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The Prayer of Jesus


8/29/2014 by Ian Kayser
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The prayer of Jesus reveals the priority of Jesus. 

 

Read John 17 together as a group. 

What does Jesus pray for? Is there anything in His prayer that is surprising? 

                            

Jesus

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GoodCompany


8/24/2014 by Ian Kayser
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Break the Ice!

What kind of music do you like to listen to?

                            

Talk it over!

Read John 15:18-27 together as a group. Have everyone summarize the passage in 1 or 2 sentences. 

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Vine Ripened Fruit


8/17/2014 by Ian Kayser
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Warm up!

If you could rub a magic lamp and change something today, what would it be?

                            

For most of my life, prayer for me was:

  • In the same category as luck and wishes
  • Only for those who were intellectually
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Truth for the Troubled Heart


8/9/2014 by Ian Kayser
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Break the Ice!

 

Question: If you were stranded on an island and you could only have one thing from home, what would you take and why 

(can’t be a person)?

 

When I get sad I usually:

  • Eat out 
  • Eat in 
  • Go shopping 
  • Watch TV…but I do that when I am happy too.
  • Other: ________

 

Talk it

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Serving: The Pathway to Influence


8/3/2014 by Ian Kayser
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Warm up!

What one or two character qualities are most important to you in a leader?

                            

Talk it over!

Spiritual leadership is more about how a leader leads than the results a leader gets.

 

Question: Why

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Game People Play


7/28/2014 by Ian Kayser
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Warm up!

What tough decision can you look back and feel good about?

                            

Key factors in my decision-making: 

  • How much are the payments?
  • Will I go to jail?
  • How many grams of carbs?
  • Will it bark, cry or keep me up at night?
  • Do they take
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Killer Craves


7/17/2014 by Ian Kayser
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Break the Ice!

What is your favorite TV show right now? 

                            

I would like to spend my last years:

  • In a retirement community
  • Seeing the country in my motor home
  • Playing golf
  • With my children 
  • Other:
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The Church is the Hope of the World


7/13/2014 by Ian Kayser
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Ice Breaker 

Have everyone share about the first dance they went to when they were growing up? 


Discussion

Read 2 Corinthians 5:17-20  “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us

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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death


7/6/2014 by Ian Kayser
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Warm up!

What’s something you remember breaking as a child? What were the consequences?

or

When has something bad worked out for good?

 

Jump in!

The most broken thing I know:

  • Road kill on life support
  • Parents of teenagers
  • My checking account
  • My internet connection
  • A skooter on concrete blocks
  • My will power when I see
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The Preservation of God's Sheep


6/26/2014 by Ian Kayser
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Ice Breaker

When you were growing up, who was the obedient child? Who was the wild one? How did these two types get along?                      

On being a handyman...

  • I am real handy at calling in the experts 
  • I like to rip things apart  
  • If its broken, then it needs to
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Spiritual Leaders That Influence the World


6/19/2014 by Ian Kayser
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One person who’s had a very positive impact on my life is…

My approach to leadership is something like:

  • Speak loudly and carry a big brick.
  • But we’ve always done it this way!
  • I get the job done, but leave a lot of debris in my wake.
  • The buck stops here.
  • What buck?
  • When I want your opinion, I’ll give it to
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Encouraging Encouragement


6/13/2014 by Ian Kayser
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Warm up!

Ways I’ve demonstrated courage:

  • Weighed myself in public.
  • Gave my car keys to a teenager.
  • Showered with spiders at a state park.
  • Just said “no” to a vinyl siding salesman.
  • Other: __________

 

What’s something challenging you’ve accomplished and were happy with the results?

     

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20/20 Blindness


6/5/2014 by Ian Kayser
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Break the Ice

Question: Who is someone you admire because they have overcome a disability?                       

Question: What is the worst think about going to the dentist?                           

Talk

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The Miracle Ain't the Meal


5/15/2014 by Ian Kayser
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Warm up!

What’s an early memory of getting what you wanted, but not wanting what you got?

Something I really, really, really want (really!):

  • Just a little bit more.
  • Someone to peel my grapes and tell me how fantastic I am.
  • I only want everything done when I want it, how I want it.
  • My fantastic physique back.
  • Everyone to be wonderful&
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1 Samuel 1: The Birth and Dedication of Samuel


5/8/2014 by Ian Kayser
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Ice Breaker Question

Question: Who picked on you the most when you were growing up? 

                            

Talk it over!

Read 1 Samuel as a group 

Question: In your opinion, what was the worst thing Hannah had to cope with?

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