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2 Timothy 2:14-19 Study Guide: Rightly Handling God's Word
May 21st, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — Rightly Handling God’s Word2 Timothy 2:14-19Study Information:Sometimes we can look back on the early church and romanticize things about how great they must have been ha...  Read More
by David Frederick
2 Timothy 2:8-13 Study Guide: Hope in the Hardship
May 15th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — Hope in the Hardship2 Timothy 2:8-13Study Information:One of the greatest challenges during a season of suffering is the mystery of it. It is easier to endure a difficult...  Read More
by David Frederick
2 Timothy 2:1-7 Study Guide: Entrust to Others
May 7th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — Entrust to Others2 Timothy 2:1-7Study Information:If you’re a Christian today it is because someone passed on what they learned about God to you and the wonderful thing i...  Read More
by David Frederick
2 Timothy 1:15-18 Study Guide: God's Grace When Friends Depart
April 30th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — God’s Grace When Friends Depart from the Faith2 Timothy 1:15-18Study Information:If you have been a Christian for some time you’ve probably experienced having friends or ...  Read More
by David Frederick
2 Timothy 1:8-14 Study Guide: Not Ashamed of the Gospel
April 24th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — Not Ashamed of the Gospel2 Timothy 1:8-14Study Information:In light of his imprisonment and the persecution facing the church, Paul reminded Timothy of the gospel and the...  Read More
by David Frederick
2 Timothy 1:1-8 Study Guide: Faithful to the Gospel
April 17th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — Faithful to the Gospel2 Timothy 1:1-8Study Information:Second Timothy was likely the last letter Paul wrote before his execution. Paul seemed to be aware of this because ...  Read More
by David Frederick
1 Kings 19:1-18 Study Guide: Seasons of Discouragement
April 10th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — Seasons of Discouragement1 Kings 19:1-18Study Information:Seasons of discouragement can often follow moments and milestones of success. In our previous study guide we lea...  Read More
by David Frederick
1 Kings 18:20-40 Study Guide: Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
April 3rd, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — Elijah and the Prophets of Baal 1 Kings 18:20-40 Study Information:For the next two study guides we will focus on how God used the prophet Elijah to call his people back ...  Read More
by David Frederick
Tetelestai (It is Finished) Week 7 Study Guide: Kingdom Through Cross
March 21st, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — Tetelestai (It is Finished): Kingdom Through CrossMark 8:31-37 and Colossians 1:13-14Study Information:Imagine being one of Jesus’s early followers. You hear him teach, y...  Read More
by David Frederick
Tetelestai (It is Finished) Week 6 Study Guide: The Cross Shaped Community
March 13th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — Tetelestai (It is Finished): The Cross and Community Ephesians 2:13-16Study Information:In our series on the atonement we’ve mostly emphasized what God has done for indiv...  Read More
by David Frederick
Tetelestai (It Is Finished) Week 5 Study Guide: The Example of Jesus
February 29th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — Tetelestai (It is Finished): The Example of Jesus1 Peter 2:18-25Study Information:One characteristic of the Christian church in the Roman empire was their commitment to d...  Read More
by David Frederick
Tetelestai (It is Finished) Week 4 Study Guide: The Self Substitution of God
February 23rd, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — Tetelestai (It is Finished): The Self Substitution of GodLeviticus 16:20-28Study Information:We experience many times in our lives where we feel our need for atonement. T...  Read More
by David Frederick
Tetelestai (It is Finished) Week 3 Study Guide: the Defeat of Evil
February 14th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — Tetelestai (It is Finished): The Defeat of Evil1 John 3:8-10 Study Information:Most people are more spiritual than they recognize. For example, contemporary polling tells...  Read More
by David Frederick
Tetelestai (It is Finished) Week 2 Study Guide: Union with Christ
February 7th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — Tetelestai (It is Finished): Union with Christ Ephesians 1:3-14Study Information:Having the right goal or outcome can make even the hardest effort worth it. We see people...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 21:18-25 Study Guide: Follow Me
January 24th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — Follow MeJohn 21:18-25Study Information:The gospel of John began with Jesus calling his disciples and he was met with skepticism from one of them, Nathanael, who said “ca...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 21:1-17 Study Guide: Restored to Christ
January 18th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — Restored to ChristJohn 21:1-17Study Information:The gospel of John ends with three appearances of Jesus with his disciples after his resurrection. The first was with Mary...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 20:30-31 Study Guide: So That You May Believe
January 10th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — So That You May BelieveJohn 20:30-31Study Information:Not every book of the Bible gives us their main idea as clearly as John did. John tells us his purpose statement pla...  Read More
by David Frederick
The Women of Jesus' Family Tree: Uriah's Wife (Bathsheba)
December 14th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — The Women of Jesus’ Family Tree: Uriah’s Wife (Bathsheba)2 Samuel 11 and Psalm 51Study Information:This Advent Series we’ve been learning about God’s grace and favor for ...  Read More
by David Frederick
The Women of Jesus' Family Tree: Rahab
December 6th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — The Women of Jesus’ Family Tree: RahabJoshua 2:8-18, 6:22-25Study Information:In the genealogy of Jesus in the gospel of Matthew we get a list of broken sinners who make ...  Read More
by David Frederick
The Women of Jesus' Family Tree: Ruth
November 29th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — The Women of Jesus’ Family Tree: RuthRuth 1:1-5, 4:13-22Study Information:In our last study guide we looked at the genealogy of Jesus Christ in the gospel of Matthew. The...  Read More
by David Frederick
The Women of Jesus' Family Tree: Tamar
November 22nd, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — The Women of Jesus’ Family Tree: TamarMatthew 1:1-18 and Genesis 38Study Information:As we approach Christmas this year we are going to be exploring a curious feature of ...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 20:1-18 Study Guide: The Empty Tomb
November 16th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — The Empty TombJohn 20:1-18Study Information:Jesus told his disciples that there would come a time when they would not see him, but he’d return and that their sorrow would...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 19:28-42 Study Guide: The Death of Jesus and the Secret Disciples
November 8th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — The Death of Jesus and the Secret DisciplesJohn 19:28-42Study Information:1 Corinthians 15:1–4“Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which yo...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 19:17-30 Study Guide: Jesus Took Our Sin and Shame
October 31st, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — Jesus Took Our Sin and ShameJohn 19:17-30Study Information:Have you ever wondered why the events of the crucifixion of Jesus were so brutal? When you read about the cruci...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 19:1-16 Study Guide: Under Pressure
October 25th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — Under Pressure John 19:1-16Study Information:Throughout the narrative of Jesus on trial we’ve seen mounting pressure from religious leaders to get the Roman authorities t...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 18:28-40 Study Guide: My Kingdom is Not From This World
October 18th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — My Kingdom is Not From This WorldJohn 18:28-40Study Information:Throughout this section of the Gospel of John we’ve been learning about God the Son on trial before the re...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 18:15-19, 25-27 Study Guide: The Denial
October 10th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — The DenialJohn 18:15-18, 25-27Study Information:There is pressure in our world for belonging to Jesus. In John 15:18 Jesus prepared his disciples that the world will hate...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 18:1-14, 19-24 Study Guide: The Arrest
October 4th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — The ArrestJohn 18:1-14, 19-24Study Information:We’re entering a section of the gospel of John where God the Son gets put on trial by both Jewish and Roman systems and is ...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 17:21-26 Study Guide: Loved by God
September 28th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — Loved by God John 17:21-26Study Information:Do you ever take for granted that someone loves you? There are certain people we come to expect love from whether it is friend...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 17:15-20 Study Guide: Secure, Sanctified and Sent
September 20th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — Secure, Sanctified and SentJohn 17:15-20Study Information:It is hypothetically possible that God could just remove his people from the world once they’re saved. Think abo...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 17:6-15 Study Guide: One in Christ
September 13th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — One in ChristJohn 17:6-15Study Information:Jesus died for and prayed for church unity. We’re studying Jesus’ high priestly prayer in John 17 which is the last recorded pr...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 17:1-5 Study Guide: Knowing God
August 30th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — Knowing GodJohn 17:1-5Study Information:In our series on human limits we discussed how God is infinite and incomprehensible. This does not mean that we are unable to know...  Read More
by David Frederick
You're Only Human Study Guide 4: Why Does Change Take So Long?
August 24th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — Why Does Change Take So Long?2 Corinthians 12:7-10Study Information:If you are a follower of Jesus you probably experienced a pretty big change in your life when you put ...  Read More
by David Frederick
You're Only Human Study Guide 3: Am I Doing Enough?
August 16th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — Am I Doing Enough?Ephesians 2:8-10Study Information:Have you ever felt the feeling of having an unbearable amount of work to do? Or maybe you feel some pressure to hustle...  Read More
by David Frederick
You're Only Human Study Guide 2: Does God Love Me Despite My Limits?
August 9th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — Does God Love Me Despite My Limits?Romans 5:6-11Study Information:In our last study guide we looked at God’s infinitude and contrasted that to how we were created with li...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 16:25-33 Study Guide: Greater than the World
July 25th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — Greater than the World John 16:25-33Study Information:Often there is a gap between what we say we believe and what we do. You may believe that God is sovereign and has al...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 16:16-24 Study Guide: Sorrow to Joy
July 19th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — From Sorrow to JoyJohn 16:16-24Study Information:If you played youth sports you may have had a moment similar to this. I remember playing soccer as an 8 year old and gett...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 16:4-15 Study Guide: Who is the Holy Spirit? The Spirit of Truth
July 12th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — Who is the Holy Spirit? The Spirit of TruthJohn 16:4b-15Study Information:Arguably some of the most shocking words of the Gospel of John are in John 16:8 when Jesus told ...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 15:26-16:4 Study Guide: Who is the Holy Spirit? Part 3: The Helper Who Glorifies Jesus
July 6th, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — Who is the Holy Spirit? The Helper who Glorifies Jesus John 15:26-16:4Study Information:This is the third passage highlighting the role of the Holy Spirit as our helper. ...  Read More
by David Frederick
John 15:18-25 Study Guide: Opposition Will Come
June 21st, 2023
Community Group Study Guide — Opposition Will ComeJohn 15:18-25Study Information:How do you cope with animosity towards you? None of us really like to be hated or opposed but we all face it and often ...  Read More
by David Frederick