Pastor Greg

Encountering God in Reconciliation

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  1. How Do I Forgive?

  2. Remember Forgiveness requires that you trust the justice of God

  3. Remember Forgiveness requires you trust the Grace of God

  4. Remember Forgiveness is an act of obedience not a feeling

  5. Remember Forgiveness Leads to healthy boundaries

  6. Remember Forgiveness is not just a moment but a process

  7. Grieve Your Hurts and Losses

  8. Offer Forgiveness at the Level of Offense

  9. Cancel the Debt

Faith Talks:

  1. What do we learn about reconciliation and forgiveness from the life of Joseph?

  2. What is the difference between reconciliation and forgiveness?

  3. In what ways have you found freedom in forgiveness?

  4. What are the relationships that you have where God is asking you to take steps of forgiveness or reconciliation? What do you think is a good next step?

Encountering God Through His Providence

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Faith Talks:

  1. When we look at the long view of Joseph’s life, where do we see the providential work of God?

  2. When you look at the long view of your life, where can you see God’s providential work?

  3. What can you learn from the life and practices of Joseph that enabled him to maintain faithfulness while God was providentially working behind the scenes?


Encountering God in Disappointment

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Faith Talks:

  1. How do you tend to respond to disappointment?

  2. How did Joseph respond to the disappointment of his circumstances?

  3. Share with at least one person what you think the Father wants to teach you about walking through disappointment.


Encountering God in the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Faith Talks:

1. At the beginning of Genesis 37 Joseph received a great calling and great dreams for his life from God but what has happened to him by the end of chapter 37?

2. What obstacles and challenges did Jospeh face in Genesis 37?

3. Whether in your career or in a relationship, in what ways have you sensed that God has invited or called you to something only to find obstacles and challenges in your path? What was that like for you?

4. What helps you stay the course when facing those challenges and obstacles?


The Good Farmer

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Faith Talks:

1. The Bible describes many obstacles the can hinder us from encountering the presence of God. How can you relate to the obstacle of expectations and idealism that we talked about from Nathanael story in John 1?

2. According to the teaching today what can it look like to experience the manifest presence of God?

3. What are ways to fight the obstacles and to prepare ourselves to experience God?


Encountering God - Week 2

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Faith Talks:

1. How does the Biblical story indicate that God pursues His people?

2. How does knowing the pattern of God’s pursuit of his people impact your desire to be with God, to see him, to enjoy his presence?

3. Encountering the Presence of God means that God makes himself known to our spiritual senses and we align ourselves with Him. Can you identify a time in your life where God made Himself aware to your spiritual senses?


Encountering God - Week 1

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Faith Talks:

1. What is your personal history with experiencing the presence of God? Reflect on the details of these events? What leads you to the conclusion that these were encounters with God?

2. Describe your desire to be with God, to see him, to enjoy his presence?

3. What does it look like in your life to seek after God?

Describe times in your life that you encountered Go


Colossians - A Band of Brothers

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Faith Talks:

How does it impact you to know that there are men and women with such different backgrounds in Paul’s Band of Brothers?

Where in your life do you want to see an “open door for the word?” Over the next 6 weeks, ask the Father everyday for that open door. Let's see what happens!


Colossians - New Kingdom People

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Faith Talks:

1. What are the things that Paul is telling us to put on in Colossians 3:12-17?

2. Why is Paul telling us to put those things on?

3. Of the things Paul tells us to put on which do you want to grow in and why is it a challenge for you?

4. What is it that you are refusing to let go of that keeps stuck in sinful patterns.

5. What do you plan to do in order to mature in how you treat others?


Palm Sunday 2019

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Faith Talks:

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, what did the people do that was an appropriate response to the arrival of Jesus?

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, what did the people misunderstand or reject about Jesus?

What are the obstacles that you face to receive the authority of Jesus at the worship center of your life?

What is the great tragedy or consequence of not receiving Jesus at the worship center of your life?


Colossians - "I'm Not Dead Yet"

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Faith Talks:

  • In what ways can you identify the temptation to be “Alive” to the world, to create your own false gospel?

  • In what ways does being alive to the world and trusting in a false gospel lead to bondage?

  • In what ways does this false gospel will even pretend to look holy?


Colossians - Warrior

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Faith Talks:

  • In your pursuit of freedom why is it significant that Jesus disarmed the rulers and authorities?

  • How has the triumph of our warrior King changed you life?

  • This lent season are there areas of your life where you feel held down or captive, areas where you are not living in the freedom Jesus has won for you? What are some empty philosophies that may be holding you captive?


Colossians - Worth It

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Faith Talks:

  • Paul says in Colossians 1:24-29 that it is going to be worth it. It will be worth the effort, worth the pain, worth the suffering. According to Paul, what is so valuable that makes it all worth it?

  • How motivated are you to grow into maturity, and what is hard for you about growing into maturity?

  • Paul says in Colossians 1:29 “for this I toil.” What does it look like in your life to “toil,” work, or labor to present yourself and others as mature in Jesus?


Rewind 2018

Faith Talks

  1. What is one truth about God that you believe your life shouts?

  2. What is a timeless truth about God that you held onto in 2018? 

  3. Make an assessment of the rhythms of your spiritual life. What needs to start and what needs to stop in order for you to establish healthy rhythms for your spiritual life?

  4. Review the LFA Faith Declaration. Discuss with a trusted friend how these declarations will become part of the rhythms for your spiritual life.