SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY


Weekly Discussion Questions to assist in your time together are listed below.


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"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.

  • Laura & Pastor Josh Owens

    Sundays @ 6:15 pm

    Loudon, New Hampshire

  • Sue & Doug Chamberlin

    Tuesdays @ 9:30 am

    Richard Brown House

    Loudon, New Hampshire

  • Paula & Rick Jordan

    Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm

    Loudon, New Hampshire

  • Martha & Pat Testerman

    Alicen & Tim Twardosky

    Rusty & Jenn Stratton

    Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm

    At FCBC

  • Young Adults

    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 @ 6:00 pm

    Concord, New Hampshire


  • Weekly Bible Study

    We meet at the church on Thursday mornings at 9:30 am.  On the third Thursday of the month, we meet at Noon for a potluck luncheon Bible Study.  All are welcome to attend. 


  • Sharon & Dan DeHart

    Thursdays @ 7:00 pm

    Loudon, New Hampshire


  • Heidi & Dennis Lommen

    Fridays @ 6:30 pm

    Loudon, New Hampshire

  • Michelle A & Heidi Lommen

    Young Ladies Study, ages 11 to 15

    Loudon, New Hampshire

  • Tara & Paul Kesig

    Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm

    Concord, New Hampshire

  • Sarah & Jeremy Cates

    Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm

    Loudon, New Hampshire

  • Darald & Georgia Trinka

    Kim & Tim Brown

    Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month @ 6:30 pm.

    Sanbornton, New Hampshire   

  • Caron Schwartz

    Hope Beyond Today; Navigating Life After Loss

    Saturday mornings beginning on March 16 through April 20 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

    Concord, New Hampshire

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

February 18, 2019

Reflect

  • What do you think of Lauren Daigle’s response? What are points where you agree? What are points were you disagree? What’s at stake? Are you ready for an ambush on your beliefs as a Christian?
  • Have you ever suffered—relationally or socially, perhaps even physically—for your Christian faith?
  • Do you think the American church is being “persecuted”? Why or why not? What’s in the word “persecution”? Is there a better word to describe our troubles in America? Does it even matter whether we are technically “persecuted” in this country or not?
  • How would you define perseverance?

Repent

  • What does the American church need to learn from believers persecuted around the world? What can we learn from Chinese, Nigerian, Pakistan, North Korea Christians?

Remember

  • Make as many comparisons as you can between the Thessalonians and the Jews in 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16.
  • Why was Paul pleased about the Thessalonians attitude toward the gospel? What are the things that he is grateful for?
  • According to 1 Thessalonians 2:13, what do we learn about the “Word of God?"
  • How would you defend the authority of Scripture to a non-believer?
  • Take time as a small group and thank God for situations where people have moved from accepted the Bible not just as a word of men, but as the word of God.
  • What do you think empowered the Thessalonians believers to persevere in suffering and persecution?
  • What role does a local church play when a believer is going through persecution, affliction, or trial? Why should you go to church even when you don’t feel like it?
  • What is your reaction to Paul’s emotional outburst toward the Jews in verses 15-16?
  • How were the Jews “opposing all mankind” (1 Thessalonians 2:15)? 
  • Why do you think Paul equated opposition to evangelism with opposition to humanity (1 Thessalonians 2:15)? 
  • By Paul assigning blame to the Jews, do you think Paul is anti-Semitic? Why or Why not?
  • What do we learn about God’s character in 1 Thessalonians 2:16?

Discipleship

  • Where are you needing to persevere? What have you relied upon from God’s Word and God’s people that saw you through a previous trial?
  • What implications for evangelism does this passage have for us? Do you know why you believe what you believe? Do you know what role a church corporate witness might have in evangelism? Do you know what you are up against in the human sinful nature being spiritually blind (1 Corinthians 2:14; 2 Corinthians 4:4-5)?