A powerful expression of biblical community.

This is a setting in which people connect with a small group of friends who are mutually committed to caring for one another, growing in their faith, and impacting others for the cause of Christ. We invite you to find a group of friends that live near you so you can join them in “sharing life together.”

 

We believe that growing to become more like Jesus happens best in the context of relationship. That’s why we strategically use our LifeGroups as the major component in the Building Up aspect of our mission. 

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LifeGroup study guide – Week 5:“I Am the Resurrection and the Life”

Stepping In: Getting things started!

1 – What was your first experience with death? What do you remember about your thoughts and feelings from that experience?

2 – Why do you think every time Jesus makes a bold claim, they want to kill Him? How does that give us insight into why our culture sometimes reacts the way they do to Jesus? 

 

Building Up: What is God Saying? 

1 – Read John 11:11-15. Jesus waited until Lazarus died before He went to Bethany.  Why did Jesus wait? What does this teach you about God’s timing when it doesn’t match ours?

2 – Read John 11:17-21. Notice what Martha says to Jesus in verse 21. This weekend we talked about the “ifs” that can keep us stuck in our past. Which one seems to get you stuck at times: “If you…” “If only…” “If I…”?

3 – Read John 11:22-27. Martha did indeed have a strong faith and confidence in Jesus. What were the keys to her faith? How can we increase our faith?

4 – Read John 11:33-37. Why are Jesus’ tears in this passage so important for us to notice?

5 – Read John 11:38-44. Share your observations about the details of this miracle. What do you notice? What’s important for us right now?

6 – Read John 11:25. After looking at all of this story, what do you think of and what can we learn from Jesus’ claim here in verse 25?

 

Living Out: How do I obey?

1- In the weekend message we discussed Jesus’ heart, power and purpose. With that in mind, finish one of the following phrases:

  • I need to be reminded of Jesus’ heart when…
  • I would love to experience more of Jesus’ power when…
  • I could use the perspective that comes from understanding His purpose when…

2 – Please let us know your service project at Rick@community.cc, so we can see all the ways we are making a difference in our Valley.