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Community Group Questions for Dec 18 | Joshua 24

Read Joshua 24. You'll be able to listen to Sunday's sermon here. Find a Community Group near youhere. Community Group Questions: Why do you think it was necessary fro Joshua to recount and review God's grace-filled history of Israel? Do you find the mysteries of God -- the darkness you sometimes endure -- difficult to accept? Does God's honesty of showing you the ha...

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Community Group Questions - December 11, 2016

The Lord Your God is With You

Read Joshua 23. Share Sunday's sermon here. Community Group Questions: What is the role of the church in nurturing and discipling our children, the "next generation"? Why does scripture remind believer so often to "remember"? Blake mentioned two ways of viewing the Christian life that undercuts the power of the gospel? What are those two ways? How is the gospel to be...

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Community Group Questions, Week of October 30, 2016

Listen to this week's sermon"Cutting Edge of Grace or Judgement" Community Group Questions: Read Joshua 5:13-6:25. How have you seen God display his glory in your life in uncommon ways? The Jews categorize the Old Testament books differently than we do. They view Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and the Book of the Twelve (the minor prophets) as latter prophets, and Joshua, ...

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Joshua 8 - Community Group Questions for Nov 13, 2016

This week's sermon is from Joshua 8. Listen to the sermon here. How would you say you feel between God's promises, stuck in the middle of the "conquest" without knowing what to do next? What are the little things that you are tempted to leave God out of, thinking you can handle them for yourself? In what ways have you seen "serpent theology" in the life of the church?...

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Joshua 22, Community Group Questions

Read Joshua 22. Community Group Questions: How have you seen 1) gracious confrontation and 2) gracious commendation of one another in the church today? Is there a fear to exercise church discipline against believers in our local churches today? Why or why not? Have you ever had a godly anxiety for things that you have seen happening in the church? How would you pract...

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Joshua 10, Community Group Questions for Week of Nov 27, 2016

Read Joshua 10 in preparation for worship. Community Group Questions for November 27, 2016: Why is the picture of Christ as a warrior so uncommon today? In what ways does Christ reveal Himself as a warrior today? Are you amazed when God answers your prayers? If so, why? In what areas of your heartland, have you given up the fight? How do the sacraments (baptism and...

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Joshua's Prayer at Gibeon

In preparing for the sermon this week, I found myself reflecting on Joshua as he came up from Gilgal to defend Gibeon against the five kings. In Joshua 10:12 he prayed: "At that time Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord gave the Amorites over to the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, 'Sun, stand still at Gibeon, and moon, in the valley at A...

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Joshua 9, Community Group Questions for Week of November 20, 2016

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Joshua 9, "The Trouble with Common Sense," Rev. Blake Altman Community Group Questions: Have you ever been fooled by someone and it got you into trouble? Some might call Israel's oath keeping "eating crow." When has your folly lead to such crow-eating dinners? How do you respond to people who say, "If God is sovereign, then why did he not stop you from making that mi...

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Common Question: Where is the last line of the Lord's Prayer?

Here is a brief reason why we don't see the ending ("For Thine is the Kingdom...") of the Lord's Prayer in the gospel accounts. ...

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Psalm 6 and our "Trail of Tears"

Eugene Peterson(1932- ), well-known author of The Messagetranslation writes,"Left to ourselves, we will pray to some god who speaks what we like hearing, or to the part of God we manage to understand. But what is critical is that we speak to the God who speaks to us, and to everything he speaks to us the Psalms train us in that conversation." Prepare for worship this Sund...

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