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Uninvited Session One: Living Loved

Uninvited Session One: Living Loved

Live from a deep assurance that you are fully loved, and you won’t find yourself begging others for scraps of love. Live loved. Recommended reading prior to the meeting: Uninvited book, chapters 1–3 WELCOME! Discussion Basic Definitions (10 minutes) Choose one of the following questions to answer: If you were to write the definition of

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Hope in the Suffering

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Zondervan Bibles has teamed up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. to create a special NIV Pink Study Bible available to aid those who have been diagnosed with cancer. Throughout our country people will be marching, raising money for research, wearing pink on the fields of play


The Power of Vision

Vision is a picture of the future that produces passion in people. Leaders must describe a preferred future in graphic, vivid, compelling pictures and statements that would make someone who is comfortable here say to themselves, ‘Oh, it would be so much better if we were there.’ — Bill Hybels Learning Group Gathering Conversation Starter 


Play With Fire: Crying Out

For our God is a consuming fire. — Hebrews 12:29 ESV During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. God heard their groaning and He remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac


These Days Are Glory Days

Watch the Glory Days – Session 1 A Word from Max Lucado Have you ever felt beat up, outcast, disheartened, or dejected? If you have, you are in good company. The Israelites, God’s chosen people, felt like this for forty long years as they wandered in the desert. But then, after four decades of discouragement,


The Best Yes: You’ve Got a Part to Play

Life is a constant barrage of choices. It can be overwhelming if we always say yes in an effort to please others. We can end up doing things we’re not good at or even interested in and not doing the things we are good at and interested in. Wouldn’t it be nice if we learned


Jesus Is ______: Scandalous Grace

Jesus is _____. How would you fill in that blank? That question is at the heart of a campaign The City Church launched a couple of years ago with the goal of getting Seattle to think about Jesus. Our purpose wasn’t to tell anyone what to believe. We just wanted people to get Jesus on


The Story of Heaven

All through the story of the Bible two parallel and beautiful dramas unfold: There is the Upper Story. God is real, He is present, and He is working on our behalf. Heaven is breaking into the world more than we recognize, and the story of God’s seeking love, perpetual grace, and longing for relationship with


Unashamed Session One: Run, Don’t Hide

Introduction Anna went to the doctor for a routine checkup and some additional “age appropriate” tests. At forty, she had been super healthy all her life. As a matter of fact, she had never had a broken bone, a surgery, or even a cavity. When she spoke of her good health, she would often say,