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SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 8-9 YOU CAN ALSO READ KENNY’S MANUSCRIPT FOR THIS SERMON HERE! REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: How does spiritual formation relate to the process of renovating an old house? What are some examples of 'beneath the surface' issues in your own life that may require spiritual transformation? What’s an example of a time when yo…
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SCRIPTURE: Genesis 12:1-13, 2 Corinthians 2:13-18, Titus 2:11-12, Philippians, 1:4-6, and Galatians 3:2-3 & 4:19-20 YOU CAN ALSO READ KENNY’S MANUSCRIPT FOR THE SERMON HERE! REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Have you had an experience similar to the one Kenny describes at WorldChangers, where temporary excitement to help others faded once you “got h…
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SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:6 & Isaiah 58:1-8 YOU CAN ALSO READ KENNY’S MANUSCRIPT FOR THIS WEEK HERE! REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What is the meaning of 'righteousness' in the context of the sermon, and how does it relate to our relationships with others? Can you identify a specific relationship in your life that needs 'tzedakah'? What actions can y…
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SCRIPTURE: Galatians 3 “Leaning into discomfort develops what you believe, refines how you think, sands off the parts of you that aren’t wholly in line with God’s heart, and fills in the gaps our own pride and fear create.” YOU CAN ALSO READ THIS WEEK’S SERMON MANUSCRIPT HERE! REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: When was the last time you were uncomfo…
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SCRIPTURE: Acts 8 & John 3:1-15 YOU CAN ALSO READ THIS WEEK’S MANUSCRIPT HERE. REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What is the most diverse environment you are in routinely? Have you ever made an intentional choice to be around viewpoints or cultures different from your own? What about people who are different from you? Reflect on that experience. Ken…
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SCRIPTURE: Revelation 7:9-10 & 2 Timothy 2:8-25 YOU CAN ALSO READ THIS WEEK’S MANUSCRIPT HERE! REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What is the most diverse community you have ever been a part of? What was that experience like? What diversity do you currently see in our church community? Has it had any impact on your faith or life? How so? Read Revelat…
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SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:5, Philippians 2:1-4, & 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 YOU CAN FIND THE MANUSCRIPT FOR THIS WEEK’S SERMON HERE. REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: How would you define “meekness”? Have you heard it discussed in churches or sermons before? What ideas and feelings does the word bring up for you? Can you think of a situation where you practic…
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SCRIPTURE: Matthew 11:28, 30; Ephesians 5:1-14, & Ezekiel 36:26 YOU CAN ALSO FIND THE MANUSCRIPT FOR THIS SERMON AT HERE. REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: In Matthew 11, Jesus invites us to come to Him and find rest. How does walking with Jesus make the right work easier? Why is it important to bring our disobedient behaviors and sins into the ligh…
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SCRIPTURE: Romans 11:13-24 “ A posture of surrender–to God’s capacity for grace, to our God-given capacity to love and include–is what makes radical and enduring welcome work. And the proof that this surrender will work, that we are safe even when it is costly, is the empty tomb on Easter Sunday.” REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What is the most w…
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SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:4, John 11:20-26, & Romans 12:9-18 YOU CAN FIND THE SCRIPT FOR THIS WEEK’S SERMON HERE. REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Do you have experience with grief you would be willing to share? Why is it important to allow ourselves and others to experience the grief process without rushing it? How does Jesus's response to Lazarus's de…
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WEEK 5 // A SAVIOR WHO LIVES SCRIPTURE: John 20 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Jesus’s biography is the one and only biography in history which doesn’t end in death! Take some time to think this through and wrestle with it: why is this an important belief for Christians? What would it mean? Is it something you believe? Paul said that “believe” is…
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SCRIPTURE: John 12:13, 13:12-16, 17:6-11, 18:33-39, & 19:19-22 YOU CAN ALSO READ KENNY’S MANUSCRIPT FOR THIS SERMON HERE! REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What’s your pick for Best Picture tonight? Can anything slow down Oppenheimer’s momentum? Okay, that was a silly question! More seriously: do you ever question God’s ability to really understand …
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SCRIPTURE: John 18 YOU CAN ALSO READ THIS WEEK’S MANUSCRIPT HERE! REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What are some of the Lent or Easter season traditions you have experienced before? Are there any traditions you’ve heard of and would like to learn more about? Let’s talk about commitment: what does the word mean to you? What are some examples of comm…
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SCRIPTURE: John 14-16 READ THE MANUSCRIPT FOR THIS WEEK’S SERMON HERE! REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Do you ever feel afraid of God? Where does that fear come from? How might what you know/read about Jesus’s relationship with the disciples serve to calm that fear? What do we see in Jesus that can help us trust God more? What have you heard or re…
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SCRIPTURE: John 13:1-17 AS ALWAYS, YOU CAN READ THE MANUSCRIPT FOR THIS SERMON HERE! REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What is the “ending” of Jesus’s story? Where is all of this heading? How does knowing the ending help us better understand (and trust) Jesus’s actions in John 13? Kenny talked about the historic problem of God’s apparent distance fr…
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SCRIPTURE: Psalm 1:1-2, Matthew 5:1-5 ***READ THIS WEEK’S MANUSCRIPT HERE!*** REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: How has this conversation affected your understanding of what it means to be “blessed”? Have you ever felt “poor in spirit”? Are you feeling that way now? Share your experience with a trusted friend. Do you think it really is possible that…
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SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 27:17 & Galatians 6:2 MANUSCRIPT LINK REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What have you learned in this series so far? Where is it pushing you? How can you better connect with the “purpose” you might have in this church community? Let’s talk about Proverbs 27:17… what did you make of Kenny’s revision of what it means for “iron [to]…
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SCRIPTURE: Romans 3:22-24, Ephesians 4:11-13, & Genesis 2:15, 18-23 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: In what ways have you experienced the benefits of being in a church community? Do you ever feel tempted to try and “make it on your own”? Where do you think this feeling comes from? How might your relationship with God and/or other Christians challe…
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SCRIPTURE: Matt. 26:28, 1 Cor. 6:19-20, John 17:1-3 & 20:21-23 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Why is the Apostles’ Creed important in the history of the Church? Why is it important to us at Revolution? How might it be important or helpful to you? Have you experienced forgiveness, either from God or from others? What did it feel like? Why is it es…
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SCRIPTURE: Luke 24 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: In what ways does Jesus demonstrate his active involvement and desire to restore relationships throughout the Gospel of Luke? How does the encounter on the road to Emmaus in Luke chapter 24 demonstrate the importance of recognizing the ongoing presence of Jesus? Have you ever felt unaware of Jesus…
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SCRIPTURE: Luke 21-22 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: How would you summarize the “Bible Story” as you have heard it or come to understand it? Who is the “main character”? What is the “journey”? How is this story different from the kinds of stories we tend to tell in our own culture? In our lives? In our churches? Kenny said that, “ if we’re going…
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SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 2:11-22, John 13:34 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What is the difference between thinking of the Jesus story as “a good idea” and thinking of it in the Roman sense of “good news”? In Ephesians 2:11-14, Paul talks about how a new humanity has been created in place of the old identities. How does this idea relate to the missio…
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SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What is the healthiest community you have ever been a part of? What made it so healthy? What does “reconciliation with God” look like for you? What gets in the way of this relationship? What does “reconciliation with yourself” mean to you? Why is it sometimes hard to see ourselves th…
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SCRIPTURE: Acts 15:6-16:3 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Think about Kenny’s “archery target” illustration for finding the right church: have you ever been in a church that was too close to the center for you, where you struggled to be challenged? Have you ever been somewhere that was too far for you to ever feel comfortable? Have you experienced…
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SCRIPTURE: John 13 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: How can we create opportunities to confront our fears together in our community? What are some fears or vulnerabilities you feel comfortable sharing with your community to grow together? How can embracing uncertainty help us grow in our faith? What is an area of uncertainty or curiosity in your fa…
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SCRIPTURE: 1 Peter 2, Hebrews 12 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Does the word “catholic” freak you out a bit? That’s okay! What are some practical ways we can cultivate unity and cooperation within the Church and our local faith communities? In what areas can you personally contribute to building unity within your faith community? 1 Peter 2:5 com…
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SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 29, Daniel 2 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Have you ever struggled with seasons of waiting? What has made this so hard? Do you resonate with the Israelites’ experience of exile? Have you ever been in a similar spot–where you wonder if God is really present with you? Discuss this with someone you trust this week! What can we l…
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SCRIPTURE: 2 Kings 5, Luke 4 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Reflect on your own prayer life: when have you seen prayers answered? When have you seen prayers go unanswered? What does it mean to approach God with a mindset of abundance rather than scarcity? How might this change our perspective on unanswered prayers? How can embracing authenticity …
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SCRIPTURE: 2 Samuel 11-12 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What can we learn from 2 Samuel 11 about responding to our own personal failures? What is necessary to bring real light to reprehensible behavior? Why does it matter? How does the lack of justice in the story of King David and Bathsheba affect our feelings about the story? In what ways has …
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SCRIPTURE: Judges 13-16 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What is the role of forgiveness and redemption in the story of Samson, despite his flaws and lack of commitment to his Nazirite vow? How does the book of Judges, including the story of Samson, remind us that God's people are not perfect and still belong to Him? How does Samson's story emphasi…
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SCRIPTURE: Joshua 2 & 6 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Have you ever felt like an “outsider” in a new place? Reflect on that experience: did you ever feel “in”? How long did it take? What changed? As you read through Joshua 2, what do you think makes Rahab’s story so important here? What does she know? What does she do? Why do you think she takes…
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SCRIPTURE: Genesis 25-49! REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Reflect on your “life with God” so far. When has it been good? When has it been… not so good? Has it gone like you expected it would? If you wouldn’t identify as someone who “has a relationship with God,” reflect on your journey with the idea of God: who have you wanted Him to be? Who might…
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SCRIPTURE: Genesis 11:1-9 & 12:1-3 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Have you heard the story of the Tower of Babel before? In what context? What did you take away from it? Why do you think God disapproves of the builders’ plans? What does the text say the “problems” are? Kenny suggests that the deeper issues are clarified when we think about “ziggu…
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SCRIPTURE: 2 Chronicles 36 & Exodus 2-14 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: In what ways can seeing the stories of the Bible as larger narratives about God and humanity deepen our faith? How has your perspective on certain Biblical stories changed as you've grown in your faith, and how can this new perspective impact your daily life? What does the st…
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SCRIPTURE: 1 Timothy 1:15-16, 2:4, 4:3-5, & 6:11-15; John 18:33-40 & 19:19-22 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Why is it important to consider the context and recipients of the letters in 1 Timothy when interpreting its instructions? How can you apply the principles from 1 Timothy to your own life while considering its original context and audience…
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SCRIPTURE: 1 Timothy 1:15-16, 5:1-8, & 6:1-2 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What makes “living together” with other people difficult for you? What makes it important? Kenny describes a “paradox” in Paul’s theology and counsel: by making ourselves less, we become more fully who we are. Reflect on this and/or discuss it with a friend: do you believ…
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SCRIPTURE: Mark 12:41-44, Acts 2:44-47, 1 Cor. 16:1-3, 2 Cor. 9:12, & 1 Tim. 6:9 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: How can disciplined giving help Christians combat greed and show gratitude towards God? What are some ways in which Christians today may be in conflict with their culture, and how can we navigate these conflicts while staying true to ou…
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SCRIPTURE: John 14, Psalm 139, Psalm 69, & Matthew 6:9-13 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What role does prayer play in your daily life? Have you ever “cried out” in prayer? What do you think it means for the Holy Spirit to intervene in our prayers? How can incorporating structured prayers, like the Lord's Prayer, help you grow spiritually? How mi…
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SCRIPTURE: Luke 23:50-56, 1 Peter 3:17-20, Philippians 2:5-11, & Galatians 5:13-14 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Reflect on the third statement of the Apostles’ Creed: “He descended to the dead. On the third day, he rose again.” What do you think is important to proclaim here? Do you have questions about it? The big question this week is, “why d…
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SCRIPTURE: Luke 9 & 24 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Why is the Easter story the “main thing” in the Christian faith? What does it mean? What does it prove? Why center on this… even over Jesus’s birth or Jesus’s death on the cross? Do you think you’re a “bad guesser”? What do the stories about the disciples in Luke 9 reveal to us about why we so…
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SCRIPTURE: Luke 7 & 19 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Who are the people in Jerusalem looking for in Jesus? Can you relate? If you could “make” Jesus fix the world in just the way you want it fixed, what would you have him do? Read Jesus’s prayer over Jerusalem in Luke 19:41-44. Why do you think Jesus says these things? Do they relate to you, too…
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SCRIPTURE: Luke 6 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: 1. Read Luke 6. What does this passage mean to you? What does it teach me about who God is? What does it teach me about who I am? What is Jesus showing me about how I can live? 2. If the Kingdom of God is about living under God's will, what does that look like? 3. What is the hardest part about lov…
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SCRIPTURE: Luke 5 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What can we learn from the reactions people have to Jesus in this chapter in terms of their awareness of their own “sins”? Consider the mistakes you’ve made in your own life: what did you most need to hear from God in those moments? Why do you think it’s so hard for the Pharisees in this chapter to…
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SCRIPTURE: Luke 3-4 REFLECTION/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Don’t forget your “homework” for this week! Read Luke 1-5, and consider journaling as you go. You can consider: what does this passage say? Who is it for? What does it teach me about who God is? What does it teach me about who I am? What is Jesus showing me about how I can live? This week, we’re …
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