Groups Discussion Starters

Week 13 /  Accidental Ambassadors

 

1) How would your rate yourself as an ambassador of Christ? How could you improve as an ambassador for Him? 

2) Why is it important to pray for your Pastors and spiritual leaders?

3) Have you experienced persecution because you served the Lord? How has God used that struggle for His glory?

4) What bad things have happened in your life that God has redeemed and used for his glory? 

5) How could God use your current pain to help someone else? 


Week 12 /  Growing Pains

 

1) Have you ever experienced conflict in the church? How did you pursue unity in the situation?

2) What are ways to pursue unity intentionally?

3) What is your role to play in the church?

4) How does your role impact the goal of the church?

5) Why is the bar set high when serving God's people? 


Week 11 /  Near Is Not Enough

 

1) What are the long lasting things you are investing in for your life?

2) Is it possible we are missing out on everyday opportunities God is placing in front of us? Why do you think that could be?

3) Have you ever experienced a miraculous intervention of God in an everyday event of your life? Discuss it. 

4) What opposition to your faith have you experienced? How did you handle it? 

5) How can you better be "with" Jesus? What practices could you implement into your life and why will they help? 


Week 10 / His Way Or The Highway

 

1) Why is it important to do church Jesus' way? 

2) Why is important for us to focus on sharing the gospel locally before we go beyond that? 

3) What does it look like to live with the power of the Holy Spirit working in our lives? 

4) Why do we need each other to live out our Christian walk? 

5) Why is it important not to be distracted from the message of the gospel because of the method of delivery? How can we avoid being distracted? 

6) What is the value of making the message of our lives completely about Jesus?

 

Week 9 /  Hell's Worst Nightmare

 

1) Who is Jesus to you?

2) If you live with Jesus as your cornerstone, how does that change your decision making?

3) How would it look if we stopped waste time-fighting each other and focused on battling the devil? 

4) What difference does it make knowing when you are being persecuted, that they are actually persecuting Jesus?

5) How does our obedience impact our victory God has already given us?


Week 8 /  God Don't Make No Junk

 

1) What insecurities have you battled in your life? How have those insecurities hindered your walk with God?

2) Discuss what it means to be created for God's purpose. How does/should that change your view on your insecurities? Discuss different Bible verses to combat the insecurities mentioned.
 
3) Have you ever envied someone else's walk with God? Describe the situation and how did/can you overcome that envy?
 
4) Was there ever a situation you faced in the past that you were unable to understand its purpose while you were going through it then but that you see God using for His purpose today? Explain.
 
5) What can you do to take the next step to fulfilling God's purpose in your life?

Week 7 /  The Ultimate Deception

 

1) How can we avoid/battle the devil's deceptions in our lives? 

2) Why do we try to find solutions for eternal problems by pursuing the temporary things of the world? 

3) How do we challenge the world's mindset to be accepting of all religions when Jesus says "he is the way, the truth, and the life."?

4) What are some of the promises of God you can or have held on to when you go through pain?

5) The devil tries very hard to keep us from Jesus. What do you do when you realize this is actively happening in your life? 


Week 6 /  Party Animal

 

1) What are some of the details God cares about in your personal life?

2) What details do you have difficulty giving to the Lord?

3) Why is the biblical prophecy of Jesus important?

4) What are the dangers in losing value in serving the Lord and how do you prevent it?

5) Do you sometimes get self-concious when you worship God? If so, how can you overcome this?

6) Discuss different types of worship.

 

Week 5 /  The People vs. Jesus Christ

 

1) Jesus faced three separate trials (Jews, Romans, and Galilean) prior to the final judgment of crucifixion. Do you believe that Jesus is still on trial today? How?
 
2) Do you believe that Christians are constantly being judged today based on their faith? Good or bad, how do believers give reason to be judged? 
 
3) Why is envy so dangerous and how can we guard ourselves from not giving into envy?
 
4) Have you ever been wrongly judged (whether at work or with family and friends) as a result of your faith? How did you overcome?
 
5) Pilate found no guilt in Jesus, however, he agreed to crucifixion based on what the crowd was demanding. How have other people's voices spoken louder to you than the truth of God's Word?
 

Week 4 / Dark Night Of The Soul

 

1) Have you ever faced things in your life that felt impossible to get through and God got you through them? Describe what happened. 

2) How can we keep from distancing ourselves from Jesus?

3) What is the impact of lying in our lives and why should we avoid lying? 

4) We constantly experienced judgment in our culture. Jesus was judged incorrectly which lead him to the cross. Is there judgment that is ok? Why or why not? What does the bible say about judgment? 

5) Have you ever been in darkness and experienced God working in your life despite the darkness? How did God's intervention change the situation and effect you?

 


Week 3 / Don't Bring a Sword To A Prayer Fight

1) When the battles come, what can we implement in our lives so we chose to pray instead of depending on our physical means?

2) Have you experienced how fighting with prayer makes a difference in your life? Describe a situation where you have experienced it. 

3) How do we battle the pride in our lives so we can depend more on God? 

4) Describe how God has used hardship, pain or struggle in your life to be a blessing to others. 

5) How do we prepare for the spiritual battles to come in our lives? 

 

Week 2 / Blood, Sweat, and Tears

1) What is the importance of having a healthy fear of sin & temptation?

2) What are habits we can implement in our lives to prevent us from being tempted by sin? 
 
3) What areas of life do you think people have the hardest time surrendering control to Jesus? 
 
4) Have you experienced God's strength in the midst of a trail or struggle? Describe your experience. 
 
5) How different would our lives look if we spent more time in prayer like when Jesus prayed in the Garden?
 

 Week 1 / A Stabbing At Supper

1) John 13 reviews the last supper. What stands out most to you about that story?

2) No matter what we do God will always love us, forgive us and save a seat for us! Sometimes it can be hard to accept that grace and forgiveness. Have you struggled with self condemnation or beating yourself up over something that God has already forgiven? How has that affected your life?

3) While the disciples spent years with Judas nobody knew the real him. Sometimes it’s easier to go through life without letting people know the real us. Discuss reasons why it is so easy to stay isolated, even as Christians. 

4) Pastor Kevin talked about how Jesus served the disciples by doing the “dirty work” of washing the disciples feet. What are some ways you can serve those in your life by doing the “dirty work”?

5) What is hindering you form serving those around you more?