What were your Easter and/or “Holy Week” traditions as a child? As an adult?
Read John 12:12-19
John tells us this event happened “the next day.” Looking back at the preceding verses, what had happened the day before? What does Jesus say about Mary’s act of...
Getting Started: What is your favorite wedding tradition? Which tradition is your least favorite or one you don’t understand?
Digging In:Read Revelation 19:1-10
Why do you think the lamb is referred to here? What are things we have learned about the Lamb in this series that can...
Getting Started: Do you have a favorite musical or play? Have you ever seen it performed live?
Digging In:Read Revelation 5
Why did John weep when he found out there was no one to open the scroll? Why was the scroll so important?
There are examples of this type of despair in our world...
Getting Started: If you could be any animal for a day, what would it be?
Digging In:Read Isaiah 53
Who is the prophet Isaiah is speaking about in this passage?
According to the chapter, what characteristics would this person have?
What expectations did the Jewish people have as they were...
Getting Started:Can you name one professional athlete who has been blamed for his/her team’s failures? Why do we feel the need to identify a scapegoat?
Digging Deeper:Psalm 103 is a song, written by David, directing praise to God who gives us good gifts. Read the entire Psalm.
Getting Started: Have you ever been rescued or delivered from a scary, awkward or uncomfortable situation? What feelings did you have toward your rescuer?
Digging In:Read Exodus 12
What are some ways God provided for the Israelites in this passage? Do you notice any trials they faced that...
Getting Started: Which do you prefer, cold and snow or heat and humidity? Or perhaps, which do you hate less?
Digging In:Read Genesis 22:1-18
When we first read this story, it seems pretty disturbing. What was your initial reaction when you heard what God asked Abraham to do?
Getting Started: If you had $5 million you had to give away, who would you give it to and why?
Digging In:Read 1 Timothy 6: 2-24
We’ve read parts of this passage several times during this series. What are some words in these verses that speak to the life God wants for us? What are some...
Getting Started: If you could join a team for a mission trip anywhere in the world, near or far, where would you want to serve?
Digging In:Read Luke 18:18-25
Practicing generosity is one of the best ways to ensure we place our hope in God and not our wealth. But frequently our attitudes...
Getting Started: Do you remember one of the first things you saved your money to purchase? What was it?
Digging In:Read Proverbs 28:22 and 1 Timothy 6:9-10
Last week we talked about some of the traps to which the wealthy are prone. Let’s spend some time looking at the way wealth can...