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Small Group Life: Kingdom



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    Innovative and engaging, Small Group Life: Kingdom offers the casual, comfortable feel of a small group dynamic while providing sound Biblical teaching rooted in Scripture. Designed to be provocative and conversational, a sense of community is cultivated where hearts come alive and relationships grow!

    About (Episode 5) Kingdom:
    Episode 5 of Small Group Life will lead groups in a study of KINGDOM. Kingdom language dominates the Scripture and was the central point of Jesus' teaching. Much of the history, art, and literature that moves our souls likewise centers upon Camelot or Anna and the King. Instead of the Kingdom we long for though, we often find ourselves settling for or trying to navigate the shadow kingdom that surrounds us. While we see hints of what our hearts know should be, this kingdom lacks the substance that Jesus uses to awaken our dreams.

    This study begins with a look at Israel's desire for a substitute king - in reality a substitute god. The next scene examines the perfect model of what a king looks like in the eyes of God: Jesus. We begin here in order to highlight the disparity between what we, as God's people, think works as it relates to the order that God has ordained. Scene 3 paints beautiful metaphors using Jesus' words telling us just what the Kingdom is and isn't. Scene 4 is a focus upon our entry point so that one can know how to be a citizen of the Kingdom. As the episode moves toward conclusion, the study centers upon the Kingdom present now among us. The final scene describes the ultimate expression of Kingdom - heaven. Kingdom therefore is a past, present, and future reality in God's plan.

    How the PDF Version works:
    With your purchase, you’ll receive a digital version of the Study Guide in PDF and RTF files. Just download, customize as you like, and print. The $30 fee also gives you a license to print unlimited copies of the study for your group. There is one PDF/RTF file for each scene for a total of 12 individual files. This makes for a smaller file size in case you want to e-mail one to your group members. If you prefer not to use this downloadable version, the Study Guide is also available in a standard printed version.

    Each PDF Version Includes:

    • 1 zip file containing 12 individual PDF/RTF files
    • 6 topics per Episode (each having 2 scenes), therefore can be used as a 6 or 12 week study
    • Embedded Leader Notes, for seamless guidance
    • Leader's Guide that provides more helpful hints
    • Scripture Notes in the back of each scene
    • Free downloadable videos for each lesson online
    • Kids (K-6th grade) are included, too! Free downloadable lessons online
    • Family activities & devotional ideas
    • Sound Biblical teaching; every lesson rooted in Scripture
    • Adherence to Lifeway's adult ministry strategy: Connect, Grow, Serve, Go

    Small Group Life Benefits:

    • Easy: Leaders can prepare in as little as 5 minutes!
    • Streamlined: Each lesson can be completed in less than an hour
    • Affordable: Study Guides for each member
    • Flexible Structure: Meet as often as you like; either every week or less frequently
    • Convenient: Purchase a subscription, at retail stores, or download customizable lessons online
    • Family Friendly: Kids lessons are included, too, and easy enough for a teenager to lead
    • Engaging: Each scene poses provocative questions that stimulate conversation and nurture spiritual growth
    • Relevant: Study notes developed by Steve Gladen, small groups pastor for Saddleback Church


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