(408) 779-0697 | info@westhills.org

Posts with the category “sermon-study-guides”

Philemon Week 2 Study Guide: Received Back
July 16th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — Philemon 2: Received Back Philemon Study Information:In our previous study guide we learned about how forgiveness involves absorbing the cost of someone’s wrong against u...  Read More
by David Frederick
Philemon Week 1 Study Guide: A Debt Too Big to Pay
July 10th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — Philemon 1: A Debt too Big to PayPhilemonStudy Information:Forgiveness is a challenge that we face on a day to day basis. Jesus taught his disciples in the Lord’s Prayer ...  Read More
by David Frederick
James 5:13-18 Study Guide: A Holistic Life of Prayer
July 3rd, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — A Holistic Life of PrayerJames 5:13-18Study Information:Out of all the New Testament books, the book of James is the one with the greatest focus on living of a life of wi...  Read More
by David Frederick
2 Timothy 4:9-22 Study Guide: The Lord Stood By Me
June 26th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — The Lord Stood By 2 Timothy 4:9-22Study Information:Do you ever think that the Apostles and disciples in the early church were some how super human and different than we ...  Read More
by David Frederick
2 Timothy 4:1-8 Study Guide: Preach the Word
June 20th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — Preach the Word 2 Timothy 4:1-8Study Information:This letter and these verses are likely Paul’s last words of instruction to Timothy before Paul’s execution. In the face ...  Read More
by David Frederick
2 Timothy 3:10-17 Study Guide: All Scripture is God Breathed
June 13th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — All Scripture is God Breathed2 Timothy 3:10-17Study Information:God has given us gifts to help us remain faithful in the form of godly examples and the Word of God. It is...  Read More
by David Frederick
2 Timothy 3:1-9 Study Guide: Remaining Faithful in Difficult Times
June 5th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide —Remaining Faithful in Difficult Times2 Timothy 3:1-9Study Information:Throughout 2 Timothy 2 Paul described the need for faithfulness and a long term vision for disciplesh...  Read More
by David Frederick
2 Timothy 2:20-26 Study Guide: Loving Difficult People in God's House
May 29th, 2024
Community Group Study Guide — Loving Difficult People in God’s House 2 Timothy 2:20-26Study Information:Over the last few study guides we have learned about how Paul instructed Timothy to pass on what...  Read More
by David Frederick
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