LIFE NOTES

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

Life Is Complicated | Week 17 Group Study

Here is this week’s Group Study to complement Pastor’s upcoming sermon Life Is Complicated: The Complication of Disease, Part 2.

NOTE: This is part 2 of 2 lessons from James 5:13-20. This week we will take an in-depth look at the ministry of prayer and its affect on the complications of life with regard to suffering, sickness, and sin.

Click here to download the Life Is Complicated | Week 17 Group Study (11.30.2014)

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 | Week 16 Group Study

Here is this week’s Group Study to complement Pastor’s upcoming sermon Life Is Complicated: The Complication of Disease, Part 1.

NOTE: This is part 1 of 2 lessons from James 5:13-20. This week we will focus on five foundational truths truths about suffering and next week we will take an in-depth look at the ministry of prayer and its affect on the complications of life with regard to suffering, sickness, and sin.

Click here to download the Life Is Complicated | Week 16 Group Study (11.23.2014)

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 | Week 15 Group Study

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

Click here to download the Life Is Complicated | Week 15 Group Study (11.16.2014)

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 Waiting (James 5:7-12)

These resources are designed to assist Life Group Leaders as they prepare to lead their Life Group through a study of The Complication of Waiting (James 5:7-12).

Read It

  • Job
  • Matthew 24
  • 2 Peter 3:1-13

Think About It

  • Why is waiting a complication of life?
  • How can looking at the sufferings and endurance of those in the past (such as the prophets and Job) help us deal with our current problematic situations?
  • How are we to conduct our lives while we wait on Jesus?
  • How do we maintain patience in our lives while we wait on Jesus?
  • Is hardship a part of the normal Christian life? Why or why not?

Life Is Complicated | Week 14 Group Study

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

Click here to download the Life Is Complicated | Week 14 Group Study (11.09.2014)

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 Money (James 5:1-6)

Read It

Think About It

  • Who are “the rich” that James refers to in James 5:1? What makes them rich?
  • How does the Gospel impact the way we handle our possessions?
  • How do we balance meeting the needs we have for ourselves and sharing in order to meet the needs of others?
  • What are the markers of a life that is lived as being rich toward God?

Watch It

Life Is Complicated | Week 13 Group Study

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

Click here to download the Life Is Complicated | Week 13 Group Study (11.02.2014)

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 Presumption (James 4:13-17)

These resources are designed to assist Life Group Leaders as they prepare to lead their Life Group through a study of The Complication of Presumption (James 4:13-17).

Read It

  • “Life is far from simple. It is a complex matrix of forces, events, people, contingencies and circumstances over which we have little or not control, making it impossible for anyone to ascertain, design, or assure any specific future. Despite that, some people foolishly imagine that they are in charge of their lives. Sadly, such people ignore not only the existence of God’s will but also its benefit. Christians have the comfort of knowing that the sovereign, omniscient, omnipotent God of the universe controls every event and circumstance of their lives and weaves them all into His perfect plan for them. (Rom 8:28; Ps 37:3-5; Prov 3:5-6)” —John MacArthur
  • Adoption: Reaching Hands Adoption Ministry – www.reachinghandsadoptionministry.com
  • Foster Care: Augusta Pregnancy Center – www.augustacpc.org
  • Foster Care: Lifeline Children’s Services – www.lifelinechild.org

Think About It

  • In what ways do I become blinded when I shift my focus from the will of God to my own passions and desires?
  • How do I realign my life with the will of God?
  • How do I live a life that demonstrates a faith applied?

Watch It

Orphan Sunday
On Orphan Sunday, churches across America and beyond celebrate the love of the God who “places the lonely in families” (Psalm 68:6) and calls us to do the same. Ultimately, Orphan Sunday seeks to make the Gospel visible as Christians explore and respond to God’s heart for the orphan in adoption, foster care, and global orphan ministry.

Life Is Complicated | Week 12 Group Study

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

Click here to download the Life Is Complicated | Week 12 Group Study (10.26.2014)

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 Judgment (James 4:11-12)

These resources are designed to assist Life Group Leaders as they prepare to lead their Life Group through a study of The Complication of Judgment (James 4:11-12).

Read It

  • Matthew 7:1-4
  • Matthew 22:37-40
  • Luke 18:9-13
  • Romans 7

Think About It

  • Explain how James 4:11-12 fits into the larger context of James 4. How do these two verses connect with those that come before and those that follow?
  • This passage is written to believers and discusses how they interact with other believers. How does that knowledge influence your application of this passage?
  • How do you (individually) put to death the temptation to judge another?
  • How can Christians put to death the temptation to judge another?
  • Sometimes the lines between “sinful judgment” and “biblical correction” get blurred. How might someone confuse these two? Describe how the two are different.