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Group Resources

Here you’ll find resources for our most recent preaching series.  Our Group Guide gives an opportunity to further study and discuss the materials on your own or in a Discipleship Group.  The extra resources provides links to some of our favorite websites and tools to supplement this series.

Group Guide

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world.  And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith.  Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believe that Jesus is the Son of God? 
John, 1 John 5:4 – 5

We live in a fallen world that has come under the influence of the forces of darkness.  As a result, hatred and division have saturated our way of life; broken relationships and fragmented families are the norm; war, murder and self-preservation are the cost.  But as Christ-followers, we are not called to be willing perpetrators or blind victims to that darkness.  

We are called to overcome.  

In this series, the book of 1 John will reveal the path to be an overcomer. 

A path that has defeated the darkness and has begun the healing process in our world. 

A path guided by one word that changes everything: love.    

 

OVERCOME GROUP GUIDE

Additional Resources

RightNow Media

Get a free RightNow Media account to get access to thousands of study resources.  Some potential resources include:

  • How to Read 1, 2, 3 John (Tim Mackie): The Bible can be hard to interpret. It’s lengthy, packed full of characters, and sometimes difficult to tie into daily life. 1, 2, 3 John, for example, teach about God’s love and warn against false teachers. In this post, The Bible Project breaks down the books of 1, 2, 3 John into digestible pieces so we can understand and apply their truths.

  • 1 John – What is a Christian (Phil Vischer): What is a Christian? Phil Vischer, Founder of Jellyfish Labs and co-creator of the acclaimed VeggieTales, opens the Bible to a tiny book all the way at the back. With the help of some animated friends, Phil walks through the entire book of 1 John to answer the question, “What is a Christian?” This pioneering series packs tons of good theology into short sessions that toddlers to adults will enjoy. Learn not only what the Bible says, but also why and what it means for us today.

  • 1 John: A Call to Authentic Faith & Sacrificial Love: Community can be messy and complicated. Even though we are surrounded by people many of us feel disconnected, not knowing how to connect with others or how to navigate difficult relationships. Some of us use social media to hide, allowing our relationships to be defined by “likes” and “shares”. This lack of depth is pouring out into culture, where many of us see the need for reconciliation, but feel hopeless, not knowing where to start. Join Jurrita Williams, Ashley Irons, Lauren Chandler, Elizabeth Woodson, and Rachel Joy and take a journey through the book of 1 John to learn how to pursue vibrant and redemptive community. Discover what it means to step out of your comfort zone and go deeper, loving others in the same way that Christ has loved us.

  • Love Does (Bob Goff): In Love Does, a five-session video-based small group study (guide sold separately), you will discover the whimsy of New York Times best-selling author Bob Goff through a sometimes humorous, thought-provoking, meaningful lesson that makes faith in God simple and real.  You will discover the paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from one of the world’s most delightfully engaging and winsome people. What fuels his impact? Love. But it’s not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. Bob’s love takes action, just like Jesus did. Bob believes Love Does. This study guide will lead you and your group deeper into content with video notes, group discussion questions, and between session personal reflections and actions to enhance the group experience.

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Bible Project

The Bible Project offers a variety of amazing resources.  These videos expand on many of the ideas that we have touched on in this series.