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Conversation Starters

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Connect with discussion groups in Seattle and LA for conversations around the weekly message.

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Conversation Starters: 4/1/20

  1. What most impacted you from this message?
  2. In John 11:45, we see eternal God take time to weep with friends in a temporal moment. How can we too simply be present in the pain of others?
  3. God has infinite knowledge and yet the first thing he says to humans in Genesis 3:9 is, “Where are you?” What empathetic questions can we ask one another instead of trying to offer answers and explanations?
  4. Is there anything we can pray about for you today? Jesus loves you and will weep with you in your pain, and we’ll be here for you, too.

Scriptures Referenced:
John 11:45 (ESV)
Genesis 3:9 (ESV)

Conversation Starters: 3/29/20

  1. What most impacted you from this message?
  2. What events in life have made you “burst with joy”?
  3. What do you take away from the fact that people in Luke 24 were “bursting with joy” even when their circumstances weren't ideal?
  4. What Old Testament Bible stories resonate in a new way for you when you read them knowing it’s all about Jesus?
  5. What moments have you experienced where the spirit of Jesus reminded you of who you are—that you’re righteous and loved?

Scripture Referenced:
Luke 24:44-53 (MSG)

Conversation Starters: 3/22/20

  1. What most impacted you from this message?
  2. In 2 Timothy 1, Paul reminds us that Jesus is enough for our salvation. Do you find it easy to accept how truly simple salvation is—that it’s a free gift? Why?
  3. It’s easy to think we need success to be satisfied. What successes have you thought you needed to achieve to feel satisfied? How does thinking about Jesus being enough for our satisfaction change your perspective?
  4. Jesus is enough for our security. How does knowing your value is determined by the finished work of Jesus impact your perspective of who you are?
  5. Even imprisoned and facing a death sentence, Paul is confident that he’s called to preach the Gospel. What can you be confident that you are called to do?

Scriptures Referenced:
2 Timothy 1:1-14 (ESV and MSG)
1 Corinthians 15:55 (ESV)

Conversation Starters: 3/15/20

  1. What most impacted you from this message?
  2. What gifts has God given you that you can use to serve others? (e.g., words of encouragement, music, cooking, cleaning, preaching, writing, parenting, teaching, etc.)
  3. How can we be innovative in these unprecedented times to use our gifts with sensitivity?
  4. What are you expecting in your life right now, and how can we help each other build our expectations of God-activity in our lives?
  5. Paul tells Timothy to follow the “healing words.” What are some encouraging things we can do or we say to one another that follow the pattern of the healing words?

Scriptures Referenced:
2 Timothy 1:1-14 (ESV)
Romans 12:6-9 (ESV)
2 Corinthians 12:10 (ESV)

Conversation Starters: 3/8/20

  1. What most impacted you from this message?
  2. What helps you make the best decisions? How does being afraid impact your decision-making capabilities?
  3. Judah suggests we do 3 things when we’re afraid: we compare, we comprehend, and we concede. In John 20, the disciples go home, wanting to do whatever is familiar and appears to be safe. What safe places or mindsets are you tempted to retreat to when you’re afraid?
  4. What are some of the miracles or mysterious things in life that you don’t understand or fully comprehend but embrace regularly?
  5. Mary Magdalene stays at the tomb when the others go home because she knows she has been forgiven much, so she loves much. Her gratitude is stronger than her fear. We, too, can overwhelm our fear with worship and gratitude. What can we thank God for today?

Scriptures Referenced:
John 20:1-18 (ESV)
Luke 8:2 (ESV)
Luke 7:47 (ESV)

Conversation Starters: 3/1/20

  1. What most impacted you from this message?
  2. Judah mentioned a recent survey that found the number one reason people go to church is “to feel closer to God.” What does “feeling close to God” look like for you?
  3. In Luke 17, nine of the ten lepers follow the law, logic, and rules of what they’re “supposed” to do to be healed. What rules have you ever felt like you needed to follow before you could connect with God?
  4. If the number one thing actually keeping us from feeling close to God is trying harder to be good ("do good, get good"), what can we do to let go of striving and simply receive the free gift of Grace?
  5. Our worth has been proven in the finished work of Jesus on the cross, not by anything we can earn through hard work. Our hard work then can become about worship, not earning. What in your life can you regard and treat as worship, not earning (e.g., designing, building, creating, cleaning, parenting, teaching, etc.)?

Scriptures Referenced:
Luke 17:11-19 (ESV)
Col 2:20-23 (ESV, MSG)
2 Tim 2:1 (TPT)

Conversation Starters: 2/23/20

In Mark 2:1-12, it’s in a HOME where Jesus reveals himself as the Son of God who can forgive and heal.

1. When you think about healthy home dynamics, what comes to mind?

Dr. Strong referenced six things that are needed for the type of home dynamics that create a place where Jesus can move:
 1) Heart (caring for one another)
 2) Proximity
 3) Energy
 4) Determination (that we’ll get through this)
 5) Vulnerability
 6) A Primary Pursuit (we’re all going after Jesus)

2. How can we be people who care about one another, even if we don’t know every detail of each other’s stories?

3. How can we increase our spiritual and emotional proximity to one another?

4. What makes it hard or scary to be vulnerable with others? How can we create spaces to help one another be more vulnerable?

The people who witnessed the paralyzed man be lowered through the roof and healed and forgiven had their minds blown. God wants to blow our minds with all the wonderful things he wants to do in our lives.

5. When was last time something about God or that God did blew your mind?

Scriptures Referenced:
Mark 2:1-12 (NKJV)
John 17:11 (ESV)
Galatians 6:2 (ESV)
Romans 10:9 (ESV)