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SCRIPTURE: John 14-16 READ THE MANUSCRIPT FOR THIS WEEK’S SERMON HERE! REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Do you ever feel afraid of God? Where does that fear come from? How might what you know/read about Jesus’s relationship with the disciples serve to calm that fear? What do we see in Jesus that can help us trust God more? What have you heard or re…
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SCRIPTURE: John 13:1-17 AS ALWAYS, YOU CAN READ THE MANUSCRIPT FOR THIS SERMON HERE! REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What is the “ending” of Jesus’s story? Where is all of this heading? How does knowing the ending help us better understand (and trust) Jesus’s actions in John 13? Kenny talked about the historic problem of God’s apparent distance fr…
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SCRIPTURE: Psalm 1:1-2, Matthew 5:1-5 ***READ THIS WEEK’S MANUSCRIPT HERE!*** REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: How has this conversation affected your understanding of what it means to be “blessed”? Have you ever felt “poor in spirit”? Are you feeling that way now? Share your experience with a trusted friend. Do you think it really is possible that…
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SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 27:17 & Galatians 6:2 MANUSCRIPT LINK REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What have you learned in this series so far? Where is it pushing you? How can you better connect with the “purpose” you might have in this church community? Let’s talk about Proverbs 27:17… what did you make of Kenny’s revision of what it means for “iron [to]…
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SCRIPTURE: Romans 3:22-24, Ephesians 4:11-13, & Genesis 2:15, 18-23 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: In what ways have you experienced the benefits of being in a church community? Do you ever feel tempted to try and “make it on your own”? Where do you think this feeling comes from? How might your relationship with God and/or other Christians challe…
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SCRIPTURE: Matt. 26:28, 1 Cor. 6:19-20, John 17:1-3 & 20:21-23 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Why is the Apostles’ Creed important in the history of the Church? Why is it important to us at Revolution? How might it be important or helpful to you? Have you experienced forgiveness, either from God or from others? What did it feel like? Why is it es…
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SCRIPTURE: Luke 24 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: In what ways does Jesus demonstrate his active involvement and desire to restore relationships throughout the Gospel of Luke? How does the encounter on the road to Emmaus in Luke chapter 24 demonstrate the importance of recognizing the ongoing presence of Jesus? Have you ever felt unaware of Jesus…
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SCRIPTURE: Luke 21-22 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: How would you summarize the “Bible Story” as you have heard it or come to understand it? Who is the “main character”? What is the “journey”? How is this story different from the kinds of stories we tend to tell in our own culture? In our lives? In our churches? Kenny said that, “ if we’re going…
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SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 2:11-22, John 13:34 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What is the difference between thinking of the Jesus story as “a good idea” and thinking of it in the Roman sense of “good news”? In Ephesians 2:11-14, Paul talks about how a new humanity has been created in place of the old identities. How does this idea relate to the missio…
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SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What is the healthiest community you have ever been a part of? What made it so healthy? What does “reconciliation with God” look like for you? What gets in the way of this relationship? What does “reconciliation with yourself” mean to you? Why is it sometimes hard to see ourselves th…
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SCRIPTURE: Acts 15:6-16:3 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Think about Kenny’s “archery target” illustration for finding the right church: have you ever been in a church that was too close to the center for you, where you struggled to be challenged? Have you ever been somewhere that was too far for you to ever feel comfortable? Have you experienced…
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SCRIPTURE: John 13 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: How can we create opportunities to confront our fears together in our community? What are some fears or vulnerabilities you feel comfortable sharing with your community to grow together? How can embracing uncertainty help us grow in our faith? What is an area of uncertainty or curiosity in your fa…
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SCRIPTURE: 1 Peter 2, Hebrews 12 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Does the word “catholic” freak you out a bit? That’s okay! What are some practical ways we can cultivate unity and cooperation within the Church and our local faith communities? In what areas can you personally contribute to building unity within your faith community? 1 Peter 2:5 com…
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SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 29, Daniel 2 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Have you ever struggled with seasons of waiting? What has made this so hard? Do you resonate with the Israelites’ experience of exile? Have you ever been in a similar spot–where you wonder if God is really present with you? Discuss this with someone you trust this week! What can we l…
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SCRIPTURE: 2 Kings 5, Luke 4 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Reflect on your own prayer life: when have you seen prayers answered? When have you seen prayers go unanswered? What does it mean to approach God with a mindset of abundance rather than scarcity? How might this change our perspective on unanswered prayers? How can embracing authenticity …
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SCRIPTURE: 2 Samuel 11-12 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What can we learn from 2 Samuel 11 about responding to our own personal failures? What is necessary to bring real light to reprehensible behavior? Why does it matter? How does the lack of justice in the story of King David and Bathsheba affect our feelings about the story? In what ways has …
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SCRIPTURE: Judges 13-16 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What is the role of forgiveness and redemption in the story of Samson, despite his flaws and lack of commitment to his Nazirite vow? How does the book of Judges, including the story of Samson, remind us that God's people are not perfect and still belong to Him? How does Samson's story emphasi…
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SCRIPTURE: Joshua 2 & 6 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Have you ever felt like an “outsider” in a new place? Reflect on that experience: did you ever feel “in”? How long did it take? What changed? As you read through Joshua 2, what do you think makes Rahab’s story so important here? What does she know? What does she do? Why do you think she takes…
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SCRIPTURE: Genesis 25-49! REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Reflect on your “life with God” so far. When has it been good? When has it been… not so good? Has it gone like you expected it would? If you wouldn’t identify as someone who “has a relationship with God,” reflect on your journey with the idea of God: who have you wanted Him to be? Who might…
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SCRIPTURE: Genesis 11:1-9 & 12:1-3 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Have you heard the story of the Tower of Babel before? In what context? What did you take away from it? Why do you think God disapproves of the builders’ plans? What does the text say the “problems” are? Kenny suggests that the deeper issues are clarified when we think about “ziggu…
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SCRIPTURE: 2 Chronicles 36 & Exodus 2-14 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: In what ways can seeing the stories of the Bible as larger narratives about God and humanity deepen our faith? How has your perspective on certain Biblical stories changed as you've grown in your faith, and how can this new perspective impact your daily life? What does the st…
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SCRIPTURE: 1 Timothy 1:15-16, 2:4, 4:3-5, & 6:11-15; John 18:33-40 & 19:19-22 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Why is it important to consider the context and recipients of the letters in 1 Timothy when interpreting its instructions? How can you apply the principles from 1 Timothy to your own life while considering its original context and audience…
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SCRIPTURE: 1 Timothy 1:15-16, 5:1-8, & 6:1-2 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What makes “living together” with other people difficult for you? What makes it important? Kenny describes a “paradox” in Paul’s theology and counsel: by making ourselves less, we become more fully who we are. Reflect on this and/or discuss it with a friend: do you believ…
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SCRIPTURE: Mark 12:41-44, Acts 2:44-47, 1 Cor. 16:1-3, 2 Cor. 9:12, & 1 Tim. 6:9 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: How can disciplined giving help Christians combat greed and show gratitude towards God? What are some ways in which Christians today may be in conflict with their culture, and how can we navigate these conflicts while staying true to ou…
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SCRIPTURE: John 14, Psalm 139, Psalm 69, & Matthew 6:9-13 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What role does prayer play in your daily life? Have you ever “cried out” in prayer? What do you think it means for the Holy Spirit to intervene in our prayers? How can incorporating structured prayers, like the Lord's Prayer, help you grow spiritually? How mi…
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SCRIPTURE: Luke 23:50-56, 1 Peter 3:17-20, Philippians 2:5-11, & Galatians 5:13-14 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Reflect on the third statement of the Apostles’ Creed: “He descended to the dead. On the third day, he rose again.” What do you think is important to proclaim here? Do you have questions about it? The big question this week is, “why d…
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SCRIPTURE: Luke 9 & 24 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Why is the Easter story the “main thing” in the Christian faith? What does it mean? What does it prove? Why center on this… even over Jesus’s birth or Jesus’s death on the cross? Do you think you’re a “bad guesser”? What do the stories about the disciples in Luke 9 reveal to us about why we so…
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SCRIPTURE: Luke 7 & 19 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Who are the people in Jerusalem looking for in Jesus? Can you relate? If you could “make” Jesus fix the world in just the way you want it fixed, what would you have him do? Read Jesus’s prayer over Jerusalem in Luke 19:41-44. Why do you think Jesus says these things? Do they relate to you, too…
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SCRIPTURE: Luke 6 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: 1. Read Luke 6. What does this passage mean to you? What does it teach me about who God is? What does it teach me about who I am? What is Jesus showing me about how I can live? 2. If the Kingdom of God is about living under God's will, what does that look like? 3. What is the hardest part about lov…
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SCRIPTURE: Luke 5 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What can we learn from the reactions people have to Jesus in this chapter in terms of their awareness of their own “sins”? Consider the mistakes you’ve made in your own life: what did you most need to hear from God in those moments? Why do you think it’s so hard for the Pharisees in this chapter to…
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SCRIPTURE: Luke 3-4 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Don’t forget your “homework” for this week! Read Luke 1-5, and consider journaling as you go. You can consider: what does this passage say? Who is it for? What does it teach me about who God is? What does it teach me about who I am? What is Jesus showing me about how I can live? This week, we’re …
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SCRIPTURE: Luke 3:22 & Philippians 2:6-7 “Can you imagine the impact a community of people who go first might have? Can you imagine what hope might spring from a people who cancel debts, feed others, seek to help, choose to forgive, and choose to love before their neighbors do anything to earn it? When we say we believe in Jesus, we’re putting our …
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SCRIPTURE: Romans 8:26, Philippians 1:4-6, 2 Corinthians 5:18-20, & 1 Peter 1:22 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What have you discovered during this series? Has it enhanced your understanding of “sin” or “atonement”? What questions do you still have? The first half of this week’s sermon is about how we might know if “atonement” really works. Have…
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WEEK 1: THE WORK OF BELIEF Genesis 1:1-5 & 1 John 4:7-12 “If there is a God, and if that God is good, there is a moral order to the world that He, by His nature, must have put there. I think we sense that moral order. And I think part of Christian practice is deciding to be loyal to it. To chase it where it goes. To open ourselves up, with humility…
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SCRIPTURE: Luke 13:6-9 & Isaiah 55:10-11 “If we believe in our hearts we are loved, that Jesus is tending our roots, we can delight in who we are becoming in every moment. We can learn to feel it more fully, to embrace how we are being shaped not into something or someone different, but into who and what we were made to be. We’re becoming more full…
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SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 3, Habakkuk 1 & 2, Isaiah 30:21, & Hebrews 4:12 “It really does matter how you’re listening. Are you willing to try to be more open? Do you respect Him enough to expect Him? Can you nurture the imagination necessary to believe that the God of the Universe really wants to be heard… by you? That’s an enormous thing! It’s an amazin…
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SCRIPTURE: Psalms 46 & 131 “Stillness is necessary not just for our humility, not just because it helps us listen, but because it demonstrates trust: God will do it! It’s true that He may use you to carry out His purposes… but we are not His commissioned soldiers, running out to change the world on His behalf! This is where our attempts at disciple…
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On Christmas Eve, we again partnered with other churches in our community to hold a multi-denominational, community-wide candlelight service. This is one of our most treasured traditions: a testimony to the truth that we are ONE CHURCH MADE OF MANY PARTS. We were honored to participate alongside our sisters and brothers at: College Creek Church Fir…
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SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 7:10-16 & Matthew 1:18-25 “Love is the foundation for our hope in this world. Love is the miracle in Creation that blossoms any time and every time we look beyond ourselves and open ourselves up to others… or to God. There’s no explanation for it on its own: there is no reason for us to put our final focus on anything beyond our o…
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SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 2:1-5, Matthew 24:36-44, & Romans 13:11-14 “In light of Jesus’s life, the Kingdom that is still coming can get started now. We can live in it, in anticipation of its full arrival sometime in the future. What it requires from us is hope. Hope is what rises up in us when we hold the mystery of God up against the faithfulness of God …
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