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 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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Leader Has a Clear Recognition of the Needs

Leader Has a Clear Recognition of the Needs. The beginning of verse 4 reads, "It came about when I heard these words." Nehemiah was not preoccupied; he did not live in a dreamworld, opposed to reality. He asked, "What's the condition?" They replied, "It's a miserable...

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This is legalism! (You won’t believe it!)

I heard about a fellow who attended a legalistic college where students were to live according to very strict rules. They weren’t supposed to do any work on Sundays. None! Guess what? He spied on his wife and caught her hanging out a few articles of clothing she...

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Learning leadership from Nehemiah

As far as leadership traits are concerned, Nehemiah was not that different from outstanding people whose names are far more familiar to us. Our nations twenty-sixth president, for example, was a hard-charging leader. Throughout his days in office Theodore Roosevelt...

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Nehemiah: everything you need to know about leadership

However, there is one book, written about 425 B.C., that looms as a classic work on effective leadership; yet it is strangely obscure and virtually unknown to people of today. It was written by a man who was prominent in business and politics in the ancient Middle...

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The church’s most serious problem

One of the most serious problems facing the orthodox Christian church today is the problem of legalism. One of the most serious problems facing the church in Paul’s day was the problem of legalism. In every day it is the same. Legalism wrenches the joy of the Lord...

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What is a leader?

What do we mean when we use the word leadership? If I were asked to define it in one single word, the word would be "influence." You lead someone to the measure you influence him. The late President Harry Truman often referred to leaders as people who can get others...

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Our leadership crisis

GLANCE THROUGH TODAY'S NEWSPAPER and chances are good you will find another story of leadership breakdown. We no sooner had put Watergate to bed and finished wading through the Washington sex scandals than we were standing face to face with yet another delicate...

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Swindoll on legalism

In contrast to yesterday’s thoughts on liberty, what does it mean to say that legalism puts people under bondage? Legalism is an attitude, a mentality based on pride. It is an obsessive conformity to an artificial standard for the purpose of exalting oneself. A...

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Life and Death

The eighth and last characteristic of the radical disciple which I have chosen is death. Let me explain. Christianity offers life—eternal life, life to the full. But it makes it plain that the road to life is death. It underlines this in at least six areas, as I will...

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What kills spiritual growth?

Comparison kills spiritual growth. A mother with three preschool-age children hears her pastor talk about loving God so much that he is up very early every morning to spend an hour of quiet with him. She would love an hour of quiet at any time, but her children simply...

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Beth Moore on Legalism

We have one last boulder to roll off the road before we are free to move ahead on our journey to liberation. As you recall, each obstacle we are studying in this section is a direct hindrance to one of the five primary benefits of our salvation. The fifth and final...

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God works through the mess

God works through the mess anyway. David and Bathsheba, who came to be a couple through illegitimate means, ended up having two children who became part of the Messiah’s genealogy. That speaks volumes about God’s ability to redeem our worst mistakes. But there’s even...

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Dependence

Let me share with you a personal experience of mine which demonstrated my weakness and dependence. It was Sunday morning, 20th August, 2006, and I was due to preach in All Souls Church, Langham Place, London. I was putting away some clean laundry when I tripped over...

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By Grace Alone

“I believe legalism is the greatest single problem of the Christian Church.” “The ultimate purpose of this book is for you to discover what does and does not matter in your Christian walk. I believe for each of us, this is a matter of critical importance.” “Confusion...

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Charles Ryrie on Legalism

The attitude one has toward doing what has to be done determines if the action is legalistic. An illustration makes this clear: “A serious athlete has to keep training rules. Most athletes are glad to keep them, rigid as they may be, for the sheer love of the sport. A...

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Life after failure

God works through the mess anyway. David and Bathsheba, who came to be a couple through illegitimate means, ended up having two children who became part of the Messiah’s genealogy. That speaks volumes about God’s ability to redeem our worst mistakes. But there’s even...

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How are we to grow?

But how are we to grow? Staying with the picture of newborn babies, we note Peter’s reference in verse 2 to ‘pure spiritual milk’: ‘Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation.’ In other words, just as the secret of...

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Greear: we gain by loosing

Our God is a sending God. He sent his best into the world to save us. Jesus is referred to as “sent” forty-four times in the New Testament. After his resurrection, Jesus passed on his identity to his disciples: “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you” (John...

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Jerry Bridges on Legalism

The apostle Paul visited Galatia on two occasions. While there he preached the atonement, publicly portraying Jesus Christ as crucified (Gal. 3:1b). Within a short time after his second visit, a false and dangerous doctrine, legalism, began to gain a foothold, which...

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How to teach the Bible

The first time I stood in front of a group of people to present a teaching from the Bible, my heart was beating furiously, my knees trembled and my voice quivered. I knew that God had given me something to say, so I struggled on through, trying not to hyperventilate...

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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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It is a sin to bore people with the Gospel

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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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