SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY


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

Small Groups, and additional information.

Discussion Questions

January 17, 2021

Reflect

  • Share a story of God’s provision in your life.
  • Did God reveal any fear or lack of trust during COVID?  
  • Why should we take God at his sovereign word?  
  • Have you struggled with believing in the plausibility of miracles? Why or why not?  

Repent

  • What prevents you from trusting God’s sovereign word? Consider some obstacles we hit on in the sermon…
  • Attribution Obstacle – we don’t attribute to God praise for food, shelter, provision, and protection. We attribute it to our hard work, the economy, the government, or technological advancements. 
  • Insulation Obstacle – we are so far removed from having to live daily according to God’s Word (Deut. 8:3) that it keeps us from practicing trust. We don’t need to trust him for our daily needs. We have an ample storehouse of food. 

Remember

  • How is this passage sandwiched? How does God’s sovereignty relate to man’s responsibility? God commanded a widow will provide AND the widow still had to trust and give her last meal to Elijah. Should God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility be seen as an “either-or” or a “both-and”? 
  • How was this test of faith déjà vu for Elijah? Why does God re-test Elijah in the same step of faith?  
  • Why did God send Elijah to a Sidonian widow?  
  • How is God’s power measured? 
  • What is the purpose of miracles? What do miracles teach us about God’s mission?  Jurgen Moltmann says, Jesus’ healings…are the only “natural” thing in a world that is unnatural, demonized, and wounded.” What does he mean? How are miracles temporarily restoring the natural order?  
  • What two steps are required to be a channel of God’s power? 
  • According to John 6, why did Jesus preach a sermon to empty the pews? Why are humans so prone to choose the secondary over the primary? 
  • What does Jesus mean when he says, “Don’t labor for the food that perishes” (John 6:26-27).  

Discipleship

  • Where can you identify with Elijah? Where can you identify with the widow? 
  • Where are you not treating God as a God of power? 
  • What areas are you tempted to want Jesus for secondary reasons not the primary reason? 

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.


    Thursdays 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