christ. God does this to all who believe in Christ, because there is no difference at all: everyone has sinned and is far away from God's saving presence. Romans 3:22-23 Questions for Life Groups Read Psalm 27 and...

I have questions too: Are we there yet?

I have questions too: Are we there yet?

The questions are familiar, and some variation may be one of the first sentences we learn to form when we grow up traveling somewhere often. "Are we there yet?" the child says from the backseat. "How much longer?" asks the bored teenager. "Shouldn't we be there by...

Life groups questions & notes

Life groups questions & notes

The Lord said to me, “Go down to the potter's house, where I will give you my message.” So I went there and saw the potter working at his wheel. Whenever a piece of pottery turned out imperfect, he would take the clay and make it into something else. Jeremiah 18:1-12...

Mud pottery: Why?

Mud pottery: Why?

Anyone who has ever walked on mud consisting of wet clay knows that clay sticks to your boots and is challenging to remove. The higher the clay content of the soil, the stickier the mess. By the time you walk a few feet, your boots are a lot heavier. Some clay is...

The Force: What is belief?

The Force: What is belief?

Luke Skywalker had to learn to harness the power of the force to become a Jedi Knight. The force was a mysterious, omnipresent spirit that connected Luke to the collective power of the galaxy. Unfortunately, the force could be harnessed for both good and evil. George...

Q&A: I’ve got questions

Q&A: I’ve got questions

I like to think of myself as a life-long learner. And I believe that my motivation to learn is only one of the many blessings that God chose to give me. I learn something new every day. One of the downsides to learning is discovering that I was wrong about something I...

Coming up in Worship

Coming up in Worship

I’m fascinated by science. Unfortunately, my struggles with math limited how far I could progress. Nevertheless, I chose the science of computers as my field of study but focused on utilizing their power in business. Less math was required, and the demand was high....

Gifts of the Dark Wood - The Gift of Uncertainty

1 Corinthians 13:11-12 (Uncertainty) and Matthew 14:22b-31a (Sinking)