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Repent & Believe Part 1

The Church Overview: "THREE LOVES" described in "THREE WORDS"

Prayerful (Love God): All of life in God’s presence.

Family (Love One Another): All of life with God’s people.

Mission (Love the World): All of life with God’s passion.

We follow Jesus every day in every area of our life, 24-7. We don’t follow Jesus as individuals only, but as a family of families consumed with His love, power and presence. The primary way we express this shared life is in The Church. Following Jesus means that we love what He loves and share in His dreams. It means we dive deep into His Father, His family, His Spirit, His story and His world. Jesus suffered and died for all people, rich or poor, from all cultures and contexts. His passion was to bring home a hurting humanity and make beautiful a damaged creation. He called all people to follow Him, and called His followers to join His mission.

REMEMBER (30 min)

Remember God: Worship, Prayer or Communion

Remember each other: Care

  • Optional- break up into smaller groups for 10 min Hi/Lo check in

Remember the Liturgy:

Remember what we learned and put into practice last week: Accountability

  • Topic: The Greatest Commandment

  • Share stories of how you helped/served a neighbor

REFLECT (30 min)

Prepare (See the Leaders Guide for a brief commentary and context for the scripture and core truth from the topic)

  • Introduce today’s topic and any commentary or context for the scripture

  • Topic Title: Repent & Believe Part 1

  • Share the Summary Scripture for the topic if you want

  • Share “Core Truths from the topic” in the leaders guide where needed

  • Share context for Scripture Story: Luke 19:1-10 (Zaccheus Repents)


  • Read the Scripture: Luke 19:1-10

  • Discussion Questions

  • What is the biblical and historical context?

  • What does this story reveal about Jesus?

  • How do you see repentance in Zaccheus' response (changing his thinking and turning to God’s way)? What do you think caused him to repent?

  • Describe a time that trusting Jesus’ way changed your mind about something significant? How did that change your actions?

RESPOND (30 min)

Experience and Encounter

  • Take some time to ask the Holy Spirit for an area he wants you to change how you are thinking or living (repent). Ask the Holy Spirit how he would want you to trust him for a new way to live?


  • The Lord’s Prayer

Practice and Obey

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