Community Group Study Guide 4.5.15

CONVERSATION STARTER

Do you have any Easter traditions or did you have any growing up?

PASSAGE DISCUSSION 
(Remember: Your goal is good discussion, not just to get through all the questions. Choose the best, leave the rest.)

Read Luke 24:36-53

UNDERSTAND THE WORD
How did the disciples first respond to Jesus? Why do you think this was?

How did Jesus respond to the disciples doubt? What does this teach us about Jesus?

According to this passage, how are the Old Testament and New Testament linked?

Where in this passage do you see the message of the gospel? (You may need to define “gospel” first.)

APPLY THE WORD
How do you personally deal with doubt in your spiritual life? Let’s help each other work through issues together. 

In v. 42 Jesus cooks fish for his disciples. Thinking of this passage and the rest of the Bible, what does it mean to know, walk with, and be friends with God?

Why is the idea of “meeting God half-way” a landmine to your spiritual life?

If you’re a Christian, how can you do a better job of following Jesus’ commandment of proclaiming the gospel to all nations in v. 47?

MEN AND WOMEN TIME
(We normally will split into groups of men and women for more in depth sharing and prayer at the end. Use one of the questions from the application section selected beforehand.)