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.”

How to use these questions

During this difficult time, please use these discussion questions to help lean on God and discover how we can work through these issues together. 

Even while in your home, you can use them for personal reflection, family discussion time or even go through them with friends on the phone or on Facetime.

If you have questions, feel free to email Pastor John: john@community.cc

 

LifeGroup Study Guide – Week 2: “He Chose YOU”  

Stepping In: Getting things started!

1- Share with the group the very best part of your past week.

2- Besides church, what’s the first place you want to go when we open everything back up?

Watch Video on RightNow Media: “Ephesians” Week 2

1 – What’s one thing you learned from this video?

 

Building Up: What is God Saying?

1 – Read Ephesians 1:3-4. What most amazes you in these verses? What does it mean to you when it says “He chose us…”? Why does God want us to be holy and blameless?

2 – Read Ephesians 1:5. What is the significance of God using the idea of “adoption” when it comes to being a part of His family? How do you understand the word “predestined” as it’s used here? How is our ability to choose (free will) still in play with God’s plan?

3 – Read Ephesians 1:6. God created us to worship Him. Besides singing worship songs, how do we express worship of God throughout our lives?

4 – Read Ephesians 1:7-8. Someone look up the word “redemption” in a dictionary. Now, what does it mean to say that Jesus paid the price of our redemption with His own blood?

5 – Read Ephesians 1:9-10. What mysteries did God’s people have for generations until Jesus arrived and fulfilled God’s plan for the sacrifice of our sins? What still remains a mystery?

6 – Read Ephesians 1:11-14. We are sealed/marked as those who belong to God. God uses His Holy Spirit to seal us. How does God’s Spirit help you? How does His Spirit help guarantee our eternal inheritance? (Also read 1 Peter 1:3-5.)

 

Living Out: How do I obey?

1 – How has this study encouraged you in your relationship with God? Now finish the following phrases:

  • As a child of God I want to…
  • As a child of God I feel…
  • As a child of God I want others to know…

2 – As a LifeGroup, you’ll be doing a service project together. Keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities to serve those in our Valley. When you come up with a plan, please let us know about it by emailing: rick@community.cc.