The Cloud of Faith X

Rev. David Larry Kim

6/25/17

Description:Faith at the Intersection of Life and Death Hebrews 11.28-31What do these four pivotal scenes in Israel’s history teach us about faith?I. Faith doesn’t need to know ________ it’s gonna work, it needs to know ______________ is at workII. Faith is the ____________________ between life and deathLiving It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. What are some prayers that God has answered in a way that made you say, “Wow!”2. What was so amazing about those answered prayers: His wisdom, His power, His timing, His goodness...or something else?Going Deeper 1. Share about a time when you obeyed God, even though it didn’t make sense. How did God work in that situation?2. What prevents you from praying more regularly? Are your prayers hindered because you can’t figure out how God could help in a certain situation?3. Is there an impossible situation in your life right now? What might God be telling you to do in response to this sermon?4. By grace, some will be saved. But many will not. Do you have evidence and certainty that you have eternal life in Christ through faith? 5. For whom are you praying regarding their salvation? What will you do with that burden this week?

The Cloud of Faith IX

Rev. David Larry Kim

6/18/17

Description:The Cloud of Faith IXThe Making of a MosesHebrews 11.23-27How did Moses go from a baby who should have been killed to the deliverer of God’s people? What must we see?I. Faith sees _________________ in a person that others don’t seeII. Faith says no to the _________________ because it says yes to JesusIII. Faith endures the _________________ because it sees GodLiving It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. Do you have a hard time saying “no”?2. Is there someone who has been like Amram and Jochebed to you, who saw greatness in you?Going Deeper 1. Is there someone whom you can mentor spiritually, as Moses’ parents did for him?2. What is the hardest thing in this world for you to give up for Christ: worldly positions, pleasures, or possessions?3. What’s the difference between saying “no” to something and saying “no” in order to say “yes” to something else?4. Do you feel like your dreams for God are bigger than your character? How might this account for what He is doing in your life right now?5. Are you in a desert right now, a season of waiting for God to release you to service? How are you doing at persevering? How can you see Jesus more clearly?

The Cloud of Faith VIII

Rev. David Larry Kim

6/11/17

Description:The Cloud of Faith VIIII See a Generation Rising UpHebrews 11.20-22I. ___________________ is the best inheritance that you can leave to the next generation II. Faith chooses to ___________________ and sees the ________________ in the next generation III. Faith passes on faith as long as you have _______________________Living It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. What is on your bucket list?2. What word would you use to describe the next generation behind you?Going Deeper 1. What are the particular blessings of having an inter-generational congregation? What are some of the challenges? How can we work through those challenges?2. Would you rather the next generation (our youth, your children, etc) have faith or financial stability? Faith or go to a great college? Faith or have a great job? Faith or marry a successful person? Faith or fame?3. What would you say competes with faith in your heart when it comes to what you want the next generation to inherit? Do your actions imply the same thing? (If you’re a parent, ask your children what they think you value more)4. In what way(s) are you intentionally investing into the next generations? 5. Do you tend to see the best in the next generation or do you tend to be critical of them? What is your ratio of blessing words to critical words as you speak to the next generation?

The Cloud of Faith VII

Rev. David Larry Kim

6/4/17

Description:The Cloud of Faith VIIHow to Know That Your Faith is RealHebrews 11.17-19I. Faith must be tested in order to be ___________________II. The hardest tests come when faith becomes ___________________Living It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. What is the hardest test you ever had to take?2. On a scale of 0-10, how firm do you think your trust in Jesus Christ is?Going Deeper 1. Why did you give yourself the rating that you did in the question above?2. How has your faith been tested in the past? How is it being tested now?3. In what way is God calling you to step out in courageous faith? How are you responding?4. How was worship essential to Abraham’s act of costly faith? How is it essential in your life as God calls you to a costly faith? 5. What is the “Isaac” in your life? Are you willing to offer it as an act of worship to God?

The Cloud of Faith VI

Rev. David Larry Kim

5/29/17

Description:The Cloud of Faith VIThere’s No Place Like Home Hebrews 11.13-16I. You will never feel at ________________ in this world (13-14)II. By faith, heaven must become as ________________ as earth (13, 14, 16)III. ________________ faith moves forward and doesn’t look back (14-16)Living It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. What makes a place “home” for you?2. Share about a time you felt homesick for heaven.Going Deeper 1. When you look at the Hall of Faith, do you feel like that kind of faith is attainable? Do you think you could live the kind of lives that they lived?2. How have you felt like an alien or stranger in this world because you follow Christ?3. Have you become too comfortable here on earth? How real is heaven to you?4. What does it mean to you to die well? How would you respond and how would you live differently if God told you that you had only 6 months to live?5. How are you tempted to go back to the life that you left behind? Do you feel like you have genuine faith and a real relationship with God?

The Cloud of Faith V

Rev. David Larry Kim

5/21/17

Description:The Cloud of Faith VThe Father and Mother of FaithHebrews 11.8-12I. Faith is willing to __________________ all to follow God II. Faith endures __________________ because our eyes are on heavenIII. Faith trusts God, even when His __________________ doesn't make senseLiving It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. Share about a time when your faith failed.2. How has God blessed you even when your faith was not perfect?Going Deeper 1. Do you have a harder time knowing God’s will or obeying God’s will? Knowing that the two are related, how can you prepare yourself better to follow God’s call?2. What have you given up in order to follow Christ?3. Are you delaying obedience to something to which God has been calling you? How can you take steps towards obedience?4. How has following God “worked out” for you circumstantially? In what ways has following God worked out differently that you imagined?5. Is there something for which you are waiting on God? How can you endure when you don’t see signs of God at work?

The Cloud of Faith IV

Rev. David Larry Kim

5/14/17

Description:The Cloud of Faith IVCrazy Times Call for Crazy Faith Hebrews 11.7I. Faith often seems _____________ to othersII. Crazy faith grows each time you ______________________ faith III One crazy person can _____________ othersLiving It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. What are some things that you think makes God happy?2. What does today’s passage say makes God happy?Going Deeper 1. Is there someone whose faith you would consider to be crazy? Why?2. Has anyone thought you were crazy because of your faith? What is the difference between a crazy faith and an obnoxious faith?3. Is there something that God has been calling you to do that requires faith? How can you exercise your faith this week?4. How have you seen your faith grow in the past? What did God use to strengthen your faith muscles?5. To whom are you grateful for helping you to find salvation in Jesus?

The Cloud of Faith III

Rev. David Larry Kim

5/7/17

Description:The Cloud of Faith IIITaking a (Long) Walk with GodHebrews 11.5-6, Genesis 5.21-241. Walking by faith means trusting God one ____________ at a time2. Walking by faith means trusting the Person and the ____________ of God3. Walking by faith means ____________ is no longer an enemy but a friendLiving It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. What are some things that you think makes God happy?2. What does today’s passage say makes God happy?Going Deeper 1. When do you tend to trust God the most? What keeps you from trusting God on a daily basis?2. Do you have a desire to walk intimately with God? Do you trust God to lead you when you don’t see the way?3. How much faith do you think you have (a lot, a little, medium amount, etc)? In whom/what is your faith placed?4. Does your faith seem to rise and fall with your feelings? How can shifting the focus of your faith help to prevent that roller coaster ride?5. Faith changes the way that we see and relate to death. Are you personally trusting Jesus to remove the sting of death from your life?

The Cloud of Faith II

Rev. David Larry Kim

4/30/17

Description:The Cloud of Faith IIThe Faith of the First WorshiperHebrews 11.4I. Faith brings God what He wants, not just what you want to ____________ II. Faith knows that whom you ____________ is more important than what you bring III. Faith creates ____________ beyond the grave Living It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. What are some factors that have helped your faith to grow?2. If your life were to end, what would your life story be? Going Deeper 1. In light of the fact that giving your best to God comes from faith, and faith is tied to grace, how much does God’s grace affect your worship of God?2. When you give to God, do you give BECAUSE you are accepted by Him or TO BE accepted by Him? Do you feel like God owes you if you do more for Him?3. Is it harder for you to trust God when things don’t go your way? Do you think you trust God or your idea of how God should work for you?4. On a scale of 1-100, how would you rate the worship that you bring to God on Sunday? How can you better give to God what He wants? 5. What do you want your life story to be? How will faith change your life so that your life story can reverberate after your life is over?

The Cloud of Faith I

Rev. David Larry Kim

4/23/17

Description:The Cloud of Faith IHow to Get Into the Hall of FaithHebrews 11.1-3I. Faith is born out of ________________ and grows in the midst of ________________ II. Faith is proven by the _______________________ that we makeIII. Faith matures through fellowship with the _________________________ Living It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. Would you consider yourself a non-believer in Jesus Christ, a young believer or a long-time believer?2. Who is one person (past or present, biblical or not) whose faith you respect?Going Deeper 1. Have you become complacent with your faith or are you dissatisfied and discontent with where your faith is? 2. What doubts do you have about Christianity? Do you think doubt is something to be avoided or something to be embraced? 3. How can those doubts help to strengthen your faith? How does the idea of “acting on faith in the midst of doubt” encourage you?4. Is there a situation in your life right now that requires faith? What would faith in action look like in that situation? What keeps you from taking that step?5. How has your faith matured through interaction with other believers? How can you deepen the depth and frequency of your fellowship with strong believers?

Easter Sunday: On the Third Day

Rev. David Larry Kim

4/16/17

Description:On the Third Day1 Corinthians 15.3-4Living It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. What is your favorite Easter memory?2. What questions do you have about Easter?Going Deeper 1. What are some things that our world puts hope in? What are some things that your peers put their hope in?2. In your most honest moments, what would you say you put your hope in? Has that hope ever failed you?3. What’s the difference between worldly hope and biblical hope? Is hope something that you do or something that you have?4. Share about a time when you saw God show up on the “third day” in your life. How do you need God to show up in your life?5. What day are you in right now? How does this message give you hope?

Promises for Lent VI

Rev. David Larry Kim

4/9/17

Description:Promises for Lent VII Promise...to Wipe Away Every Tear Revelation 21.1-5One of the last promises that God gave to His people would anchor them in the face of hardship and persecution.I. The World’s Promise: In this world, you will have __________________II. God’s Promise: When you are __________________, I will wipe away every tearLiving It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. What are some things that make you cry?2. What are you most looking forward to when it comes to heaven?Going Deeper 1. How does the hardship of the world make you feel? Does that ever keep you from believing that the God of the Bible is real? 2. If the rest of the world has no problem reconciling the God of the Bible with the world’s suffering, what does that tell you about the way comfort has affected the way we think in America?3. How do you cope with the heaviness and reality of death, mourning, suffering and sickness that we see in this world? If you believed this promise were true, what part of your life would be the first to change? 4. Suffering looks different when you know that heaven is coming. Are you going through a period of suffering right now? How does this promise help you to carry on?5. Think of someone in your life who has shed tears because of the brokenness in this world. How can you share heaven’s hope with him/her this week?

Promises for Lent IV

Rev. David Larry Kim

3/26/17

Description:Promises for Lent IVI Promise...to Forgive Your Sins 1 John 1.8-10God promised victory over temptation, but what happens if we DO fail? What are our options?I. The Lie: To be ______________________, I must cover up my sinsII. The Promise: if I uncover my sins, God will ______________________ them up foreverLiving It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. Why do you think we are so unwilling to show our weakness?2. When you sin, do you tend to hate the sin or hate yourself? Why?Going Deeper 1. What are some ways that you seek to “deal” with your sin without really dealing with your sin?2. How have you experienced a sense of separation in your fellowship (note that your relationship with God will never change if you are His child!) from God because of your sin?3. Are you ever tempted to beg, bargain with or bribe God in order to get Him to forgive you?4. Have you ever felt like your sin was too big or too bad to be forgiven? Is there a sin you cannot let go of? How can this promise reach you deep-down?5. Jesus said, “It is finished, it is paid in full.” What feelings does this truth evoke in you? How does knowing that your sins are forgotten by God forever help you live in light of these promises?

Promises for Lent III (Incomplete)

Rev. David Larry Kim

3/19/17

Description:Promises for Lent IIII Promise...to Provide a Way Out of Sin 1 Corinthians 10.13What does God promise to those who feel weak in light of the temptations that they face?I. You will be tempted and you are prone to ________________ II. You will be tempted and temptation always comes with a ________________ III. You will be tempted but God promises that there will be a ________________ Living It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. What do you think are the biggest temptations for people in your age group/life stage today?2. Which celebrity scandal or “moral failure” affected your view of humanity the most? Going Deeper 1. What is the biggest temptation that you face these days? 2. How did you react to the scandal/failure that you mentioned? Is there anything that you can learn from their falling?3. In what situation(s) is temptation the strongest in your life? Try to be specific.4. Share about a time when you paid a high cost to say “yes” to temptation. Share about a time you paid to say “no”.5. How have you seen God’s promise to provide a way out of temptation in your past?6. What can you do in order that Jesus would be sweeter and sin more bitter in your life?

Promises for Lent II

Rev. David Larry Kim

3/12/17

Description:Promises for Lent III Promise...to Save Romans 10.9-13In Genesis 3.15, God promised a Savior would come. How do we receive the gift of salvation?I. The first step of faith is knowing the ___________________ about the GospelII. The second step of faith is being ___________________ that the Gospel is true for youIII. The third step of faith is surrendering to the ___________________ of the GospelLiving It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. Do you ever say things that you don’t really mean?2. Do you ever say things to God that you don’t really mean?Going Deeper 1. When did you last share the Good News with someone?2. What points do you think are essential to make when sharing the message of Christianity?3. Where are you on the journey of saving faith? If you having saving faith, what was the hardest step in the journey?4. When did you cross over the line and commit to Christ? If you haven’t yet, what is holding you back?5. Who in your life is need of hearing the Gospel today? How can you remind yourself that it’s the Holy Spirit’s work to save and not yours?

Promises for Lent I

Rev. David Larry Kim

3/5/17

Description:Promises for Lent II Promise...To Send a Savior Genesis 3.15What happened to the world that God said was, “Good!”? And what did God do about it?I. _____________________ devastated a world that was created goodII. You are involved in a _____________________ that has lasted all of human history III. God promised to send a _____________________ to defeat the enemy and redeem His peopleLiving It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. What’s the worst pain you’ve ever felt in your life?2. What is the Good News? What Bible passages would you share with people wanting to know the gospel?Going Deeper 1. Temptation to sin has several components: doubt, distortion, denial, deceit, desire and decision. At which point(s) do you tend to be most vulnerable?2. How have you seen the reality of the spiritual war in your life or in the lives of your friends?3. Honestly speaking, are you on God’s side or the devil’s side? What evidence do you see of enmity between you and the enemy?4. How does this promise fulfilled strengthen your trust in the God who made this promise?5. How does this message move you towards Christ during this season of Lent?

Promises VII

Rev. David Larry Kim

2/19/17

Description:Promises VIII Promise...To Answer Your Prayers Luke 11.1-13Knowing God’s promises isn’t the same as experiencing them in your life. Jesus shows us that prayer is the hand that receives God’s promises.I. You will only pray if you think you ____________________ to pray II. You can ____________________ in prayer because God’s not annoyed by youIII. God won’t give you something ____________________ when you ask for something goodLiving It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. How satisfied are you with your prayer life?2. What is one prayer that God has answered in your life? What is one unanswered prayer that you have prayed?Going Deeper 1. What do you think is the greater challenge to living your full potential as a child of God: not knowing God’s promises or knowing them but not experiencing them?2. When do you tend to pray the most? When do you tend to pray the least? How can you grow in your prayer consistency?3. Do you ever feel like you’re bothering God? If God is your perfect Father, where do you think you got the idea that He is bothered by your prayers?4. Is there a prayer request that God is calling you to persistently bring before Him? How does the promise of asking, seeking, and knocking encourage you?5. Have you looked back and seen how God’s NOT answering your prayer was His way of preparing to give you something better? 6. Is there a prayer that God did not answer that you are still wrestling to understand? How can you trust Him when you don’t have all the answers?

Promises VI

Rev. David Larry Kim

2/12/17

Description:Promises VII Promise...To Provide Everything that You Need Philippians 4.10-19What’s behind God’s promise to meet all of our needs?I. God’s promise is that He will give you what you __________________ , when you need itII. The promise is for those who honor God with what they already __________________ Living It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. What is something that you used to think you needed—only to now realize that you didn’t really need it?2. What is the difference between a conditional promise and an unconditional promise?Going Deeper 1. What do you think Paul meant when he said, “My God will meet all your needs”? 2. How have you seen God meet your needs in the past? Have you ever been disappointed because God did not seem to meet your needs? 3. What is a present need that you have? Are you trusting God to meet that need? How do the conditions of Philippians 4 help you to understand how to prepare to receive God’s provision?4. Do you think that God sees you as a good steward of the things that He has entrusted to you? How can you better steward your resources?5. The world says that the best time to start being generous is when you have a little more. God says it’s now. What is one way that you can begin to live a life of generosity, even if you don’t have a lot, even today?

Promises V

Rev. David Larry Kim

2/5/17

Description:Promises VI Promise...To Get You Through the Day Lamentations 3.19-24We know that God promises to give strength to the weary. But how will I make it through today?I. God’s love will keep you from being __________________ by your afflictionsII. God will give you what you need to make it through __________________ III. God (not His __________________ ) is all that you needLiving It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. How do you see an attitude of entitlement in our world?2. How does that attitude of, “I deserve better” show up in your relationship with God?Going Deeper 1. Entitlement is broken by grace and gratitude. How can you grow in your understanding that all you have is by God’s grace?2. How have you seen God’s strength get you through difficult days or seasons? How does God’s past faithfulness give you courage to face the days to come?3. Silly but not so silly question: If you treated your spouse the way you treat God, how quickly do you think your marriage would have ended? 4. Are you in a habit of receiving His daily strength for you each morning? How can you put yourself in position to receive it?5. Have you ever felt like God alone was all that you need? When was the last time you felt that way? What changes need to happen (ex: Daniel Fast, repentance, fasting, morning prayer, etc) in order for Him to be all that to you again?

Promises IV

Rev. David Larry Kim

1/29/17

Description:Promises IVI Promise...To Give You My Strength Isaiah 40.27-31What must we remember in those times when life feels overwhelming?I. If you’re human, sometimes you’ll get tired and want to ________________; if you’re God, you won’tII. God promises to give you His strength, as you ________________ on Him Living It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. Did you ever feel invincible when you were younger? When did those feelings change?2. Which do you need more today, God’s power or God’s wisdom?Going Deeper 1. Do you feel tired or overwhelmed these days? Why?2. In what area(s) of your life do you feel like you are at or near your limits? What would it look like for God to give you His strength today?3. What does hoping and waiting on God today look like? 4. The tired and weary are in the best position to receive God’s strength and He is waiting to give it to you. How does this motivate you to seek God?5. We usually are better served by being reminded of things we already know than by being taught new truths. What truth(s) do you need to remind yourself of this week?

Promises III

Rev. David Larry Kim

1/22/17

Description:Promises IIII Promise...That Nothing Will Separate You from My LoveRomans 8.35-39The most important thing in your mind is what you think about God.I. God is absolutely, positively committed to _________________ youII. That doesn’t mean there will be no ________________; it means that nothing can separate you from God’s loveLiving It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. What is one thing that you are absolutely certain about?2. How do your preconceived notions about something/somebody affect your relationship with that?Going Deeper 1. In your heart of hearts, what do you think is God’s posture towards you? Why do you think that?2. What is one noun that you would use to describe God’s relationship with you? What shapes your view of God?3. What causes you to doubt God’s love for you?4. If you really believed this promise to be true, how would your life be different?5. How can you commit to standing on the promise that nothing will separate you from God’s love?

Promises II

Rev. David Larry Kim

1/15/17

Description:Promises III Promise...That I Will Be a Perfect FatherZephaniah 3.16-17The promise of God to His people (not ALL people) is to Father them perfectly. What does this mean?Your Father will be fully _____________________ and is ready to ____________ youII. Your Father is proud to be your _____________________ Living It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. What is your favorite verse in the Bible?2. Do you have a favorite memory about your father?Going Deeper 1. Would you say that your relationship with your father has been healthy or unhealthy? Why?2. God the Father can heal every wound and fill every void left by our earthly fathers. How do you find hope when you know that you have a heavenly Father who is perfect and can do all those things for you?3. Do you feel anxious often? How does it help knowing that you have a Father who is with you, ready to handle your challenges?4. Do you feel like you have to constantly prove yourself to others, to earn your worth? How does the Father’s delight over you free you to be yourself? 5. How can you remind yourself of the promise of a perfect Father? What steps can you take to let your Heavenly Father heal you of your hurts?

Promises I

Rev. David Larry Kim

1/8/17

Description:Promises IHow Great! How Precious!2 Peter 1.1-4What makes the promises of God “great and precious”?I. God’s promises are great because they provide _____________________ we need for lifeII. God’s promises are precious because sometimes they’re all we ____________ Living It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. Who is the most reliable person that you know?2. What are some promises found in Scripture?Going Deeper 1. What are your favorite promises of Scripture? 2. Is there a promise from God that you are clinging to these days?3. How have God’s promises helped you in your walk of faith?4. Have you ever had to hold on to God’s promises while you waited its fulfillment?5. How might God be using His promises to shape you to become more like Jesus?

Experiencing God on an Ordinary Day X

Rev. David Larry Kim

1/1/17

Description:Experiencing God on an Ordinary Day XLife is a Series of Ordinary Days2 Timothy 4.6-8How can we live to have no regrets when the next chapter ends? When 2017 ends? When our lives end? What must we know?I. The __________________ is closer than you thinkII. What matters at the end is what matters __________________III. Life is a series of ordinary days, so start __________________Living It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. What one word would you use to describe 2016? 2. What is your one word for 2017? Going Deeper 1. What are your goals for this new year? What practical steps can you take to reach those goals?2. What are some new chapters that you anticipate for this year? How can you end your current ones well?3. Are there habits/practices in your life that you are giving yourself to that will not matter at the end of it all? What changes need to be made in order to live out what really matters?4. What is God calling you to do in order to make the most of 2017? How can you start that today (not tomorrow!)?5. What do you need in order to “keep the faith” and run and fight well in 2017? To whom will you be accountable to run and fight well this year?

What Child is This? IV

Rev. David Larry Kim

12/25/16

Description:What Child is This? IVHe’s the Prince of PeaceIsaiah 9.1-7Why did God announce that one of Jesus’ names would be Prince of Peace? Do you need peace today? I. Peace is one of the hardest ___________________ in the world to find II. The Prince of Peace came to give us peace by giving up His ___________________Living It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. What’s the strangest gift you’ve ever gotten? 2. How is our understanding of peace different from the Jewish hope of “shalom”?Going Deeper 1. What are the clearest ways that you see “shalom” lacking in our world?2. What is the most appealing thing about a world where “shalom” reigned and everything was as it should be?3. Because of sin, we lost peace with others, with creation, with ourselves and with God. In which of these four areas do you most long for peace?4. What relationship in your life most needs the healing touch of the Prince of Peace? How does unfairly blaming them contribute to the strife?5. How can you experience the peace that Jesus promises? What steps do you need to take? Who in your life needs this peace today?

What Child is This? III

Rev. David Larry Kim

12/18/16

Description:What Child is This? IIIHe’s the Everlasting FatherIsaiah 9.1-7How does calling Jesus “Everlasting Father make sense?” Isn’t he the Son? What does Isaiah mean when he calls Jesus by that name?I. Jesus is a wise and powerful King who will love you like a ___________________II. If He’s not your King, you’ll always end up ___________________Living It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. If you could give yourself a four-fold “throne name” to yourself describing your hopes and dreams, what would you call yourself?2. Who do you think your king is?Going Deeper 1. Who would your three closest friends say your king is? If you don’t know, ask them.2. Why do you think you need a father? How can a king play a fatherly role for his subjects? How do you see Jesus as this kind of father-king?3. How have you been disappointed in the past by one of your “kings”? How can you make Jesus your king?4. Jesus is father, a pioneer of a new life and new kingdom. How has your life been changed by Jesus?5. What does it means to “throw in the towel” and surrender your life to Jesus? How is God calling you to do this?

What Child is This? II

Rev. David Larry Kim

12/11/16

Description:What Child is This? IIHe’s the Mighty GodIsaiah 9.1-7What does a prophecy from 2700 years ago tell us about Christmas today? What does it mean that Jesus is “Mighty God”?I. Mighty God means that you have a God who will ____________________ for youII. Mighty God means that no situation is ____________________ III. Mighty God means that God came ____________________ to you as a babyLiving It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. What are some things that you (or others) consider mighty?2. How have you seen Jesus to be “mighty God”?Going Deeper 1. How does the fact that you have a “mighty God” give you comfort this Christmas?2. Are there situations that you feel are hopeless? How would your attitude change if you knew that you had a Champion fighting for you? 3. In what areas of your life do you need to believe that Jesus is a mighty God? In what areas of your life do you need to invite the mighty God to show His power?4. How do you tend to limit God’s might? What might happen if you took the wraps off of God and let Him be God? How can you do that? 5. Have you personally opened up the gift of salvation as offered in Jesus Christ? What is/has been holding you back?

What Child is This? I

Rev. David Larry Kim

12/4/16

Description:What Child is This? IHe’s The Wonderful CounselorIsaiah 9.1-7What does a prophecy from 2700 years ago tell us about Christmas today?I. Christmas is for people who don’t feel like _________________________II. Christmas is for people who feel like nobody _________________________III. Christmas is for people who don’t know what to _____________________Living It OutKnowledge alone is NOT power—we find power when we LIVE IT OUT.Breaking the Ice1. What’s your favorite time of the year? Why?2. What signs tell you that Christmas is near?Going Deeper 1. How do you feel about Christmas in general? How about this year? 2. What do you love and not love about Christmas? 3. In what area of your life do you need wisdom/guidance? Who has been your source of advice?4. What does it mean to you that you have THE Wonderful Counselor available to you?5. What is the Wonderful Counselor been telling you to do? Are you listening to Him?