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As we look forward to a new year, let’s not dwell on the past but press on. Pastor Ron reminds us that we are a new creation in Christ. Our past can be a lesson or an anchor.
“Christmas is the answer to the question, does God love me?”. Bernie Michaud shares a message of encouragement on this Christmas Day. Can we see beyond our circumstances to the hope and joy that God provides through our savior? Questions to Consider How would you be feeling if these events were happening to you? How much do you trust God with your life’s circumstances?
On this Christmas Eve, Pastor Ron helps us to experience the wonder of the shepherds. The shepherds participated in God’s work long ago and we can do the same today.
On the fourth Sunday of Advent, Pastor Ron shared with us about God’s perfect love. Discussion Questions 1. Why is our love, generally, not bad, but imperfect? 2. Have you ever been faced with Joseph’s dilemma between doing what is right and what is loving? How did you reconcile the two? 3. How are the components of – initiative, sacrifice, and purpose – evident in our experience of God’s love? (note: 1 John 4:9-12) 4. Can we cite an instance…
On the third Sunday of Advent, Alex DiBisceglie shared with us a message about the joy that we can experience with God. Discussion Questions Icebreaker: What is one of your favorite Christmas traditions? 1. How does culture define joy? 2. What are some obstacles that prevent us from experiencing joy? 3. What are some ways the Suffering Servant joy helps you transcend sorrow in your life? 4. What does it mean that Jesus bears our griefs and carries our sorrows?
Discover what it means to have true peace, “Christmas Peace”, as Pastor Ron shares on this second Sunday of Advent. Discussion Questions 1. “Why is “Christmas peace” a perfect peace? 2. What is necessary to receive this peace? 3. Can we have peace with God and not have the peace of God? Why or why not?
On this first Sunday of Advent, Pastor Ron shares with us a message of Hope. Discussion Questions 1. What is christian hope? 2. What affects does hope have on believers? 3. What are some ways God has awakened or stirred your hope? 4. Why is Christmas critical to our hope?
Do we live lives marked by sacrifice? Pastor Ron challenges us with this message on sacrifice. Discussion Questions 1. Do you think sacrifice is the distinguishing mark between a “believer” and a “disciple”? 2. What does “sacrificial living” involve for you? 3. Why does Jesus say take up your cross daily?
Jesus demonstrates compassion throughout his ministry. Listen as Pastor Ron shares about the power of Jesus’ compassion. Discussion Questions 1. Can you think of a time (and share it) when Jesus’ conpassion delivered you from temptation (evil), or brought you peace from suffering (alleviated it), or brought hope for renewed life (gave you new life)? 2. As a church or individuals what can we/I learn from these instances in Jesus’ ministry?
Pastor Ron explores the principles that Jesus has laid before us. Discussion Questions 1. Does impulse have a place in the christian life? Explain. 2. What are some specific principles we live by everyday? 3. Why is it so hard to live a principled life, and where can we get help?