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Apr 4, 2021
Easter 2021
Series: Easter 2021
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  • Apr 4, 2021Easter 2021
    Apr 4, 2021
    Easter 2021
    Series: Easter 2021
  • Mar 28, 2021“Palm Sunday”
    Mar 28, 2021
    “Palm Sunday”
    Series: Easter 2021
    Mark 11:1-11, Luke 23:26-43
     
  • Mar 21, 2021“Friday Daybreak”
    Mar 21, 2021
    “Friday Daybreak”
    Series: Easter 2021
    full size jerusalem map printable for church
  • Mar 14, 2021“Thursday Night: Agony, Arrest, Denial”
    Mar 14, 2021
    “Thursday Night: Agony, Arrest, Denial”
  • Mar 7, 2021“What is Church?”
    Mar 7, 2021
    “What is Church?”
    Series: (All)
    James 1:22-25, Matthew 26:36-41, 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, Acts 26:15-18, Romans 6:20-23
  • Feb 28, 2021“What is Greatness?”
    Feb 28, 2021
    “What is Greatness?”

    HOPE SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS

    FEBRUARY 28, 2021 / LUKE 22:24-38

    SPEAKER: PASTOR JORDAN MOODY

    Q1: What do you learn from Jesus’ prayer for Peter? Why do you think he singles Peter out? What does he instruct Peter to do? Why? (Luke 22:31-34)
     
    Q2: Examine Jesus’ “high priestly prayer” in John 17. What are Jesus’ greatest concerns for his disciples and his followers? What is on his mind just hours before he gets arrested?
     
    Q3: What is greatness? What is greatness according to the world’s kings? What is greatness according to God’s kingdom? How should we measure and value true greatness? (22:24-30)
     
    Q4: In what ways, can we grow to value and promote true greatness in God’s kingdom within our church community?
     
    Q5: What does a good leader look like according to Jesus? Is this the kind of leaders we elevate in the church? Is this the kind of leaders we look up too? Why or why not?
     
     
     
  • Feb 21, 2021“The Upper Room”
    Feb 21, 2021
    “The Upper Room”

    HOPE SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS

    FEBRUARY 21, 2021 / LUKE 22:1-23

    SPEAKER: PASTOR JORDAN MOODY

    Q1: Why do you think God has used the activity of sharing a meal to communicate his new covenant? What is God telling us about a meal like the Lord’s Supper and our relationship with God?
     
    Q2: Discuss the points (A-G) under the “Meaning of the Lord’s Supper.” Which one resonates with you the most and why?
     
    Q3: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances/sacraments of the church, both of which have been debated for centuries. Describe the differing views of the Lord’s Supper and how you have come to interpret the elements of the table.
     
     
    Q4: What is the New Covenant described by Jesus in Luke 22:20? As a group explore more facets of New Covenant by using Jeremiah 31:31-34 to help guide your understanding.
     
    Q5: Compare John 6:47-58 and Luke 22:19-20. What is Jesus saying and what is he not saying?
  • Feb 14, 2021“The Dress Rehearsal”
    Feb 14, 2021
    “The Dress Rehearsal”
    Q1: What is your one takeaway from the sermon on Luke 21?
     
    Q2: Why would Jesus' words in Luke 21:6 be so shocking to Jews in the first century?
     
    Q3: How is Luke 21:9 actually encouraging to those who follow Jesus?
    What did it mean for those in the 1st century and what can we learn from this passage for us today?
     
    Q4: Luke 21:9 says they will be "put to death" but then in verse 18 it says, "not a hair of their head will
    perish." So what is Jesus talking about and what does he mean by this?
     
    Q5:  How can we read Luke 21 and actually stay calm and look up instead of fret and worry about these
    apocalyptic passages, talk of the "End Times" and the current state of our own nation?
     
    Q6: Nations rise and fall but what really will remain and last in the end? See 1 Corinthians 13:13 and how does this passage 
    inform our lifestyle today?
     
     
  • Feb 7, 2021“Biblical Leadership”
    Feb 7, 2021
    “Biblical Leadership”
    Series: (All)
    The Plurality of Elders and Deacons
    Exodus 18:13-26
    1 Peter 5:1-4
  • Jan 31, 2021“A Widow’s Mite”
    Jan 31, 2021
    “A Widow’s Mite”
    SERMON NOTES
    JANUARY 31, 2020 / LUKE 20:41-21:4
    A WIDOWS MITE
    1. Who Am I? (Lk. 20:41-44)
    2. Beware of Scribes (Lk. 20:45-47)
    3. A Widows Mite (Lk. 21:1-4)
    HOPE SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS
    JANUARY 31, 2020 / LUKE 20:41-21:4
    SPEAKER: PASTOR JORDAN MOODY
    Q1:
    Why would Jesus ask the question in Luke 20:41 and 44? What
    is he saying about his identity, divinity, and authority by this
    questioning?
    Q2:
    List the areas and specific actions we are to beware of
    regarding the scribes. How can we apply and beware of these same
    actions in us today? (extra: Luke 14:7-11)
    Q3:
    What is meant by the phrase “devour widows’ houses?” How
    do we take advantage of the vulnerable, needy, and poor? Where
    in our society do we see this happening and how can we as a
    church counteract this? How can we practice true and pure
    religion? (James 1:27)
    Q4:
    N.T. Wright says, “Because God’s way of measuring reality is
    not our way.” What do you think this means in regards to Luke
    21:1-4? How does God measure and what does he truly value?
    SERMON NOTES
    JANUARY 31, 2020 / LUKE 20:41-21:4
    A WIDOWS MITE
    1. Who Am I? (Lk. 20:41-44)
    2. Beware of Scribes (Lk. 20:45-47)
    3. A Widows Mite (Lk. 21:1-4)
    HOPE SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS
    JANUARY 31, 2020 / LUKE 20:41-21:4
    SPEAKER: PASTOR JORDAN MOODY
    Q1:
    Why would Jesus ask the question in Luke 20:41 and 44? What
    is he saying about his identity, divinity, and authority by this
    questioning?
    Q2:
    List the areas and specific actions we are to beware of
    regarding the scribes. How can we apply and beware of these same
    actions in us today? (extra: Luke 14:7-11)
    Q3:
    What is meant by the phrase “devour widows’ houses?” How
    do we take advantage of the vulnerable, needy, and poor? Where
    in our society do we see this happening and how can we as a
    church counteract this? How can we practice true and pure
    religion? (James 1:27)
    Q4:
    N.T. Wright says, “Because God’s way of measuring reality is
    not our way.” What do you think this means in regards to Luke
    21:1-4? How does God measure and what does he truly value?
     
  • Jan 24, 2021“Death and Taxes”
    Jan 24, 2021
    “Death and Taxes”
    SERMON NOTES
    JANUARY 24, 2020 / LUKE 20:19-40
    DEATH AND TAXES
    1. Setting the Scene
    2. Taxes and Kingdoms (Lk. 20:19-26)
    3. Death and Resurrection (Lk. 20:27-40)
    HOPE SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS
    JANUARY 24, 2020 / LUKE 20:19-40
    SPEAKER: PASTOR JORDAN MOODY
    Q1:
    What is the difference between Pharisees, Herodians, and
    Sadducees? What were they willing to unite over? (see Matt.
    22:15-16; Acts 23:6-9)
    Q2:
    How do we render to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what
    is God’s? What do you think Jesus is saying by this? Why did he
    give an answer like this? (John 18:36; 1 Pet. 2:13-17; Rom. 6:13)
    Q3:
    What does it mean to give to God what belongs to him?
    Q4:
    What’s really going on through the big picture of Jesus entering
    Jerusalem at the end of Luke 19 through all of chapter 20? What is
    the major point being made through this passage? (think about
    tying all the individual stories into one point the author is making
    about Jesus)
    Q5:
    What do you find so encouraging about what Jesus says in
    Luke 20:37-38. Why is this so important to this story and the
    gospel?
    Q5:
    What do you find so encouraging about what Jesus says in
    Luke 20:37-38. Why is this so important to this story and the
    gospel?
    SERMON NOTES
    JANUARY 24, 2020 / LUKE 20:19-40
    DEATH AND TAXES
    1. Setting the Scene
    2. Taxes and Kingdoms (Lk. 20:19-26)
  • Jan 17, 2021“Don’t Shoot the Messenger
    Jan 17, 2021
    “Don’t Shoot the Messenger
    Luke Part 1- The Son of Man (Galilee, 1-9)
    Luke Part 2- Came to Seek (On the road, 10-19)
    Luke Part 3- Save the Lost (Jerusalem, 20-24)
    1. Cleaning House and Taking Names Luke 19:45-48
    2. Trick Questions With No Comment Luke 20:1-8
    3. Don't Shoot the Messenger and Watch Your Step Luke20:9-18
  • Jan 10, 2021“Epiphany: Gospel to all the Nations”
    Jan 10, 2021
    “Epiphany: Gospel to all the Nations”
    Matt. 2:1-11, Isa. 1:18, Isa. 2:1-5, Isa. 6:1-4, Isa. 11:1-12, Isa. 52:7-15, Isa. 60:1-6
  • Jan 3, 2021“Hindsight 2020” Part II
    Jan 3, 2021
    “Hindsight 2020” Part II
    Romans 12:9-13
  • Dec 27, 2020“Hindsight 2020”
    Dec 27, 2020
    “Hindsight 2020”
    Romans 12:9-13, Matt. 28:17-19, Hebrews 13:17, 1 Timothy 3:14-16
  • Dec 20, 2020“The Gift of Love”
    Dec 20, 2020
    “The Gift of Love”
    1 John 4:7-21 , John 3:16-21 ; Ephesians 3:14-21;  Ephesians 2:4-9
  • Dec 14, 2020“The Gift of Joy”
    Dec 14, 2020
    “The Gift of Joy”
    Isaiah 12, John 4:1-42 
    Hope Small Group Discussion Questions 
    1. What is Dr. Seuss teaching us about the source of Christmas and joy in his children's book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas?"
    2. What themes do we find in Isaiah 11 that gives us cause for singing and rejoicing in Isaiah 12?
    3. Examine Moses' Song in Exodus 15 and discuss what he and the children of Israel are singing about?
    4. Discuss the different elements and storyline of John 4 and the woman at the well. What is your favorite part?
    5. How is Jesus' statement in John 4:14 about "a spring of water welling up" particularly important and profound? 
  • Dec 6, 2020“Give You Peace”
    Dec 6, 2020
    “Give You Peace”
    Numbers 6:22-27
    Hope Small Groups Discussion Questions
    1. What state are you at between war and peace?
    2. Look up the in-depth meanings to peace from the Hebrew word Shalom and the Greek word Eirene. Discuss how it is similar and different to our modern usage of peace in English.
    3. Pick a few of the passages listed in the sermon notes from the Biblical reality of peace and discuss the way the Bible presents peace from those passages?
    4. How can we be a church of true biblical peace? Practically, what would that mean for our community?
  • Nov 29, 2020“The Gift of Hope”
    Nov 29, 2020
    “The Gift of Hope”
    Titus 1:2-3
    Hope Small Groups Discussion Questions
    1.What is hope? What is faith? How are they different and/or how are they similar?
    2. Compare these two passages and how does it help you understand hope and faith?
    • Rom. 8:24 - For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?
    • Hebrews 11:1 - Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
    3. Pick a few of the passages listed in the sermon notes from the OT Hope and discuss how they build our faith and fuel our hope.
    4. How does understanding the whole story of the Bible (old and new testaments) give you faith for today and hope for tomorrow?
     
  • Nov 22, 2020“A Prayer for Your Thanksgiving”
    Nov 22, 2020
    “A Prayer for Your Thanksgiving”
    I Chronicles 29:10-22 Hope Small Groups Discussion Questions
    1. What has 2020 illuminated for you to see that you didn’t see before? How have your priorities been shifted? (Remember Jordan’s illustration: neon lights, darkness and the moon)
    2. Have you seen your priorities shift these days? If so, how has this helped you be thankful for the things that truly matter?
    3. Discuss David’s prayer. What stands out to you as significant and meaningful from his prayer? (1 Chron. 29:10-19)
    4. What can we learn from David’s prayer of thanksgiving? And what needs to change in our lives in response to this passage?