Week Seven - Every Believer's Dilemma: About What Really Matters

The Big Idea:

Believing God about what matters in life.


Key Scripture:

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.
— 2 Timothy 4:7-8

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Additional Resources:

Demas and Mark by Jon Bloom, Desiring God

The Sure Source of Christian Contentment by Stephen Witmer, The Gospel Coalition

A Caution to Young, Culture-Embracing Evangelicals by Tony Reinke, Desiring God

Following up after your group:

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  2. Comment on this post to share successes and challenges in your group—We want to provide support and celebrate with you throughout the study.

Week Six - Every Believer's Dilemma: About Obedience

The Big Idea:

Believing God when it doesn’t make sense.


Key Scripture: 

Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, ‘Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.’ And Simon answered, ‘Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.’ And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking.
— Luke 5:3-6

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Additional Resources:

Trusting the Instruments by Tim Challies, Challies.com

God Will Fulfill His Purpose for You by Jonathan Parnell, Desiring God

When God’s Sovereignty Scares You by Keri Seavey, The Gospel Coalition

Following up after your group:

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  2. Comment on this post to share successes and challenges in your group—We want to provide support and celebrate with you throughout the study.

Week Five - Every Believer's Dilemma: About Identity

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The Big Idea:

Believing God about who we are in Christ.


Key Scripture:

And the Lord turned to him and said, ‘Go in this might of yours and save Israel from the hand of Midian; do not I send you?’ And he said to him, ‘Please, Lord, how can I save Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.’ And the Lord said to him, ‘But I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man.
— Judges 6:11-18

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Additional Resources:

Sinclair Ferguson on Union with Christ by Jonathan Parnell, Desiring God

What God Thinks About You by John Rinehart, Desiring God

Dylann Roof and the Danger of Identity Idolatry by Isaac Adams, The Gospel Coalition

Following up after your group:

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  2. Comment on this post to share successes and challenges in your group—We want to provide support and celebrate with you throughout the study.

Week Four - Every Believer's Dilemma: About Prayer

The Big Idea:

The God we serve has the ability and the desire to answer pray.


Key Scripture:

And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out to the people. So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church.
— Acts 12:4-5

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Additional Resources:

20 Quotes from Tim Keller’s New Book on Prayer by Matt Smethurst, The Gospel Coalition

There Are No Unanswered Prayers by Courtney Reissig, The Gospel Coalition

Seven Ways to Pray for Your Hear by Jon Bloom, Desiring God

Following up after your group:

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Week Three - Every Believer's Dilemma: About Death

The Big Idea:

When we touch the reality of the resurrection it changes everything.


Key Scripture:

Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.’
— John 20:24-25

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Additional Resources:

There and Back Again by Betsy Childs Howard, The Gospel Coalition

You Will Never See Death by John Piper, Desiring God

What Are the Top Reasons to Believe in the Resurrection? by Greg Koukl, Stand To Reason

Put Your Doubts To The Test by Tommy Kiedis, Don't Ask The Fish

Following up after your group:

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Week Two: Every Believer's Dilemma: About Jesus

The Big Idea:

Life won’t let us be neutral about Jesus. 


Key Scripture:

Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?’
— Mathew 11:2-3

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Additional Resources:

John the Baptist’s Doubt by Jon Bloom, Desiring God

Is Jesus Christ Man’s Only Hope for Salvation? by John Piper, Desiring God

John the Baptist by John Piper, Desiring God

Do You Ever Doubt God's Existence? by John Piper, Desiring God

Following up after your group:

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Week One - Every Believer’s Dilemma: The Crisis Of Faith

The Big Idea:

Every person lives on a teeter totter of faith.


Key Scripture:

And Jesus said to him, ‘If you can! All things are possible for one who believes.’ Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, ‘I believe; help my unbelief!’
— Mark 9:23-24

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Additional Resources:

Lay Aside the Weight of Doubt by Jon Bloom, Desiring God

Dealing with the Doubting by Michael Patton, The Gospel Coalition

Seven Reasons Why Christians Doubt by C Michael Patton, Credo House

Following up after your group:

Remember to do a few things after your group meets:

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