This weekend we’re starting a new sermon series on the Book of Joshua called “All In.” The next five weeks of sermon discussion questions are now available in handouts that you can download and print for your home group. The passages are a little longer than this time around and each handout is two pages. You can print double-sided or print two pages and have them side-by-side.
Click HERE for the pdf document, or click the documents tab and select April-May 2018.
Next weekend, Group Leaders will gather together to discuss spiritual warfare. More about that in a minute, but first I want to tell you about a book I was invited to read before it was published called Even In Our Darkness, written by former pastor and theologian Dr. Jack Deere.
I had never heard of the author before, but the description of the book pulled me in: “A powerful memoir of finding beauty and friendship through the pain of loss, tragedy, and brokenness, Even In Our Darkness explores what it means to know God and be known by him.”
Before I began reading the book, I had was convinced that I would be reading about someone who had what I like to call “pastor problems,” not someone who had experienced real pain, loss, tragedy and brokenness, because pastors are favored by God to shepherd those of us with the real problems. Am I right? No. In fact, I couldn’t be more wrong.
This book left me speechless. At first, reading through his teen years, I thought, well that’s the difference of growing up in the south. But as I continued reading, my heart broke for Dr. Jack Deere. These are not “pastor problems.” This is real, hard, ugly, life. But through it all, Jesus was by his side, and Deere clung to that.
I hope that you join us next weekend for Pastor Ryan’s gathering. Click here to link to the post with more information about that.
For more information about Even In Our Darkness, visit the website www.eveninourdarkness.com.
Book Review by Sarah Biggerstaff
This weekend we’re beginning a new sermon series called “The 10” where we’ll unpack the ten commandments, learn why they’re still applicable today and how God invites us to live in His freedom.
The sermon discussion questions for the first three messages of this series are available by clicking this link, or in the Documents section. You can download and print the handouts for your group each week.
If you’d like the access the Sermon Notes, they are available on the Lighthouse website at: http://www.lighthousehome.org/about/resources/sermon-notes.html
After a three week break, we are back in the Book of Matthew during weekend services at Lighthouse. Picking up in Chapter 21, we’ll take a look at three parables, then discuss a plan to trick Jesus.
To download the sermon discussion questions, click here. You can also find the file in the documents section. The pdf file is easy to download and print for your home group members if you wish.
This month we’ll explore what Jesus has to say about divorce, a rich young ruler, and interpret another parable. You’ll notice there are no questions for March 4-5 as that’s Milestone Weekend. During church services you’ll get to see some of the different ways God is moving in the church body.
Click on this link to download the March questions, or click on the documents tab to print out the pdf handouts for your home group members.
In weekend sermons this month we’ll journey through chapters 17 and 18 in the Book of Matthew. Discussion questions can be printed and passed out to your home group, or used as a reference to lead discussion. Click here for the document, or click on the documents tab for the download.
Feel free to leave a comment or send me an email if you have any questions.
This Christmas season we’ll continue to journey through the Book of Matthew. Here are the sermon discussion questions for December (click on the link or find in the Documents section to download and print).
You’ll notice there aren’t any questions for the weekend of December 10-11. That weekend you’re invited to The Christmas Experience, the children’s program that will be presented during each service of the weekend.
We also don’t have questions for the weekend of December 24-25. Please join us for Christmas Eve Service on Saturday, December 24 at 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. There will be no church services on Sunday, December 25. Have a blessed and very, merry Christmas day!
Andy Stanley, the Senior Pastor of North Point Community Church (Georgia) and author of many books including The Next Generation Leader, recently cancelled his weekend sermon to have a candid conversation concerning race, racism and faith in front of the congregation. I think it’s worth watching. Click below to stream it now.
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From a one-time missionary in the projects of Philadelphia to a full time missionary in Nepal, here’s the testimony of how one young man learned that the Christian life is all about loving people (and that being a missionary is like being a superhero).
The video emphasizes that God uses anyone who says yes. In order to grow in our relationship with Christ, we often have to face fears, challenges and insecurities. Instead of letting them hold us back, we can overcome by facing them head-on. What is He asking you to say yes to?