March 1st Life Group Discussion Questions

PAC Sermon Based Discussion Life Groups
Week of March 1st, 2015

1. Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit and the Son of God, yet still had problems. What do we learn from His life and example?

2. Jesus was praised by everyone. His reputation and character were sterling yet in today’s passage, people attempt to kill Him. What are the life lessons here?

3. Jesus stated that Isaiah the prophets word was fulfilled in His life; how so and in what ways?

4. In Mark 6:4, Jesus said, “A prophet is not without honor except his own hometown, among his relatives and his own home.” How was this fulfilled in Nazareth?

5. The NLT says in John 1:11 “He came to his own people and even they rejected him.” Why was this true?

6. Why does Israel still reject Christ?(generally speaking.) As Savior?

7. What is the promise of John 1:12?

8. When Jesus told the story of Elijah and the widow and the story of Elisha and the leper Naaman, what was He teaching them about faith or doubt in terms of their acceptance or rejection of Him in Nazareth?

9. Why such quickly shifting emotions among the people in the very same story?

10. The people were furious, they mobbed him, tried to push him over a cliff that overlooks the valley of Armageddon. But it was not His time, and God the Father protected Him. What do we learn from this?

Life Group Question:
Each life group is encouraged to serve together in a service project during the course of this winter session – how could your service project be determined by caring and being passionate in the right areas?

February 22nd Life Group Discussion Questions

PAC Sermon Based Discussion Life Groups
Week of February 22nd, 2015

Overview of Nehemiah

 

1. What qualities do you admire most in leaders? Why?

2. Review the book of Nehemiah. How would you summarize Nehemiah’s story as a leader?

3. What leadership traits did Nehemiah have?

4. What events in his story exhibit each trait?

5. What made each trait valuable in the work Nehemiah had to do?

6. How is each trait valuable to the church today?

7. Which of Nehemiah’s leadership traits would you like to have? Why?

8. What steps can you take in the next few weeks to help develop one of those qualities?

 
Life Group Question:
Each life group is encouraged to serve together in a service project during the course of this winter session – how could your service project be determined by caring and being passionate in the right areas?

February 15th Life Group Questions

PAC Sermon Based Discussion Life Groups
Week of February 15th, 2015

Chapter 12 & 13
1. When has it been hard for you to keep a promise or commitment?

2. Read Nehemiah 13. Why was it important to exclude people of foreign descent form the Jewish nation? In the context of that situation, why wasn’t this narrow-minded and unloving?

3. Think about what Eliashib the priest did. What might be something similar that someone might do wrong today?

4. What other abuses did Nehemiah have to clean up?

5. Why was it such a big deal that people were buying and selling on the Sabbath?

6. The people had broken their covenant promises from chapter 10. How did Nehemiah respond to the people’s broken promises? Why?

7. What do his responses tell you about Nehemiah?

8. What might the Jewish people have done to protect themselves from breaking so many of their promises?

9. How can we prepare ourselves for a lifetime of obedience?

10. How can we guard ourselves against breaking promises or our covenants with God?
Life Group Question:
Each life group is encouraged to serve together in a service project during the course of this winter session – how could your service project be determined by caring and being passionate in the right areas?

Life Group Discussion Questions February 8th

PAC Sermon Based Discussion Life Groups
Week of February 8th, 2015

Chapter 11
1. What are some sacrifices you have had to make? How did you feel about them?

2. Read Nehemiah 11 & 12. Nehemiah asked his people to make some sacrifices for the good of the fledgling nation. What concerns might the people have had about returning to Jerusalem?

3. What did the people sacrifice to move back?

4. What was significant about the manner in which the people made their sacrifice of praise (12:27-42)?

5. When is praise a sacrifice for you?

6. How did the people sacrifice material things?

7. What objections could the people have raised about bringing their first and best to support the temple workers?

8. In what ways do we need to sacrifice for God’s church as a whole?

9. What is God asking you to do for the good of His people? How do you feel about that?

Life Group Question:
Each life group is encouraged to serve together in a service project during the course of this winter session – how could your service project be determined by caring and being passionate in the right areas?