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Small Groups Weekly Bible Study – April 6

Palm Sunday: And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

Theme: Gathering together is how we all are wired.

 Warm-Up Questions:

  1. How do you respond to what Tyler Rohlfsen stated: “Even if your WHAT has been upended and your HOW has been upended, your WHY has not?”
  2. What is one other thing that stood out to you from his sermon?

Observation and Interpretation Questions: 

Read 1 John 5:3-5. Faith Triumphs over Fear.

  1. Why is it important that John reminds us of what God expects of us (verse 3)?
  2. What, and who, does John tell us that overcomes the world (verse 4)?
  3. How might keeping this in mind helps you face some things in your life right now?

Read Isaiah 26:1-4. Peace overcomes Panic.

  1. How does the prophet begin this section of scripture (verse 1)?
  2. Why do you think Isaiah used the image of a strong city with gates (verse 2)?
  3. What was the reminder that he wanted everyone to know (verses 3-4)?
  4. How can this message be helpful to someone, you know?

Read Hebrews 10:23-25. There is Unity in God’s Community

  1. What does the writer urge us to do without wavering (verse 23)?
  2. What else are we encouraged to do to one another (verses 24)?
  3. What are we then urged NOT to do, and then what are we called TO do (verse 25)?
  4. Where can you look for God to work these aspects of the community into your life?

Application Questions:

  1. How are you going to apply one of these three truths to your life this week?
  2. What can you do this week to let God’s word transform the way you do life?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, on this Palm Sunday, remind us that Jesus chooses people over power, love over His life, and us, to receive His presence forever, wherever and whenever.

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

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Going Deeper

Pastor Greg stated,Jesus transforms our lives to see who is essential. What do you
think he meant by this statement? 

Jesus at Bethany

  1. Read John 12:1. – “Lazarus
    Who do you think the crowd had truly come to Bethany to see, Jesus or Lazarus? Why?
  2. Read John 12:2. – “Martha
    How is it, that again this time we see Martha busy serving Jesus?’
  3. Read John 12:3. – “Mary
    What was so significant about what Mary chose to do for Jesus?
  4. Read John 12:4-6. – “Judas
    How do you think having this mindset would affect the way you treat others?
  5. Read John 12:7-8. – “Jesus
    How do you think having this mindset would affect the way you interact with others?

Share how you might look for an opportunity to apply these truths in your life this week.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, open us to the way Jesus looked at all He experienced in light of eternity, so that we will be able to see transformation in every aspect of our daily lives.