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A New Start Discussion Starters

  • January 2021 Issue
Discussion Starters

We hope these questions will help you consider (or discuss with others) what God is teaching you through this month’s Bible study.

  1. We hope these questions will help you consider (or discuss with others) what God is teaching you through this month’s Bible study.
  2. We hope these questions will help you consider (or discuss with others) what God is teaching you through this month’s Bible study.
  3. What is one area God might be urging you to “make new” in the year ahead?
  4. What does Paul mean when he says that “in Christ” we are a new creation? (see Jan. 2)
  5. What was “new” about the way Jesus taught us to love?
  6. What does Christianity teach about forgiveness? Why is this different than what the world’s view of forgiveness?
  7. What is one way you can be more generous with your life and resources this year?
  8. We often place our hope in things and people. How does your “noun” hope in Christ compare to your “verb” hope for things in this world?
  9. What “planks” in your life have you found it easy to disregard? (see Jan. 13)
  10. Why is it so hard to tame our tongue? What is one way you can change the way you speak to better honor God?
  11. How can you “put to death” some old habits this year that are keeping you from fully following Jesus?
  12. What does it mean for a Christian to begin with the end in mind? (see. Jan. 29)
  13. What is one thing you would like to begin in the year ahead?
  14. What obstacles might get in the way of accomplishing that goal?

 

BY Chris Rappazini

Chris Rappazini is the associate professor and program head of the BA and MA in Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Institute and Moody Theological Seminary. He is the vice president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and previously served as the associate minister of preaching and teaching at Southside Christian Church in Spokane, Washington. Chris and his wife, Ashley, and their three children reside in Northwest Indiana.

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