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Sermon questions for Small Groups

Below are discussion questions for each sermon.  These questions are meant to be more discussion and application oriented for small groups.  Please attend Sunday School for more in-depth Bible teaching.  Feel free to pick and choose the questions that will work best for your group.

  • sunday, jul 14, 2024 / colossians 3:1-1:17

    • Briefly describe your salvation experience. What changed immediately in your life? What took time to change?

    • How do you personally go about setting your heart and mind on things above? 

    • In verses 12-14, Paul lists a series of behaviors. Which of these is most difficult for you to attain? 

    • Verse 17 says, "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him". How can you seek to do this more in your life? How would you counsel someone else in helping them to obey this verse? 

  • sunday, july 7, 2024 / Colossians 2:8-23

    • Warm Up: Have you ever encountered a false teaching regarding Jesus? (Where did you encounter it? What was the teaching?) 
    • Discuss: What do you think makes false religions and cults so attractive to people today? Do you believe their foundation is built upon the same things as the false teaching in Paul's day? (the necessity of extra supernatural revelations, ritualistic obedience to rules/regulations, fear of/worship of spiritual powers, etc.)
    • Discuss: In Colossians 2:14-15, Paul makes clear that Jesus' death on the cross not only cancelled the record of debt that stood against believers, but also "disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame" (likely referring to demonic supernatural powers). Is Christ's triumph over the powers of spiritual darkness relevant to the life of the believer? If so, how?
    • Discuss: In reference to rules and regulations stemming from the law of the Old Testament, Paul states in v. 17 "These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ". How should the Old Testament law be understood in light of Christ fulfilling it? Is there a place of Christian freedom to observe parts of the law without imposing its regulations on others? 
    • Apply: In v. 23, Paul warns that the rules and regulations of the false teachers have an appearance of wisdom but are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh. How does the Holy Spirit enable us to have victory over the flesh? What sins do you need the Spirit's help to find victory over this week? 
  • sunday, june 30th, 2024 / colossians 1:24-2:7


    • Warm Up: How have you perceived Christian ministry throughout your life? (Is it something only some mature believers do? Is it something for every believer?)
    • Discuss: In Colossians 2:3, Paul identifies Christ as God’s “mystery”. Why do you think Paul describes Jesus in this way? Do you think Jesus remains a mystery today to the unbelieving world? (if so, in what sense?) 
    • Discuss: According to 1:24, and various other passages in the New Testament, it’s clear that part of Paul’s ministry included suffering. Do you believe all Christians are called to suffer? (if so, in what manner should they seek to do it?)
    • Discuss: In Colossians 1:29, Paul states that he toils/struggles in his ministry with the energy that God provides. In other words, he abides in God, and that gets him through. In your efforts to minister, do you struggle with trying to do it in your own strength? (if so, what does it look like and how could that change?) 
    • Apply: Just as Jesus took on human flesh (became incarnate) to serve and give his life, how can you imitate Christ through incarnational ministry? How can you tangibly and physically reflect Jesus in your home, workplace, church, community, etc. this week? 


  • Sunday, june 23, 2024 / Micah 6:1-8


    • Warm-Up: How would you respond if someone asked you this question: "What does God require of me?" (How would you answer it differently depending on the spiritual condition of the person; believer, unbeliever)  
    • Discuss: In Micah 6, God indicts Israel for their sin. What are the sins that God would indict the modern-day church for?  
    • Discuss: In verses 4-5, God reminds the people what He has done for them in His mighty acts of redemption. What are those acts? What mighty acts has God done on our behalf in the gospel? 
    • Discuss: In verses 6-7, Micah questions what he can bring before God to make restitution. In what ways do you attempt to make restitution for your sin outside of Jesus' finished work on the cross for you? 
    • Apply: Just as we love and pursue righteousness not to earn God's approval, but because He has bestowed it upon us in Christ, so we are to seek the three things included in v. 8 (act justly, love mercy, walk humbly with God). How can you practically seek to live out each of these three things this week? 
  • Sunday, June 16, 2024 / Daniel

    Consider the passages read/referenced in the sermon
    • Discuss: Where do we see obedience throughout Daniel's recorded life?
    • Discuss: What did Daniel rely on in order to maintain his course? 
    • Discuss: What in our society causes us to get off-course? (Distracted, Unfaithful, Entangled in Sin) 
    • Discuss: What truths are necessary to keep us on course? (Truths from scripture) 
  • Sunday, june 9, 2024 / colossians 1:15-23



    • Warm Up: What is your favorite song (or simply one you like) that describes who Jesus is (and/or) what He has done?
    • Read the sermon passage together. 
    • Discuss: Are there any titles that Paul attributes to Jesus or descriptions of Him in this passage that jump out to you? Why do they stand out?
    • Discuss: In verse 23, Paul emphasizes to the Colossians the importance of holding fast to the Gospel message which they received and that he has become a minister of. How has the message of Jesus' person and work been distorted in our culture? What cultural versions of Jesus are popular? How was your view/understanding of Jesus distorted before salvation? 
    • Discuss: If someone were to ask you the question, who is Jesus, how would you answer them scripturally? (What passages would you use? How does this passage offer a relevant answer?) 
    • Apply: Who do you know in your life that has not surrendered to the Lordship of the true Jesus? How could you pray this week for God to use you to change that? 
  • Sunday, june 2, 2024 / Colossians 1:1-14


    • Warm Up: What are you currently thankful for in your life? 
    • Discuss: Is thanksgiving (thanking God) regularly part of your prayer life? If so, what does it look like? 
    • Discuss: Do you ever struggle with having a genuine attitude of thanks? If so, what would you identify as the root reason? How could that change? 
    • Discuss: What is the primary thing that Paul prays for the believers in Colossae? (v.9) How does one grow in knowledge and understanding of God's will? 
    • Apply: What is a new form of thanksgiving you can implement into your life? (Creating a prayer time in which you only thank God and do not make requests, thanking him in a particular posture; kneeling, prostrate, etc.)

    • As Paul was thankful for multiple reasons throughout the opening of this letter, there are many reasons to thank God for His work in our lives. This week, consider using these passages to renew your mind upon the personal effects of the Gospel in your own life. Take time to read each passage multiple times, asking for the Holy Spirit's help to apply them to your current situation. Then, give thanks to God for who you are in Christ, what you have gained in Christ, and all that Christ has done on your behalf. 
    Monday- 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
    Tuesday- John 1:11-13  
    Wednesday- Romans 5:1-11
    Thursday- Romans 6:5-14
    Friday- Ephesians 2:1-5
    Saturday- Galatians 3:10-14


  • Sunday, May 26, 2024 / Psalm 23:1-6

    • Warm up:  What characteristic do you think is the most important for a pastor to possess?
    • Discuss:  Do you think that the Psalm 23 could have been written by a young David or is the life experience of an older David necessary?  Explain.
    • Discuss:  Which aspect of the shepherd's care in verses 1-4 is the most important to you personally?  Why?
    • Discuss:  Do you think that verses 5-6 continue the "shepherd" motif or has the motif switch to that of a "host"?  Defend your answer.
    • Apply:  What phrase from Psalm 23 do you need from God right now?
  • Sunday, May 19, 2024 / Acts 6:1-7

    • Warm Up:  How is ministry leadership organized at your church?  Have you ever seen a different model or form of church organization?
    • Discuss:  What challenge did the early church face in this passage, and what challenges do modern churches face?
    • Discuss:  How do the twelve apostles decide to separate responsibilities?  Should every church follow this basic design, or is it merely descriptive of the early church?
    • Discuss:  What qualifications were expected of the seven people chosen?  Explain these.
    • Apply:  What practical advice would you give a church person on choosing ministry leadership today?
  • Sunday, May 12, 2024 / Luke 1:39-45

    • Warm Up:  Has someone ever encouraged you through their words?
    • Discuss:  Who should be doing the blessing in this passage and why?  What does this teach about the disposition of the heart?
    • Discuss:  What all does Elizabeth discern by the Holy Spirit?  Can the Holy Spirit help us discern what is going on in people's lives?
    • Discuss:  How do you think Elizabeth's words impacted Mary?
    • Apply:  How can you intentional seek to "speak life" into another person's life by the power of the Holy Spirit?
  • Sunday, May 5, 2024 / acts 5:1-11

    • Warm Up:  Did you ever get away with doing something wrong as a kid - cheating, stealing, lying, etc.?
    • Discuss:  Verse 3 says that Ananias lied to the Holy Spirit.  Compare this with Psalm 51:4.  Why is every sin against God?
    • Discuss:  Is the judgment of God on Ananias and Sapphire justified?  Why do you think that God judges so swiftly?
    • Discuss:  In verse 9 is says that  Saphira tested the Holy Spirit.  What does it mean to test the Holy Spirit?  Do people still do that today?
    • Apply:  One commentator says that this passage demonstrates the ongoing need for church discipline in congregations today.  How should your church enacted discipline in healthy ways?
  • Sunday, Apr 28, 2024 / Acts 2:14-41

    • Warm up:  Why is it hard to tell others about Jesus?
    • Discuss:  Verse 17 says that the Holy Spirit has come for "all" people.  Do Christians tend to believe that some Christians have the Holy Spirit and some don't?
    • Discuss:  Verses 19 and 20 remind us of the coming judgment of the Lord.  Do Christians take God's coming judgment of their friends and coworkers and neighbors seriously enough?
    • Discuss:  How does the Holy Spirit empower us to witness to others about the Gospel of Jesus?
    • Apply:  What excuse is keeping you from sharing the Gospel with others?
  • Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 / Acts 2:1-13

    • Warm up:  Have you ever seen revival break out?  What was it like?
    • Discuss:  Biblically and practically speaking, why are wind and fire appropriate representations of the Holy Spirit?
    • Discuss:  What is the significance of each nationality being able to hear the wonders of God in their own tongue?
    • Discuss:Why does the passage take the time to list the nations?  What is their significance?
    • Apply:  What needs to happen in your life for God to send revival?
  • Sunday, Apr 14, 2024 / Acts 1:1-11

    • When someone mentions the Holy Spirit, what image springs into your mind?  A ghost, wind, fire, a force, energy, a feeling, a presence, etc.
    • How is the work of the Holy Spirit related to the Kingdom of God?
    • What does it mean for Christians to be a witness?  See verse 8.
    • What type of power does the Holy Spirit provide?
    • What advice would you give someone who wants to live in the power of the Holy Spirit?