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Author: Evan Bartholomew

01
May

The Only Cure

Opening Question: What is the worst illness you’ve ever had? II Kings 5:1 – The Bible introduces us to this character: Naaman – He was the commander of the army of Aram. – At this time, they were at war against Israel. Question: How does the Bible describe Naaman? Question:…

01
May

Got Fire?

Opening Question: What is something that fire can be used for? Question: How do you think life would be effected if there was no fire? Matthew 25:1-13 – Jesus is telling the parable of the ten virgins. – All of the virgins were waiting on the groom – Jesus. –…

21
Feb

Consumed By Zeal

Opening Question: What is something that you’re passionate about? Question: What are some characteristics that go with passion? Question: Do you think anger can be part of being passionate? Why or why not? John 2:13-25 – Jesus goes into the temple. – He sees people doing a lot of corrupt…

21
Feb

Special Purposes

Opening Question: What do you think makes something special? Question: What is something that you consider special to you? II Timothy 2:20-21 – Paul is talking to Timothy about how everyone has different types of items in their houses. – Some things are useful, and others are not. Question: What…

12
Feb

Running Away

Opening Question: What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever run away from? Jonah 1:1-16 – God comes to Jonah: “Preach in Nineveh.” – Nineveh was the capital city of Assyria, which was Israel’s biggest enemy. – “He ran away from the Lord and fled to Tarshish.” Question: What are some things…

12
Feb

Love And Hate

Opening Question: What is something that you absolutely hate? Question: Do you think hate can ever be a good thing? Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 – Solomon is saying that there is a time for everything. – He says that there is a time to love and a time to hate. Question: What…

12
Feb

The Big Question

Opening Question:  If you could ask Jesus any question, what would you ask Him? Luke 18:18-21 – Jesus is having a conversation with “a certain ruler.” – Other gospels record that this was a rich, young ruler. Question: What do you think would be some temptations that the rich, young…

12
Feb

Hunger And Thirst

Opening Question: What is one of your favorite things to eat and drink? Question: Have you ever been really hungry or thirsty before? What are some of the symptoms of hunger or thirst? Luke 16:19-26 – Jesus is telling a story about a rich man and Lazarus. – There is…

16
Jan

The Great Masquerade

Opening Question: If you could use one word to describe Satan, what would it be? – Satan is usually depicted in society as a red, two-horned monster with a pitchfork. – The Bible’s description of Satan is actually much different. II Corinthians 11:12-15 – Paul is talking about some of…

16
Jan

Looking Back

Opening Question: What is one of your most favorite things about your childhood? – There are things that exist in everyones lives that are fun to look back on. – That said, it’s not always good to be looking back. Luke 9:57-62 – Jesus interacts with three different people that…

16
Jan

No Excuses

Opening Question: What are the most common areas that people make excuses for? Question: What’s an excuse you’ve made before? Luke 14:15-24 – Jesus is talking about people being invited to His Kingdom. – He compares being a part of His Kingdom as being a part of a great banquet….

16
Jan

Think It Through

Opening Question: What is something that you’ve built before? Question: What do you think it takes to be a good builder? Luke 14:28-30 – Jesus talking about being a disciple. – He compares becoming a disciple to building a tower. Question: What are some things that would make building a…