An Adventure Together

We are going to spend the next year and a half preaching a sermon from every book of the Bible. We'll start at the beginning - with Genesis. Then week by week, we'll move through the Bible, looking at each book so that we can know, love, and follow the ultimate Author more. We hope that this journey expands beyond our Sunday gathering and into our everyday lives!

Resources

Below is a collection of resources for you to utilize in your study of who God is. Every book has a sermon, study guide, podcast, and extra items to aid in your discovery.

  • Jan 5
    Intro

    Study Guide Not Available Yet

  • Jan 12
    Genesis

    Study Guide Not Available Yet

  • Jan 19
    Exodus

    Study Guide Not Available Yet

  • Jan 26
    Leviticus

    Leviticus

    Sacrifice

    How would you define sacrifice?

    When have you sacrificed for another?

    Does true sacrifice have to hurt?

    Day of Atonement

    Read Leviticus 5 or 16

    What does the fact that this "Day of Atonement" took place only once a year (16:34) tell you about its importance?

    What does the fact that it had to be repeated every year ("A Lasting Ordinance") tell you about human nature?

    And what about the lasting effect of this sacrifice?

    Check out Hebrews 9:9-14, chapter 10, or 13:11-13

    Jesus

    Read Matthew 5:17-20; Luke 24: 27,44

    How has Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament?

    What's Your Bull?

    Read Leviticus 4:1-4

    What do you need to bring to God & slaughter it?

    What is your favorite "scapegoat" to blame when things go wrong (16:7-10)?

    How have you tried to change?

    What are you going to do with your sin (bull)?

    Read 1 Peter 1:18-21

  • Feb 2
    Numbers

    Numbers

    These questions are based on the sermon from Numbers - especially chapters 13-14.

    Discussion Questions

    Describe a time in your life when you faced intimidating circumstances.

    What has challenged you, changed you or confused you from this week's sermon?

    Of the three "giants" mentioned in the sermon (unbelief, fear, or comfort and complacency), which are you most likely to struggle with?

    In Numbers 13:25-33, the Israelites received conflicting reports about what they should (or should not!) do about entering the promised land. We often have conflicting voices trying to speak into our lives.

    Discussion Questions

    What situation in your life (home, work, school, church, relationships or responsibilities, etc.) do you have a choice of voices (or reports) to listen to?

    What choice will you make based on God's character and His presence in your life?

    Related Scripture for further study: Romans 8:29; Ephesians 3:18-20; Isaiah 6:8-13; Romans 11:12,15; Psalm 112; Psalm 71:18; Acts 13:22,36; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; Romans 3:21,22; Psalm 100

  • Feb 9
    Deuteronomy

    Deuteronomy

    Big Idea

    God reveals the way to live an abundant life now - are we?

    Scripture: Deuteronomy 10:12-16; 30:15-20; John 10:10

    Discussion Questions

    Have you seen stubbornness displayed (perhaps your own) recently? What was your reaction to it?

    Although stubbornness can sometimes be viewed positively, in this week's passage it is viewed negatively. Why? What determines whether being stubborn is a positive or negative quality?

    What has challenged you, changed you or confused you from this week's sermon or the Scripture listed above?

    Stubbornness can often be rooted in things like:

    • Misconceptions about the nature of self, life or others
    • A fear and sense of insecurity
    • A strategy to protect one's self

    What reasons does Moses give the people as a motivation to change their hearts and stop being stubborn?

    In what area is God calling you to a more abundant life?

    What reasons do you have to stop being stubborn about it?

  • Feb 16
    Joshua

    Joshua

    Big Idea

    In the midst of blessings and battles, God wants you to succeed at what He has called you to.

    Scripture: Joshua 1:1-10

    Discussion Questions

    What has challenged you, changed you or confused you from this week's sermon or the Scripture listed above?

    Describe a time when you've seen someone stuck at a barrier, unable to move forward (could be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual).

    What do you need to bury from the past so that you can step into the future? What barrier is keeping you from becoming all God wants you to be?

    When you think of using the Bible to help you move forward, which of the following is the hardest for you to do? Which do you need the most right now?

    • Talking about the Word
    • Thinking about the Word
    • Obeying what the Word says

    In what area of your life is fear or discouragement keeping you from stepping out in faith?

    Read Joshua 25:15. How does this verse connect to where you are now?

  • Feb 23
    Judges

    Judges

    Big Idea

    In the midst of these cycles, God wanted Gideon to live a life of significance; He wants that for you too.

    Scripture: Judges 6-7

    Discussion Questions

    Can you describe a time when you may have been in a cycle similar to the Israelites?

    What has challenged you, changed you or confused you from this week's sermon or the Scripture listed above?

    Are you more likely to find your identity in your circumstances or in what God says about you? What influences or shapes your thoughts about yourself?

    How does the source of your identity affect your willingness to either live life in faith or live life waiting for more of something (more strength, more courage, more _____________)?

    When you are facing something difficult, do you tend to focus more on your resources or your weaknesses? How do you bring your faith in God into the equation?

    Do you recall a time in your life where it seemed your resources were being reduced at the same time your need was growing? How has that shaped your faith?

    God gave Gideon an impossible task and wanted to be glorified (honored) through the victory. How can you face your current situation with faith in a way that will glorify God in the outcome?

  • Mar 1
    Ruth

    Ruth

    Big Idea

    God knows what's going on, and He's orchestrating behind the scenes.

    Scripture: Ruth (It's not that long)

    Discussion Questions

    What has challenged you, changed you or confused you from this week's sermon or the book of Ruth?

    We can find it difficult to find God in our broken (or perhaps boring) world. How does the story of Ruth affect your view of God's work in the midst of the brokenness or the mundane?

    Is there some situation in your life (past or present) that you just don't understand? How does the story of Ruth impact your view of God's work in that situation?

    Read Romans 8:28. In what way does the story of Ruth illustrate, or connect to this verse?

    We only live for one lifetime. How does having a limited-time perspective affect how we perceive God's work?

    How can you choose change in order to face your current situation with increased faith, trusting God with the outcome?

  • Mar 8
    1 Samuel

    1 Samuel

    Big Idea

    God desires our full and complete obedience, but beyond that, He wants our hearts!

    Scripture: 1 Samuel 15

    Discussion Questions

    What has challenged you, changed you or confused you from this week's sermon or the book of 1 Samuel?

    What area(s) of your life are you finding it difficult to obey God in?

    What hinders your obedience to God? (Prayerfully asking the Holy Spirit to search us and give clarity on this area may help!)

    How does concern for image affect

    • Culture?
    • Your family?
    • The Church?
    • Yourself?

    How does the idea of "substance over style" connect to your life at this point in time? Is there some area of your life where that's reversed now?

    Read John 14:15. How does Jesus' instruction in this verse connect with what we know about grace?

    How is God nudging you to take a step further in your obedience to Him?

    What has challenged you, changed you or confused you from this week's sermon or the book of Ruth?

  • Mar 15
    2 Samuel

    2 Samuel

    Big Idea

    How far will we go down the road of sin before we return to innocence?

    Scripture: 2 Samuel 11:1-27; 12:1-10; 1 Peter 4:17-18; Proverbs 21:4; James 1:9; 4:17; 1 John 3:4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Roman 6:23; Psalm 51:1-12

    Discussion Questions

    What has challenged you, changed you or confused you from this week's sermon or the book of 2 Samuel?

    What areas of sin do you think your generation is more susceptible to? What about in the church? Are these areas a struggle for you, or are there others?

    Read 2 Samuel 12:1-7. Nathan came to David with both subtlety (the story) and boldness ("you are the man") to confront David's sin. What has been your experience with the confrontation of sin? In hindsight, was it needed? What did you learn from that experience?

    In what area are you prone to going down the road of sin instead of returning to innocence? What might the cost be in continuing down the road? What could be gained in returning to innocence?

    Read 1 John 1:9. Sin is difficult to talk about, yet the remedy to sin (once committed) has a communal aspect to it (with the principle of private sin, private confession; public sin, public confession). How have you seen this work?

    Read Psalm 51 and 2 Corinthians 5:17. How well do you do with asking for and receiving God's full and complete forgiveness? What about with other humans? What is God moving you to change in your view of sin and the return to innocence?

  • Mar 22
    1 Kings

    1 Kings

    Big Idea

    It's a human thing to sometimes run on empty, but we don't have to stay there.

    Scripture: 1 Kings 18:1-19:18; Lamentations 3:19-24

    Discussion Questions

    What has challenged you, changed you or confused you from this week's sermon or the book of 1 Kings?

    Can you describe a time when you were running on empty? Does that describe you now?

    Which of the three main points (rest, release my frustration, and remember & refocus on God) is easiest for you? Which is most challenging?

    Which do you need most right now? How might God be providing that for you?

    Read Lamentations 3:19-24. How do you balance honesty about the hard things in life while still trusting the Lord?

    What do you need to think, believe, or do in order to live out the rest, release, remember & refocus God might be calling you to today?

  • Mar 29
    2 Kings

    2 Kings

    Big Idea

    In all things, big and small, God wants our moment by moment faithfulness.

    Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-14

    Discussion Questions

      Everyone living has experienced pain; you can’t outrun it
    • What pain have you experienced that you wish you could have outrun?
    • How have you seen pain get redeemed in your life?
      The church thrives when its back is against the wall.
    • What does it look like for us to thrive here and now?
    • How do we thrive as families or communities?

    What circumstances are out of your control now?

      We want a show, but God wants our hearts.
    • How can you surrender your life to Jesus in the small moments of being at home more this week?

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