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Sun, Jul 21, 2019

Bulletin Points:
1. The Rejecters: Stoning Jesus
2. The Receivers: Enthroning Jesus

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. Read John 10:31-33. What happens when Jesus claims His divinity in front of others? Is their reaction what you would expect?

2. Why did the Jews want to plan to stone Jesus for blasphemy? Is their response justified?

3. Have you ever thought you were carrying out a ‘righteous duty’? What caused that experience and what was it like?

4. What is the difference between putting Christ on the throne of your eternal life and putting Christ on the throne of your current life? How do you distinguish between the two?

5. When Christ is enthroned in your life, what do people see?

6. Is there any area of your life where you think Jesus doesn’t yet rule over or is difficult to surrender to Him? How can people in your community help you come to that place of surrender?

Sun, Jul 14, 2019
Duration: 33 mins 36 secs

Bulletin Points:
1. Have Faith In Jesus, Not Fear In Your Giant
2. The Battle Belongs To Jesus

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. What in your life feels like a giant right now? Is there any problem dominating your thoughts, time, or energy?

2. How can we overcome and kill the giants in our lives?

3. Have you ever witnessed a giant being overcome in your life? What happened in that situation?

4. Read 1 Samuel 17:39-50. In verse 45, how does David respond to the Philistine? Is this response out of the ordinary?

5. Read 1 John 5:4-5. What does this scripture look like lived out?

6. Why do we often forget that the battle is the Lord’s?

7. Pray with your group for faith in believing that Jesus has defeated your giants on your behalf.

Sun, Jul 07, 2019
Passage: John 8:11
Duration: 42 mins 28 secs

Bulletin Points:
1. How Should We Respond To Sin?
2. How Are We To Respond To Sinners?

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. “We don’t change in order to be accepted; we change because we have already been accepted.” What do you think of this phrase and what is its deeper meaning? Does it hold any significance for you?

2. How do you respond to sin in yourself? How do you respond to sin in others?

3. What has caused you to want to accuse someone of their sin?

4. Read John 8:2-11. How is Jesus’ response to the scribes and Pharisees different than what you might expect? Why do you think he chose not to join them in throwing stones?

5. How do you think God asks us to respond to sin? Is this easy or difficult? Why?

6. How is the voice of Christ different than the voice of a critic? What experiences in your life have led you to encounter these 2 voices?

Sun, May 19, 2019
Passage: James 5:13-16
Series: One Another
Duration: 39 mins 25 secs

Bulletin Points:
1. How Is Life?
2. How Is Your Prayer Life?

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. Share with the group a time you were physically, relationally or emotionally healed.

2. How would you define the current circumstances of your life? Share with your group a small life-update.

3. How do you typically respond to positive circumstances in your life? How do you respond to negative circumstances? How do the things happening around you influence your spiritual life?

4. How does prayer for one another build relationship with people in your community?

5. Have you ever prayed over someone who was sick or had someone pray over you? What was the experience like?

6. Why do you think prayer is powerful? How does prayer influence our relationships?

7. Spend time as a group praying for one another in your areas of need.

Sun, May 05, 2019
Passage: 1 John 4:7-9
Series: One Another
Duration: 39 mins 35 secs

Bulletin Points:
1. The Command to Love Others
2. The Cross is God’s Love to Us

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. What personality trait or strength did you get from your father? Your mother?

2. What is the source of human love? How can God’s love be expressed through humans? In our motives? Our actions?

3. Why is it a lie to say you love God but do not show love to your brother?

4. Read 1 John 4:7-21. When you are commanded to do something, what is your natural response?

5. How do you think Jesus defines love?

6. Are there people in your life you think aren’t lovable? Do you think you selectively choose who you do and do not love? Why or why not?

7. What did God’s love accomplish for us?

8. Is the love described here an action or a feeling? What does this tell you about love?

9. In your life, when has God’s love cast out fear?

10. If you want to do a better job of loving others, how should you go about it? What is the best/ only way to improve?

11. How do you want to love sacrificially this week? At home? At work? A difficult relationship? In how you plan your time?

Sun, Apr 21, 2019
Series: Heaven Sent
Duration: 36 mins 35 secs

Bulletin Points:
1. Where And How To Invest: A Guide To Grow Your Wealth
2. How to Invest: A Guide To Grow Your Wealth

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. What has your takeaway been from the Heaven Sent sermon series? Is there a core message or theme that has stood out to you?

2. Do you have a story/ testimony of how someone was “Heaven Sent” in your life?

3. Read Luke 19:11-27. How is this story related to receiving God’s kingdom?

4. What do you think the investments or ten minas represent?

5. What talents and resources do you think Jesus has left with you? How do you feel about the way you have invested them?

6. What are some ways you are stewarding what God has entrusted to you?

7. What other gifts or talents do you have that are dormant right now?

8. What is the King truly concerned about in this passage?

9. How are the faithful stewards rewarded?

10. What are obstacles that prevent you from stewarding these gifts and being faithful with them?

11. In what way do you think you are “Heaven Sent”? Is God asking you to step into something new or step out of your comfort zone in a new way?

Sun, Apr 14, 2019
Passage: Luke 18:15-17
Series: Heaven Sent
Duration: 31 mins 22 secs

Bulletin Points:
1. The Kingdom Belongs To Those Who Are Childlike
2. Enter The Kingdom Like A Child

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. How did you picture “greatness” as a child? As an adult?

2. What was the disciples’ response to all these parents bringing their babies to Jesus? Why would the disciples try to stop them?

3. What characteristic of children do you think Jesus is pointing to as an essential characteristic of disciples?

4. How does Luke 18:14 give context to Luke 18:15-17?

5. Read Luke 9:46-48. How are the disciples gauging “greatness”? How does Jesus measure “greatness”?

6. In what way can you live out, “He who is the least among you all…he is the greatest”?

Sun, Apr 07, 2019
Passage: Luke 17:20-21
Series: Heaven Sent
Duration: 35 mins 2 secs

Bulletin Points:
1. God’s Kingdom Is Invisible In You
2. God’s Kingdom Is Visible Through You

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. What are you looking forward to or waiting for right now?
2. Do you ever feel like you are waiting for God’s kingdom to come to you or come to earth?
3. Read Luke 17:20-21. In answering the Pharisees’ question, what does Jesus say about the kingdom – as to when, how or where it is?
4. Does Jesus view the kingdom as an inward, spiritual reality within people? Or an outward, social manifestation among them? Or is he speaking of their failure to recognize who he is?
5. What does it mean to miss the kingdom? What does it look like to realize the kingdom?
6. Read Matthew 5:16. How does letting your light shine relate to the kingdom?
7. Share with the group your key take-away from the sermon and what God is teaching you about His kingdom.

Sun, Mar 24, 2019
Passage: Luke 13:22-30
Series: Heaven Sent
Duration: 38 mins 5 secs

Bulletin Points:
1. The Story of the Narrow Door
2. The Story of the Closed Door


Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. What happened the last time you were locked out of your house or car? How did you get in?

2. According to Jesus, who will make it through the narrow door and who won’t?

3. If God loves people, why isn’t the door wider? Who are the ones outside? Why isn’t eating and drinking with Jesus enough?

4. Read 1 Timothy 6:12. How do you think Timothy felt reading this challenge? How would you respond to this challenge? Why?

5. Read 2 Timothy 4:7. How do Paul’s words challenge your life? Are you fighting “the good fight” no matter what persecution and suffering you face?

6. Read Matthew 7:13-14. In living your life, do you tend to walk more on the broad road or the narrow road? What makes the broad road more tempting for you? What makes the narrow road difficult? Rewarding?

7. To come into the Kingdom requires deliberate, radical, and determined action. What deliberate, radical or determined action do you think God is prompting you to take?

Sun, Mar 17, 2019
Passage: Luke 13:18-19
Series: Heaven Sent
Duration: 35 mins 3 secs

Bulletin Points:
1. The Kingdom is Small In Size But Strong
2. The Kingdom is Small in Size But Alive

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. What is your favorite story about someone with humble beginnings who greatly succeeds?

2. When have you ever been surprised by something not appearing as it seems?

3. What does the contrast between the seed and bush teach about the power of God’s kingdom? What does yeast teach about it?

4. What does this passage reveal about measuring divine work?

5. Read Ephesians 3:8 in The Message translation. How does Paul refer to himself?

6. In what areas of your life is the Kingdom growing slowly, but you haven’t recognized that it is alive and active because it might seem?

7. Share with the group what area of your life needs a little bit of faith.