Mar 8, 2020
“God or Money”
Luke 16:1-13
Q1: Review the storyline of the dishonest parable? What questions do you have about the parable? Why do you think some say it can be challenging to understand? How do you understand it? 
Q2: How can a mindset for the future or lack thereof influence our management of wealth, time and money? Does the here and now really influence our future destination (eternal dwelling vs. 8)? 
Q3: What different applications can we draw out from this parable (1-13)? Can you summarize it all with one major conclusion from it all? 
Q4: In what ways do we serve money and how instead could we serve God with our money? 
Q5: Now quickly examine/scan the rest of chapter 16. How do the next verses 14-31 generally add what Jesus has been teaching so far? Why do you think Luke would have put all these parables and teachings the order he did? What major themes is he trying to communicate to us in chapter 15-16? 
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  • Mar 8, 2020“God or Money”
    Mar 8, 2020
    “God or Money”
    Luke 16:1-13
    Q1: Review the storyline of the dishonest parable? What questions do you have about the parable? Why do you think some say it can be challenging to understand? How do you understand it? 
    Q2: How can a mindset for the future or lack thereof influence our management of wealth, time and money? Does the here and now really influence our future destination (eternal dwelling vs. 8)? 
    Q3: What different applications can we draw out from this parable (1-13)? Can you summarize it all with one major conclusion from it all? 
    Q4: In what ways do we serve money and how instead could we serve God with our money? 
    Q5: Now quickly examine/scan the rest of chapter 16. How do the next verses 14-31 generally add what Jesus has been teaching so far? Why do you think Luke would have put all these parables and teachings the order he did? What major themes is he trying to communicate to us in chapter 15-16? 
  • Mar 2, 2020“The Lost Parables” Part II
    Mar 2, 2020
    “The Lost Parables” Part II
    Luke 15:11-32
     
    Hope Small Group Questions
    Q1: What part of the Prodigal Son story stands out to you after hearing this sermon? Explain. 
    Q2: What do we learn about the heart of God from the Lost Parables of Luke 15? Be specific. 
    Q3: The lost son had a moment when he "came to his senses." Leon Morris shares a quote in response that statement: "Hardship has a wonderful way of bringing people to face the facts:" Share a time in your life when this was true for you. 
    Q4: In what ways are we like the elder brother in the story? 
    Q5: Postulate what you think might have happened after Luke 15:32 both in the parable and outside of it. We don't know how the elder brother responded and we don't know what the crowds listening to Jesus may have thought or reacted. But what do you think happened? 
  • Feb 23, 2020“The Lost Parables” Part I
    Feb 23, 2020
    “The Lost Parables” Part I
    Luke 15:1-32
    Hope Small Group Questions 
    Q1: As a group, look over Leviticus 11 and the Jewish ritual dietary laws for cleanliness and holiness. Now read the accusation from the Pharisees in Luke 15:1-2. Do you see why Jesus' table fellowship with "sinners" here is so scandalous? 
    Q2: Now compare question 1 with Matthew 15:1-20? What is Jesus teaching them? (further study: Acts 10) 
    Q3: Compare and contrast all three lost parables. What is similar and different about each one? Luke isn't just repeating the same exact thing three times in a row, so what do we progressively learn as we read through the parables? (Luke 15:1-32) 
    Q4: The heart of the gospel is recognizing our position as lost without Christ. How does Romans 8:1-4 apply to the Lost Parables? 
     
  • Feb 16, 2020“Israel Tour Recap”
    Feb 16, 2020
    “Israel Tour Recap”
    Series: None
  • Feb 10, 2020“Mutual Friends”
    Feb 10, 2020
    “Mutual Friends”
     Job 9:32-33, Hebrews 9:23-24
    1) What was your biggest take away from this message? 
    2)Describe Job’s longing and need of a friend who could connect him to God the Father. 
    3) What are some examples in your life in which you needed a mediator?
    4) Do you view Christ as a mediator in your life? Why and how?
  • Feb 2, 2020“Bragging Rights”
    Feb 2, 2020
    “Bragging Rights”
    Jer. 9:23-24; 2 Pet. 1:2; Eph. 5:1
    Hope Small Group Questions
    Q1:  What was your take away from the sermon and why?
    Q2: What is true success according to Jeremiah 9:23-24? 
    Q3: What is promised to all who grow in their knowledge of God according to 2 Peter 1:2? 
    Q4: What produces "bad fruit"? 
    Q5: What produces "good fruit"? 
  • Jan 27, 2020“20/20 Vision” Part III
    Jan 27, 2020
    “20/20 Vision” Part III
    Romans 12
     
    Hope Small Group Questions 
    Q1: Discuss prayer. What do you find challenging about it? Why do you not pray? What has helped you in your prayer life? 
    Q2: "In Prayer ---> constantly." How does this help frame your prayers? Find P.R.A.Y framework to Nehemiah's prayer in Nehemiah 1:4-11
    > P. raise - "Hallowed be your name"
    > R. epent- "Forgive us our trespasses /debts" 
    > A.sk- "Give us this day our daily bread. Lead us not into temptation. Deliver us from evil." 
    >Y.ield- "Your kingdom come, your will be done." 
    Q3: "In need ---> Sharing." What is God teaching us today about corporate need, corporate sharing, and corporate sin in the accounts of Barnabas (Acts 4:36), Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11) and Achan (Judges 7)? 
    Q4: "In Hospitality ---> Pursuing." How can you actually "seek" and "pursue" hospitality in you group and home life? Be specific. 
     
  • Jan 19, 2020“Relationships: Keys to the Songs of Life”
    Jan 19, 2020
    “Relationships: Keys to the Songs of Life”
    Guest Speaker: Dr. Clarence Shuler teaching on relationships.  
  • Jan 12, 2020“20/20 Vision” Part II
    Jan 12, 2020
    “20/20 Vision” Part II
    Romans 12:9-13 
  • Jan 5, 2020“20/20 Vision” Part I
    Jan 5, 2020
    “20/20 Vision” Part I
    Romans 12:9-13
  • Dec 29, 2019“Let’s Not Forget”
    Dec 29, 2019
    “Let’s Not Forget”
    Psalm 31
  • Dec 22, 2019“King Forever, Ceasing Never”
    Dec 22, 2019
    “King Forever, Ceasing Never”
    Matt.1:1;18-25, Matt. 2:1-18
  • Dec 15, 2019“Let Earth Receive Her King”
    Dec 15, 2019
    “Let Earth Receive Her King”
    Isaiah 9:1-7 
  • Dec 8, 2019“Awkward Dinner Party”
    Dec 8, 2019
    “Awkward Dinner Party”
    Luke 14:1-35
  • Dec 1, 2019“Fig Trees, Disabling Spirits, Mustard Seeds, Narrow Doors and the Kingdom of God”
    Dec 1, 2019
    “Fig Trees, Disabling Spirits, Mustard Seeds, Narrow Doors and the Kingdom of God”
    Luke 13:1-35
  • Nov 24, 2019“Faithful vs Unfaithful”
    Nov 24, 2019
    “Faithful vs Unfaithful”
    Luke 12:35-13:5
    Hope Small Group Questions
    Q1: In what ways, should our mindset and lifestyles change if we are to take Luke 12:40 seriously?! 
    Q2: How do you understand and apply the following statement to your life? "to whom much has been given much will be required." (Does the passage surrounding Luke 19:17 give context and added understanding to Luke 12:48?) 
    Q3: As a follower of the King and a citizen of his kingdom, what have you been entrusted with and will be required of you upon the King's return? See 2 Timothy 1:12-14. Why is this such a high responsibility with such grave consequences if we don't keep it? 
    Q4: Compare Jesus' message in Luke 12:49-53 and John the Baptist message in Luke 3:16-17. What is being said here? 
  • Nov 17, 2019“My Kingdom vs God’s Kingdom”
    Nov 17, 2019
    “My Kingdom vs God’s Kingdom”
    Luke 12:13-34
     
    Hope Small Group Questions 
    Q1: Discuss the two kingdoms. What are some of the blanks you filled in with contrasts to the two kingdoms? 
    Q2: What differences stick out to you the mist between My kingdom and God's Kingdom? 
    Q3: Why would Jesus warn us so heavily against, materialism?
    Q4: Why ultimately doe we worry? From Luke 12 and other scriptures, what reasons and illustrations does Jesus give us not to worry? 
    Q5: How can our citizenship in God's Kingdom actually help us not to worry? What would our lives really look like if we were really to seek God's kingdom and and not our own? 
  • Nov 10, 2019“Default to Truth and Trust”
    Nov 10, 2019
    “Default to Truth and Trust”
    Luke 12:1-12
     
    Q1:  Describe a situation when you’ve misjudged someone’s intentions for the positive or negative. Why do you think we are inherently bad at determining if someone is telling the truth or telling a lie? Why can it be hard to really spot a hypocrite? Q2:  Do you think we have a “default to truth” when it comes to relationships? Why do you think hypocrisy is so universally reprehensible to us?   Q3: What are some areas where fear tends to get a hold on you? How can the reasons given in this passage and sermon encourage us to actually not fear?    Q4: How is a default to truth and a default to trust connected? Or are they? Q5: What can we learn from Paul’s testimony and Peter’s life testimony that can give us context to this supposed unforgivable sin or line we must not cross? Check out Paul’s testimony in 1 Tim. 1:16 and Peter’s testimony Luke 22:31-34.
  • Nov 3, 2019“Vision Changes Everything”
    Nov 3, 2019
    “Vision Changes Everything”
    Luke 11:29-54 
    HOPE SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS 
    Q1: If "Vision changes everything," than how does our vision of the world, humanity and God shape our entire being? (healthy eye vs. bad eye; Luke 11:34) 
    Q2: How can our vision of the world, humanity, and God shape our use or misuse of money? (Notice how Jesus specifically references greed, aims and tithing in Luke 11:40-42) 
    Q3: Compare 1 Peter 2:9-12 and John 3:19-21 with the passage in Luke we discussed today? What do you learn from this? 
    Q4: Which of the Woes Jesus pronounces onto the Pharisees and Lawyers do you think we have the most difficulty with today? Or what are our most obvious "blind spots?" (Luke 11:31-54; Six Woes: Legalism, Fame, Graves, Burdens, Hypocrisy, Hinderance)  
  • Oct 28, 2019“Fight Night: Jesus vs. Satan”
    Oct 28, 2019
    “Fight Night: Jesus vs. Satan”
    Luke 11:14-28
    Hope Small Group Questions 
    Q1: What are the three responses to Jesus' miracle of casting out the demon so surprising? Compare these responses to Jesus' miracle to the responses you find in Luke 11:29, John 12:37, Acts 17:32-34, What do we learn from this? 
    Q2: Let's remind ourselves of the power of Jesus Christ against the powers of darkness. Spiritual forces are real but so is Jesus Christ. Check out: James 4:7, 1 John 4:4. Do you think these powers have anything to do with trials, addictions, and the evil we face? 
    Q3: Read Ephesians 6:10-17. the armor of God to fight in spiritual warfare. Now read verse 18. What is the main way we fight the devil and his demons according to verse 18? 
    Q4: Talk about Luke 11:24-26 and how does it help answer why a "total revolution" is needed in our lives? Why is putting off, renewing, and then putting on so vital? (Ephesians 4:22-24)