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Week 1

Luke 2:41-52

  1. What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
  2. How does it feel to hear that God wants to help you develop in wisdom and understanding as much as he wants to develop a relationship with you?
  3. Can you think of a time God used an event in your life to give you a deeper understanding of who he is, and who you are in him? What was it, and what did you learn?
  4. In today’s message we saw that Jesus’s life encouraged us to take the time to grow “in wisdom and in stature.” What steps are you taking to develop your understanding of the gospel and God’s Word? How is that process working for you?
  5. Are there people you feel safe asking your hard questions? (If not, what are some things we can do as a group to make it safer and more comfortable to reach out to each other for help?)
  6. How can we pray for you?

Week 2

Text: John 14:1–7, 26–28

Discussion Questions:
1. What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
2. How does the biblical definition of peace differ from what you believed
peace to be?
3. What is an area in your life that you’ve been striving with? Do you perhaps
now recognize you need God’s peace instead?
4. Can you think of a moment when you experienced God’s peace in the
midst of a difficult circumstance? What did that look like for you?
5. Another way to describe peace is harmony. Martha’s complaints about
Mary were caused by resentment, which created discord in the sisters’
relationship. What are some ways that you can bring godly peace into
discordant relationships at home? At work? In your community?
6. How can we pray for you?

Week 3

Text - Romans 5:6-11

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
  2. In today’s lesson we learned that God’s love is meant to transform us, but the process isn’t always easy. What is an area in your life that God is lovingly trying to transform so you can better love others?
  3. We also learned that God’s love is boundless, but not without boundaries. What are some areas in your life that need work in repairing or building healthy boundaries?
  4. How does knowing that God loves you at your weakest and most unlovable moments encourage you today?
  5. How does seeing God’s love expressed through Christ in the gospel and in your own life encourage you to show the same kind of love to others who may not see the world the same way you do?

Week 4

Text: Luke 7:36-50

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
  2. The enemy often tries to lure us away from the safety of our heavenly Father. What are some ways that we can better train ourselves to recognize the difference between God’s voice and the voices speaking lies into our lives?
  3. What is one area in your life that you are specifically struggling to hear God’s voice in? What do you think may be making it hard to hear him? (Unresolved hurt, anger, sin?)
  4. Scripture tells us to bear with one another in love (Ephesians 4:2). What are some ways we can work together to overcome in the areas where we’re struggling, without condemning or shaming each other?
  5. How can our example of compassion for one other encourage others within our church community to show the same love for one another?