Last Sunday, we started a new series called “If This Then That”. We want to help you have THIS: a life that will make you smile. But to get THIS, you’re going to need to do some THAT’s. This Sunday, we really want to help you understand how God designed the church to help you have a life that will make you smile. How does that work?
Sunday, we start up a brand new series called, “If This, Then That,” which will help us set the tone for the new year. We all want to be the best version of ourselves possible, but some things are required for that to happen. If you want to become everything God created you to be this year and for the rest of your life, you need to figure out these foundational steps.
We are going to cap off our series “Virgin Territory” with a rare glimpse of Mary parenting Jesus during his childhood. While there is little written about Jesus’ adolescence, we know that Mary continued to parent her son as he grew. In Luke 2:41-52, we encounter a story where Mary’s expectations do not align with her reality. Like Mary, we often experience unmet expectations, and we will unpack together how we can face disappointment by leaning into God.
We continue our series “Virgin Territory” where we are looking at Jesus’ birth from Mary’s perspective. After Mary comes to grips with what is really happening in her life, she stops and writes a song with such insights that we just can’t wait to share it with you.
Small Group Questions
- Who is someone who changed your life through their words or influence? How did that happen? Where would you be if certain key people had not invested in you?
- Please read Luke 16:1-9. Why did Jesus tell this story? Why is the manager extremely smart for doing what he did? Why does Jesus praise the manager when it seems he swindled someone?
- How often do you find yourself caught up in the same Game of Life everyone else gets caught up in? Why is it so easy to store up stuff and money? How do you break down your inclinations to choose stuff over people?
- How are you being generous? What priorities in your life should change? What would that look like? Do you think it will make you happier? Why or why not? What would Jesus say?
Download Small Group Questions here.