Small Group Studies

Monsoon: Week 6 Study

BIG IDEA Sometimes, when we face certain monsoons in our lives, it is simply our own fault. For example, if we continuously spend money that we do not have, and end up in credit card debt, the poor financial situation that we are in is our own fault. There is no other way around it. Sometimes...

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Monsoon: Week 5 Study

BIG IDEA Sometimes monsoons come on us so suddenly and shockingly that we feel like the world is spinning at warped-speed around us, and we are struggling to stand up, let alone make sense of it all. This leads us to pause, look around, and cry out, "What is happening?" In fact, many of us...

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Monsoon: Week 4 Study

BIG IDEA Growing up, I always faced consequences when I disobeyed my parents. The most common consequence I received was being sent to my room. My parents did not punish me for the sake of punishing me. They wanted me to become a good person who honors God in everything I do. The same is true...

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Monsoon: Week 3 Study

BIG IDEA Have you ever found yourself asking, "Why, God?" Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a monsoon wondering what God is doing in your life? Have you wondered why your circumstance is happening the way it is happening? Maybe you are feeling all of these things right now. We will...

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Monsoon: Week 2 Study

BIG IDEA While we all prefer perfect weather with no storms in our lives, monsoons of suffering are going to happen. This world is broken. This becomes most obvious to us when we face our own times of suffering. When this happens, the question is: how do we respond? How do we suffer well? We...

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Monsoon: Week 1 Study

BIG IDEA When I was on a class trip in high school, two of my friends were very bored. To entertain themselves, they decided to see how many rocks they could put in people's backpacks. I watched very carefully to make sure they did not put any rocks in my backpack, but when I was not looking...

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Stages of the Cross: Easter Sunday

BIG IDEA This week, as Stages of The Cross comes to an end, we are talking about the whole reason why we celebrate Easter, Jesus' resurrection from the dead. As we study about the resurrection of Jesus, we are going to see that because Jesus rose from the dead, we have hope. We have hope...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 6 Study

BIG IDEA As Jesus was dying on the cross, He said the words, "My God, My God, why have You abandoned me?" (Matthew 25:46). In this moment, Jesus expressed feeling a sense of loneliness that came with feeling distant from God the Father because He was taking on the sins of the world. Despite the...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 5 Study

BIG IDEA As Jesus was dying a criminal's death on the cross, He looked at his mother, Mary. "Dear woman," He said, "here is your son," referring to the disciple John (John 19:26). Next, He looked at John and said: "Here is your mother" (John 19:27). From that moment, John took Mary in as His...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 4 Study

BIG IDEA When Jesus was crucified, He was nailed on a cross between two criminals. One of these criminals, observing what was happening, expressed faith in Jesus as the Son of God. As Jesus was dying, this criminal said to Him, "remember me" (Luke 23:42). Jesus responded by saying, "Today you...

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