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Message Scripture Study Guide
4Love Series (Week 3)
Romance
2/19/17
Song of Songs 1:2
Psalm 63:1-8
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4Love Series (Week 2)
Living into the Power of Friendship
2/12/17
1 Samuel 18:1-6
John 15:12-17
 
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4Love Series (Week 1)
Heartless: Becoming More Affectionate People
2/5/17

2 Tim 3:1-5
Rom 1:29-31
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Hope-Full: Change Is Coming (Week 5)
1/29/17

1 Corinthians 15:35-58
Revelation 21:1-5
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Hope-Full (Week 4)
1/22/17

Hebrews 11:1-31, 39-40 Download
WE CAN’T WAIT: Living Now Toward Then (Week 3)
1/16/17
1 Corinthians 15:58 Download

Hope-Full in a King (Week 2)
1/9/17
 

Matthew 2:1-12
Colossians 1:15-23
Romans 8:18-25
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Advent Reflections
by Ruth Haley Barton

Come, Let Us Walk In the Light of the Lord!

Various scriptures from the Bible

  • What was new or compelling to you?
     
  • Was there anything that surprised or bothered you?
     
  • What did you learn about God?
     
  • How might this change the way we live?
Booklets can be picked up at the Grow Center and Front Desk.
Take Root Series
October 16th - November 13th
Take Root Booklet

http://www.takerootccob.org/booklet/

Domestic Mission Fest
10/9/16

There is no study guide for the Domestic Mission Fest Weekend.

The questions below can be used for reflection and/or discussion.

  • What did I learn from the speakers and experiences from this past weekend?
  • Where am I challenged and why?
  •  What questions do I have?
  • How am I called to respond?
 

The Others -  (Part 4)
The Others at the Table
October 2, 2016

Ephesians 2:1—3:12a
1 Corinthians 11:26
Mark 16:15, 20

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The Others - Looking Upward (Part 3)
Splendid Strangers
September 25, 2016

Luke 10:1-12
Hebrews 13:1-2
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The Others - Looking Upward (Part 2)
God's Love Language: How to Make God Smile
September 18, 2016

Matthew 22:34-40; 25:31-40 Download
The Others - Looking Upward (Part 1)
Looking OtherWard: How God Sees the World
September 11, 2016
    Philippians 2:1-13
    1 Peter 4:10
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Summer Lights
August 2016

There are no study guides for our Summer Light speakers.

The questions below can be used for reflection and/or discussion.

• What did I learn?
• Where am I challenged and why?
• What questions do I have?
• How am I called to respond?

 
Study guide for this week is provided by WorldVision based on our guest speaker Richard Stearns sermon this weekend.
July 17, 2016
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No study guide. Groups are free to choose their own study or discussion.

July 3 & July 10, 2016

   

Joe: The Making of a Leader
Forgiveness and Reconciliation
June 26, 2016

Genesis 50:14-21 Download
Joe: The Making of a Leader
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE: Leaders Exercise Self-Discipline
June 19, 2016

Genesis 39
Colossians 3:1-3

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Joe: The Making of a Leader
From Ordinary to Extraordinary
June 12, 2016
Gen 39, 41
Mark 12:29-31
Col 3:17
Php 1:9-11, 2:13
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Joe: The Making of a Leader
The Dream Manager
June 5, 2016
Genesis 40 & 41 Download
Joe: The Making of a Leader
Descending Up
May 29, 2016
Genesis 39:1-20 Download
Joe: The Making of a Leader
May 22, 2016
Genesis 37 Download
Daring Prayer: We Pray
May 15, 2016


Praying Scripture Guide
 
Acts 2:42, 4:23-31
Philippians 4:6


 
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Global Mission Fest
May 8, 2016
No Study Guide  
Daring Prayer:Pray Daily
May 1, 2016
1 Thessalonians 5:12-28
Romans 12:9-14;
Philippians 4:6
Colossians 4:2
1 Timothy 2:1-2
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Daring Prayer:Shameless Audacity
April 24, 2016

Mark 2:1-12
Luke 11:5-8
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Daring Prayer: Pray BIG Prayers
April 17, 2016
Psalm 139
Matthew 6:5-8
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Daring Prayer: What to Bring to Prayer
April 10, 2016
1 John 3:21 – 22 & 5:14 - 15 Download
Daring Prayer:Why Pray?
April 3, 2016
Luke 11:1-13 Download

Holy Week Reflections
March 20, 2016

Luke 19:19-44
Zechariah 9:9-17
Psalm 118:25-29

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The Lie: Honest to Goodness
At least I am not THAT bad?
March 13. 2016

Luke 18:9-14
1 John 1:5-9
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The Lie:Hiss or His
What Does Evil offer You?
March 6, 2016

Luke 4:1-13
James 4:7-10
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The Lie: Dark Shadows
Does Evil Really Exist?
Mark 5:1-20
Eph 6:12
Heb 12:2
2 Pet 3:1-15a
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The Lie: Is Evil God’s Fault?
A Crack in Creation
February 21, 2016
Mark 5:21-43 Download
The Lie: Unmasking Evil
The Shadow of the Tree
February 14, 2016
Genesis 2:25—3:7 Download
Everyday Christianity: Divine Doorways
February 7,2016
Colossians 4:2-6 Download
Everyday Christianity: Screens
January 31, 2016
Colossians 3:1-17
Matthew 5:22
James 1:19-21
Proverbs 15:14, 17:24
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Everyday Christianity: Tables
January 24, 2016
Colossians 3:1-17
Various Luke “Table Passages”
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Gracism: For the Sake of Others
(Week 3)
January 17, 2016
Philippians 2:1-8; & 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, 13:1-8a Download
Gracism: Rediscovering Redemptive Relationships (Week 2)
January 10, 2016
Luke 10:25-37 Download

Gracism: Reclaiming the Community of the Cross(Week 1)
January 3, 2016

Luke 14:4-14
Ephesians 2:11-22
Revelation 7:9-10, 19:6-7
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Saying YES to Christmas Matthew 1:18—2:23 Download
Rediscovering the Joy of Christmas Luke 2:8-18 Download
Hope: Walking by Faith in an Uncertain World Luke 2:1-7
Matthew 2:13-15
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No questions for Lessons and Carols

November 29, 2015
  Discuss what Advent and
Christmas means to Christians.
Resurrection: Enjoy Life Beyond Death Isaiah 40:30-31
1 Corinthians 15:50-58
Philippians 3:20-21
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Redemption Exodus 6:6
2 Corinthians 5:11—6:2
Titus 2:11-14
 
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GPS: Set Your Course by Reliable Truth Psalm 119:105
Proverbs 3:5-6
Romans 16:25-27
2 Timothy 3:16-17
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Getting the Gospel: Sanctification John 15:5
Romans 6:22
Philippians 2:12-13
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Getting the Gospel: Justification Gospel: Matthew 1:1; Mark 1:1, 14-15; 1 Cor 15:1-5
Justified: Romans 3:22-24, 5:1, 8-11; Titus 3:4-8
Response: Matt 16:15-16; Romans 10:8-10, 13; Rev 3:20
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Cherish the Commonplace
Designing Your Life (Part 6)
Exodus 16: 1-4, 11-17, 35; Numbers 11:31; John 6:26-35, 58 Download
Commit To Community
Designing Your Life (Part 5)
Exodus 18:1-23 Download
What A Friend
Designing Your Life (part 4)
Exodus 33:7-23; John 15:9-15 Download

Defeating the “Big ME”
Designing Your Life (Part 3)

The Prayer of Examen

Numbers 20:1-13; James 4:1; Romans 12:2; Mark 8:34-35

 

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The Biggest Story: Discovering Your Calling
Designing Your Life (Part 2)
Ephesians 3:1-13 Download
Reflect On Your Culture│Designing Your Life (Part 1) Exodus 2:1-10 Download
Come in Third (Part 5): The Body 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 Download
Encouragement Acts 4:32-37,9:26-30,11:21-24 Download

Come in Third (Part 4): Power Tools

Understanding Spiritual Gifts

1 Corinthians 12:1-11


 
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Come in Third: The Advocate John 14:15-31 Download
Come in Third: Presence John 14:15-31
Galatians 5:22-23
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Come in Third: Jerusalem Power and Light Acts 2:1-13 Download
Love “Works” Matthew 5:13-16
Acts 2:42-47
James 2:14-18, 4:17
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Chasing Awesome Luke 10:38-42
2 Cor 12:9
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Pleading Christians: How to Serve the Persecuted Church Revelation 12:7-17
Genesis 3:1-7, 13-15
Matt 5:9-12
2 Cor 8:1-7
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A Revolutionary Life: The Radical Act of Following Jesus Exodus 1:9-22
Mark 8:34-36
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Church: Looking Back and Growing Forward Acts 2:42-47; 4:32-37, 20:20-21 Download
Get To Know Jesus All Over Again Luke 24:13-35 Download
Easter: The Gardner’s Hands Genesis 1-3
John 20:1-10
Revelation 21-22
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Holy Week Mark 11:1-11, 15:1-15
1 Cor 1:18
Mark 8:34-35
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Trustworthy Hands

Luke 19:41-48
Matthew 21:18-19

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What Happens When Power is Corrupted? Matthew 26:47-56, 67
Luke 22:51
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Power in Your Hands Matthew 26:14-16
Mark 5:21-34
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Idol Hands Genesis 13:1-13
John 15:5-8
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What Is Power & What Is It For? Genesis 1:20-31, 2:7
John 1:1-5, John 2:1-12
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No Worries (4): Final Thought Mark 4:1-9, 18-19 Download
No Worries (3): The Power of Possessiveness Psalm 24:1
Matthew 6:19-24
Colossians 1:15-16
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No Worries (2): The Future Belongs to God Matthew 6:25-34
James 4:13-17
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No Worries (1) : A Shift in Perspective Matthew 6:25-34
Romans 12:1-2
Philippians 4:4-9
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It’s Time (4U+2): Being an Agent of Life-Changing Love Luke 10:25-37 Download
It's Time:Making Life's Crucial Connections Luke 2:41-52 Download
It's Time - Part 1 Galatians 3:26-4:7 Download
Just Wait Luke 1:5-25 Download
When God Interrupts Your Pride Matthew 1:18-25 Download
Girl Interrupted: The Bold, Gutsy Life of Mary Luke 1:26-56 Download
We Interrupt This Life Psalm 100 Download

Vulnerable
The Courage to Live a Worthy Life

2 Corinthians 4:1-18 Download

Vulnerable
Thorns

2 Corinthians 12:1-10 Download
Vulnerable
Shame on You
John 4:1-30
2 Corinthians 5:21
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Vulnerable
The Myths of Scarcity  & Perfection
Mark 10:13-29 Download
Vulnerable
The Story of Guilt and Shame
Genesis 2:8-3:16 Download
Unbreakable
Expecting and Embracing Trouble
October 19
John 16:33
Philippians 3:7-14
James 1:2-6
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Unbreakable
You Have a Reservation
October 5
Psalm 27: 4-8
Revelation 3:20
Luke 19: 1-9
Acts 10: 41
Luke 24: 13-35
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Unbreakable
The Gift of Time Together
September 28

Psalm 133:1-3
Acts 2:42-47
Hebrews 10:24-25
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Unbreakable
September 21
Acts 15:1-­‐11;
John 10:27
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Unbreakable
September 14
1 Thess 5:11
2 Corinthians 13:11-14
Hebrews 10:23-26
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Unbreakable
September 7
Ecc 4:8-12
Acts 2:42-47, 4:32-35
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Growing Seeds in God's Good Ground
July 13
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Download
God is Great
July 6
Psalm 145 Download

Fully Alive
June 22

Romans 6:1-14
Jeremiah 20:7-13
Matthew 10:32-33
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The Power of Blessing
June 15
Genesis 27:1-38 Download
How to Spot the Spirit Living in You
June 8
John 20:19-23
Acts 2:1-13 & 42-47
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Christ Followers
June 1
John 17:1-11
Acts 1: 6-14
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Strength For  the Journey
May 25

Psalm 66:7-18
John 14:15-21
Acts 17:22-31
1 Peter 3:13-22

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May 18

Psalm 31:1-5 & 15-16
Acts 7:55-60
John 14:1-14
1 Peter 2:2-10

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Mission Fest
May 4
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Hope
April 27

Psalm 16
Acts 2:14 & 2:23
John 20:19-31
1 Peter 1:3-9

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Denying the Temptation to Betray Jesus
April 13

Matthew 21:1-11
Matthew 26:14-16; 47-56

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Meeting God in Times of Despair
April 6
 

Psalm 130
Ezekiel 37:1-4
John 11:1-45
Romans 8:6-11

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From Blame to Faith
March 30
Psalm 23
1 Samuel 16:1-13
John 9:1-41
Ephesians 5:8-14
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Worship Well: Deny Dry Devotion
March 23
 

Exodus 17:1-7
Psalm 95
John 4:5-26
Romans 5:1-11
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The Problem with Trying Harder
March 16
 

Psalm 121
Genesis 12:1-4a
John 3:1-17
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17

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Getting Started
March 9

Psalm 32
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7
Matthew 4:1-11
Romans 5:12-19

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Mountaintop
March 2

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Getting Started
February 23

Psalm 119:33-40
Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18
Matthew 5:38-48
1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23
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Consuming Focus on God
and His Word

February 16
Deut 30:15-20
Psalm 119:1-8
Matt 5:21-37
1 cor 3:1-9
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Salt and Light
Febuary 9

Matthew 5:13-20 Download

People of the Kingdom
February 2

Psalm 15; Micah 6:8; Matthew 5:1-12; Luke 2:25-40 Download
Gone Fishing
January 25/26
Matthew 4:12-23 Download

Follow Me
January 18/19

Psalm 40:1-11
Isaiah 49:1-7
John 1:29-42
1 Corinthians 1:1-9

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Way of the Wise
January 11/12

Psalm 29;72:1-7, 10-14
Isaiah 42:1-9;60:1-6
Matthew 2:1-12;3:13-17
Acts 10:34-43
Ephesians 3:1-12

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Word of God
January 4/5

Psalm 147:12-20
Jeremiah 31:7-14
John 1:1-9;10-18
Ephesians 1:3-14

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A Man of Principles
December 21/22
 

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Expecting Faithfulness
December 14/15

Psalm 146:5-10
Isaiah 35:1-10
Matt 11:2-11
Luke 1:46b-55
James 5:7-10

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Against the Rules
December 7/8

Psalm 72:1-7,18-19
Isaiah 11:1-10
Matthew 3:1-12
Romans 15:4-13

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No questions for Lessons and Carols  

Discuss what Advent and
Christmas means to Christians.

The Supremacy of Jesus
November 23/24
Psalm 46
Jeremiah 43:1-6
Luke 23:33-43
Colossians 1:11-20
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Signs of Our Times
November 16/17
Psalm 98
Malachi 4:1-2a
Luke 21:5-19
2 Thes. 3:6-13
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Fearless
November 9/10
Psalm 17:1-9
Job 19:23-27a
Luke 20:27-38
2 Thes. 2:1-5,13-17
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Going Out on a Limb
November 2/3
Psalm 32:1-7
Isaiah 1:10-18
Luke 19:1-10
2 Thes. 1:1-4, 11-12
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Sinners Anonymous
October 26/27
Psalm 84:1-7
Jer. 14:7-10,19-22
Luke 18:9-14
2 Tim. 4:6-8,16-18
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Act Justly Love Mercy
October 19/20
Micah 6:6-8 Download
How Gratitude Shapes Our Faith
October 12/13
Psalm 111
2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15
Luke 17:11-19
2 Timothy 2:8-15
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Faith in Fretful Times
October 5/6
Psalm 37:1-9
Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4
Luke 17:5-10
2 Timothy 1:1-14
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Where Allegiance Lies
September 28/29
Psalm 146
Amos 6:1a, 4-7
Luke 16:19-31
1 Timothy 6:6-19
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The Shrewd Steward
September 21/22
Psalm 113
Amos 8:4-7
Luke 16:1-9
1 Timothy 2:1-7
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Come to the God of Life-Change
September 14/15
Psalm 51:1-10
Exodus 32:7-14
Luke 15:1-10
1 Timothy 1:12-17
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Going Good in a Breaking Bad World
September 7/8
Psalm 1
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Luke 14:25-33
Philemon 1-21
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