All In

John Hansen

11/18/18

Description:ALL for the ONE, part 6“ALL IN”1 Chronicles 29:1-20November 17 & 18, 2018John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley: Justin Kenton, Campus Pastor)MAIN IDEA:I GIVE ______ BECAUSE ALL IS ___ _____ ! Talk about it:1. Share about a gift you received for your birthday sometime in your childhood, and why you remember it.2. What was your favorite testimony or message or aspect of from the AFTO series?3. Read 1 Chronicles 29:1-5 and discuss; Why was it important that King David be so specific about disclosing his level of giving? How does a leader’s willingness to sacrifice affect the rest of the group?4. Read 1 Chronicles 29:6-9 and discuss; Do you feel you have made a commitment for ALL for the ONE in a way that would be pleasing to God? What is your greatest hope for what your ALL for the ONE offering will help accomplish?5. Read 1 Chronicles 29:10-20 and discuss; Which of the characteristics of God listed in these verses is most moving and meaningful to you? How has your view of your own ‘ownership’ of things changed?

Tuning In

John Hansen

11/4/18

Description:November 3rd & 4th, 2018“Tuning In”All for the ONE - Part 41 Samuel 3:1-18Main Idea:Set your _______________ on______________ from _____________ !TALK ABOUT IT:1. Icebreaker: Who is your favorite singer, and what do you love about their voice?2. In the message you heard about 17 or more ways of hearing from God according to the scriptures; which way would you prefer to hear fromGod, and why? (feel free to check out Hebrews 4:12, Luke 1:26, Matthew 2:12-13, Acts 18:9, Judges 6:35-37, Jeremiah 18:1-10, Exodus3:2, Revelation 1:10, 1 Kings 19:12, Exodus 8:20-25, Acts 1:23-26, Hebrews 1:1-2, 1 Kings 18:37-39, Daniel 5:5, Acts 22:17-18, Genesis15:1, Acts 21:10-11, Jonah 3:4, Numbers 22:28, Exodus 19:16-19, 1 Peter 4:11, 1 Corinthians 12:8-10)3. Read 1 Samuel 3:1-18 and discuss. What factors make it rare to hear God’s voice? How have any of these factors affected you?4. Read Psalm 29:3-9 and discuss. How have you experienced hearing God’s voice? Read Isaiah 30:21 and discuss. What has listening to thevoice of God led to in your life?5. Read 1 Kings 19:11-12 and discuss. Have you ever heard a “whisper” from God? If so discuss the experience with the group. How did it affectyour relationship with God?6. Read John 10:3-5 & John 10:27 and discuss. How does your practice, your position, and your place affect your ability to hear His voice? Whatchanges could you make that might make it more likely for you to hear God’s voice?7. Read Hebrews 3:7-8 and discuss. How are you beginning to hear the Lord’s voice with regard to the ALL for the ONE initiative, and yourresponse to it.

Generous to the ONE

John Hansen

10/28/18

Description:ALL for the ONE - part 3 “Generous to the ONE!”2 Corinthians 9:6-15October 27 & 28, 2018John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley, Justin Kenton, Campus Pastor)Main Idea:_____________ is the way to live, because God ___________ what I _______!TALK ABOUT IT1. What is one of the most generous gifts you have ever received? How did it make you feel to receive it?2. Share an example of something you’ve seen God multiply or stretch for you. How does that story illustrate the concept of sowing and reaping?3. Read 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 and discuss; What are you currently sowing and reaping? What seeds should you be sowing that you are not? 4. Read 2 Cor. 9:6-8 & discuss; What does your heart currently look like when you give? Why is it important to give with a cheerful heart? How can you develop a more cheerful heart when you give?5. Read and discuss Luke 6:38, Mark 12:41-44 & Acts 20:35. What are some ways you’ve benefited from the generosity of others? Where do you feel God is calling you to be more generous? What’s your next step? 6. Your church is asking you to consider making the most generous financial gift of your life for the work of God through the ALL for the ONE initiative. How are you personally processing the challenge of ALL for the ONE with regards to generosity?For Further reflection:Acts 20:35; Luke 6:37-38; Luke 12:13-21; Mark 12:41-44; Galatians 6:7-10; Matthew 19:29-30; Philippians 4:14-19; Luke 18:18-30; Proverbs 28:20; Malachi 3:6-12; Leviticus 27:30-33; Proverbs 3:9-10; Deuteronomy 14:22-29; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15; Luke 21:1-4; Genesis 14:1-24

I Was The One

John Hansen

10/21/18

Description:September 29th & 30th, 2018“I WAS THE ONE”All for the One - Part 1Luke 15:1-7, Ephesians 4:1-6Message Notes:TALK ABOUT IT:1. Icebreaker: Talk about the last time you lost something - your phone, car keys, homework assignment. How did you feel when it was finallyfound?2. Read Luke 15:1-7 and discuss. What were some of the attitudes and mindsets Jesus was confronting through the story he told? How have youseen any similar mindsets or attitudes in your own experience?3. Read Luke 15:3-6 (again) and discuss. Can you relate to what it is like to be lost? Share about how Jesus came to rescue you when you werelost.4. Share about a person in your life or sphere who may be that ‘one’ right now - who needs to be rescued. Put their name on a post-it, put it onyour fridge, and commit to praying for them to be loved and saved.5. In this parable, the shepherd carries the sheep home… What is the value of the church as a home for the one who is rescued by Jesus? Howhas the church been such a home to you?6. Read Luke 19:10 and discuss. How do we as a church join Jesus on His mission?7. Read Ephesians 4:1-6 and discuss. How does God’s perspective of the ‘oneness’ of his church affect you? Which element of that ‘oneness’ jumpsout at you in a meaningful way - and why? How can you take another step toward actively being part of that ‘oneness’ in a way that will honorGod?

Fight for It

John Hansen

10/14/18

Description:October 13th & 14th, 2018“Fight for It”Pastor John HansenEphesians 6:10-19Message Notes:TALK ABOUT IT:1. Icebreaker: Share about your favorite superhero (apart from Jesus :) ) - and why you love their superpower.2. Read Matthew 6:9-13 and discuss. Why does Jesus call us to mention ‘evil’ or ‘the evil one’ in our prayer? What kind of mindset is Jesus callingus to?3. Read Ephesians 6:10-13 & 1 Peter 5:8-9 and discuss. How often are you aware of the spiritual battle going on behind the scenes? What is thefighting mindset you need to have?4. Read Ephesians 6:11-12 again. Who is our enemy and how does he fight? Where do the enemy strikes come from? How does it change yourperspective to remember that your struggle is not with other people?5. How have you personally seen strategies or schemes of the enemy at play? Are there any particular strategies or schemes of the enemy thatyou seem to easily get hit with?6. Read Ephesians 6:13-17 and discuss. How does the ‘full armor’ serve to protect believers? Share about each of the six parts of the spiritualarmor and the value of each one. Share which part of the armor you need to get better at ‘putting on’.7. Read Ephesians 6:18-19 and discuss. How can we best pray - as one Body - during a challenging transition like the one we are walkingthrough?

I Was The One

John Hansen

10/7/18

Description:September 29th & 30th, 2018“I WAS THE ONE”All for the One - Part 1Luke 15:1-7, Ephesians 4:1-6Message Notes:TALK ABOUT IT:1. Icebreaker: Talk about the last time you lost something - your phone, car keys, homework assignment. How did you feel when it was finallyfound?2. Read Luke 15:1-7 and discuss. What were some of the attitudes and mindsets Jesus was confronting through the story he told? How have youseen any similar mindsets or attitudes in your own experience?3. Read Luke 15:3-6 (again) and discuss. Can you relate to what it is like to be lost? Share about how Jesus came to rescue you when you werelost.4. Share about a person in your life or sphere who may be that ‘one’ right now - who needs to be rescued. Put their name on a post-it, put it onyour fridge, and commit to praying for them to be loved and saved.5. In this parable, the shepherd carries the sheep home… What is the value of the church as a home for the one who is rescued by Jesus? Howhas the church been such a home to you?6. Read Luke 19:10 and discuss. How do we as a church join Jesus on His mission?7. Read Ephesians 4:1-6 and discuss. How does God’s perspective of the ‘oneness’ of his church affect you? Which element of that ‘oneness’ jumpsout at you in a meaningful way - and why? How can you take another step toward actively being part of that ‘oneness’ in a way that will honorGod?

HELLO, REST!

John Hansen

9/30/18

Description:HELLO, PART 4“HELLO, REST!”September 28 & 29, 2018Matthew 11:28-30John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley - Justin Kenton, Campus Pastor)Main Idea:Leave some ______ between your _____ and your ______ !TALK ABOUT IT:1. Share about your favorite flavor of fall; what is your favorite food, beverage, or experience of the Fall season that you are looking forward to?2. Read Matthew 11:28-30, Luke 5:16, & Mark 6:31 and discuss; How does the invitation of Jesus to experience real rest affect you? Share about a way you currently need rest, something you need rest from.3. Share about a time when you didn’t have enough room between your load and your limit; what happened? How did you make things right in your life? If you’re in that place now, what step can you take to increase the margin in your life?4. Read 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 & 1 Timothy 4:7-8 and discuss; What step do you need to take to give your physical body better care and rest?5. Read Psalm 23:1-2 & Psalm 127:1-2 and discuss; What are some examples of things that you do to fill your heart-tank? Are there some things you are currently choosing that need to be swapped out for something better - so that you’re truly able to recharge?6. Read Psalm 16:8-9, Isaiah 30:15 & Hebrews 12:1-3 and discuss; how would you rate your spiritual focus in your current season? What step could you take to improve it so you can experience better rest?7. Read Proverbs 27:9 , 1 Thessalonians 5:11 and discuss; Who are the people in your life that are good for your spirit? What can you do to strengthen the connection with these people and others who are important to you - to improve your experience of rest?

Hello, Peace

John Hansen

9/23/18

Description:September 22nd & 23rd, 2018“Hello, Peace”Part 3 - HelloPhilippians 4:4-7Main Idea:I find the ________ ___ _______ in the__________ ___ ________ so I’m _____________ ____!Talk About It:1. Icebreaker: Share one of your favorite songs, why you like to listen to it , and when youlike to listen to it.2. Read 2 Thessalonians 3:16 and 1 Peter 3:11, then discuss. How does it affect you toknow that God wants peace for you, and to know that you’re called to be active ingoing after it? Share about a time in your life where peace was lacking and why.3. Read John 16:33 and discuss. What is the peace Jesus is talking about? How have youever personally experienced this peace?4. Read Philippians 4:4-7 and discuss. What would it look like for you to live these words -especially the ‘path of access’ to God’s peace that is described here? What steps do youneed to proactively take to press in more?5. What is one of the peace-crushers that you struggle with?6. Read John 14:25-27, Isaiah 9:6 and Isaiah 32:17, then discuss. What is the role of HolySpirit in your experience of peace?

Fully Free

Ann Hansen

9/16/18

Description:September 15th & 16th, 2018“Fully Free”Part 2 - HelloJohn 8:31-36Message NotesTalk about it:1. Icebreaker: What was the highlight of your week? Any reasons to celebrate? Pleaseshare!2. What comes to mind when you think of freedom? What kind of freedom do you enjoydaily?3. Read John 8:31-36 NLT. What does it mean to be a disciple according to this passage?What are some personal habits that can help us adhere to Jesus’ teachings?4. Read Galatians 5:13-14 and 1 Peter 2:16. What is the purpose of our freedom? Whydo you think we get this confused at times?5. Read 2 Corinthians 3:16-17. According to this passage, where do we find freedom?How is this possible? Have you been set free in God’s presence? Please share yourstory.6. Read Romans 6:18. What is the alternative to slavery to sin? Why is that a good thing?Share a story of this happening in your life.

Hello Strength

John Hansen

9/9/18

Description:September 8th & 9th, 2018“Hello, Strength!”Part 1 - HelloIsaiah 40:28-31Main Idea:1. ________________ - WHAT THE _______________________.2. _______________ - THAT’S WHERE THE ___________________.3. ________________ - WITH TRUST IN HIS ___________________.Notes:______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________TALK ABOUT IT:1. Icebreaker: Share a greeting you know in another language - or your favorite slang way of saying hello!2. What are some different kinds of strengths we need in order to thrive in this life?3. Read Psalm 55:3-5, Psalm 56:2, 2 Corinthians 6:5 & discuss. Why is it important to be able to identify the specific challenge you’re upagainst?4. Share about a struggle you’ve faced that was harder when you kept it in - but came down to size when you said something about it? How didexternalizing it help you find God’s strength for it?5. Read Ephesians 6:18, Romans 8:26-27, 1 Corinthians 14:4 and 1 Thessalonians 5:17 then discuss. Why is it important to talk to Goddirectly about the issues you need His strength for? How have you engaged in ‘praying in the Spirit’ for strength?6. Read Deuteronomy 1:6-8, James 2:18, Philippians 4:13 and discuss. Share about a time when you just ‘went for it’ and God gave you thestrength you needed?7. Read 2 Peter 1:3-4 and discuss. How do God’s promises help us to gain strength? Read the following promises and make a declaration ofthem over your life! 2 Corinthians 12:9, Psalm 23:6, Psalm 50:15, James 4:7, Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 50:15, Hebrews 13:5-6, 2 Corinthians9:8, Psalm 84:11, Philippians 4:19, Romans 8:32

Cast Iron Connect Four

John Hansen

9/2/18

Description:September 1st & 2nd, 2018“Cast Iron Connect Four”Fuel - Part 31 Peter 2:1-10; Hebrews 10:24-25Main Idea:I fuel my faith through ______________ in Christ-centered ______________!1. Connect to _________________2. Connect to _________________3. Connect to _________________4. Connect to _________________TALK ABOUT IT:1. Share about a team you have been a part of (in any way in your life) that was a great experience… what wasthe team, and what made it a great experience?2. Read 1 Peter 2:4-10 and discuss. How do you feel about who God says you are? What are the implications foryou in your life about who God says you are?3. Read Hebrews 10:24-25 and John 13:35 then discuss. Share about a time you have been encouraged bybeing in community with other believers.4. Read Hebrews 12:14-17, Proverbs 27:17 and Ephesians 4:9-12 then discuss. How does being incommunity with each other help us to be edified? How have you experienced this?5. Read Hebrews 3:12-13, James 5:16 and Galatians 6:2 then discuss. Why does real empathy make a biggerdifference than ‘rule enforcement’ in a journey of spiritual transformation? What steps can you take to grow inthis kind of connection?6. Read Hebrews 10:24-25 again, Romans 14:17, Psalm 133:1 and 1 Corinthians 1:10 then discuss. Howdoes enjoying each other make spiritual life richer and better?7. What next step do you need to take to make the most of your participation and connection with God’s peopleto fuel your faith?

Fuel Your Life with Prayer

James Fransz

8/26/18

Description:August 25th & 26th, 2018“Fuel Your Life with Prayer”FUEL - PART 2Psalm 9:10Message Notes:Talk about it:1. Read Matthew 6:9-13 together as a prayer and reflect.2. OUR FATHER - Read Matthew 6:9 and discuss ‘Father’. What does your definition of a father look like? How hasthe journey looked for you with seeing God as God our Father?3. YOUR KINGDOM - Read Matthew 6:10 and discuss. Notice the importance of 'Your kingdom' - 'Your will' NOT'my kingdom' and 'my will'.4. OUR PROVIDER - Read Matthew 6:11. Why did Jesus ask God to 'give us?' We live in a day and age where wework for a paycheck that provides resources for ourselves. What was Jesus trying to teach us? Why is itimportant to know God as our provider?5. OUR REDEEMER - Read Matthew 6:12. Do you find it difficult at times to believe God truly forgives us? Why?Why not? Read Hebrews 8:12 & Micah 7:19 and reflect.6. OUR DELIVERER - Read Matthew 6:13. In which stories do we see God as our deliverer or rescuer in the Bible?Share some of your favorites! How have you seen God fulfill this role in your life?

WORD & WONDER

John Hansen

8/19/18

Description:August 18th & 19th, 2018“WORD & WONDER”FUEL, Part 12 Timothy 3:10-17Main Idea:To fuel my faith, I read God’s Word…1. … with ____________ and __________________.2. … for _____________ through _______________.Talk about it:1. Ice Breaker: Share about your favorite book (not the Bible) you’ve read or heard and why you love it.2. Read John 8:31-32, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 & Joshua 1:8 then discuss. How does God’s Word offer to bring blessing into a person’s life? How haveyou experienced that in any way?3. Read 2 Timothy 2:15-16, Psalm 1:1-3, & Jeremiah 15:16 then discuss. Pastor John called us to have a personal plan for reading thescriptures. What’s yours? What has helped you to take in God’s Word faithfully? What steps are you considering taking to do this more?4. What are you expecting when you read the Bible? How have these expectations been fulfilled? How do these expectations need to beadjusted?5. Read James 1:19-25 and 2 Peter 1:3-4 discuss. What does God want to do in your life through His Word? In what ways have you personallyexperienced this?6. Read Hebrews 4:12-13 and discuss. Share about what steps you are going to take to allow God’s Word a greater place in your life?

There's a Current

John Hansen

8/5/18

Description:Main Idea:Be ____ in the ____ of the ______ !TALK ABOUT IT:1. Icebreaker: What is your favorite place to go to get rejuvenated and refreshed?2. Read John 7:37-39 and discuss; How does the background of ceremony and ritual shed light on what Jesus meant? How have you experienced the difference between mere religion and real flow of the Spirit of God?3. Read John 20:21-22, Acts 1:4-8, and Acts 2:1-4 and discuss; how have you experienced a progression in terms of experiencing more of the Holy Spirit?4. Read Galatians 5:16-17 and discuss; How have you seen people set free from the power of sin by the Holy Spirit? In what ways has the holy Spirit led you in increasing victory over patterns of sin?5. Read Ephesians 5:18 and discuss; what are the ways you engage with God to experience more of the fullness of the Holy Spirit?6. Read Galatians 5:22-23 and discuss; How have you seen the fruit of the holy Spirit make a difference in your life and relationships? What choices that you make add to a free flow of these kinds of attributes?7. Read Romans 15:19 and 1 Corinthians 2:4 and discuss; What kind of life does the flow of the Holy spirit make possible? What steps have you taken to engage in this Biblical way of life?8. Read Ezekiel 47:1-12 and discuss; how does the Holy Spirit bring this prophetic vision to life, and how can our church step more deeply into an experience of this vision?

The mess & the miracles

Tim Manigault

7/22/18

Description:Mix Tape: A summer in the Psalms - Part 4The Mess & The MiraclesPsalm 42 1-9July 21-22, 2018Tim Manigault, Exec Pastor(French Valley: Justin Kenton, Campus Pastor)1. ...Don’t let the MESS Magnify the Madness2. ...To make it through your MESS Talk to your MAKER!3. ...There are MIRACLES in the MIXTALK ABOUT IT:1. Ice-breaker: Share about a season you remember being tough but when you looked closer you saw a Miracle.2. Read Psalm 42:1-5 and discuss; David wrestles with disappointment and fear but ultimately lands on a resolve to trust God Can you recall a time when you wrestled hard to believe and trust God?3. Read 1Kings 18:41-44 the prophet Elijah was believing for a miracle. He wanted it to rain but he had to send he servant back to look 7 times before he actually saw the miracle manifest. How do you respond when you’ve prayed for something and don't see it manifest immediately?4. To follow it up when the sign the miracle did manifest it was very smalI. Have you ever had a small miracle when you needed a big one? How did you handle that?5. If the Mess is sin…___________________!6. If the Mess is distraction…____________________!7. If the Mess is complacency…__________________!8. if the Mess is the impossible…_________________!!9. Isaiah 45:3 gives a promise of treasure in the darkness. Make this bold confession: The dark seasons of my life owe me TREASURE!

...Spiritual Reset…

John Hansen

7/1/18

Description:MIXTAPE - Part 1“...Spiritual Reset…”Psalm 25:1-22June 30-July 1John Hansen, Lead PastorFrench Valley: Koty Mosier, Worship DirectorMessage Notes:My resolve is to:______ my life with _______ in my God!________ my God to show me His _____!______ my God and seek His _____________!_______ everything in my ______ over to God!TALK ABOUT IT:1. Share about your plans for 4th of July - or about a great 4th of July memory.2. Read Psalm 25:1-3 and discuss; When did you first begin to know God as ‘my God’?3. Read 2 Samuel 22:29, Matthew 19:26, Romans 8:28, Psalm 37:5-6, and Psalm 147:# and discuss; what area of your life are you feeling challenged to trust God more?4. Read Psalm 25:4-10 & Isaiah 55:8-9 and discuss; how do you live in some ways that are out of keeping with God’s ways? What adjustments could you make to learn and live His ways?5. Read Psalm 25:11-15, Proverbs 19:23, Proverbs 22:4, Proverbs 28:14 and discuss; what purpose does the fear of the Lord serve? How have you experienced it as a good thing - and how have you seen Him reward you for it?6. Read Psalm 25:11 (again) and Ephesians 4:32 and discuss; Share about how you have experienced God’s forgiving mercy. Share about how you’ve given or received God’s mercy to or from another person, and how that affected you.7. Read Psalm 25:16-22 and discuss; Share about a time when you kept everything bottled up - and what that led to. Share about your own way or pattern of living out what these verses call us to.8. Share about how you’ve engaged in a spiritual reset that has lifted you!

Prone to Wander, But Pressing On!

John Hansen

6/17/18

Description:DANIEL: WHEN KINGDOMS COLLIDEPART 5 - “Prone to Wander, But Pressing On!Daniel 5:1-31June 16-17, 2018John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley: Justin Kenton, Campus Pastor OR - Guest Speaker)Main Idea:Guard your heart from _____________ God - and ____________ your heart to the _________ of God!TALK ABOUT IT:1. Ice Breaker: What is one goal (main goal) you’d like to accomplish during your lifetime?2. Read Daniel 5:1-4, 1 Thessalonians 1:9, and Luke 13:3 and discuss; What are common idols in our culture? Share examples of indulgence, indifference, blasphemy and irreverence you’ve seen in our days. Think of some present-day examples of people who mock God by their words or actions. Does God seem slow to judge their mockery and what do you make of that?3.If you had to name something that could possibly be an ‘idol’ in your life, what would it be? Is there a way that you could be engaging in a kind of blasphemy? How are you taking steps to guard your heart from disregarding God?4. Read Daniel 5:5-9 and discuss; If you could give a warning to yourself by writing something on the wall, what would it be? 5. Read Daniel 5:10-16 and discuss; Share a bout a person you’ve seen who is like Daniel in any of the ways mentioned in the verses. How could you make a step in the direction of being like that? What can we learn from Daniel’s example that will help us resist pressures to compromise our convictions?6. Read 1 Cor. 10:31 and Romans 5:1-2 and discuss; what does your journey of living your life in and for God’s glory look like? What is your next step in that direction?7. Read Daniel 5:17-31 and discuss; What insights into the nature of Belshazzar’s sins can you find in verses 18-23? In what ways are you drawn to or tempted by similar kinds of sin? How can Daniel’s words to Belshazzar help us become more humble and thankful to God?

Take a Cue from the King

John Hansen

6/10/18

Description:Daniel: When Kingdoms Collide - Part 4“Take a Cue from the King”Daniel 4:1-37 NLTJune 9 & 10, 2018John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley: Justin Kenton, Campus Pastor)If I take a cue from King Neb, I’ll…1. ...________ my success drive me __________ rather than ____________!2. ...___________ the _____________ and develop ____________.3. ..._____________ my ____________ on Who my blessings ___________ from.TALK ABOUT IT:1. Ice-breaker: Share about something you graduated from that you are grateful for.2. Read Daniel 4:19-27 and discuss; Daniel revealed one of the king’s major blind spots of pride to him. Who do you trust enough to show you your own blind spots? How have you seen a relationship like this as valuable in your life? If you do not have a person that you can trust, what steps can you take to find that person?3. Read Deuteronomy 8:17-18, 1 John 2:16, and Psalm 20:4-5; What should we do with success? How have you seen an example of a person who carries their success in a God-honoring way?4. Read Daniel 4:28-33 and discuss; Share your personal reaction to Nebuchadnezzar's pride. What did Nebuchadnezar’s pride cost him? 5. Read 1 Peter 5:5-6, Proverbs 11:2 and Proverbs 16:5; In what areas of your life do you struggle with pride What are some steps you can take in your life that can help keep pride from growing in your heart?6. Share about a time in your life when God allowed you to be brought down in a way so he could lift you up in a different way. What circumstances in your past or that you are currently going through might God be using to teach you Christ-like humility?7. Read Daniel 4:34-37, James 1:17, Colossians 3:1-2 & Psalm 103:1-2 and discuss; Why does it matter that we have a ‘look to heaven’ kind of disposition? What helps you to cultivate this reality of ‘looking to heaven’?

Can You Handle the Heat?

John Hansen

6/3/18

Description:DANIEL: WHEN KINGDOMS COLLIDEPart 3: “Can You Handle the Heat?”Daniel 3:1-30 - June 2 & 3, 2018John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley: Justin Kenton, Campus Pastor)Message Notes:Talk About It:1. Ice breaker: What is the most impressive piece of architecture you have ever seen? Where was it located? What made it so special? 2. Read Daniel 3:1-7 and discuss; What would your initial thoughts and feelings be if you were living as a believer in that situation? What are some pressures to ‘bow down’ that we face today as members of the body of Christ? 3. Read Daniel 3:8-15 and discuss; Why do some people react so strongly against others who stand for what they believe in? How can Shadrach, Meshach, and Abedngo serve as role models for how to remain faithful despite great personal risk?4. Read Daniel 3:16-18 and discuss; When is it necessary to publicly take a stand for your convictions? What helps you stand firm when your convictions are challenged? Share about a time when you were the only one in a group to NOT do something because it seemed wrong to you.5. Read Daniel 3:19-27 and discuss; How have you experienced ‘the heat being turned up’ lately, or in some period of your life that stands out? How have you felt the presence of God during that time, and what has been the result? 6. Read Isaiah 43:1-3 and discuss; How have you seen this promise play out in your life?7. Read Daniel 3:27-30 and discuss; What are some of the traceable outcomes you can see that result from Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego’s bold faith stance? How have you personally experienced or seen an outcome like this in your life or someone you know?

Handle it!

John Hansen

5/27/18

Description:DANIEL: When Kingdoms Collide Part 2 - “Handle it!”Daniel 2:1-49 NLTMay 26 & 27, 2018John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley, Justin Kenton - Campus Pastor)Main Idea:Seek God’s clearest _________________for how to handle the ______________________.TALK ABOUT IT MATERIAL:1. Ice breaker: Make a prediction about the next twelve months of your life. How confident are you that the prediction will come true?2. Read Daniel 2:1-13 and discuss; Why is this king so distraught? Share about a person you’ve known who ‘had it all’ but didn’t have God - and how that affected them?3. The magicians, enchanters, and sorcerers, promised to provide security by revealing the future, but they were all found to be counterfeits. What people, things, or ideas are counterfeits in our lives today? How do they keep us from experiencing the word God has for us?4. The decision of the King was a crisis. How can a crisis be used by God to bring us into a place of greater dependence on Him? 5. Read Daniel 2:14-19 and discuss; What could Daniel have done OTHER than pray? What are some of the choices many of us make in a crisis instead of praying - and what is the effect of that? 6. In the message we looked at a seven-part process for godly responsiveness based on verses 14-20; Re-read Daniel 2:14-19 and identify the seven. Which element of this process is a challenge for you? 7. What significance, if any, do you see in Daniel inviting his “small group” of friends to join with him in praying about the crisis? What does it illustrate for us as a small group?8. Read Daniel 2:19-23 and discuss; What is the value of direct high praise? Share about your personal practice as relates to direct high praise?9. Read Daniel 2:24-30 and discuss; If you had been one of the king’s servants listening in on Nebuchadnezzar’squestion and the introduction of Daniel’s response in this section, what would have been your impression of Daniel? What connection do you see between humility and witness?10. Read Daniel 2:31-49 and discuss; What does this chapter teach you about God’s activity in theunfolding of human history?11. Read Psalm 145:13, Hebrews 12:28 and Revelation 11:15 & discuss; What is your response to being included in the everlasting Kingdom prophesied by Daniel?

How to Thrive in Babylon

John Hansen

5/20/18

Description:DANIEL: WHEN KINGDOMS COLLIDEPart 1: “How to Thrive in Babylon”Daniel 1:1-20 - May 19-20, 2018John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley: Justin Kenton, Campus Pastor)1. When the culture tries to _________, don’t let it ________ you!2. When the world tries to ________ you, you _____________!3. When the world tries to ________ you, don’t let it _________! 4. When this world _______ on you, Live with God’s __________ in you!TALK ABOUT IT:1. Icebreaker: Share about a time when you felt completely out of place? What was the experience? What made you feel that way? 2. Read Daniel 1:1-5 and discuss; what specific tactics were used to give Daniel and his friends a new outlook and orientation? How do these tactics parallel the experience that Christians may have today in facing a secular society that’s trying to lay claim to believers?3. Read Daniel 1:6-7 and Galatians 3:23-26 and discuss; How does the culture around us sometimes try to rebrand us with an identity without God? Have you experienced this kind of pull in your life at all? How do you remain firm in your sense of true identity?4. Read Daniel 1:8-10; Why were the food laws of the Old Testament so important? Do you think Daniel was making a bigger deal out of it than he needed to? 5. Read Daniel 1:11-14 and discuss; What steps did Daniel take to offer a creative alternative to the King’s plan? As a Christian, what are some of the cultural norms that you feel you should choose not to engage with? 6. Read Romans 12:1-2 and Jeremiah 29:4-7 & discuss; How can we as Christians engage in creative alternatives to the purely secular agenda that is often imposed by the culture around us? What can you learn from Daniel’s attitude and actions about how to respond when your biblical values are challenged?7. What are your sources for understanding how God wants you to live? What happens to your patterns and choices if you pay no attention to God’s direction in His Word - and where does that finally bring people?8. Read Daniel 1:17-20 and discuss; How have you seen God honor peoples’ choices to keep their convictions as believers, and not be totally ‘tamed’ by the culture?

What I Heard, and What I Choose

John Hansen

5/13/18

Description:Mother’s Day Weekend“What I Heard, and What I Choose…”Mark 1:1-11May 12 & 13, 2018John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley: Justin Kenton, Campus Pastor)Main Idea:I choose to live in God’s and God’s of who !TALK ABOUT IT:1. Share a great mom-memory you have - of your mom, a friend’s mom, or a mother-figure in your life - a moment where that mom did something funny or powerful that made an impression on you.2. Read Mark 1:1-8 and discuss; How has the possibility of the forgiveness of sins affected your life?3. Read Mark 1:8 again and discuss; Why is it important that our faith take us further than just the forgiveness of sins? 4. Read 1 Cor. 4:20, 1 Cor. 2:4, and Galatians 5:16. How have you experienced the baptism of the Holy Spirit? How has the power of the Holy Spirit changed your life?5. Read Mark 1:9-11 and discuss; In the message you heard about three elements of an atmosphere of power that marked Jesus life for His mission. How have you, as a follower of Jesus, begun to experience these three dynamics?6. Read Mark 1:11 and discuss; how does this affirmation of of Jesus’ identity connect with the rest of the ministry of Jesus? What is being modeled by Jesus for His followers in this moment?7. Read Mark 1:11 again and discuss; What are the three identity elements Jesus experienced, and how have you personally experienced these identity elements, and how has that affected your life?

So, ...Birdwatching

John Hansen

4/22/18

Description:BUST THE TRAP, Part 3“So, ...Birdwatching.”Matthew 6:25-34April 21-22, 2018John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley: Justin Kenton, Campus Pastor)My resolve:I will shift my ________ and exchange _______ for _______________!TALK ABOUT IT 1. Ice-breaker: Share about something in your life that turned out better than planned or expected.2. Read Matthew 6:25-34 and discuss; What things cause you the greatest amount of stress, anxiety or worry - just briefly name it without getting into too much detail?3. Read Proverbs 11:25 and Ecclesiastes 11:10 & Matthew 13:22 and discuss; What are the spiritual and physical effects of unaddressed worries and anxieties?4. Read Matthew 6:31-33 (again) and discuss further; According to Jesus, why is it unnecessary for us to worry about our physical and material needs? What causes worry - and what cures it? How do we honor Jesus’ command to seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness? 5. Read 1 Peter 5:7 and Philippians 4:6-7 and discuss; How do these words help you understand how to make the shift and the exchange you heard about in the message? How have you experienced making the shift and the exchange called for in these verses?6. Read Matthew 18:2-4 and Psalm 116:6 and discuss; What will help you to move in the direction of a childlike faith so you can experience more of God’s peace in your life?

Leaving the Land of ...Er

John Hansen

4/15/18

Description:Bust the Trap, Part 2“Leaving the Land of ...Er”1 Samuel 18:5-16April 14 & 15, 2018John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley: Allen Diaz - Pastor of Connections & Outreach)Main Idea:Crush comparison by embracing your divine design !TALK ABOUT IT:1. Share about a success, accomplishment or achievement you’ve had in your life that you’re glad about and grateful for.2. Read Galatians 6:4-5 & discuss; How can self-evaluation be a healthy practice - and what possible positive results can it yield?3. Read 1 Samuel 18:5-9 & discuss; How does comparison undermine calling? What negative issues arose in Saul’s life because of the comparison trap? 4. Read James 3:13-16 and discuss; How have you experienced some of the negative elements of the comparison trap? Which kind of ‘...er’ are you drawn to desiring? How have you or how could you make progress in letting go of that?5. Read 1 Samuel 18:10-16 & discuss; what further problems did the trap of comparison cause for Saul and Israel? How have you seen comparison cause problems with insecurity, inadequacy, inferiority, isolation, and distraction? 6. Read Psalm 139:13-14 and Ephesians 2:10 and discuss; why does it matter that each person discover and embrace the unique value they are here to bring?

Face 'em

Ann Hansen

4/8/18

Description:BUST THE TRAP - PART 1“Face 'em”Joshua 1:1-9 NLT April 7 & 8, 2018Ann Hansen, Pastor of Freedom MinistriesMain Idea:Bust the trap of ____ by building up your _____! F____ on what God is sayingE_______ obedience. A__ yourself with God’s word.R_________ God is with you!TALK ABOUT IT:1. Icebreaker: Share something funny that has happened to you or a most embarrassing moment.2. Read Joshua 1:1-2. Moses is now dead and Joshua is being given leadership of the Israelites. What kind of emotions would Joshua be experiencing after Moses’ death? 3. Read Joshua 1:1-5. Why would Joshua be so afraid by God’s words in these verses? Have you ever been struck with fear when God gave you a promise? Explain.4. Read Joshua 1:6. What does God command Joshua to do with his emotions? Why would God command these things of Joshua? Is there something in your life that requires you to be strong and courageous? Explain.5. Read Joshua 1:7-8. Joshua’s success is contingent on something. What is it? Why is this important to notice? Does the same contingency apply to our lives? 6. Read Joshua 1:5 and Joshua 1:9. What promise is God repeating to Joshua in both of these verses? What is the importance of this promise both to Joshua and to us?

So That I Might Live!

John Hansen

4/1/18

Description:Easter: “So That I Might Live!”Luke 24:1-8March 31 & April 1, 2018John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley - Justin Kenton, Campus Pastor)Main Idea:Really _____ with faith in the ___________!Talk About It:1. Ice breaker: Share about an easter tradition in your family that is meaningful for you2. Read Luke 24:1-12 and discuss; what is surprising to you about the Easter story? What is your favorite moment or verse in the Easter story?3. Read 1 Peter 2:24, Romans 4:25, and Ephesians 1:7 & discuss; why is God’s forgiveness so valuable? How have you personally experienced the goodness of God’s forgiveness - and how has that changed you?4. Read Ephesians 3:18-20 and discuss; how have you personally experienced this ‘fullness’ in your life?5. Read Ephesians 5:18-20 and Romans 15:13 and discuss; Share about any ways you’ve experienced these kinds of fullness and why it is valuable to you as a disciple of Jesus Christ.6. Read John 11:25-26 and John 20:31 and discuss; how have you personally responded to the challenge of these verses? What has been the impact on your life?

A Throne Room Experience

John Hansen

3/25/18

Description:Thorns & Thrones, Part 3“A Throne Room Experience”Revelation 7:9-17March 24-25, 2018John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley: Justin Kenton, Campus Pastor)Message Notes:TALK ABOUT IT:1. Ice Breaker: Share about a time when you won a great prize or award.2. Read Revelation 7:9-10 and discuss; how does John’s throne room experience line up with his real-timeexperience, and how might that have affected him? How could a throne room experience help alter your perspectivefor the better?3. Read Revelation 7:10 and discuss; how does this declaration speak to your heart, especially when you think ofthe nuances of all that ‘salvation’ includes?4. Read Revelation 7:11-12 and discuss; what is the value of the expression of High Praise portrayed here? Howcould you personally enter into more of this aspect of a throne room experience, giving God high praise?5. Read Revelation 7:13-16 and discuss; These verses clarify the context as applying firstly to end-times greattribulation martyrs - but more broadly to the redemptive pattern and power of God for His people. How does thehope of heaven fill your heart for the here and now journey?6. Read Revelation 7:17 and discuss; how have you experienced the Shepherding work of God in your life? Howhave you experienced the living waters God can lead you to? How have you experienced the reality of God ‘wipingtears away’ from your life?7. What are some practices or ways of spiritually engaging that help you to personally have a throne roomexperience with God?

...Every Rose…

John Hansen

3/18/18

Description:THORNS & THRONES - PART 2“...Every Rose…”2 Corinthians 12:1-10March 17-18, 2018John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley - Justin Kenton, Campus Pastor)Message Notes:TALK ABOUT IT:1. Ice breaker - what is the worst gift you’ve ever received - or given?2. Read 2 Corinthians 12:1-4 and discuss; how have you experienced God’s goodness and blessing through revelation or spiritual vision? How can we ‘keep the baby’ and ‘throw out the bathwater’ with regard to supernatural revelations and visions?3. Read 2 Corinthians 12:5-7a and discuss; What does it look like to ‘boast in weakness;, and what value could there be in that? How have you seen a person be personally vulnerable or transparent in a healthy way that helped you?4. Read 2 Corinthians 12:7-9a and discuss; Why didn’t God take away Paul’s “thorn in the flesh?” What are some other reasons He might not take away our pain and difficulties?5. Read again 2 Corinthians 12:7-9a & 1 Peter 5:10 and discuss; How do you react when God appears to be silent in answer to your urgent request? How do you feel about God’s promise in verse 9 and in 1 Peter? Why doesn’t God simply take the hurt away immediately every time? Is there currently a pain or difficulty in your life that is causing you to “plead” with God? Paul’s response to the “thorn in the flesh” was to plead with God to take it away – what do you think about that?6. Have you ever had a “thorn in the flesh” that God would not take away? What was it and why do you think He let it remain in your life? Share about something positive in your life today that is a direct result of God allowing you to experience pain and suffering.7. Read 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, and Zechariah 4:6 & discuss; The gift of strength can be hidden in times of weakness and dependency. Talk about how you’ve seen the strength of God in a person’s weakness. Share about a time when the strength of Christ was present in your weakness.

The Approach

John Hansen

3/11/18

Description:THORNS & THRONESPart 1 “The Approach”Hebrews 4:14-16March 10 & 11, 2018John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley: Justin Kenton, Campus Pastor)Message Notes:TALK ABOUT IT:1. Ice Breaker: Share about a country or place you would like to visit and why.2. Read Hebrews 4:14 and Leviticus 16:20-22 and discuss; How does itaffect you to see Jesus as ‘great high priest’ and Son of God at the same time?Read Psalm 103:8-12 & discuss; Share about the ways God’s mercy hasblessed you. Share about the ways you’ve experienced God’s mercy in yourlife.3. Read Hebrews 4:14 again & discuss; how have you experienced thetension between holding on to faith vs. letting that faith slip away? What helpsyou hold on to your faith?4. Read Hebrews 4:15 and discuss; how have you personally experienced theempathy and compassion of Jesus? Share how it strengthens you to know thatJesus understands our weaknesses.5. Read Hebrews 4:16 and discuss; How have you personally experienced thedifference between mercy and grace - any examples in your life?6. What aspects of ‘the approach’ come easily to you - and what aspects are abit more challenging?

Be the Seven

John & Ann Hansen

3/4/18

Description:BETTERHALF, Part 3“Be the Seven”1 Corinthians 7:1-5March 3 & 4, 2018John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley; Justin Kenton, Campus Pastor)Main idea:Bless and ________ your marriage through frequent, ________________ .TALK ABOUT IT:*These conversations would be best shared in a same-gender group1. What do you remember about the “sex talk” with your mom or dad? Who do you think felt moreawkward, you or them?2. Read Hebrews 13:4 and discuss; What kinds of things make the marriage bed impure? What could help it be kept pure? Why would this be a good goal - both before and during marriage?3. Read 1 Corinthians 7:1-2; share about something you have owned (pet, car, hobby item) that you had to take care of. Describe how you took care of it – and what that took. How does that relate to the dynamic of sexual intimacy in marriage?4. Read 1 Corinthians 7:3-4 and discuss; What kinds of different needs do men and women have, generally speaking? Why are some needs hard to embrace, let alone meet? What steps can you take toward embracing and meeting your spouse’s needs? What are some expectations that you might need to adjust?5. Read Song of Solomon 4:1-4 and Proverbs 5:18-19 and discuss; How do these two scriptures illustrate and give example of the way a wife or husband can fulfill the other’s sexual needs?6. Read 1 Corinthians 7:5 and discuss; In what way can sexuality be a vulnerable area in a marriage? What are some specific steps you could take toward extending the blessing of healthy sexuality in your marriage? What benefit could come to your marriage and to you personally if you’d do that? Pastor John recommends:Under the Sheets by Dr. Kevin LemanRed-Hot Monogamy by Bill & Pam Farrell

IT TAKES TWO TO MAKE A THING GO RIGHT

John Hansen

2/18/18

Description:BETTER HALF - part 1“IT TAKES TWO TO MAKE A THING GO RIGHT” Ephesians 5:21-33February 17 & 18, 2018John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley: Justin Kenton, Campus Pastor)Message Notes:Talk About It:1. Icebreaker: Share about your first date (as in, the first date you ever went on in your life!), or your favorite love story that you know about.2. Read Ephesians 5:33 and discuss; share an example you have seen of a couple you’ve known who lives out this directive well. Why are ‘the two elements’ so important to the marriage relationship?3. Read Ephesians 5:21 several times together. What does ‘reverence for Christ’ on a personal level do for the marriage? Why is it so crucial that God’s call to mutual submission form the foundation of a healthy married life?4. Read Ephesians 5:22-24 and discuss; Do you agree that a husband’s primary need is to feel admired and respected? What are some practical ways such admiration and respect can be shown?5. Read Ephesians 5:25-30 and discuss; Do you agree that a wife’s primary marital need is to be cherished by her husband? What are some of the ways a husband can show his wife sacrificial love? What are 2-3 ways a wife needs her husband to show love but that he might find difficult?6. Read Ephesians 5:31-33 and discuss; How do ‘the two elements’ show up in the relationship between Jesus Christ and the church? How can that be a picture of what could happen in marriage? What step can you take to live out what you are learning?7. Read 1 John 4:7-11 & 1 John 3:18 and discuss; How could there be some change in the action of love that could positively affect your marriage or relationships? What steps do you need to take to be able to live out that kind of love?8. If you’re single, share about how this message has either helped you prepare for marriage, understand married people’s struggles, or how to better help a married friend.

The Way To The Win

John Hansen

2/4/18

Description:FOR THE WIN - PART 5“THE WAY TO THE WIN”Genesis 14:14-20 NLTFebruary 3 & 4, 2018John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley: Ann Hansen, Pastor of Freedom Ministries)Main Idea:Run with _______ 'til you ____________!TALK ABOUT IT:1. Icebreaker: What is your favorite sort of competition? What draws out your competitive side? If you’re not competitive - why do you think that is?2. Read Philippians 3:13-14 and 1 Corinthians 9:23-25 and discuss; Why would God frame the reality of human spiritual experience with the metaphor of a competition or a race? 3. Read Genesis 14:8-16 & discuss; how do motivation and preparation affect your willingness and ability to go after something worthwhile? Share about a way your preparation or motivation allowed you to run after something that was right.4. Read Genesis 14:14 again and discuss; mobilization and bold action are part of the pathway to victory; why are these two elements of success so difficult? Share about how you’ve seen or personally experienced the benefits of mobilization and bold action on the way to a win.5. Read Genesis 14:15 , Psalm 18:29 , & Proverbs 24:6 and discuss; why do audacity and strategy and a willingness to maximize need to be part of the pathway to victory? Share about a time in your life when some audacity and strategy helped you get ahead.6. Read Genesis 14:16 and discuss; Why is it so important to finish what you started? How have you seen the benefit of completion and goal satisfaction? 7. Read Genesis 14:17-20 , Deuteronomy 8:18 , & Proverbs 21:31 and discuss; Why is it right to demonstrate your devotion to God when you win? What are the benefits of giving recognition in real time to God, even in the form of tithes?8. Read Hebrews 7:16-17, Hebrews 7:24 and 1 Corinthians 15:54-56 and discuss; How does the ultimate victory of Jesus affect your life?

Home Court Advantage

John Hansen

1/28/18

Description:FOR THE WINPart 4“Home Court Advantage”January 28 & 29, 2018Joshua 24:15John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley: Justin Kenton, Campus Pastor)To win with your family:1. Cultivate an atmosphere of ____________2. Demonstrate real ____________3. Elevate healthy ________________4. Create times for spiritual _______________TALK ABOUT IT1. Ice breaker: share about your favorite family from a TV show or book and why you like them.2. Read Joshua 24:15 and discuss; how has serving the Lord been a part of your experience of family, and how has that affected you?3. Read 2 Cor. 13:11, Romans 15:32 and 1 Thessalonians 5:11 & discuss; share about some ways you have created a sense of fun and joy in yourfamily. What do you do (or could you do more) to champion members of your family?4. Read John 15:12-13, Romans 12:9 and 1 John 3:18 & discuss; share about your experience of giving and receiving love in your family. Do youfeel that you’re speaking each other’s love languages well?5. Read Psalm 19:14, Ephesians 4:29, James 1:19, Proverbs 12:18 and discuss; how has unhealthy communication patterns caused hurt or painin your family, and what are some changes you might make to improve communication with family?6. Read Colossians 3:16, 3 John 1:4 and 2 Timothy 1:5 and discuss; Can you share a memory of positive spiritual engagement you’ve experiencedwith your family? What steps do you feel prompted to take for further spiritual activation times with your family?

UNDERCOVER BOSS

John Hansen

1/21/18

Description:FOR THE WINPART 3“UNDERCOVER BOSS”Ephesians 6:5-9January 20-21, 2018John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley: Justin Kenton, Campus Pastor)Main Idea:See your work as a __________and center your work on ______________.TALK ABOUT IT:1. Warm up: What was your first job, and what impression did it make on you?2. Read Proverbs 14:23, Proverbs 13:4, Proverbs 12:24, Ecclesiastes 5:19, Ecclesiastes 5:12 and discuss;what are some of the values of work, according to the scriptures? How does this reflect your Heavenly Father’sgoodness?3. Read Ephesians 6:5-6 and discuss; why is it difficult for us to serve our bosses sincerely? What adjustments canwe make so that we would serve our boss more sincerely? Why does our attitude toward our boss or colleagueseven matter?4. Read Ephesians 5:7-8 and discuss; how could it help to see the Lord as your ‘undercover boss’?5. What would it look like for you to work with enthusiasm? What advice would you give to a new Christian whowanted to allow their faith to impact their work?6. Read Genesis 41:33-41 and discuss; how does a person’s quality of work reflect the power of the Holy Spirit?Who do you know whose work life so well evidences the power of the Holy Spirit in them?7. Read Ephesians 5:9 and discuss; What is God’s expectation for a boss or employer toward workers? If you haveany degree of or experience with being a boss or leader at any level, how have you embraced the challenge of thesewords?

Cashflow Convictions

John Hansen

1/14/18

Description:FOR THE WIN, Part 2“Cashflow Convictions”January 13 & 14, 20181 Timothy 6:6-191. Exercise the principle of _______________2. Embrace the principle of ______________3. Engage in the principle of _____________4. Honor the principle of ________________Talk About It:1. Warm-up: What is the silliest thing you’ve ever done with money, or a big mistake you’ve made with money?2. Read Matthew 6:19-24 and discuss; if someone was to look at your checkbook or online account transaction history, what could they tell about you based on the way you spend your money?3. Read Proverbs 22:7, and Matthew 6:24 and discuss; In what ways have you ever been tempted to ‘serve’ money? What was the result?4. Read 1 Timothy 6:6-8, Proverbs 25:28, & Proverbs 21:20 and discuss; how has contentment and self-control - or the lack of it - affected your financial reality? 5. Read 1 Timothy 6:9-10 & Proverbs 13:5 and discuss; share about a way you’ve lived out a value for sacrifice, and how it’s affected your finances.6. Read 1 Timothy 6:17-18, Luke 14:28, & Proverbs 21:5 and discuss; why is it so valuable to have a plan for your finances? What method of planning has worked for you with finances?7. Read 1 Timothy 6:19 & 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 and discuss; what value have you seen or reaped from being part of the church? Are you reaping what you’ve sown, or what others are sowing and have sown?8. Which of the four principles that were shared about is an area you need to grow in?Pastor John recommends:www.is.gd/cmoney ; www.crown.org ; www.mvelopes.com ; www.daveramsey.com/fpu ;Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey; Your Money Counts by Howard Dayton

Love Actually

John Hansen

12/17/17

Description:Main Idea:Live out the _______ that’s ________ you!L _________ people up with _______ wordsO _____ it if you’ve _____________ itV _____ others with ____________E ___________ and express _____________ Talk About It:1. What is your favorite ‘love story’ movie, and why?2. Read 1 John 4:7-12 and discuss;. How have you experienced God’s love in your own life? What helps you to experience God’s love?3. Read 1 Thessalonians 5:11 and Hebrews 3:13 & discuss. How have you experienced the power of this form of love? Who are some of the people you feel led to love more in this specific way?4. Read Matthew 5:23-24 and 1 Peter 4:8 & discuss. Why is it hard to take responsibility when you’ve hurt someone? In which relationships do you need to step up your ‘own it’ game? Is there someone specific you need to do this with?5. Read Philippians 2:3 and Galatians 5:13 & discuss. What is usually the result when you can’t perceive someone’s value? How can you grow in perceiving and relating to people based on their value?6. Read John 15:9-17 , John 13:34, and Romans 12:9-10 and discuss. What are some ways you can receive and experience more of God’s love for you? How would this help you to love others well? What are some practical expressions of love you feel led or prompted to engage in this week? 7. Read 1 Corinthians 13:1-8. As you use the 1 Corinthians ‘loveometer’, how’s your personal ‘loveometer’ reading? What are you going to do about it?

A Higher Standard

John Hansen

12/10/17

Description:Main Idea:Make ____________________ your _________________________ !TALK ABOUT IT:1. Ice Breaker - share about what your all-time favorite TV show ever is. (In your group, this subject matter may be better addressed with a smaller group of ‘just the gals’ and ‘just the guys’.)2. Read 1 Thessalonians 4:1-2 and discuss. Paul says that he instructed them in how to please God. Why is it a good idea to live a life that is pleasing to God? What would change if you did that in every single area of your life?3. Read 1 Thessalonians 4:3 and discuss. How have recent events involving sex & sexual harassment scandals by public figures affected you? Why does addressing sexual immorality matter?4. How has culture’s view of dating, relationships and sexuality affected our overall view of sexuality? What aspects of the dominant cultural view have you adopted in your own life? How can you grow in embracing a Kingdom culture, and how would that be challenging to you? How would it be a blessing to you?5. Read 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 and discuss. Why is the scripture so strong in what it calls us to do? What would be the advantage to doing what this scripture says? Why would the Creator of sex want for us to have parameters for it?6. Read 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 and discuss. Our pastor shared 8 things we need to learn if we want to make pleasing God a priority in this aspect of life. Which of the eight stood out to you as one of the ones you need to work on, or that you simply feel challenged by? 1.Be satisfied in God’s presence2.Be full of the Holy Spirit3.Remove the fuel4.Lock arms with fellow fighters5.Know you cycles and rhythms of vulnerability6.Redefine yourself7.See people as family8.Value God’s standards for sexuality and purity7. Read 1 Thessalonians 4:6-8 and discuss. How does a vision for purity appeal to you? What would be the benefits? If married, ask each other: ‘What could I do to help you be less vulnerable to sexual immorality?’

Be the 20

John Hansen

12/3/17

Description:Proverbs 3:9-10; Malachi 3:6-12December 2 & 3, 2017John Hansen, Lead Pastor(French Valley; Justin Kenton, Campus Pastor)Main Idea:I give to God my first and best, and trust Him to bless the rest!Tithing is returning the _______________ of my _____________________ .TALK ABOUT IT:1. Share about the best thing that happened to you this week2. Share about a time when your faith grew as a result of your giving. What did you learn about God through the experience?3. Read Proverbs 3:9-10 and discuss; Are you giving God your first and best - financially? Why or why not?4. What types of fears or concerns, if any, do you wrestle with most when thinking about the principle of giving to God first?5. Read Malachi 3:6-12 and discuss. When you think of tithing, do you cringe or do you feel excited? Ask someone in the group who does tithe to share why it is so important to them.6. Read Philippians 4:18-20 & Malachi 3:10-12 and discuss; How does God’s promise affect you? Can you share an example of claiming this promise, and then experiencing it?7. Read 1 Corinthians 16:1-3 & 2 Chronicles 31:5-10 and discuss; Pastor John shared some of the ways tithing has enabled God to work through the church in significant ways. What are some of the things God is doing through the church that you are most excited about? If people gave like they did in Hezekiah’s time - what Kingdom Dreams could be accomplished?