Purpose Pushes Through

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Purpose Pushes Through

Jesus’ purpose pushes through followers of Christ in the midst of setbacks and hard times.

Bradon: Jon, How many times in your life have you heard, “Get back on that horse” 

Jon: Well, I mean, I haven’t ridden too many horses in my lifetime, so… 

Bradon: No, not that horse, Nevermind, I’ll explain more in the Episode to come!

Discussion Episode
Acts 1:12-26

Discussion | Purpose Pushes Through

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Discussion | Purpose Pushes Through

Bradon: you are here listening to the discussion questions for the episode “Purpose Pushes Through.”

Jon: In today’s story, the disciples struggling with the betrayal of Judas and caring about the mission after the fact. They knew their calling and purpose, given to them by Jesus, and therefore knew that pushing through was necessary. 

Share Jesus’ Story

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Share Jesus’ Story

Bradon: Have you ever felt constantly misunderstood?

Jon: Yeah there are a few scenarios that I can think of! I can get pretty worked up about it and have to work really hard at being patient.

Bradon: Coming up on the Bible Story podcast. The disciples still don’t get it and Jesus is about to leave!

Discussion Episode
Acts 1:1-11

Discussion | Share Jesus’ Story

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Discussion | Share Jesus’ Story

Jon: You are listening to the discussion questions for the episode, “Share Jesus’ Story.”

Bradon: Today we learned that the disciples had their own plans for Jesus and right before Jesus left he reminded them of his plans for the disciples. He wanted them to share his story with everyone. Oh, and Jesus was taken up in the clouds and will one day return the same way he left!

Praise God by Confessing Truth

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Praise God by Confessing Truth

Jon: Bradon, don’t think, just answer! What is so good about God?

Bradon: He has given me a great family!

Jon: Coming up on the Bible Story Podcast, we will learn that people Praise God by confessing the Truth.

Discussion Episode
2 Chronicles 20:1-30

Discussion | Praise God by Confessing Truth

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Discussion | Praise God by Confessing Truth

Jon: You are listening to the discussion episode for “Praise God by Confessing Truth.”

Bradon: King Jehosaphat got the bad news that a massive enemy army was coming after them. He orders everyone to pray and fast. God promises that he will fight for them. Everyone praised God. When the King and his army got to the battlefield, the entire enemy army was already dead. They celebrated all the way back to the temple in Jerusalem.

Confession of Sin

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Confession of Sin

Today we will learn about, confession of sin. Even though it can feel really hard emotionally, it is simple and God welcomes us with open arms with his forgiveness.

Jon:  Bradon, what do your childhood fear of the dark and our human sin nature have in common? 

Bradon: Wow, way to bring up my childhood trauma! And I don’t know. 

Jon: I’ll give you a hint, Jesus is often described as this. 

Bradon: hmm, I still have no idea! 

Jon: Well, you and the audience will have to keep listening to find out on the Bible Story Podcast

Discussion Episode
Ephesians 5:8-13

Discussion Confession of Sin

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Discussion Confession of Sin

Bradon: This is the discussion episode for Confession of Sin

Jon: Ephesians tells us that bringing things to the light or exposing them to the light frees us from the darkness. This is known as, confession of sins. Knowing that Jesus is the light of the world we understand our need for Him to come and pay the debt for our sins.

Story Episode
Ephesians 5:8-13

Questions

  1. Bradon: Why is it scary to be truthful about the things we have done wrong?
  2. Jon: BIG Question. You may need to ask a parent or pastor this one! Talk about it with them. If we all sin, why is it important to step away from sin? Couldn’t we all just ignore those bad parts of the world? Especially if it isn’t harming anyone?
  3. Bradon: What is an area you would want someone to hold you accountable in? What SMALL way do you wish to grow?

Growth Tip

Bradon: Our growth tip today seems WAY too simple. But it can be really hard. 

Jon: We simply want you to ask someone to hold you accountable for something small. Something you wish to grow in. 

Bradon: and then brainstorm together what that looks like, or what best fits your need. 

Accountability helps us step into a place of vulnerability, which is always needed when speaking truthfully about our Sin. 

Jon: Perhaps it’s a text message reminder each morning to read your bible, or asking a parent to ask you once a week how your relationship with God is. 

Bradon: It is about giving permission for someone to ask you the hard questions around the area you want to grow! It can be scary but also REALLY fun.

Prayer Requests

At the end of your discussion, go around the group and ask for prayer requests.

God’s Judgement is Perfect

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God’s Judgement is Perfect

Bradon: Coming up, we learn that God’s Judgement is perfect!

Jon:  God’s judgement is way better than mine. One time I ate hotdogs that had a bit of green tinge to them. Then I felt so sick and had to go to the bathroom, and then.

Bradon: You probably shouldn’t finish that story if we want people to tune in!

Discussion Episode
Judges 4 & 5

Discussion | God’s Judgement is Perfect

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Discussion | Faith is Kingdom Focused

Jon: You are listening to discussion questions for the episode titled “God’s Judgement is perfect.”

Bradon: We learned about a story where Israel did evil, and God handed them over to the Canaanites, who oppressed them for 20 years. Deborah, a prophetess and judge of Israel, called Barak to lead Israel and free them from the oppression. Barak insisted that Deborah go with and together they led Israel and God saved them from the Canaanites.

Jon: You are listening to discussion questions for the episode titled “God’s Judgement is perfect.”

Bradon: We learned about a story where Israel did evil, and God handed them over to the Canaanites, who oppressed them for 20 years. Deborah, a prophetess and judge of Israel, called Barak to lead Israel and free them from the oppression. Barak insisted that Deborah go with and together they led Israel and God saved them from the Canaanites.