Pastor Kaye Kolde
June 28th, 2020
1. What is your favorite epic movie or book, and why do you love the story?
2. Read John 11:1-19. Discuss why Jesus waits so long to go to Bethany, and how you can relate this to God's timing at some crucial points in your own story. During these kinds of experiences why is it crucial to know how God feels about you (See v. 3, 5)?
3. Read John 11:20-35. How do you see Jesus relating to Martha and Mary? What is similar and what is unique?
4. There has been a lot of discussion for people around the wording of v. 33, but Pastor Kaye suggested that if Jesus was disturbed or outraged it was by death itself. Read 1 Corinthians 15:22-27. Discuss why death has already been defeated by Christ, but it has a future and final destruction according to these verses - what questions do you have about this? How does this change your perspective on the grief of this world and re-write the ending to your story?
5. Read John 11:38-44. Why is it different to know about the doctrine of resurrection and personally know Jesus as the Resurrection and the Life for you from day to day?
How do you feel the Spirit prompting you to respond to living life in a totally different story, one that has been rewritten so that you can experience the resurrection power alive in you now? What will you do differently with that life inside of you? Pray for one another about the way God is calling you to respond.
"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life"
Pastor Ryan Moline
July 5th, 2020
1. Why do you think Jesus took the time to comfort the disciples in their salvation? How is comfort in our salvation different than a playing it safe comfort
What does it mean that Jesus and the Father are one and why do you think Jesus talks about this so many times in John 14 (v. 1, 7, 9, 10, 11, 17, 21)?
Take a look back at MLK Jr.’s quote and discuss how this can convict, challenge, and call Christians and more specifically you to action…
“I still believe that standing up for the truth of God is the greatest thing in the world. This is the end of life. The end of life is not to be happy. The end of life is not to achieve pleasure and avoid pain. The end of life is to do the will of God, come what may.”
Discuss Brian Combs three points in reference to Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life. What is hard to understand? What is easier to understand? How could these words transform your life this week?
What does it mean to have an Advocate (John 14:26) and how do we listen to and respond to this Advocate in our daily lives? What makes it difficult to listen to the Advocate?