From Doubt to Devotion

Think: remembering the main points

· From Doubt to Devotion John 20:24-31

· Doubt investigated | illustrated | declared | defeated

· Devotion demonstrated


Talk: questions that stimulate application

1. Did you miss out on an important occasion? How did you feel?

2. Did you ever struggle with doubt in your spiritual life? Explain what it was like?

3. Can you think of other Biblical characters that wrestled with doubt – how did they overcome it?

4. Where did Thomas’ doubt come from?

5. What can you learn from Jesus’ approach to Thomas’ doubt?

6. Are there any pitfalls we must avoid in responding to people’s doubts?

7. What resources could be helpful to use with non-believing friends who are struggling with doubt?

Task: actions speak louder than words

· Think of 4 practical things you can do as a group to support those who are part of it who might struggle with doubt.

· Take time to pray that our Sunday services | CFM ministries will bring life-changing opportunities for many people, through an encounter with the risen Christ!

For printable PDF – please click here

From Doubt to Devotion.pdf

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The Keys to Transformation

Think: remembering the main points

· The Keys to Transformation. Luke 24:13-35

· Open Hearts Luke 24:13-24

· Open Minds Luke 24:25-27 & 32

· Open Eyes Luke 24:28-31

· Open Mouths Luke 24:33-35


Talk: questions that stimulate application

1. Pick out the words in the verses 13 -24 that describe how the 2 felt as they walked toward Emmaus

2. Describe a time when you did not want to go somewhere & dragged your feet.

3. How must the 2 have felt on their return journey to Jerusalem verse 33-35

4. Describe a time when there was a spring in your step & you could not wait to share some good news.

5. The 2 were transformed as they began to understand the place of suffering v26 & began to focus on the Risen Jesus v31

6. Why do you think the risen Jesus allows his followers to suffer?

7. What can we learn from Jesus about the best way to approach people who are struggling to come to terms with distressing news? “He walked with them before he talked to them”.

Task: actions speak louder than words

· What circumstances are you facing where you need a better understanding of scripture & a clearer vision of the risen Jesus?

· Who do you know that has experienced distressing news? It what ways could you draw near & walk with them?

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The Keys to Transformation.pdf

From Heartache to Herald

Think: remembering the main points

· From Heartache to Herald: John 20:11-18

· Jesus seeks her + sees her pain + speaks to her + sends her


Talk: questions that stimulate application

1. What impacted you from this passage?

2. Why is the resurrection so important for the Christian faith?

3. In what ways can you identify with Mary Magdalene?

4. Can you think of other examples in which Jesus reached out to ordinary people?

5. What amazes you in Jesus’ encounter with Mary?

6. If Jesus was so great at noticing others’ pain – how can he use us to reach out to them?

7. Can you remember how you encountered Christ for the first time? Tell us about it.

8. How does Mary’s worshipful reaction inspire your own worship of the Resurrected Jesus?

Task: actions speak louder than words

· Think of 4 practical outcomes of how this statement should impact you personally: ‘Your conversion is also your commission’ (Philip Nation).

From Heartache to Herald.pdf

Deadly Mediocrity

Think: remembering the main points

· Deadly Mediocrity: Revelation 3:14-22

· Exposed & Encouraged


Talk: questions that stimulate application

1. What was the most embarrassing moment of your life?

2. Can you think of positive experiences of constructive criticism that have changed your mind?

3. Why was Jesus so disgusted with the Laodicean believers?

4. How do you find Jesus’ reaction to this church?

5. What would their problem look like in today’s church?

6. What is the solution to fix this spiritual crisis?

7. How does Jesus encourage them with His promises?


Task: actions speak louder than words

Think of all the 7 letters we have studied recently – how did they impact you in these areas:

ü Personal spirituality

ü Church life

ü Family life

ü Work/school life

For printable PDF please click here –

Deadly Mediocrity.pdf

Wonder Woman

Think: remembering the main points

· Wonder Woman: Luke 1:46-49

· Pursue spiritual Intimacy

· Leave a spiritual legacy

Talk: questions that stimulate application

1. What was your experience of motherhood (having one or being one)?

2. Who is your favourite Biblical female character and why does it inspire you?

3. Why is it so significant that God chose someone like Mary to play such a crucial role in history?

4. In what ways can be Mary’s revelation of God’s identity be an encouragement to us in our current circumstances?

5. How can we hear God’s voice?

6. In what ways can you identify with Mary’s challenges?

7. What are some of the challenges non-church mums face today and how can we as church support them?

Task: actions speak louder than words

Think of 5 practical things you can do as LIFE Group to encourage the moms in our church family?

For printable PDF please click here

Wonder Woman.pdf

Wake-up Call

Think: remembering the main points

· Wake-Up Call: Revelation 3:1-6: Rebuke & Remedy


Talk: questions that stimulate application

1. Have you ever visited a famous tourist or historical location or seen a much-lauded movie or read a much-praised book and was disappointed? Talk about what you felt?

2. Sardis, as a city was characterised by historically underestimating their enemies and lacking vigilance – how do you think that influenced their church?

3. What do you think are potential negative social/political traits of where we live – that could influence our mind-sets as disciples?

4. What was the problem in the Sardis church and what could that look like in CFM today?

5. How do you think they got to the stage of being nearly dead? What mistakes did they do? What good things did they not do?

6. What was Jesus solution for the revival of this church? Which of the 5 parts of the treatment are relevant to you personally?

7. Do you ever think of Jesus’ promises for those who will persevere in faithfulness? Look at the promises (v. 4-5) and think how they impact you.

Task: actions speak louder than words

· Identify 3 ‘negatives’ from the Sardis church that we should be vigilant about as a church community here at CFM and pray about them in your group.

For printable PDF click here –

Wake up call.pdf

Costly Compromise

Think: remembering the main points

· Costly Compromise: Revelation 2:18-29

· Well Done & Wake up


Talk: questions that stimulate application

1. Has anyone paid you a compliment recently – how did it make you feel?

2. What has encouraged you at CFM since you have been here?

3. Why was Jesus so critical of the church at Thyatira?

4. Why was Jezebel (1 Kings 16: 31-33; 2 Kings 9:22) such a dangerous woman for the Israelites?

5. In what ways can a Jezebel spirit manifest itself in the church today?

6. What can hinder our repentance when we sin – and how can we overcome those hindrances?

7. Why is the final vision of the returning Jesus important for the church in Thyatira and CFM?

Task: actions speak louder than words

Talk together and identify several marks of healthy Biblical teaching and then pray together that those marks would be present in the teaching ministry at CFM

Printable PDF –

Costly Compromise.pdf