Small Groups Weekly Bible Study – January 13

Vision 2020 Sunday “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?”

Theme: The Vision Expanded

 Warm-Up Questions:

  1. How do you respond to what Pastor Greg stated: “2020 is the year we will continue to not be okay with ANYONE not knowing Jesus!
  2. What does his statement, “We will be known for innovation, not renovation” mean to you?
Observation and Interpretation Questions: 

“We also know in 2020 that King of Kings’ DNA will remain focused on Jesus.”

 Read Matthew 11:28-30. Reliant

  1. What does Jesus promise you if you come to Him and rely on Him (verses 28-29)?
  2. Why do you think Jesus used this analogy of a yoke of oxen (verse 30)?

Read Ephesians 4:22-24. Authentic

  1. What does Paul say you are to do since you have been made new in Christ (verses 22-23)?
  2. Why can you be confident in the new self that God created in you (verse 24)?

Read Philippians 1:20-21. Courageous

  1. What does Paul say he hopes will always be true about his life (verse 20)?
  2. Why is it important that you understand to “live is Christ and to die is gain” (verse 21)?

Read 1 Timothy 6:17-19. Generous

  1. Of what are you told regarding the real purpose of any wealth you enjoy (verses 17-18)?
  2. Why would Paul relate giving to laying a firm foundation of the true life (verse 19)?
Application Questions
  1. What are you going to do this week to prepare for your future at King of Kings?
  2. What can you do to begin to let King of Kings’ DNA become a more significant part of your life?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, show us how relying on You, we can become more authentic in all our relationships, so that we can live more courageously and share Christ more sincerely.

Talk and Pray with one another about how you can join Jesus on His mission in your own lives this week, using the questions on the back, and pray for one another about any personal concerns or praises you have.

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Going Deeper

2 Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

How would you state what this might mean for you as you think about your future at King of King in the days ahead?

  1. Read Joshua1:3– “I will give you every place where you set your foot.”
    What do you think this might mean for us at King of Kings in 2020 and beyond?
  1. Read Joshua1:5– “I will never leave you nor forsake you.
    Can you make this true concerning your life at King of Kings in the coming year?
  1. Read Joshua1:7– “Be strong and very courageous.”
    Why do you think God reminded the people of this as often as He did? (See also 1:6, 9, 18).
  1. Read Joshua1:8– “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips.
    How have you had the most success as you attempted to fulfill this in your life?
  1. Read Joshua1:9– “The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
    Do you think the LORD reminds you of this if you are to be truly blessed?

One thing your family will do in the coming year to make King of Kings more of your life?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, may we be encouraged to face the future that Pastor Greg has laid out before us. Help us focus on seeking out and taking opportunities to share Christ.