Small Groups Fall Study 2021

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Study Introductory Video

We invite you to listen to this message from Rev. Arthur Jones prior to starting the study.

Session One | Solidify Your Soul

You are a soul. Scripture helps us understand that we are more than mere flesh and blood. We have spirit and body which means we are souls. We are eternal. That single revelation should change how we think about every decision we make. When we realize all of our life’s choices, pettiness, and strife are sitting before the throne of God, who do we want to be? Every single one of us is a soul and each of us has a choice: will we live lives with shriveled or thriving souls?

  Book Chapters | 1 and 3
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What Is A Soul?

What Is A Solid Soul?

Eternal Trajectory

Session Two | Solid Choices

People misunderstand heaven and hell as simply places where we go when we die. We do not understand that we can experience heaven here and now. Or we can experience hell here and now. It is each soul, each of us, who can make that choice right now. And why do things that feel like small choices matter? Because small sins compound, transforming our very reality into a living hell. The good news of Christ is we can make another choice: Repent and believe in the Gospel!

  Book Chapters | 2
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Tangible Eternity

Infinite Happiness

Choose Heaven Not Hell

Session Three | Solid Relationships

What does it mean for our friendships, marriages, and families that we are souls? The truth is that every relationship is eternal. Your eternal soul is wrapped up in how you navigate your coworker, your father-in-law, your best friend, and your child. The question to help us understand this reality: Is your trajectory in these eternal relationships one that is one of anger or reconciliation? Christ calls us to reconciliation in all things. We are called to a heavenly trajectory.

  Book Chapters | 4-6
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The Merging Of Souls

Full-Sized Souls

Holy Friendships

Session Four | Solid Living

Truth feels rare these days. This is not actually a new reality. As we read in the gospels we see Jesus dealt with this problem too. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus instructs his disciples to simply say yes or no, not bound by others expectation, but going further in love and grace. Unlike Pilate, who gives us an example of abandoning the truth in the face of political and cultural pressures, we are called to solid living. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. Living a life for Jesus is the most true way to live because it is aligned with the creator and creation. Living in truth frees you to be more you.

  Book Chapters | 7
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Truth Will Set You Free

Experience, Not Truth, Is Relative

Vulnerable Love Resonates

Session Five | Solid Purpose

Two truths: God wants good for you. You are not an accident. This means that God has an intentional purpose for your life. Secular organizations like to talk about purpose and meaning and values, but our true purpose, meaning, and value is only derived from the one that created the world and each of us. This week, we ask the question, “What is my purpose?” and explore together how we can ask God to reveal the answer so we might live into that purpose fully.

 

Book Chapters | 8-9
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What Were You Meant To Do?

Your Highest Self

What Are You Called To Do Today?

Session Six | Solid Legacy

The difficulty in life is that too often we know what ought to be done and we don’t choose to do it. We have segmented the human experience into life stages that fool us into thinking we have plenty of time. We choose other things that are outside of our purpose. We choose things that shrink our souls The problem is this lifetime is not a practice; we are on earth to live on mission. We are designed to work this world and to “bear fruit.” What fruit have you borne recently? What things have you done? No matter what stage in life, you are called to build and leave a solid legacy.

  Book Chapters | 10
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Leave It All Out On The Field

Faith And Values

Choose Wisely