Nathanael: The Truth Seeker

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION GUIDE: In seeking truth there are people who base truth primarily on: Personal Experience Popular Opinion Expert Guidance Upbringing or Tradition How have you seen these things be helpful or harmful?  INTRO: As we’ve studied through the 12 disciples it seems evident that the Holy Spirit was already at work in their … Read more

Matthew: Never Too Far Gone

In all likelihood, none of the twelve disciples was more notorious a sinner than Matthew.  But, Matthew dropped everything immediately when He met Jesus and embraced the outcasts of his world and introduced them to Christ.  He stands as a vivid reminder that the Lord chooses the most despicable people of this world, redeems them, … Read more

Philip: It Can’t Be Done

Group Discussion Guide Philip: It Can’t Be Done The Life of a Disciple – Part 5 OPENING QUESTION: Have you ever felt like people where asking too much from you, and how do you handle a situation like that? INTRO: The disciple Philip is first introduced in John chapter 1, where Jesus intentionally seeks him … Read more

John: Becoming Balanced

The Disciple John: “Becoming Balanced” A person out of balance is unsteady.  It is a very dangerous thing to push any point of truth or any character quality to an unhealthy extreme.  This is what we see in the life of the younger disciple John.  In his early years he was the most unlikely candidate … Read more

James: Son of Thunder

Brothers James and John are nicknamed “Sons of Thunder” by Jesus.  Both of them seem to be very black and white in how they see things.  Based on that, James was probably cheering when Jesus cleansed the temple, when Jesus rebuked the religious leaders, when demonic powers were cast out and defeated, or when the … Read more

Peter: Put Away Your Sword

BIBLE STUDY GUIDE: The Apostle Peter was the clear leader of the initial 12 disciples who Jesus called to follow Him.  By nature Peter was brash, vacillating, and undependable. He tended to make great promises but could struggle to follow through.  He was one of those people who appears to lunge wholeheartedly into something but … Read more