Engage questions for Oct. 30

  1. If you participated in the 21-day Stewardship Challenge (at any level), what spiritual or personal insights have you gained in the process?
  2. Which one of the scriptures about Jesus’ compassion stands out to you and why?
  3. Referring to the call to compassion scriptures, which one speaks most deeply to you?
  4. How well are you modeling the compassion described in I Corinthians 13:8-13? (Use the NLT translation if possible.)
  5. How can you experience greater compassion for those in your Engage group?

Scripture reading for Oct. 27-Nov. 2

Ignite scripture readings for Oct. 27 – Nov. 2 (Grace)

Ezra 9:7-15

Proverbs 3:34

Isaiah 64:6

Luke 1:47

Acts 4:33; 11:23

Romans 3:23-25; 5:1-2, 12-19

Ephesians 2:4, 9-10

1 Timothy 1:1

2 Timothy 1:8-10

Titus 2 & 3

1 Peter 1:1-3

And any Fire Bible notes on these scriptures

 

Fire Bible articles:

Regeneration: Spiritual Birth & Renewal (John 3)

 

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Engage questions for Oct. 23

  1. Discuss as a group your thoughts concerning the phrase “translated into His kingdom.” (Col. 1:13)
  2. Do you ever question your salvation?  Is this because of your failures?  (2 Cor. 2:14, Phil. 4:13, 1 John 5:4)
  3. How can we discipline our minds (in addition to prayer and the Word) to identify with the mind of Christ? (Phil. 4:8; 2 Cor. 10:5)
  4. Anxiety, uncertainty, uneasiness, consuming thoughts, and nervousness –all of these words represent fear.  Which of these words best describes you and how might you apply 1 Peter 5:7?
  5. Regardless of circumstance, how edifying is your speech, on a scale of 1 – 10?  What are some practical mind-sets to embrace in order to speak life-giving words?  (John 6:63; Col. 4:6, Luke 6:45)

Scripture readings for Oct. 20-26 (Compassion)

Ignite scripture readings for Oct. 20-26 (Compassion)

Deuteronomy 4:31; 15:7-11; 24:10-15

Nehemiah 5:1-13

Psalms 72:12-13

Proverbs 14:21; 19:17; 21:13; 22:9; 28:8,27; 31:20

Isaiah 30:18; 49:13; 54:7-8

Lamentations 3:22

Matthew 6:1-4; 9:36; 14:14; 15:32; 20:34; 25:35

Mark 1:41; 6:34; 8:2; 10:21

Luke 6:35

Romans 9:14-16; 12:15

1 Corinthians 13

2 Corinthians 1:3; 8:9

Ephesians 4:32

Colossians 3:12

James 5:11

1 Peter 3:8

And any Fire Bible notes on these scriptures

 

Fire Bible articles:

Caring for the Poor and Disadvantaged (Amos 5:12-14)

Riches and Poverty (Luke 18:24-25)

Engage questions for Oct. 16

  1. How do you handle the topic of death when it comes to close family and friends?
  2. What are we as children of God going to be judged upon?  (Romans 14:12; Ephesians 5:1,2,15,16; I Peter 4:7-10)
  3. When forming godly priorities in your life, what is the central theme God desires? (Matthew 22:36,40; I Peter 4:7-10)
  4. As a group, form 3 bucket lists of 5 items each.  (1. Temporal goals   2. Personal spiritual goals   3. Kingdom service goals)