Category - Study Guides
Posted: 05 May 2016
One of the staples of the Christian life is reading the Bible for yourself daily. As we read the BIble for ourselves, we grow to understand and know God more. As we read the Bible, the Holy Spirit changes our hearts to love God and his ways more and more. This term we want to help all our members be more devoted to God by helping them with their...Continue Reading
Posted: 09 April 2015
As God's people from all nations gather around His throne they cry out with a loud voice saying, "Salvation belongs to the Lord" (Revelation 7:10). This cry is what has lead believers over the centuries to see that our every step of our salvation is a gift from God. In our new series 'Doctrines of Grace'...Continue Reading
Posted: 22 January 2015
Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
— Gospel of John 20:30-31
At the end of the Gospel of...Continue Reading
Posted: 02 March 2014
We move onto week 5 of our studies in Mark by looking at chps. 6:14-8:30. Now, like much of Mark we need to be keenly aware that each story in the Gospel has a purpose. They never act alone but will cluster together to make a significant point in the Gospel. Within these chapters we see 3 main characters: disciples (6:30-52; 7:17-23; 8:1-21, 27-30),...Continue Reading
Posted: 14 February 2014
This Friday we look forward to next week as our Community Groups gather and look at the four Parables in Mark 4. I use the acronymn SLIM to remember them (soil, lamp, itself, mustard) but English was not a gift that God blessed me with so send through some that are better. These Parables have been titled the Kingdom Parables as Jesus refers to the 'Kingdom...Continue Reading
Posted: 14 February 2014
As we embark on our studies of Mark's Gospel, each Friday we will upload a brief 'Study Helper' to provide our Community Group leaders with a couple of tips for leading others through Mark's Gospel. As you use these tips, there are a few assumptions you need to understand...
- Each person in Community Group will come to the study 'filled' with a...
Posted: 13 February 2014
How do we move away from Comprehension Groups to Community Groups? How do we create deep discussion over God's word that takes us to the depths and beauty of the Gospel? How do we seek to reach the heart of the members in our groups, that we may see and challenge their true desires and dreams? How do we not have another "Guess what's in James' head"...Continue Reading
Posted: 08 May 2013
As Community Groups seek together to Understand God's Story, Vine Church will be providing some helpful resources for you to go deeper, or catch-up on what you may have missed. There will be helpful books to read, video resources to check out, and weekly summaries of where we are up to in God's Story. So keep refreshing this blog post over the weeks to see...Continue Reading
Posted: 01 May 2013
There are many ways one can approach the bible. Some choose to see it only as a rule book, with God calling down commands from above for his creatures to adhere to. Some choose to see it only as a good 'life-guide', providing different segments of wisdom for many circumstances in our lives. But what about seeing it as a story. I dont mean as a myth or...Continue Reading
Posted: 17 July 2012
This week we are looking at Love & the Dating Game.