A message from the series "Stand Alone Messages." Scripture--Philippians 1:1-11 Discussion Questions-- • How have the changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic actually caused spiritual growth in your life? • God’s means of growth--partnership, leadership, visionary prayer--which of these is most active in your life right now? • Has your prayer life for those you love and lead changed as a result of appreciating Paul’s prayer for the Philippians?
A message from the series "Stand Alone Messages." Scripture– Acts 16 Discussion Questions-- • What current circumstances seem so large that they incite fear, worry, anger or a desperate need to control them? • Which of the five “Big Enoughs” in this message is especially relevant to my situation and challenging me to believe?
A message from the series "Hope Sustained--Purposeful Living in Chaotic Times." Scripture– 1 Peter 5:1-4 Discussion Questions: • In what ways can I apply this truth to my personal areas of leadership? • How will this truth aid me in understanding the person that God is preparing to be the next Senior Pastor of Island Christian Church?
A message from the series "Stand Alone Messages." Scripture from Psalm 118:24 Application questions : 1.What does Psalm 118:24 say I should be doing? 2.Am I running my life and asking God for help along the way or is God running my life with me working on following Him? 3.What first steps can I take today to connect with the Lord in a deeper and more meaningful way? 4.What might be blocking me from taking these steps? 5. Is it possible for Psalm 118:24 to be a reality in my life?
A message from the series "WDJD?- What Did Jesus Do?." Main Scripture––John 11:1-46 Application Questions–– 1. What is the purpose of the seven signs and ultimately the book of John? 2. How has the Story of Lazarus changed your life or strengthened your belief?
A message from the series "WDJD?- What Did Jesus Do?." Main Scripture: John 9:1-41 “The same sun which melts wax hardens clay. And the same Gospel which melts some persons to repentance hardens others in their sins.” - Charles Spurgeon Application Questions: 1. How is God using your suffering to display His glory? 2. How can you accept God’s light into your life rather than rejecting it? 3. What areas of your life might you find some hidden faults (blindspots)?
A message from the series "WDJD?- What Did Jesus Do?." Scripture–John 6:16-21 Discussion Questions-- 1. When it was getting dark, the disciples left for Capernaum without Jesus. Describe a time when you felt like Jesus was absent. 2. Jesus comes to his disciples after hours of futile struggle against the wind and waves. Humbled and terrified, they let Jesus into their boat when He reveals himself as their Creator and Helper. How has or is God revealing Himself to you in the midst of your storm? Is there anything keeping you from inviting Him into your boat?
A message from the series "WDJD?- What Did Jesus Do?." Scripture–John 6:1-15 Discussion Questions-- • Can you share a time when God showed up in a big way? What are some of the specifics of that miracle? Why are they important? • Pastor Mike shared four challenges investors face--testing, fear, comparison, perseverance. Which of these is the biggest issue with you at the present time? • What does the phrase, “Ordinary People, Extraordinary God” mean to you? Have you placed yourself in the Master’s hands?
A message from the series "WDJD?- What Did Jesus Do?." Scripture– John 5:1-17 Application questions– 1)How can you relate to the invalid man at the pool from this passage? What weakness are you just living with that you need healing from? 2) What is your particular Call To Action in allowing God to work in and through you? What next step can you take?
A message from the series "WDJD?- What Did Jesus Do?." John 20:30-31 Discussion Questions: • How does this account of the miracle received by the “King’s Man” encourage you about your access to God? • Which of the pride barriers is most difficult for you to overcome? ~Admitting Need, ~Asking Jesus, ~Asking, not demanding, ~Asking again, ~An answer that requires faith • What need has this account encouraged you to bring before God?