LIFE NOTES

Equipping and empowering adults to mature as disciple-makers of those they influence.

Life Is Complicated | Week 6 Group Study

Here is this week’s Group Study to complement Pastor’s upcoming sermon Life Is Complicated: The Complication of Prejudice.

Click here to download the Life Is Complicated | Week 6 Group Study (09.14.2014)

DISTRIBUTION AND USE

Please forward this PDF on to your Life Group members. Encourage them to load it on their iPad or tablet device. If they prefer, they can print a copy and bring it to their Life Group Meeting. On Sunday mornings we have printed copies available at all of the welcome kiosks on both campuses, inside the Life Resources Center (Warren Augusta, D106), and inside the Life Groups Office (Warren Augusta, C105).

Life Is Complicated: The Complication of Prejudice (James 2:1-13)

These resources are designed to assist Life Group Leaders as they prepare to lead their Life Group through a study of The Complication of Religion (James 1:26-27).

Read It

Think About It

  • How does James 2:1-13 connect with the message of James 1?
  • What should “justice” look like in the hearts and lives of believers?
  • Is God partial or impartial? Support your position with Scriptural references.
  • How can our poverty be used to bless others and advance the Gospel?
  • How can our riches be used to bless others and advance the Gospel?
  • What are the enemies of Biblical community as described in James 2?
  • How can you diversify your community of influence?

Watch It

The Sad Case of the Snooty Usher by Adrian Rogers

Life Is Complicated | Week 5 Group Study

Here is this week’s Group Study to complement Pastor’s upcoming sermon Life Is Complicated: The Complication of Religion.

Click here to download the Life Is Complicated | Week 5 Group Study (09.07.2014)

DISTRIBUTION AND USE

Please forward this PDF on to your Life Group members. Encourage them to load it on their iPad or tablet device. If they prefer, they can print a copy and bring it to their Life Group Meeting. On Sunday mornings we have printed copies available at all of the welcome kiosks on both campuses, inside the Life Resources Center (Warren Augusta, D106), and inside the Life Groups Office (Warren Augusta, C105).

Life Is Complicated: The Complication of Religion (James 1:26-27)

These resources are designed to assist Life Group Leaders as they prepare to lead their Life Group through a study of The Complication of Religion (James 1:26-27).

Read It

  • 1 Timothy 5:3-16
  • John 17
  • The Spragg Family (www.spraggsonmission.com)
  • LifeLine Children’s Services (www.lifelinechild.org)
  • “If anything is obvious from Scripture, it is that there is a true faith, there is a true relationship with God, there is a genuine salvation, there is a right way to come to know God, there is a right way to be redeemed. And if that is true, it is a corollary to that that Satan, the enemy of God, will do everything in his power to counterfeit that right way, that genuine path, that true salvation. One of the foremost if not the foremost strategy of Satan in the world is to counterfeit salvation, is to produce a non-saving faith… Around the world all of the false religions spawned by the enemy are designed to give people a false sense of security in religion… Satan’s ploy is to attempt to make people think they are right with God when they are not. I do not believe that Satan wants people to hate God, to run from God, there are some people who do that. Satan wants people to come to the wrong god in the wrong way and feel secure when they shouldn’t. He wants them to think they have solved the issue of religion… And they will be among those who say, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name and cast out demons and done many wonderful works?’ And then will He profess to them, ‘Depart from Me, I never knew you, you workers of iniquity.’” —John MacArthur

Think About It

  • What is ‘missional living’ for you?
  • What is the mission of your life?
  • Is religion a good thing? Why and how?
  • James describes three actions as being characteristic of pure and undefiled religion: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. Why would these examples characterize pure and undefiled religion?
  • In contrast, to “pure and undefiled religion” how would you characterize false or defiled religion?
  • Which Bible verses describe “worldliness” and “worldly living”?

Watch It

Life Is Complicated | Week 4 Group Study

Here is this week’s Group Study to complement Pastor’s upcoming sermon Life Is Complicated: The Complication of Truth.

Click here to download the Life Is Complicated | Week 4 Group Study (08.31.2014)

DISTRIBUTION AND USE

Please forward this PDF on to your Life Group members. Encourage them to load it on their iPad or tablet device. If they prefer, they can print a copy and bring it to their Life Group Meeting. On Sunday mornings we have printed copies available at all of the welcome kiosks on both campuses, inside the Life Resources Center (Warren Augusta, D106), and inside the Life Groups Office (Warren Augusta, C105).

MULTIPLY | Warren Augusta Adult Life Group Equipping

Warren Augusta Adult Life Group Equipping
September 14, 2014 | 5:30 PM
Simmons Hall, Warren Augusta Campus

Please make plans to join us on Sunday, September 14, at 5:30 PM as we equip Life Groups to take intentional steps to multiply disciple-makers. This equipping event is open to all members of your Life Group and we encourage anyone who is interested to join us that night. There will be various break-out sessions led by Warren Staff Members and Key Leaders within the church. A LifeWay Church Representative will be available to discuss upcoming curriculum and Bible study resources. Dinner and childcare will be available by RSVP before September 8.

To RSVP for this event, please click this link.

Breakout Sessions

Multiplying the Vision

Leaders: Lance Stuckey, Adult Life Groups & Equipping Minister, with Greg Wilson and Jason Baareman
Room: D110

In everything that we do at Warren we are about leading people in a way of life centered on Jesus. And one of the evidences of a life centered on Jesus is that we are on mission to make disciples and multiply disciple-makers. But how do we actually go about fulfilling this mission? How can your Life Group intentionally disciple others to bear fruit for the Kingdom of God? In this break-out session you’ll be equipped with practical steps your Life Group can take to make disciples and multiply disciple-makers.

Multiplying Maturity

Leaders: Dave Dillard, Mature Adult & Pastoral Care Pastor, with Bret Tolbert, LifeWay Church Representative
Room: D108

Life Groups nurture spiritual maturity. And one of the primary ways we nurture spiritual maturity is through group Bible studies. Are you aware of the Bible study resources available to your group? In this break-out session you’ll be equipped with knowledge to discern which Bible study curriculum is most appropriate for your Life Group. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear from a LifeWay Church Representative about new resources that are available and changes being made to existing resources.

Multiplying Leaders

Leaders: Lane Lowery, Spiritual Formation Pastor, with Jim and Judy Sechrist
Room: D105

Through Life Groups, we want people to connect with areas of service within the church. We believe the church provides people with a safe and encouraging environment to begin exercising their spiritual gifts. The Life Group communities provide an ideal platform for leadership development. In this break-out session you’ll be equipped with practical steps to recruit, disciple, and empower new leaders within your Life Group.

Multiplying Connections

Leaders: Sean Allen, Connections Pastor, with Jake Griffis
Room: D103

God is actively drawing people to His Kingdom. And He’s partnering with you and I to connect people to the work of God in the world. Are you prepared for people to visit your Life Group? How can you encourage more folks to connect in? In this break-out session you’ll be equipped with practical steps to recruit and retain new people to your Life Group.

Multiplying Missions

Leaders: Chris Apostol, Missions Development Team Leader, with Life Group Members
Room: D101

In all things Life Groups proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus. Because the Gospel has changed us, we are compelled to be doers of the Word and not hearers only. In this break-out session you’ll be equipped to make a difference in the world by being a doer of the Word. You’ll discuss practical steps your Life Group can take to impact your community, our nation, and the world with the saving power of Jesus.

Contact Us

For more information, contact us: lifegroups@warrenbaptist.org or 706-922-7031.

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Life Is Complicated: The Complication of Truth (James 1:19-25)

These resources are designed to assist Life Group Leaders as they prepare to lead their Life Group through a study of The Complication of Truth (James 1:19-25).

Read It

  • John 3:1-21
  • Romans 7:1-8:10
  • 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Think About It

  • Discuss some instances where knowledge of some information has caused you to change your actions.
  • How has the truth of God complicated your life?
  • Look at James 1:25. How would you describe “the law of liberty”?
  • What passages of Scripture describe the purpose of God’s law?
  • How do hearers of God’s Word become doers of God’s word?

Watch It

Humility Before the Cross.

Life Is Complicated | Week 3 Group Study

Here is this week’s Group Study to complement Pastor’s upcoming sermon Life Is Complicated: The Complication of Temptation.

Click here to download the Life Is Complicated | Week 3 Group Study (08.24.2014)

I’ve spoken with many of you since this alignment period began and you have shared lots of positive feedback. Thank you for sharing your experiences, they have been very encouraging! You have worked hard to made this study experience a great success! Let’s keep this effort strong going forward.

DISTRIBUTION AND USE

Please forward this PDF on to your Life Group members. Encourage them to load it on their iPad or tablet device. If they prefer, they can print a copy and bring it on Sunday morning. We have printed copies available on Sunday mornings at all of the welcome kiosks on both campuses, inside the Life Resources Center (Warren Augusta, D106), and inside the Life Groups Office (Warren Augusta, C105).

Life is Complicated: The Complication of Temptation (James 1:12-18)

These resources are designed to assist Life Group Leaders as they prepare to lead their Life Group through a study of The Complication of Temptation (James 1:12-18).

Read It

  • Genesis 3:1-13
  • Matthew 4:1-11

Think About It

  • How do you define “temptation”? What verses of Scripture help us more fully understand temptation from God’s perspective?
  • How do the first eleven verses of James inform our understanding of James 1:12-18?
  • Discuss different strategies have you applied to defeat temptation?
  • What can we learn from studying how Christ faced temptations?

Life Is Complicated | Week 2 Group Study

Here is this week’s Group Study to complement Pastor’s upcoming sermon Life Is Complicated: The Complication of Confusion.

Click here to download the Life Is Complicated | Week 2 Group Study (08.17.2014)

I appreciate the helpful feedback you provided during the week. Again, a huge “Thank You” for working so hard to make this unified discipleship experience a success.

DISTRIBUTION AND USE

Please forward this PDF on to your Life Group members. Encourage them to load it on their iPad or tablet device. If they prefer, they can print a copy and bring it on Sunday morning. Again, we will have printed copies available on Sunday mornings at all of the welcome kiosks on both campuses and inside the Life Resources Center (Warren Augusta, D106).

CLARIFICATION ABOUT GROUP STUDY STRUCTURE

  • Before the Lesson — This section and the Scriptures contained within should be read before your LIFE Group meets.
  • Group Discussion — Prior to the LIFE Group meeting, we encourage folks to familiarize themselves with the questions contained in this section. It is NOT required for members to answer any or all of these questions in advance of the meeting.
  • Further Study — The content of this section is designed to be used in your personal Quiet Time. Folks are encouraged to reflect on these points after they have heard Pastor’s message and met with their Life Group.

I sincerely thank you for all you do to make disciples and multiply disciple-makers.