Sermon-based Lessons

Recently, Josh has written sermon based lessons that go along with my weekly sermons to my congregation. This has provided a new level of alignment between the topics I present from the pulpit and the conversations that happen in our Connection Groups. Our people love it and it is a great complement to our worship services. 

Stephen Cutchins,
Pastor, North Augusta Baptist

Good Questions Have Groups Talking

Our little church has really enjoyed Good Questions. They love the open discussion. We have grown too! The local folks are buzzing about Providence Sunday school.
Only by the grace of God.
Tina Leonard

Why we must discuss

We are changed more by what we say than what we hear. People who speak words of gratitude become more grateful. People who speak words of love become more loving. People who complain become grumpier. We must lead people to be people who are, "speaking the truth in love, we will grow." (Ephesians 4.15

Good Questions Have Groups Talking

Good Questions have groups talking, thinking, growing, pondering, changing. We have 100 examples of Jesus using questions to teach. The classic example is when He led his disciples through a series of questions to have Peter declare, "You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God." Jesus knew that when Peter declared this truth, he would be changed by it.

Good Questions Save You Time

If you have been studying and teaching the Bible for a while, prep time can be greatly reduced through the use of Good Questions. Perhaps you are a pastor and/or have been to seminary and/or have just been studying the Bible for years. All you need is 20 or so ready-to-use questions and you are good to go.

Weary of Struggling to Find Teachers?

I used to struggle to find and recruit Sunday School teachers -before I started writing Good Questions that Have Groups Talking.

Small Group Life's Two Biggest Problems

When I was a Group Pastor I had two problems

  1. I couldn’t get enough leaders
  2. Many of the leaders I did have were boring

How could Good Questions solve both of these problems?

We had the privilege of hosting Josh Hunt for our mid winter Sunday Morning Bible Study leadership conference. The emphasis on investing and building relationships is the key to reaching our society today. If you have not had the opportunity to have Josh Hunt in your church or attend one of his conferences, make plans to involve your leadership. His concepts will make a difference in your thinking about how simple it really is to reach out to people.

Charles Stanley

Josh Hunt believes in the power of the small group ministry in your church. And, his belief is contagious. In his new book, Make My Group Grow, Josh presents sound application to easy to understand research that will benefit every size and style of church. Your groups and leadership will benefit from this book.

Ed Stetzer

Josh Hunt’s book should be read by all who are looking for new ways to reach people.

Rick Warren

Discussion-based Lessons

Discussion-based Lessons

Discussion-based lessons have groups talking and changing. We are changed more by what we say than what we hear. "Instead SPEAKING the truth (not just hearing the truth) we will grow." Ephesians 4.15 https://www.youtube.com/embed/lduldVUA8-4

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Sanctification by justification

Sanctification by justification

We grow in Christ as we go deeper into, rather than moving on from, the verdict of acquittal that got us into Christ in the first place. It is common in some quarters of the church to think that the message of the gospel initiates us into the Christian life, and then...

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Shadow Christians do the dirty work.

Shadow Christians do the dirty work.

Someone has to change nasty diapers and clean up vomit. When our children were younger, we had our share of handling both eruptions. My wife is a supermom (and an early childhood education specialist) who loves preschool children and probably knows as much about them...

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Worn out? Confused? Afraid

Worn out? Confused? Afraid

if you’re worn-out, confused, afraid, or a bit paranoid about what others are saying about you; if you’re angry, bitter, lonely, or misunderstood; when your anger makes it clear that your way isn’t working, I urge you to ask yourself a vital question: Am I humble...

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Famous Last Words

Famous Last Words

For every person, there will come a last meal, a last breath, and of course, a last statement. And in many ways, what we say in the end is a real insight into what we were in life, what we stood for, and indeed what we lived for. Generally, we die as we have lived. I...

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Thinking deeply about the love of Christ

Thinking deeply about the love of Christ

The first three chapters have primarily been laying the foundation—Jesus Christ’s fullness (chap. 1), our emptiness (chap. 2), and our union with him (chap. 3). Now we begin to get into the actual dynamics by which believers change. We begin with the love of God. My...

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The surprising orthodoxy of the dechurched

The surprising orthodoxy of the dechurched

Early in our research, it was disorienting to realize how orthodox the dechurched still are in their beliefs. This brought equal parts hope and confusion. Sixty-eight percent of dechurched evangelicals (DE), 69 percent of dechurched mainliners (DM), and 63 percent of...

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Preach the gospel to yourself every day

Preach the gospel to yourself every day

This then is the gospel with which we need to become thoroughly familiar and that we need to preach to ourselves every day. Jesus by His death and shed blood completely satisfied the justice of God and the claims of His broken law. By His perfect obedience He...

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The vital importance of union with Christ

The vital importance of union with Christ

We have sharpened our vision of who Jesus is. And we have established the ongoing salutary reality of self-despair and collapsing in penitent faith time and again into the arms of that Jesus. But does this Jesus remain at a distance? How do we actually access him?...

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Why so many detours?

Why so many detours?

Detours are delays. They are rerouted paths that keep us from our original route. Detours pop up in places we had not expected. When we get in our cars, we do so with a destination in mind. We plan to go somewhere. And we typically know how we plan to get there—which...

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Decide now what you will do later.

Decide now what you will do later.

Look at the heroes of our faith throughout the Bible. In Genesis 22, God told Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. Um, no one is going to decide to do that in the moment. But in the past Abraham had pre-decided, My God is always trustworthy, so whatever he asks me to...

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The way forward is backward

The way forward is backward

There is a strange though consistent message throughout the Bible. We are told time and again that the way forward will feel like we’re going backward. The Psalms tell us that those whose hearts are breaking and who feel crushed by life are the people God is closest...

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Dealing with discouragement

Dealing with discouragement

Hannah’s discouragement leads to desperation, and in her desperation, she cries out to God. Remember, we’ve said that our emotions move us somewhere. In this case, Hannah allows her discouragement to drive her to connection. We can read her prayer for connection: “O...

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Becoming tender like tender Jesus

Becoming tender like tender Jesus

This is a book about growing in Christ. The first thing to get clear, then, is what Jesus Christ himself is like. Our growth is not independent personal improvement. It is growth in Christ. Who then is he? The temptation for many of us at this point is to assume we...

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Discover your destiny

Discover your destiny

Millions of people loved the television show Seinfeld when it aired. A college drama department did a study to find out why Seinfeld was so popular. They determined that the reason was because of its plotless programming. Seinfeld just meandered haplessly from one...

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Trusting God when it hurts

Trusting God when it hurts

ALL OF US face adversity in various forms and at different times. As someone has said so well, “Life is difficult.” I would go further. I would say life is often painful. Life often hurts. Nothing I say in this chapter is intended to make light of our pain. I simply...

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How do Christians grow?

How do Christians grow?

How do Christians grow? The question itself immediately elicits different feelings among us. Some of us feel guilt. We’re not growing, and we know it. And the guilt is itself self-perpetuating, further paralyzing us in spiritual stagnation. For others of us, longing...

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Think Ahead

Think Ahead

The Sum of Your Life It’s safe to say that life is the sum of the decisions we make. Why? Because a successful life is based not on a few big decisions made at a few big moments but on thousands of normal decisions made at thousands of normal moments. As James Clear...

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Step #1 when your way is not working

Step #1 when your way is not working

A journey to deep connection with Jesus begins with humble submission. It requires an acknowledgment that your way isn’t working. Admitting this to yourself is hard enough. Try it. Read this out loud: My way isn’t working. If your way was working, would you regularly...

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The Dechurched are not atheists

The Dechurched are not atheists

When social scientists think about religion, they typically categorize religiosity in three ways: behavior, belief, and belonging. Behavior is measured through things like church attendance or amount of offering donated to a religious organization. Belief is assessed...

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I’m Wondering… What if every group used Meetup?

I’m Wondering… What if every group used Meetup?

Here is what I know… The gospel nearly always spreads on the rails of relationships. If you want to check this, just ask. Next time you are in a group, ask for a show of hands. “How many of you came to faith in Christ primarily through the influence of friend or...

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I am wondering if this would help to reverse the decline

I am wondering if this would help to reverse the decline

Membership down by 20% Worship attendance down by 39% Group attendance down by 45% Baptism down by 58% Wow. Let those number sink in. I got to thinking, “What happened in the decade surrounding 2005? There could be a number of answers to this question and Southern...

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When Your Way Isn’t Working

When Your Way Isn’t Working

Are you feeling stuck in a cycle of ineffective patterns and searching for a way to break free? Look no further! Dive into the profound insights of Kyle Idleman's transformative book, "When Your Way Isn't Working," in our engaging and enlightening Bible study series....

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A group of 10 that doubles every 18 months will reach 1000 people for God in 10 years.

–Josh Hunt

People who are opposed to the gospel are not opposed to ice cream.

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Josh Hunt believes in the power of the small group ministry in your church. And, his belief is contagious. In his new book, Make Your Group Grow, Josh presents sound application to easy to understand research that will benefit every size and style of church. Your groups and leadership will benefit from this book.

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