Discussion Guide for 12/21

December’s Memory Verse:
I tell you the truth:  If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move.  Nothing will be impossible for you.  Matthew 17:20, Seeds of Faith (vol. 2, track 6)

Below are the scriptures and some questions discussed in DIG classes on 12/21.

Preschool-The Magi Show the Way to Bethlehem, Matthew 2:1-13

*I wonder how the Magi felt when they saw the special star for a king?

*I wonder if it was hard for them to find baby Jesus, the King?

*I wonder what it is like to be a baby and a King?

Grades K-1- Light of the Whole World (Jesus Storybook Bible), from Luke 2

*I wonder what it was like for the shepherds to see the big choir of angels declaring Jesus’ birth?

*I wonder why God chose to tell the shepherds about Jesus’ birth?

*I wonder what it was like for the shepherds to meet baby Jesus, for the first time?

Grades 2-4-Luke 2:8-21

*I wonder what the glory of the Lord looked like ?

*I wonder how the shepherds found the stable?

*I wonder why God would choose shepherds to meet baby Jesus?

Middle School:What does it mean to be Human?

*What allows us to deal with our brokenness and become fully Human? (Romans 3)

DIG Discussion Guide for 12/14

December’s Memory Verse:
I tell you the truth:  If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move.  Nothing will be impossible for you.  Matthew 17:20, Seeds of Faith (vol. 2, track 6)

Below are the scriptures and some questions discussed in DIG classes on 12/14.

Preschool-The Shepherds Show the Way to Bethlehem, Matthew 1-2, Luke 1-2

*I wonder how the shepherds felt when the angels spoke to them?

*I wonder how they felt as they walked to Bethlehem looking for the baby Jesus?

*I wonder what it was like when they found Jesus?

Grades K-1- He’s Here (Jesus Storybook Bible), from Nehemiah 8-10, Malachi 1-4, Ezra 7

*I wonder what it was like for Mary to see the angel? How was she able to believe his surprising message?

*I wonder why the innkeepers didn’t make room for Mary and Joseph, with baby Jesus coming?

*I wonder what it was like to meet baby Jesus, for the first time?

Grades 2-4-Luke 2:1-7

*I wonder what a census is and why Caesar wanted one taken of the whole Roman world?

*I wonder what it was like for Mary to make that journey to Bethlehem, as she was very pregnant?

*I wonder God would choose to have his Son born in such a dirty, unknown place?

Middle School:What does it mean to be Human?

*What allows us to deal with our brokenness and become fully Human? (Romans 3)

DIG Discussion Guide, 12/7

December’s Memory Verse:
I tell you the truth:  If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move.  Nothing will be impossible for you.  Matthew 17:20, Seeds of Faith (vol. 2, track 6)

Below are the scriptures and some questions discussed in DIG classes on 12/7.

Preschool-Mary and Joseph Show the Way, Matthew 1-2, Luke 1-2

*I wonder how Mary felt when an angel spoke to her?

*I wonder how Joseph felt?

*I wonder what it would be like to have God’s Son, Jesus?

Grades K-1- Get Ready (Jesus Storybook Bible), from Nehemiah 8-10, Malachi 1-4, Ezra 7

*I wonder why God’s people cried when they heard Ezra read God’s rules?

*I wonder why Ezra and the people of God had a party for a week?

*I wonder what it was like when God himself would come?

Grades 2-4-Luke 1:26-45, 57-66

*I wonder why Mary was greatly troubled at the angel’s words?

*I wonder why Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth?

*I wonder why Elizabeth’s baby jumped for joy in her womb when Mary appeared?

Middle School:What does it mean to be Human?

*What are the results of having a sinful nature? (Romans 1, 2)

DIG Discussion Guide 11/30

This month’s verse: Jesus said, “I am the Light of the World. Whoever follows me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12, “The Light of the World”, Seeds of Faith, vol. 2, track 4

Below are the scriptures and some questions discussed in DIG classes on 11/30.

Preschool-The Prophets Show the Way, Isaiah 9:2, John 1:5

*I wonder how the prophets listened to God?

*I wonder how they knew it was God who spoke?

*I wonder who the Messiah is that the prophets told about and what would he come to do?

Grades K-1-10 Ways to be Perfect (Jesus Storybook Bible), from Exodus 16-17, 19-40

*I wonder why God’s people doubted that He would provide for them in the desert?

*I wonder what the manna tasted like?

*I wonder why it’s so hard for God’s people to follow His commands?

Grades 2-4-Luke 1:5-25, Isaiah 40:3

*I wonder what it was like when Zechariah encountered the angel of the Lord?

*I wonder why the angel silenced Zechariah?

*I wonder why Zechariah and Elizabeth’s baby would be important?

Middle School-off

High School Community Group

Luke 5:12-26. Jesus encounters the leper and the paralytic. Some questions were:

-After Jesus healed the leper, why did Jesus tell him “to tell no one” about the healing?

-Who are the pharisees, and why were they often seen opposing Jesus?

-How could Jesus forgive sins before He died on the cross for sin?