Posts by Evan Gomez

Taking The Next Step: Fasting

Read Matthew 6:16-18 1. Share what you learn from Jesus’ instruction on fasting. 2. Is there a time in your life that you fasted for spiritual purposes? Discuss that time and the experience you had. 3. Is God calling you to a time of fasting during this season of Lent? If so (and you feel […]

This is How They Know!

“This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples – when they see the love you have for each other.” John 13:35 (The Message) Ouch! Sometimes there are words from the Bible that I really have to wrestle with. It’s not that I wrestle with whether they are true or not but I […]

Taking The Next Step – Satisfaction

On a scale of 1-10 (1 being not satisfied and 10 being greatly satisfied), rate your current satisfaction in the following places: Job Marriage/Singleness Income/Home/Car/Clothes/Cell Phone Circumstances/Condition of Life We can look for satisfaction in so many different places… Physical Health Education Pleasure Work/Accomplishments Wealth Sex Fame Which path is most likely to distract you […]

Taking The Next Step – Baptism

Read 1 John 5:7-8 •Who are the three heavenly witnesses? •Who are the three earthly witnesses? Relate the earthly witnesses to the three expressions of baptism: •Blood – Salvation Baptism (Hebrews 9:12) •Water – Water (Obedience) Baptism •Spirit – Holy Spirit Baptism Share your experience with the three expressions of baptism. Pray: Remember your baptism […]

Taking The Next Step – Holy Communion

Discussion Questions: 1. Take time to reflect on your experience with Communion. Do you remember the first time you participated in Communion? What was it like? How has your understanding of Communion changed since that time? 2. Discuss the practice of Communion in different faith traditions. What has your experience been? Why do you think […]