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John 13:31-38 Study Guide: Known By Your Love
March 29th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — Known by Your LoeJohn 13:31-38Study Information:How do people know that you’re a follower of Jesus? We’re told by Jesus in at least two places that “people will know you’...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 13:21-30 Study Guide: The Betrayer and the Beloved Disciple
March 22nd, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — The Betrayer and the Beloved DiscipleJohn 13:21-30Study Information:Jesus knows what it was like to be betrayed by a close friend. John 31:18 sees this betrayal is a fulf...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 13:1-20 Study Guide: Serving One Another
March 14th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — Serving One AnotherJohn 13:1-20Study Information:Have you had someone wash your feet before? It is really awkward and humbling, especially if you’re seated in a chair and...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 12:27-43 Study Guide: Refusing to See Jesus
March 8th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — Refusing to See JesusJohn 12:27-43Study Information:How did Jesus, in his human nature, feel about the cross? We can read passages like Hebrews 12:3 that tells us that “f...  Read More
by David Frederick
Matthew 28:18-20 Study Guide: The Great Comfort of the Great Commission
February 15th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — The Great Comfort of the Great CommissionMatthew 28:20Study Information:Imagine being one of Jesus disciples while he was present on earth. You had an opportunity to see ...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 12:12-19 Study Guide: The Triumphal Entry or \"A New Kind of King\"
February 9th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — The Triumphal Entry (or, A New Kind of King)John 12:12-19Study Information:What comes to mind when you think about a king? Not many of us have lived in a government run b...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 12:1-11 Study Guide: Costly Worship
February 1st, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — Costly WorshipJohn 12:1-11Study Information:Our text of scripture gives us contrasting pictures among people who were called Jesus’ followers. Mary demonstrated costly wo...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 11:45-57 Study Guide: Under Pressure
January 26th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — Under PressureJohn 11:45-57Study Information:You would think that the people who witnessed Lazarus being raised from the dead would have left with a stronger faith and tr...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 11:28-44 Study Guide: I am the Resurrection and the Life Part 2: The Love of God in the Face of Death
January 18th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — I am the Resurrection and the Life Part 2: the Love of God John 11:28-44Study Information:During times of personal suffering and sorrow it can be tempting to question if ...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 11:1-27 Study Guide: I Am the Resurrection and the Life
January 11th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — I am the Resurrection and the LifeJohn 11:1-27Study Information:The problem of pain is something that everyone has to deal with. The problem of pain is: if God is loving ...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 10:31-42 Study Guide: The Works of God
January 4th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — The Works of GodJohn 10:31-42Study Information:You can know a lot about someone by what they actually do. People's actions show us what they are actually like; does someo...  Read More
by David Frederick
Luke 1:26-45 Study Guide: What did Mary Know?
November 30th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — What Did Mary Know?Luke 1:26-45Study Information:Core to being human is having a sense of wonder and awe. We are created to be amazed and that will often lead us towards ...  Read More
by David Frederick
Jonah 4 Study Guide: Anger with God
November 23rd, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — Anger with GodJonah 4:1-11Study Information:In our last study guide we got to witness massive repentance on a scale that we’re not used to seeing. Nineveh repented of the...  Read More
by David Frederick
Jonah 3 Study Guide: The God of Second Chances
November 16th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — The God of Second ChancesJonah 3:1-10Study Information:Are there people who have gone so far that they cannot be redeemed? In the Jonah story we saw how Jonah fled from G...  Read More
by David Frederick
Jonah 2 Study Guide: Salvation Belongs to the Lord
November 9th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — Salvation Belongs to the LordJonah 2:1-10Study Information:Where do the people of God turn in times of distress? In our previous study guide we met Jonah and learned abou...  Read More
by David Frederick
Jonah 1 Study Guide: Defiance and Discipline
November 2nd, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — Defiance and DisciplineJonah 1Study Information:The book of Jonah is one of the most fascinating books in the Bible. God lays out a hard truth for us in the form of this ...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 10:22-42 Study Guide: Safe in the Father\'s Hand
October 26th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — Secure in the Father’s HandJohn 10:22-42Study Information:The identity of Jesus as the Good Shepherd gives hope to weary Christians. We explored in our last study guide h...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 10:1-21 Study Guide: The Good Shepherd
October 19th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — The Good ShepherdJohn 10:1-21Study Information:The kind of relationship Jesus desires to have with his people is one that is familiar, personal and leads to abundant life...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 9:1-41 Study Guide: Sight Restored
October 12th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — Sight to the BlindJohn 9:1-41Study Information:When evil and suffering hit us in a personal way we ask the question, “why us?” We know the world is marked by the effects ...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 8:48-59 Study Guide: Before Abraham Was, \"I am\"
October 5th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — Before Abraham Was, “I Am”John 8:48-59Study Information:Jesus offers his followers a father-child relationship with God. John opened the gospel with that truth when he wr...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 8:31-47 Study Guide: The Truth Will Set You Free
September 22nd, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — The Truth Will Set You FreeJohn 8:31-47Study Information:Jesus makes one of his most famous statements from the Gospel of John, “you will know the truth, and the truth wi...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 8:12-30 Study Guide: I am the Light of the World
September 15th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — The Light of the WorldJohn 8:12-30Study Information:John 8:12-59 continues the themes around the Feast of Tabernacles that we learned about in John 7. The people of God w...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 8:1-11 Study Guide: Merciful God
September 7th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — Merciful GodJohn 8:1-11Study Information:The text of John shifts away from the Feast of Tabernacles, briefly, at the beginning of John chapter 8. You  may notice in your ...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 7:37-39 Study Guide: What's the Deal with Jesus? Part 3: Sending the Spirit
August 31st, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — What’s the Deal with Jesus? Part 3 - Sending the SpiritJohn 7:37-39Study Information:Over the last two study guides we’ve been exploring Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 7:14-24 Study Guide What's the Deal with Jesus? Part 2: The Truth from God
August 24th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — What’s the Deal with Jesus? Part 2 - The Truth from GodJohn 7:2, 14-24Study Information:The people of God had various feast and festivals throughout the year to remind th...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 7:1-13, 40-52 Study Guide: What's the Deal with Jesus? Part 1: Is He the Christ?
August 17th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — What’s the Deal with Jesus? Part 1 - Is He The Christ?John 7:1-13, 25-27, 31, 40-52Study Information:At this point in the gospel of John, Jesus has been ministering publi...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 6:60-71 Study Guide: Where Else Would We Go?
August 10th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — Where Else Would We Go?John 6:60-71Study Information:Jesus desires that we find our life in him and know that he alone has the Words of Eternal Life. Over the last few st...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 6:41-59 Study Guide: Jesus Addresses the Skeptics
August 4th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — Jesus Addresses the SkepticsJohn 6:41-59Study Information:We have been looking at Jesus’ words in John 6 about being the Bread of Life over the last few study guides. Jes...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 6:22-40 Study Guide: I am the Bread of Life
July 28th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — I am the Bread of LifeJohn 6:22-40Study Information:In our last section we learned that the crowd was following Jesus because they saw the signs he did with healing the s...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 6:1-21 Study Guide: Satisfied
July 21st, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — SatisfiedJohn 6:1-21Study Information:One of the most interesting groups of people in the gospels are "the crowds” that follow Jesus. The gospel writers usually tell us w...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 5:30-47 Study Guide: The Scriptures Point to Me
July 14th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — The Scriptures Point to MeJohn 5:30-47Study Information:Jesus continues his discussion with the pharisees who earlier criticized him for breaking the sabbath and making h...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 5:19-29 Study Guide: Jesus Gives Life
July 7th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — Jesus Gives LifeJohn 5:19-29Study Information:In our passage Jesus addresses the hostile crowd of the pharisees and describes his relationship with God the Father. He was...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 5:1-18 Study Guide: Do You Want to be Healed?
June 30th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — Do You Want to be Healed?John 5:1-18Study Information:Jesus went to a place that was a common gathering place for people with physical issues looking to be healed. This c...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 4:46-54 Study Guide: In Need of a Miracle
June 23rd, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — In Need of a MiracleJohn 4:46-54Study Information:We learn in our text that some people do need to see God’s active work to believe and what we see in this text is that G...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 4:1-45 Study Guide: Living Water
June 8th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — Living Water - John 4 Parts 1 and 2John 4:1-45Main idea: Jesus is a gift from God as living water for eternal life. In our passage he offers relationship with the woman a...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 3:22-36 Study Guide: He Must Increase, I Must Decrease
June 2nd, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — I Must DecreaseJohn 3:22-36Main idea: John the baptist’s role was to point to Christ as Jesus increased and John decreased. Humility happens when we know who God is and w...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 3:14-21 Study Guide: Jesus High and Lifted Up
May 26th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — Jesus High and Lifted UpJohn 3:14-21Main idea: God shows his love for us that while we were still sinners he sent his son into the world to save and not condemn. This cal...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 3:1-15 Study Guide: Born From Above
May 19th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — Born From AboveJohn 3:1-15Main idea: God brings people into his kingdom by making them spiritually new. This is an act of the Holy Spirit as one looks to Jesus in faith. ...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 2:13-25 Study Guide: Clearing Out the Temple
May 10th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — Cleansing the TempleJohn 2:13-25Main idea: The temple of God was a place where heaven and earth overlapped in the Jewish mind. They’d offer sacrifice and prayer as they g...  Read More
by David Frederick
Gideon Week 3 Study Guide: With Great Power
May 4th, 2022
Community Group Study Guide — With Great PowerJudges 7:24-8:35Main Idea:God accomplished his victory through Gideon and the people of Israel but we are left wondering what just happened as Gideon does...  Read More
by David Frederick