THREE THINGS TO KNOW
DON’T MISS THIS
Families with children preschool to grades 5—join us for Discovery Village’s Jingle Jam! Kick off your Christmas season with a night of singing, hearing the Christmas story, snacks, ornament making and cookie decorating! Jingle Jam is at all campuses Friday, December 2, at 6:30 pm. Sign up today at adabible.org/jinglejam.
This month we’re focusing on the value of Group Growth. It’s time to consider who needs what our group has as people visit Ada Bible through the holiday season or return to church for the first time in a long time. Have a conversation with your group about who you know who might want to invite to join your group.
GROW AS A LEADER
Have you joined our Small Groups Leaders Facebook Page? This group is a great place to connect with leaders from other campuses, ask questions and learn together. Join us at facebook.com/groups/adasmallgroupleaders.
Welcome to the first week of our series, INVITATION TO THE FEAST. This week, Pastor Jeff Manion shares why Biblical feasts matter and how they remind us to look upward toward God and outward toward others.
What were some of your favorite holiday traditions as a kid?
Have someone read Deuteronomy 16:16-17 out loud. What stands out to you about these instructions? What were some things that were new to you about these three festivals?
HARVEST & HISTORY
Pastor Jeff Manion gave an overview of the three main Jewish feasts and said they all had a component of celebrating what God had done. Why do you think celebrating is vital for God’s people?
The second component of each feast was remembering what God had done for them. What are some of the things God wanted them to remember?
What are some dangers of not remembering what God has done for us?
What does God instruct regarding generosity in Deuteronomy 16:17, and why is this important?
Pastor Jeff said that everyone should always be giving something. What are some of the ways we might get stuck in our giving today?
Some of the most significant gifts we give may be the small ones we’ve made when we have little to offer. When have you seen someone model this type of generosity, and what did their life look like as a result?
What is one way you can start or restart your generosity?
Have someone read Deuteronomy 16:11, 14. Who does God instruct them to include in their feasts?
What does this list of people reveal about the heart of God?
Who are some people we might need to include in our community or family gatherings today?
What is one step you can take to include someone this holiday season who might not otherwise have a place to belong or the means to participate in a special event?
Today we talked about three consistent things throughout the feasts: harvest & history, generosity and community. Which one stood out to you, and how could it impact your life this holiday season?