LIFE GROUPS
A life group is a small group of believers that typically meets in a home for the purpose of discipleship and strengthening the body of Christ.  This type of activity was normal at the birth of the church in the first century (see Acts 2:42)  Life groups not only promote spiritual growth, they cultivate new friendships that will last for eternity!  To find the right life group, please contact our family life pastors – Carlos and Patricia Huizar.
GROUP STUDY QUESTIONS (optional):
 
for the week of MARCH 26TH
  • TEXT: 1 Matthew 13:53-58, Hebrews 3:16-4:2
  • What two spiritual gifts are the people recognizing in Jesus?
  • Why are the people offended at Jesus?
  • Why wasn’t there an atmosphere of faith in the home town of Jesus?
  • The passage in Hebrews tells us there’s a link between faith and __________?
 
for the week of MARCH 19TH
  • TEXT: 1 Corinthians 14:1-5, 22-25, Romans 1:11-12
  • What is the purpose of prophecy?
  • What are the different ways God communicates to the prophetic person?
  • What is the most common ways the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to believers.
  • Explain the difference between the office of a prophet and the gift of prophecy.
  • BONUS: Can an unbeliever have a spiritual gift (i.e. prophecy)?
 
for the week of MARCH 12TH
  • TEXT: 1 Corinthians 14:1-5
  • What is the definition of prophecy?
  • Some believers use the term “prophetic gifts.”  What does that mean?
  • Break down verse 5.  What is the apostle Paul trying to tell us?
  • How has prophetic ministry impacted you
  • Why do you think prophetic ministry has such a bad rap with some believers?
 
for the week of MARCH 5TH
  • TEXT: Nehemiah (esp. Chap. 1 & 5)
  • What are some of the themes/ideas going on in Nehemiah’s prayer in Chap. 1?
  • What do you think the purpose is of having God’s favor on your life?
  • Name some side benefits of stepping out in obedience to God’s plan?
  • What are some areas in your life or sphere of influence that you are building or rebuilding?
  • What was the ultimate purpose of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem?
 
for the week of FEBRUARY 26TH
  • TEXT: Joshua 3:1-17
  • Israel had crossed through water “on dry ground” before.  What was different this time around?
  • Was it easier or harder to cross this time?
  • Do you feel like you’re living in uncharted territory?
  • What does the word consecrate mean to you?
  • What is one practical example of how you are consecrating yourself during this season?
 
for the week of FEBRUARY 19TH
  • TEXT: Judges 1:1-36
  • What had the Lord commanded the Israelites to do as recorded in Numbers 33:52?
  • Why was Israel initially defeated when they attacked Ai?  (see Joshua 7)?
  • Who were the people that Caleb drove out from his promised land?
  • Why do you think the rest of Israel was not able to drive out all their enemies? (see Josh. 23:9)?
  • What are some of your enemies that stand in the way of God’s blessings and promises?
 
for the week of FEBRUARY 12TH
  • TEXT: Mark 2:1-5
  • What are some of the reasons why we don’t tell people about Jesus?
  • How can we better position ourselves in our community so that we have a voice to share Christ?
  • Describe an event in your life when your faith looked “stupid” to the world?
  • What is one area in your prayer life that God is stirring you to be more tenacious?