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Alicia Human

Fight or Flight – 4.5.20 – Rob Pilant

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Believe it or not Easter is just around the corner, and I know there are lots of questions running through your minds of what that looks like this year with the whole Coronavirus thing. But please don’t lose sight of the most important thing about Easter, which is the celebration of Jesus’ death and, even better, His resurrection. As we prepare for Easter, we’ve been walking with a couple characters who walked with Jesus during His life on earth. This week, we see why Mary Magdalene was so exceptional and what we can learn from her.

Discussion Questions

  • How do you define courage? Who is someone you know who has been courageous?
  • How would you feel if you had been healed like Mary Magdalen had been healed? In what ways have you been healed by Jesus’ love and mercy?
  • Will you fight for Jesus? What steps can you take to make sure that when things are tough you stay focused on Jesus?

Flight or Flight – 3.29.20 – Rob Pilant

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This Sunday, we start gearing up for Easter, for the celebration of Jesus’ death and resurrection! And this is exactly what we need to talk about in the midst of this Coronavirus. Because Jesus is alive, we have hope in the midst of this pandemic. As we prepare for Easter, I want to introduce you to a couple of Jesus followers and how they responded when Jesus’ death was imminent. I hope we can learn from them how to stand strong and fight in the midst of unknowns and things we can’t possibly understand.

Discussion Questions

  • If you were in James’ shoes, do you think you would have shown up to fight, fled or hid? What makes you say that?
  • Explain from your perspective what makes the unknown and uncontrollable so fearful to you.
  • What steps will you take to stay focused on Jesus?

Fight or Flight – 3.22.20 – Rob Pilant

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With all of the announcements of quarantines and social distancing, it’s really distressing and leads us to wonder what we can do, or even should do? Sunday, I will give you the hope from Jesus and share with you ways to stay connected in this very disconnected world as well as ways to make a difference in people’s lives at the same time.

Discussion Questions

  • How are you feeling right now? What aspects of this situation are you struggling with most?
  • What parts of what Rob and Julie shared about with their own anxieties do you most resonate with you? How is what you are experiencing different than what Rob or Julie shared?
  • How does the perspective that this struggle is temporary and that Jesus will deliver us from it affect your anxieties? How can you begin trusting Jesus even in the midst of this struggle?
  • What steps are you going to take to stay connected with your Brooklife family during this season?

 

Reclaimed – 3.15.20 – Rob Pilant

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This Sunday, we wrap up “Reclaimed,” where we have been following the life of Paul. Paul was headed completely in the wrong direction, but God turned him around and Reclaimed him. God used Paul to change the world, and now, he is one of the heroes of our faith. Paul has a special message for you this Sunday. One that, if you will embrace it, will lead to God using you to change the world – just like he did with Paul.

Reclaimed – 3.8.20 – Rob Pilant

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This Sunday, we continue with our series “Reclaimed,” that examines the life of Paul. Paul was headed in the wrong direction with his life until God intervened and “Reclaimed” him and his life! Now, Paul is on the path we know will change the entire world. The path doesn’t always look like we would expect it to. This week, we find Paul, a follower of Jesus, in a place you’d never expect.

Reclaimed – 3.1.20 – Krista Heinen

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As we’ve looked at the life of Paul, I’ve been inspired. I have been RECLAIMED! But what happens when we begin to face opposition? Are we able to continue living confidently in our new identities, or do we begin to fall apart? This weekend, join Krista Heinen as she continues in the life of Paul by exploring his journey in the book of Acts, where Paul models how to face opposition to following Jesus.

Reclaimed – 2.23.20 – Joey Bluel

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Last week, we talked about Paul living in the “in between” for 8-9 years. We all spend many years of our lives there. How do we go from the “in between” to discovering what’s next for ourselves? How do we find our role, and how we fit into the big picture of things? How did Paul go from the sidelines to the playing field, and how did he know where to start? We are going to see how Paul found his role, and how we can use his story to help shape ours.

Reclaimed – 2.16.20 – Rob Pilant

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Last week, we began this new series called, “Reclaimed,” where we look at the life of this guy named Paul who wrote so much of our Bible. We saw that he was headed in the wrong direction with his life, and God miraculously stepped in to Paul’s life, rescued and Reclaimed him! So now what? After having been “Reclaimed”, where do you go from there? What does it look like for Paul to live this life of being Reclaimed, and what does it look like for you to live a Reclaimed life?

Reclaimed – 2.9.20 – Rob Pilant

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It’s so easy for us to focus on a moment in time of someone’s life and let that be the definition of who they are. When we do that with the Apostle Paul, we see this “over-the-top, way better than I am” person who changed the world. But what we miss is his story. Paul’s story wrapped up with him having changed the world; yours could too. Paul wasn’t perfect. He was Reclaimed by God, and so are you.