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April 2020   

APRIL 5th - PALM/PASSION SUNDAY

Matthew 21:1-11  What’s the closest you’ve come to seeing a celebrity in a parade?  How do you see the “mighty donkey”?  If you were Jesus, with all this adoration, how would you respond?

Psalm 31:9-16 How does it feel to be the object of slander or disfavor?  Does self-pity ever creep in?  How does sensing the presence of God encourage you?

Philippians 2:5-11  How is cleaning dirty diapers an honorable act?  Is this passage society’s image of success?  How would you describe Jesus’ success?

Matthew 26:14-27:66  In the Lord’s Supper, what’s the difference to saying Jesus is truly present today and communion is just a remembrance of past events of long ago?  What is the danger of making absolute promises that you can’t keep?  If you had denied Jesus(when you deny Jesus), how do you feel?

APRIL 12th - EASTER SUNDAY

Jeremiah 31:1-6  The saying goes, “It’s always darkest before the dawn.”  How has that statement been your experience?  What are newer cities built on top of?  Can you ever get too old to experience something new?

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24  What songs inspire and give you hope?  Where have you turned past failures into successes?  What kind of “successes” should we be asking for?

Acts 10:34-43 What does Peter mean by saying, “I now realize…”?  What kicked in to give Peter such courage?  If you were to explain the “Christian basics to someone, what would you emphasize?

John 20:1-18  What was the hardest funeral you ever attended?  What would you like at your funeral that would help it be a celebration of life?  What was it that caused Mary to realize that Jesus was alive?

APRIL 19th - SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

Acts 2:14a, 22-32  Why is the resurrection so important to Peter?  How did the people respond to Peter’s message?  Do you think this message could be obscured by all the magical themes in books and movies?

Psalm 16 What sorrow will we inherit if we run after “other gods”?  What promises make David feel secure?  What in your schedule do you “delight in”?

1Peter 1:3-9 Is the writer a glass half-full or half-empty kind of guy?  Do we have to deny or avoid our pain and suffering?  How does our salvation help us make it through the day?

John 20:19-31 Why do you think the disciples are still hiding even after Mary told them she had seen Jesus alive?  Do you think Jesus was “putting down” people who struggled in their faith, like Thomas?  Why do you think some of us have trouble embracing hope?

APRIL 26th - THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Do you think people took Peter’s message as an accusation or a call to faith, or both?  How are baptism and the Holy Spirit connected?  After 3,000 converted do you think they all stayed with the faith?

Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 Why is the psalmist so devoted to God?  How will the psalmist try to repay the Lord?  What vows have you made to the Lord?

1 Peter 1:17-23 Why does Jesus Christ have the right to call the shots in your life?  Do you think you could lead this Christian life on your own?  Who do you turn to in times of great stress?

Luke 24:13-35 After a great loss, where do you go to get yourself together?  Do you think these two really believed that Jesus had risen?  How did Jesus address their doubts?  Why did Jesus act as if he was going on?  When did they finally recognize Jesus?