SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY


Below the "discussion questions" you will find a list of all our

Small Groups, and additional information.


Discussion Questions

October 18, 2020

Reflect

  • What picture comes to mind when you think of contentment? A baby cooing? A man who’s life is filled with luxury and ease? A hammock? Water lapping at the side of your boat?
  • Do you agree or disagree: expectations are everything? How have expectations filtered what you read, listen to, or see in regards to COVID-19?
  • Would you rate “discontentment” as a serious sin? Why or why not?

Repent

  • The significance of our discontentment. Not treating it as a serious sin.
  • Consider making this prayer your own: “Lord, I am willing To receive what You give. To lack what You withhold. To relinquish what You take, To suffer what You inflict, To be what you require.”

Remember

  • What is biblical contentment?
  • Contentment is not determined by our circumstances. How could Paul sit in prison suffering, and say, “in whatever situation, I am content”?
  • Discontent leads to what other sins?
  • False contentment is revealed by plenty and want. How does our response to our circumstances (plenty or in want) reveal where we are really trusting, worshipping, prizing, delighting?
  • Do you think it is more difficult to be content when in poverty or prosperity?
  • What does Sinclair Ferguson mean when he says, “Everything we need and everything we lack is found in Jesus Christ?"
  • How did Paul learn contentment? How do we learn contentment?
  • Discontent flourishes where there is confusion about God or ignorance of God. How would your perspective change if (sarcastically) there was a sovereign, covenant keeping God overseeing all your circumstances?
  • How would you translate Phil. 4:13?

Discipleship

  • When are you most likely to say, “God is so good”? When are we least likely to say this?
  • What do I want that I cannot control getting? Or What am I getting that I don’t want and can’t control?
  • How am I responding? What has God promised in His Word that I can rest on in accordance with this situation?
  • What is happening in your life right now that makes you think, God isn’t good, or He wouldn’t have allowed this? How could this situation work for your spiritual good?

SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY


"And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." Acts 2:42

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Fellowship isn't just something we do on Sunday mornings. It's gathering together in various groups to discuss Scripture, enjoy each others' company, support each other, share meals, and pray with and for one another. And while we do these things in many ways in our whole-church Sunday gatherings, meeting together through the week in smaller groups allows us to do this in a more intimate setting, allowing us to grow deeper in our relationships with each other and with God.


If you would like to know more about the small groups, please feel free to contact the leaders directly, or you can talk to a pastor or elder, a person who attends a group, or someone in the office.


Groups


Below please find a list of current small groups and their leaders.  Please contact the church office if you would like more information 603.783.4045.

  • Sharon & Dan DeHart

    Sundays 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Time of Prayer

    FCBC, Loudon, New Hampshire

  • Sue & Doug Chamberlin

    Tuesdays 9:30 am to 11:00 am

    FCBC, Loudon, New Hampshire

  • Dede & Rich Planchet

    Wednesdays 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

    Loudon, New Hampshire


  • College Age / Young Adult

    Jennie & Eric Steinhauser

    This small group meets in Concord for seniors in high school to age 25. We spend time in prayer and in Bible study, digging into God’s Word and encouraging one another to pursue Christ throughout the week.


    Wednesdays 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    11 Horseshoe Pond Lane, Concord, New Hampshire

    (603) 226-0739

    jensss@comcast.net  


  • Darald & Georgia Trinka

    Kim & Tim Brown

    Second and fourth Fridays of the month @ 7:00 pm.

    Sanbornton, New Hampshire