Sunday School

The Book of Isaiah - Chapters 40-48

This week (11/17) we look at Isaiah's words of hope to the people in captivity. The Israelites are full of fear and sorrow, but God tells them to not be afraid, because he is with them and will deliver them. God's presence and our communion with him is better than anything any other idol or thing of this world can offer, and it is all possible through Jesus!

Discussion Questions

1. How would you have felt if you were an Israelite taken into captivity? Do you think you would be repentant?

2. What were some of the things the nation of Israel was supposed to be for the world? How is it that we as the church can be those same things today?

Wednesday Night

November 13th - Poverty

This week, we are looking at the theme of how to love people in poverty. Specifically, our teaching will focus on what causes poverty, what should our attitude be towards people in poverty, and how can we practically respond to poverty? We will look at passage throughout Scripture to help us get our answer and ultimately point to the hope of deliverance that we have through Jesus. 

Discussion Questions

1. What is typically your first thought/reaction towards people in poverty?

2. Did anything you talk about today change the way you view the problem of poverty or people living in poverty?

3. What difference, if any, do you see between a hand out and a hand up?

Verse For Prayer

Theme: Love


   “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.” 1 John 3:1

Pray that your children begin to grasp the wonderful, mind-blowing concept of what it means to be so loved by God that we are called his children! Pray they reflect that love in their interactions with friends and family.

Small GRoup Sunday

As a reminder, we will meet at the church at 4:00 Sunday afternoon and return at 8:00. This is a time for digging in to God's word and focusing on praying and caring for each other.

This month, our focus is on the word "Unplug." This week our focus is on making room for Sabbath rest in our lives: time to intentionally interrupt our week’s activity in order to notice God at work.

If you'd like, I have a full 2-page parent guide that comes with the curriculum we are using. If you'd like some further ideas on how to keep this conversation going, let me know and I can pass that along.

Discussion Questions

1. How do you think we as a family do at creating intentional space to rest and reflect on God?

2. How do you feel when you never really get a chance to "unplug"?

3. What is one thing we can elminate for a day every week to focus better on God?

Group REading Plan

Every week, I am encouraging students to spend time in God's Word on their own. Below are the passages to read this week if they are following along with the group reading plan.

Beginners Plan - Psalm 119

Intermediate Plan - Exodus 39:32-40:38

Leviticus 19

Psalm 119

Advanced Plan - Leviticus 10,16,19,25

Numbers 1 and 6

Numbers 3:1-13, 3:40-51