Red Letter Conversations

Discovering life in the words of Jesus
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In Jesus’ 33 short years on earth, he spoke the very words of God… words of life, power, and consequence. Many translations like the King James Version print these words of Jesus in red ink, and it’s these words we’ll dive into together. Get ready for a life-changing journey through Red Letter Conversations.

Each week, we’ll post a brief video discussion starter, along with a scripture setting your group will examine together.

The schedule will play out something like this…

  • 7:00 – Time of fellowship and catching up (Some groups will have snacks in homes or at the church, and some will meet at restaurants and coffee shops) (about 5 minutes)
  • 7:05 – Pray together for the group meeting (about 5 minutes)
  • 7:10 – Share feedback about the previous week’s discussion (about 5 minutes)
  • 7:15 – Watch discussion starter video (About 3 to 5 minutes long)
  • 7:20 – Read scripture selection (about 10 minutes)
    • One person reads it in the King James Version
    • Another person reads it in a modern language or amplified version for more clarity such as NLT, MSG, NET, AMP, etc
  • 7:30 – As a group, retell the scripture passage in your own words, working together to build the story and fill in gaps. (about 5 minutes)
  • 7:35 – Discuss together how the topic and scripture setting applies to your life personally, and to the mission and direction of the church. The discussion handout will have some tweetable statements to use use as discussion points. (About 25 to 30 minutes)
  • At the end of the group, you’ll get the scripture passages for the next group meeting.

Here are some ground rules that will help each group session be fulfilling and rewarding for everyone…

  • No one person should speak for more than about two minutes at a time. This gives opportunity for everyone to share.
  • And on that note, everyone should attempt to participate in the discussion! While it’s not always possible, this should be the rule not the exception.
  • Absolutely no “hyperlinking“. This means no referring to another Bible study, preacher or author, sermon, verse, or text. Discussion should simply be based on the video, scripture passage, and personal experiences around those. This allows the scripture to speak for itself, God to breathe through it, and everyone to be on equal footing.
  • The only teacher in the room is the Holy Spirit. That being said, your group leader is the authority and facilitator to keep the discussion on-track and in-line with our church’s doctrine. Please respect and allow them to enforce these guidelines to ensure a great group experience!

Are you ready? Let’s move life forward together!

Red Letter Conversations – Discussion 18

The Secret Seeker Jesus speaks to the issue of careful curiosity Pray Pray together for the group meeting, and any pressing needs within the group. Review Each week you'll spend some time reviewing the previous week's lesson. Did anything happen last week that brought...

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Red Letter Conversations – Discussion 17

The Desperate Daughter Jesus speaks to the issue of feeble faith Pray Pray together for the group meeting, and any pressing needs within the group. Review Each week you'll spend some time reviewing the previous week's lesson. Did anything happen last week that brought...

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Red Letter Conversations – Discussion 16

The Crippled Beggar Jesus speaks to the problem of misguided faith Pray Pray together for the group meeting, and any pressing needs within the group. Review Each week you'll spend some time reviewing the previous week's lesson. Did anything happen last week that...

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Red Letter Conversations – Discussion 15

The Comeback Kid Jesus Speaks to the Problem of Personal Failure Pray Pray together for the group meeting, and any pressing needs within the group. Review Each week you'll spend some time reviewing the previous week's lesson. Did anything happen last week that brought...

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Red Letter Conversations – Discussion 14

The Apostle Who Would Not Believe Christ Speaks to the Problem of Broken Faith Pray Pray together for the group meeting, and any pressing needs within the group. Review Each week you'll spend some time reviewing the previous week's lesson. Did anything happen last...

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Red Letter Conversations – Discussion 12

The Man from the Tombs Jesus Speaks to the Problem of Spiritual Bondage Pray Pray together for the group meeting, and any pressing needs within the group. Review Each week you'll spend some time reviewing the previous week's lesson. Did anything happen last week that...

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Red Letter Conversations – Discussion 11

The Hesitant Disciples Jesus Speaks to the Problem of convenient excuses Pray Pray together for the group meeting, and any pressing needs within the group. Review Each week you'll spend some time reviewing the previous week's lesson. Did anything happen last week that...

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Red Letter Conversations – Discussion 10

The Harried Homemaker Jesus Speaks to the Problem of a Too Busy Life Pray Pray together for the group meeting, and any pressing needs within the group. Review Each week you'll spend some time reviewing the previous week's lesson. Did anything happen last week that...

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Red Letter Conversations – Discussion 9

The Father of a Dying Son Jesus Speaks to the stages of growing faith Pray Pray together for the group meeting, and any pressing needs within the group. Review Each week you'll spend some time reviewing the previous week's lesson. Did anything happen last week that...

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Red Letter Conversations – Discussion 8

The Woman at the Well Christ Speaks to the Problem of a Guilty Past Pray Pray together for the group meeting, and any pressing needs within the group. Mission Talk Each week you'll spend some time sharing about the previous week's mission. What was your mission, what...

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