Lifegroup Lessons

Found Week 9

Family Time (15 mins)
  • Vision: Invite someone in your Lifegroup to share what your Lifegroup’s vision means to them.
  • Connection Question: In your opinion, what is an underrated thanksgiving dish? Or, what is an overrated thanksgiving dish?
  • Check-Ins: life updates, praise reports, etc.

Worship (-15 mins)
Bible Study (30 mins)
If we want to see Biblical things happen, we need to live Biblically.
This week we’ll dive into Matthew 19:16-30.
Matthew 19:16-30, NIV
16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?” 17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.” 18 “Which ones?” he inquired. Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, 19 honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.”
20 “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?” 21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth. 23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” 26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
27 Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?” 28 Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.

Discussion Questions:
[These questions are meant to help jumpstart your conversation, but we encourage you to dive even deeper by asking follow up questions! Ex: “Tell us more…” , “How did you come to that conclusion?” , “Why does that stand out to you?” etc…]
  1. What stands out to you from this passage?
  2. What does this passage reveal about God?
  3. What does this passage reveal about people?
  4. Is Jesus telling us to literally get rid of all things? Or, is there a principle, order, or a heart posture that Jesus is communicating here?

Looking Forward
In smaller groups, you can and discuss the following:
  1. Notice v.24, how are you “rich”?
  2. Notice v.21, who are the “poor” in your context?
  3. What does it look like for you to be generous to those who are the “poor” in your life?
  4. What do you think Jesus is communicating in v.27-30? And, what does this look like in your own context?
  5. Pray for one another.

Christmas Potluck Gatherings! (throughout December)
Celebrate Christmas with others at Epicentre at Christmas potlucks, hosted by different people in our church. It’s an opportunity to make some new friends, and practice hospitality! You can sign up to join as a guest, host (or both!). Go to or sign up at the Connection Center on Sunday. 

Glove Drive & Pasadena Homeless Count
Pasadena Partnership is an organization devoted to ending homelessness in Pasadena by holistically serving the 500+ unhoused people of our city. We invite you to volunteer with the "Pasadena Homeless Count" on Jan. 23 & 24 to do surveys with our unhoused neighbors. This data helps get needed funding and resources for long-term support and solutions. Go to and click “Homeless Count” to sign up! We are also collecting as many pairs of gloves as we can to give to them! Help us reach our goal of collecting 400 pairs of gloves, which we're collecting on Sundays now till Jan. 7th!

To learn more about all of these events, head to!