Jesus in Jerusalem – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Discussion starters for Lesson 10: Jesus in Jerusalem    1. The rejected one would become the chief cornerstone. Have you ever wondered how Jesus was able to tolerate the abuse and misunderstanding that marred His ministry on earth? Why did He allow Himself to be brought so low? Was He not fully qualified to be the … [Click to read more …]

Lord of Jews and Gentiles – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Christ the Creator

Discussion Starters for Lesson 7, May 7-13, 2016 Memory text… “‘I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles’” (Isaiah 42:6, NIV).  Does it trouble you at all … [Click to read more …]

Resting in Christ – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith


Resting or Resisting. Jesus during His life on earth kept the commandments of God, including the Sabbath commandment. Does this mean that the Sabbath has remained unchanged?What is the root meaning of the Sabbath as presented by God in Scripture? Do you believe the seventh day is the Sabbath, created by God for eternity? If … [Click to read more …]

The Seen and Unseen War – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

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None greater than John the Baptist. What is the “unseen reality” that has a great impact on our lives? Why is there a screen hiding our view from the controversy between Christ and Satan?Or is there such a screen? Do we need to understand all the details of the Plan of Salvation before we can understand … [Click to read more …]

“Get Up and Walk!” Faith and Healing – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

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1.       What do YOU think is the greater miracle–Forgiving our sins or healing us from a life-threatening disease? From God’s perspective, which does He dread the most—sin or death? Have you ever known a Christian who was so loaded with love for God that you felt that God should never allow that person to succumb … [Click to read more …]

The Sermon on the Mount – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

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He taught with authority.  Were Jesus’ listeners amazed that He spoke with authority even before they knew He was Jesus Christ? In other words, was it “who He was” or “How He spoke” that first impressed them concerning Jesus?The “Sermon on the Mount” is fairly short, but it is “the most powerful sermon ever preached,” according to … [Click to read more …]

2 The Ministry Begins – Discussion Questions
Joyce Griffith


“Come follow Me…” Our lesson begins by wondering if we all tend to think, sometimes, that we don’t really know why we’re here and what we’re doing where we are. Do you ever sense doubts that deep? Or at least wonder what your purpose in life is? “Another day, another dollar.” Why are we tempted to let ourselves … [Click to read more …]

01: Son of David – Questions for discussion
Joyce Griffith


The Son of David. Do you have a hard time with the expression that Jesus was “the Son of David?” What does this phrase mean? What special meaning does this title give to Jesus? Why is it important to believe that Jesus was the “son” of David? Another Genesis. If the account of Jesus’ genealogy in … [Click to read more …]

12 The Church Militant – Discussion Topics
Joyce Griffith


1. Seven churches. If we are living in the last days and identify most closely with the Laodicean church, do we even need to study God’s message to the other six churches? Or is it possible that each church has a message for us? Or that in our Christian experience we may struggle with the problems … [Click to read more …]