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This month, we’re focusing on FORMATIVE CONVERSATIONS. Formative Conversations happen when God’s truth and our true selves meet. Now is a great time to have a conversation as a group about how you can make sure formative conversations are regularly occurring in your group. Consider what might stop them from happening and how you can overcome those barriers.
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What was a highlight of your past week?
THIS WEEK’S TEXT
Have someone read John 20:1-18 out loud.
Mary, Peter and John discovered Jesus’s empty tomb on the third day. What do you think they thought or felt that day?
What does this story teach you about the power of Jesus?
What stands out to you most in this story?
THIS WEEK’S SERMON
Pastor Marcus Bieschke talked about the story of Jesus’s resurrection. As a group, name his main points.
Which part of the sermon most challenged or encouraged you, and why?
Mary was crying because she felt such deep despair that it was over. In what situations do people feel this despair, thinking, “It’s over”?
Jesus’s resurrection reminds us that the story is not over. Where do you most need to remember this hope in your life?
The disciples were confused by the empty tomb. Why do you think they struggled to believe Jesus rose from the dead?
Have you ever experienced doubt concerning Jesus’s resurrection? If so, share it with the group.
What is one way believing the truth of who Jesus is and his resurrection could impact your life this coming week?
Is there anything else from the sermon you wanted to talk about?
Today we talked about Jesus’s resurrection from the dead. What is your biggest takeaway from our discussion today?