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

Is healthy competition healthy?

Is healthy competition healthy?

Selfish Ambition Here is the lowest level of ambition. Selfish ambition crosses the line from human aspiration into selfishness because the motivation is impure. Selfish ambition is sin. It springs from the flesh. It is the desire to be lord over others—to possess the...

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Afternoon of worship

Afternoon of worship

I laid down to take a nap and got to listening to some worship video. One thing led to another and the nap never happened. Here are some of the songs I liked. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgFn7fFLVG8&list=LLB99xWAYCGIbp0HUczqHsPA&index=2&t=...

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Praying for daily bread in a time of abundance

Praying for daily bread in a time of abundance

Jesus taught us to pray, “Give us today our daily bread.” You can picture it, and so can I. A sixteen-year-old girl stands at her open closet door packed from floor to ceiling with shirts, pants, dresses, shoes, sweaters, coats, and all kinds of other clothes. Her...

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Where does service start?

Where does service start?

If your desire is for God to use you more as a servant, the most important first step you can take is to make sure you’re serving those who live under your roof—your wife and children. What you are at home is what you are! Then look at your major life commitments,...

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Selfless love

Selfless love

If I were building a memorial to honor self-sacrifice, I would put one large plaque in the middle bearing these words: God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Rom. 5:8) Through Jesus, God has given you the...

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Jesus taught us to pray, “Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” What does it mean to be a debtor? What does it mean to have debtors? What is Jesus asking us to pray? Maybe the simplest way to explain this is in the arena of finances. Let’s say...

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The Kingdom of God and spiritual formation

The Kingdom of God and spiritual formation

If we are concerned about our spiritual formation and that of others, the vision of the kingdom is the place we must start. It is the place where Jesus started. That was the gospel he preached. He came announcing, manifesting, and teaching the availability and nature...

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They Kingdom Come

They Kingdom Come

Ken Davis recounts a story from the days when Mike Ditka was coaching the Chicago Bears football team. Davis writes: One day Ditka was about to deliver a locker room pep talk and he looked up and saw defensive tackle William “Refrigerator” Perry. Then again, how could...

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The Power of Encouragement

The Power of Encouragement

Some of the greatest success stories of history have followed a word of encouragement from a loved one or a trusting friend. Had it not been for a confident and encouraging wife, Sophia, we might not have listed among the great names of literature the name of...

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Pray Like Jesus

Pray Like Jesus

Jesus’ earthly ministry was remarkably brief, barely three years long. Yet in those three years, as must have been true in His earlier life, He spent a great amount of time in prayer. The Gospels report that Jesus habitually rose early in the morning, often before...

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Messy Relationships

Messy Relationships

Auto pioneer Henry Ford once asked, “Why is it that I always get the whole person when what I really want is a pair of hands?” Let’s face it: relationships are messy. Many leaders would rather deal with people only in terms of their work life. But the reality is that...

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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.

Josh Hunt

It is a sin to bore people with the Gospel

–Howard Hendricks

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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.

Ed Stetzer,
President of
LifeWay Research, www.edstetzer.com

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