Foodie

November 3 - 25

Foodie brings to light God’s purposes in the seemingly ordinary act of sharing a meal--how this everyday experience is really an opportunity for grace, forgiveness, community, and mission. God has something important to say about the way sharing a meal nourishes us both physically and spiritually.


 

Give Thanks

November 24 & 25 / Doug Miller


 

Forgiven People, Forgive People

November 17 & 18 / Kyle Freedman


 

Jesus Eats With Sinners

November 10 & 11 / Rob Cowles


 

Only Jesus Satisfies

November 3 & 4 / Gary Partridge

 

1. Why do the lyrics, “I can’t get no satisfaction,” seem to ring so true in our life or in those we know? How have you experienced this recently or in the past? Has social media impacted this for you personally?

2. Discuss these quotes:
· Augustine – “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.”
· Pascal - “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every person, and it can never be filled by any created thing.”
· Sartre (atheist) – That God does not exist, I cannot deny. But that my whole being cries out for God, I cannot forget.


How have you seen these thoughts show up in your life or in those you know?

3. Read John 6:25-35. Jesus wanted the crowds to recognize their need for him…as their Savior…as their God. They seemed to only be focused on what he could do for them. Where do you tend to do the same thing?

4. What false satisfiers were the crowds looking for? What false satisfiers do you struggle against? Why?

5. In verse 35, Jesus said he is the “Bread of Life.” Life in the Greek (zoe) means “Quality or Meaning”. It’s what gives life meaning. It’s what we mean when we say, “This is living!” What is your “zoe”?

6. Main Thought this weekend was – Only Jesus Satisfies. Jesus says he is the true “zoe” and that only he can satisfy our deepest longing and needs…nothing else will last. Is Jesus your “zoe”? How will you make sure he always is?

7. Pray this would be true of those in your group and pray for those you know who need to find their satisfaction in Jesus.

Read Luke chapter 15. How did the stories Jesus told address the criticism of the Pharisees in the first two verses?

In the message this weekend we looked at Matthew 9:9-13. In verse 13, Jesus says, “I desire mercy not sacrifice.” What do you think he meant by that?

What are the things that keep us from pursuing relationships with people who are different from us?

Do you have any “uncomfortable friendships” in your life? If so, what are some things you have learned from those relationships?

What are some ways a person might develop friendships with people who are different from them?

Jesus was accused of being a “friend of sinners”. How can the church (in general) garner a reputation like that?

1. Best breakfast you ever had. Where? With Whom? Why?

2. What is your main takeaway from the weekend experience?

3. Read together as a group John 21.

4. Describe a time you have felt the type of shame Peter must have felt after denying Christ three times.

5. What is the power of truly realizing you are forgiven? What does it do for you?

6. How can you help each other continue to see others through with Christ’s eyes and heart?

7. Pray as a group thanking God for the forgiveness that comes through His son. Ask God to help you remember on a daily basis that you are forgiven and as a result become one who forgives.

What is your most memorable Thanksgiving memory?

What is it that you are most thankful for this year?

As we wrapped up the Foodie Series we spent some time unpacking the story of the Last Supper. Read Luke 22:14-20. When we set the stage of this story knowing that Jesus’ path was leading to the cross, what are your main observations from this story?

Why do you think it is so vitally important that we pause regularly to remember all God has done for us? Read 1 Corinthians 11:27-30. Why is it so important to remember respectful, thoughtful way? How good are you at doing this? Why?

Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. What are your main thoughts when you remember all that God has done for you? How does this change the way you live?

What is one thing you can do to remind yourself of the importance of remaining very thoughtful when you take communion?

Share with your group 2 things you’d like to thank God for during your closing prayer? Share one reason you are thankful to the Lord. Use the things shared to be the words for your closing prayer together.

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