Small Group Studies

Dead End Desperation Week 2

When we give our lives to Christ, everything changes. He gives us salvation, hope, peace, and so much more. He also gives us gifts and talents, so He can use us to make a difference. When we leverage our gifts and talents for Him, we have the opportunity to have a significant impact. We have to...

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Dead End Desperation Week 1

No one enjoys being interrupted. Whether you are telling a story and are interrupted mid-story, or you are working hard on a task and are interrupted by someone asking for help, interruptions are almost always inconvenient and frustrating. We are beginning a brand-new series about a man named...

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Best of 2022

For your small group community to be healthy, you all need to take time to talk about expectations and goals for the coming year. As we start a brand-new year of meeting together regularly, we want to make sure that we establish clear expectations for group members. This is a time for you to...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 11

Today we are talking about prayer, a critical part of growing in our relationship with God, yet something that we do not talk nearly enough about. Simply put, prayer is communicating with God. It is the way we talk to God and share with Him what is on our minds. It is also how we listen to Him...

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Christmas 2022

We just finished celebrating Christmas over the weekend. This is always a busy time of year. Amidst all of the planning, shopping, cooking, baking, and preparing, it can be easy to forget to take time to celebrate the greatest gift we have ever been given: Jesus. This week, as we recover from...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 10

Jesus made it clear throughout His ministry that He came to rescue everyone, Jews and Gentiles. The Jewish believers, however, had to unlearn a lot of bias and untrue opinions of Gentiles. Many believed that Gentiles were unclean and that the Holy Spirit did not indwell the lives of Gentiles...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 9

Who is the most unlikely person in your mind to become the next missionary to spread the message of Christ across the world? Why are they the most unlikely? Maybe they openly oppose Christianity and actually go against most of what it teaches. This was the case of a man named Saul at the...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 8

There is a reason why Jesus called His first disciples with the command, “follow me.” His invitation is, indeed, an invitation to follow. It is an invitation to walk so closely that we listen to His direction and follow wherever He leads. Scripture is full of stories about people who...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 7

We read in the book of Acts that people took notice as the church began to grow. However, not everyone was pleased by what God was doing through the church. Many people, especially religious and political leaders, were unhappy that the name of Jesus was being preached and proclaimed. While some...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 6

We pick up our study of the church and how early church members lived extraordinary lives in Acts chapter 6. In this chapter, the early church learned a valuable lesson firsthand: they all needed each other. There were needs beyond what the apostles could meet, so they, too, needed to begin...

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