John 1:6-13 - Life’s Most Important Question: Will You Receive or Reject Jesus?

+ Application Questions

  1. Read John 1:6-8. What is the purpose of John the Baptist’s life and message? What message(s) might your own life be communicating, and how can you apply John’s example to your own life?

  2. Share about a time when you witnessed to someone, or share a fear or anxiety you may have that keeps you from witnessing. What can help you overcome those fears?

  3. Read John 1:9-13. The God of the universe, Jesus, came into His own creation. What does this say about the character of God? Would God have been righteous and good if He hadn’t sent Jesus to save anyone? Why?

  4. Before Jesus came into the world, how did people hear from God? Give examples from the Old Testament. Read John 5:39-46. What do these texts tell us about the relationship between the Old Testament and Jesus?

  5. John’s gospel includes examples of people “believing in Jesus” in a way that is self-centered ( John 2:23-25 or 6:26). How might you discern if your faith is true, or if you are simply using Jesus to get something from Him?

John 1:1-5 - The Life-Giving, Illuminating Word of God

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  1. Read John 20:30-31: What does John state as the reason he is writing down the works of Jesus?

  2. When did you believe in Jesus and have life in his name? Consider sharing this with your discussion group.

  3. How have the words recorded in the Bible “given you life” – either at conversion or throughout your Christian walk? What specific verses have sustained you through various seasons?

  4. Read Romans 1:18-25. Why does the Bible assume that everyone knows that there is a Creator God? Give some examples of God’s character being seen through creation.

  5. Have you ever struggled with believing in the existence of God? What are some things that have helped you in these times?

  6. Since Jesus created all things, all things are for His glory. How can you use your money, time, and relationships for His glory? Give examples of things you want to use better for His glory.

Matthew 6:5–18 - Deepening our Dependence on God through Prayer and Fasting

+ Application Questions

  1. What is something God has been teaching you through your Bible reading this week?

  2. How has God used the truth of His Word from last week’s sermon in your life this past week?

  3. What point from today's sermon struck your heart the most? What needs to change in your life to apply this point more fully?

  4. What have you learned about the character of God this week and how should this truth cause you live differently?

  5. How does this week’s text point to Jesus and the Gospel?

1 Peter - Guest Speaker Seth Leeman (Pastor, Noblesville Baptist Church)

+ Application Questions

  1. What is something God has been teaching you through your Bible reading this week?

  2. How has God used the truth of His Word from last week’s sermon in your life this past week?

  3. What point from today's sermon struck your heart the most? What needs to change in your life to apply this point more fully?

  4. What have you learned about the character of God this week and how should this truth cause you live differently?

  5. How does this week’s text point to Jesus and the Gospel?

Philippians 1:6 - Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow

+ Application Questions

  1. What is something God has been teaching you through your Bible reading this week?

  2. How has God used the truth of His Word from last week’s sermon in your life this past week?

  3. What point from today's sermon struck your heart the most? What needs to change in your life to apply this point more fully?

  4. What have you learned about the character of God this week and how should this truth cause you live differently?

  5. How does this week’s text point to Jesus and the Gospel?

Isaiah 9:6–7 - The Perfect Son and the Promise of Sonship

+ Application Questions

  1. What is something God has been teaching you through your Bible reading this week?

  2. How has God used the truth of His Word from last week’s sermon in your life this past week?

  3. What point from today's sermon struck your heart the most? What needs to change in your life to apply this point more fully?

  4. What have you learned about the character of God this week and how should this truth cause you live differently?

  5. How does this week’s text point to Jesus and the Gospel?

2 Corinthians 5:17–21 - Born to Give Them Second Birth

+ Application Questions

  1. What is something God has been teaching you through your Bible reading this week?

  2. How has God used the truth of His Word from last week’s sermon in your life this past week?

  3. What point from today's sermon struck your heart the most? What needs to change in your life to apply this point more fully?

  4. What have you learned about the character of God this week and how should this truth cause you live differently?

  5. How does this week’s text point to Jesus and the Gospel?

1 Corinthians 10:31 - This is What You Were Created For!: A Biblical Theology of the Glory of God

+ Application Questions

  1. What is something God has been teaching you through your Bible reading this week?

  2. How has God used the truth of His Word from last week’s sermon in your life this past week?

  3. What point from today's sermon struck your heart the most? What needs to change in your life to apply this point more fully?

  4. What have you learned about the character of God this week and how should this truth cause you live differently?

  5. How does this week’s text point to Jesus and the Gospel?

Genesis 3:15 The First Gospel: a Woman’s Son Will Crush the Serpent’s Head

+ Application Questions

  1. What is something God has been teaching you through your Bible reading this week?

  2. How has God used the truth of His Word from last week’s sermon in your life this past week?

  3. What point from today's sermon struck your heart the most? What needs to change in your life to apply this point more fully?

  4. What have you learned about the character of God this week and how should this truth cause you live differently?

  5. How does this week’s text point to Jesus and the Gospel?

Exodus 20:1-21 - God’s Gracious Redemption and Our Joyous Response

+ Application Questions

  1. What is something God has been teaching you through your Bible reading this week?

  2. How has God used the truth of His Word from last week’s sermon in your life this past week?

  3. What point from the study of Exodus struck your heart the most? What needs to change in your life to apply this point more fully?

  4. What have you learned about the character of God this week and how should this truth cause you live differently?

  5. How does this week’s text point to Jesus and the Gospel?

Exodus 17:8-19:25 - Slavery to Sinai: Promise Realized and Purpose Proclaimed

+ Application Questions

  1. What is something God has been teaching you through your Bible reading this week?

  2. How has God used the truth of His Word from last week’s sermon in your life this past week?

  3. What point from the study of Exodus struck your heart the most? What needs to change in your life to apply this point more fully?

  4. What have you learned about the character of God this week and how should this truth cause you live differently?

  5. How does this week’s text point to Jesus and the Gospel?

Exodus 15:22-17:7 - A Grumbling People and a Gracious God

+ Application Questions

  1. What is something God has been teaching you through your Bible reading this week?

  2. How has God used the truth of His Word from last week’s sermon in your life this past week?

  3. What point from the study of Exodus struck your heart the most? What needs to change in your life to apply this point more fully?

  4. What have you learned about the character of God this week and how should this truth cause you live differently?

  5. How does this week’s text point to Jesus and the Gospel?

Exodus 13:17-15:21 - God Saves His People Through His Power

+ Application Questions

  1. What is something God has been teaching you through your Bible reading this week?

  2. How has God used the truth of His Word from last week’s sermon in your life this past week?

  3. What point from the study of Exodus struck your heart the most? What needs to change in your life to apply this point more fully?

  4. What have you learned about the character of God this week and how should this truth cause you live differently?

  5. How does this week’s text point to Jesus and the Gospel?

Exodus 11:1-13:16 - God’s Lamb is the Solution to Your Sin Problem

+ Application Questions

  1. What is something God has been teaching you through your Bible reading this week?

  2. How has God used the truth of His Word from last week’s sermon in your life this past week?

  3. What point from the study of Exodus struck your heart the most? What needs to change in your life to apply this point more fully?

  4. What have you learned about the character of God this week and how should this truth cause you live differently?

  5. How does this week’s text point to Jesus and the Gospel?

Exodus 7:14-10:29 - A Powerful Preview of the All-Powerful God

+ Application Questions

  1. What is something God has been teaching you through your Bible reading this week?

  2. How has God used the truth of His Word from last week’s sermon in your life this past week?

  3. What point from the study of Exodus struck your heart the most? What needs to change in your life to apply this point more fully?

  4. What have you learned about the character of God this week and how should this truth cause you live differently?

  5. How does this week’s text point to Jesus and the Gospel?

Exodus 4:18-7:13 - That You May Know the LORD is God

+ Application Questions

  1. What is something God has been teaching you through your Bible reading this week?

  2. How has God used the truth of His Word from last week’s sermon in your life this past week?

  3. What point from the study of Exodus struck your heart the most? What needs to change in your life to apply this point more fully?

  4. What have you learned about the character of God this week and how should this truth cause you live differently?

  5. How does this week’s text point to Jesus and the Gospel?

Exodus 3:1-4:17 - God Reveals Himself in Fiery Holiness

+ Application Questions

  1. What is something God has been teaching you through your Bible reading this week?

  2. How has God used the truth of His Word from last week’s sermon in your life this past week?

  3. What point from the study of Exodus struck your heart the most? What needs to change in your life to apply this point more fully?

  4. What have you learned about the character of God this week and how should this truth cause you live differently?

  5. How does this week’s text point to Jesus and the Gospel?

Exodus 1:1-2:25 - God Hears the Groanings of His People

+ Application Questions

  1. What is something God has been teaching you through your Bible reading this week?

  2. How has God used the truth of His Word from last week’s sermon in your life this past week?

  3. What point from the study of Exodus struck your heart the most? What needs to change in your life to apply this point more fully?

  4. What have you learned about the character of God this week and how should this truth cause you live differently?

  5. How does this week’s text point to Jesus and the Gospel?

Galatians 6:1-10 - Continue in Care for One Another

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  1. How would one know if another brother or sister is caught in sin? (verse 1)? Do you have friends who know you well enough to know this about your life? (if not, what’s holding you back?) What advice would you give to someone wanting to deepen their vulnerability in friendships?

  2. Have you ever had to live out verses 1-2, where you confront someone, gently, in regards to their sin? (or have you been the one confronted?) What was the outcome of that situation?

  3. Verse 2 seems to specifically refer to helping someone with their burden against temptation and spiritual failure. What do you think it looks like to bear someone else’s burden in this way? Do you have a friend in your life whom you could encourage in their specific fight against sin this week? Are you feeling like you are bearing a particularly heavy burden against a specific temptation? Consider sharing this with your group, and letting them “bear it” with you!

  4. What kind of day-to-day choices could one make that sows to the Spirit? The flesh? What one choice could you make this week to sow to the Spirit more intentionally?

  5. Is there an area of your life where you’re feeling weary of doing good? How does the exhortation and promise of verse 9 encourage you? Is there someone in your life whom you think is feeling a bit weary? How could you encourage him or her this week?

  6. How do you think our church is, as a whole, in “doing good” towards each other? Are there areas in which we could grow? How have you had an opportunity in the last few weeks to “do good” towards another member?