Fayetteville Discussion Guide

Encounters- Woman at the Well

A Study of John | John 4:7-15

July 3-July 9, 2022

What's the thirstiest you have ever been? What was that first drink of water like after thirsting so strongly? Share with the group.

Encounters- Nicodemus

A Study of John | John 3:1-21

June 26-July 2, 2022

Have you ever had a conversation with someone that changed how you looked at things? Maybe it was a parent or teacher who explained something you'd never understood or a friend who revealed something that shook you. 

Raising Dead Lazarus

A Study of John | John 11:1-45

June 19-25, 2022

If you could have dinner with someone who has died, who would you choose? Read John 11:1-45. How does Jesus stretch Martha’s faith in John 11:17-27?

Healing a Blind Man

A Study of John | John 9:1-41

June 12-19, 2022

Tell about a time when you played in the mud as a child. Read John 9:1-7. Describe the scene and the miraculous sign that happens in this passage. What is Jesus’ perspective on the miracle in verse 3?

Walking on Water

A Study of John | John 6:15-24

June 5-11, 2022

When were you the most afraid around a body of water (pool, lake, river, or ocean)?

Feeding the 5,000

A Study of John | John 6:1-14

May 29-June 4, 2022

What’s the biggest crowd that you have ever fed? What did you make? What was the hardest part?

Healing a Crippled Man at Bethesda

A Study of John | John 5:1-15

May 22-28, 2022

Who in your family is the person that researches medical conditions online and tries to diagnose ailments for themselves – and everyone else?

Healing the Officials Son

A Study of John | John 4:43-54

May 15-21, 2022

How sick do you have to be before you would go to see a doctor? How sick does your child have to be before you would take him/her to the doctor or hospital?

Water to Wine

A Study of John | John 2:1-12

May 8-14, 2022

What is the most unusual thing that has happened at a wedding that you have attended?

I am the True Vine

A Study of John | John 15:1-11

May 1-7, 2022

Do you have a green thumb? What has been your experience with gardening, plants, or lawn care? Do you enjoy the work of lawn and garden, or is it a chore for you?

I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life

A Study of John | John 14:5-14

April 24-30, 2022

Are you a natural navigator, or can you get lost in your own hometown? How do you do at reading a map? How about following directions from a GPS? Can you point to "north" right now?

I Am the Resurrection and the Life

A Study of John | John 11:17-27

April 17-23, 2022

Happy Easter!

What are some traditions in your family around Easter? What is your favorite food that you look forward to at Easter?

I Am the Good Shepherd

A Study of John | John 10:11-18

April 10-16, 2022

Are you an animal lover? What kinds of animals (pets or livestock) have you had in your lifetime? What has been your experience caring for animals? What do you enjoy about it, and what is difficult about having animals?

I Am the Gate

A Study of John | John 10:1-10

April 3-9, 2022

Did you grow up with locked doors and closed gates, or unlocked doors and open areas? Did you have a home where people came and went, maybe through a side or back door, or was entry into your home carefully controlled? How about now? When do you lock your home up, and when do you leave it open?

I Am the Light of the World

A Study of John | John 8:12-20

March 27-April 2, 2022

When you were a kid, were you afraid of the dark? What about today? When are times that darkness makes you feel uneasy? Has there ever been a time you were really grateful for a flashlight or some other form of artificial light?

I Am the Bread of Life

A Study of John | John 6:32-0

March 20-26, 2022

When you go to the bakery, what draws your attention? Do you like the loaves of fresh sourdough and whole wheat, or do you head straight to the sweet breads and pastries? What is it about fresh baked goods that is so appealing?


Reconstructing Your Faith | Matthew 11:28-30

March 13-19, 2022

Jesus provides two commands in this passage: Take my yoke, and learn from me.

The Church

Reconstructing Your Faith | Ephesians 3:7-13

March 6-12, 2022

Have you ever left a job, club, or other organization under less than ideal circumstances? What was that like for you? If you are comfortable, share about that experience with the group. 

The Bible

Reconstructing Your Faith | Acts 2:42-47

February 27-March 5, 2022

What is a book besides the Bible that was formative for you growing up? How did that book impact you? Would you recommend that book to someone today? Why or why not?

Blessing for Naomi and for the World

Ruth | Ruth 4:13-22

February 20-26, 2022

What do you know about your family tree? How far back can you trace your ancestry? When you think about your ancestors, what do you feel proud about? What do you not feel so good about?

The Redeemer

Ruth | Ruth 4:1-12

February 13-19, 2022

Review the basic story of the book of Ruth leading up to chapter 4. Who are the main characters? What has happened that sets the scene for Ruth 4?

Ruth and Boaz

Ruth | Ruth 2:1-3:18

February 6-12, 2022
Review Ruth 1 before reading chapters 2-3. What is the situation that Naomi and Ruth find themselves in? Where and when do the events of chapters 2 and 3 take place?

Ruth and Naomi Return

Ruth | Ruth 1:1-18

January 30-February 5

What's the farthest you have ever traveled from home? What it was it like for you to be in a strange place? Were there ever times you felt like an outsider or foreigner? Share with the group.

God's Heart for the Nations

Jonah | Jonah 4:1-11

January 23-29

How do you express anger? Do you raise your voice or go silent? Do you get angry quickly and relent quickly, or is it a slower process? How has the way you handle anger changed as you have gotten older?

Repentance and Salvation

Jonah | Jonah 3:1-10

January 16-22

Compare Jonah 3:1-3 with Jonah 1:1-3. What stands out to you? What do you think has changed? Why is the phrase "a second time" significant? Share about a time that God gave you a "second chance."

Crying Out to God

Jonah | Jonah 2:1-10

January 9-15

How would you characterize Jonah's prayer? Is it hopeful? Desperate? Repentant? What word would you use? What statements in the prayer lead to you choose that description?

Running from God

Jonah | Jonah 1:1-17

January 2-8

We are beginning a new study of the book of Jonah. What comes to mind when you think of Jonah? What are the main points of the story as best you can remember them?