HOPE seems like a rare commodity as of late. Many parts of our lives are changing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and we can often feel overwhelmed. Sensing God’s leading as we pray and desire to care for the Lighthouse family, we will take the next few months to dive deeply into the topic of HOPE. In May, we begin a new sermon series titled “Rhythms of Hope”. During this series, we will explore what it means to rebuild our lives around knowing and encountering the God of HOPE (Romans 15:13). We are looking forward to seeing how God will use these times of teaching to root and ground us in His Hope.
What are some words that you would use to describe Jesus’ place in your life? Try to be as honest as you can to your experience not just what you know is right?
Is there a view of Jesus that you are tempted to hold onto even if you know it’s not true? Why?
This weekend, Pastor Paul asked, “What cause is Jesus calling you to?” What was your answer, how can we encourage one another to press into those spaces?
The crowds cry to Jesus, “Lord Save us!- Hosanna” and then abandon him when he fails to meet their expectations. What are some of the expectations that you bring to Jesus? What would it look like to let go of them? How can we pray for an encourage you as a group?
For hundreds of years, the Church has referred to the weeks leading up to Christmas and the celebration of Christ’s incarnation as Advent. Derived from the Hebrew word ‘adventus’, meaning “COMING”, advent creates a rhythm for us as followers of Jesus to slow down our lives and allow Jesus’ origin story to center us on the truest definitions of hope, peace, love and joy. We will spend each of the four weekends leading up to Christmas walking through how Christ’s birth keeps us centered on God’s purpose and mission of redeeming a world back to Himself.
Challenge: Don’t allow this Christmas season to pass by without pausing to find true life in the greatest story of all!
The discussion questions for the next 4 weeks will be found in the Documents section of this blog.
Update from Pastor Ryan. Please watch and as you prepare for your next couple weeks of sermons, we encourage you to take some time to let those in your group to share their story. Start by asking “what difference has Jesus been making in the last year/month/week?” Get more ideas for your group discussions by watching the video above.
Here are the discussion questions from the sermon series on Jonah. Groups Ministry will take a break from posting sermon discussion questions until September. If your home group continues to meet during the summer, please take the opportunity to go through some spiritual reflection exercises, which you can find in the Documents section of this website.