Week 8—Mar 24-31

Group Discussion (40 minutes) When afraid—don’t try to fix the cause of fear, but rather the emotion of fear. Confess your anxiety to the Lord. Invite HIM into that emotion. Discuss with CG or friends or family: what is the difference between fixating on the problem and focusing on allowing the Lord access to emotion?Continue reading “Week 8—Mar 24-31”

Week 7—Mar 17-24

Group Discussion (40 minutes) How do you feel about discipline? What comes to mind when you hear this word? In your Community Group or with your family — lean into gratitude. What opportunity do you see during this disruption? In what ways do you feel God could transform you and your community? Take 3 minutesContinue reading “Week 7—Mar 17-24”

Week 6—Mar 9-16

Group Discussion (40 minutes) What do you think it means that Jesus is the central figure of the Bible? Isaac says, “Christianity explains history.” What does that statement mean? God is intimately involved in history. What do you think about that? The trajectory of our lives goes into eternity. What should you adjust? Why? WatchContinue reading “Week 6—Mar 9-16”

Week 4—Feb 23-Mar 1

Group Discussion (20 minutes) What do you feel when you hear about the work of Mother Teresa? Read what Mother Teresa said,  “We must ask for the grace to love one another. As Jesus said, ‘Love one another as I have loved you.’ (John 15:12). To be capable of doing that, our sisters live aContinue reading “Week 4—Feb 23-Mar 1”

An Explanation of FLOURISHING

“Flourishing”? What follows is an explanation of our use of the word FLOURISHING in the Beatitudes (as opposed to “Blessed” or “Happy”) The most common translations use the English word “Blessed” throughout the beatitudes. For example: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 (NASB) But, what isContinue reading “An Explanation of FLOURISHING”

Week 2—Feb 9-16

Group Discussion (40 minutes) Read this version of Matthew 5:3-12 out loud. 3 Flourishing are the poor in spirit because the kingdom of heaven is theirs. 4 Flourishing are the mourners because they will be comforted. 5 Flourishing are the humble because they will inherit the world. 6 Flourishing are the ones hungering and thirstingContinue reading “Week 2—Feb 9-16”