Life Groups

Life Groups are 10 to 14 people sharing life, caring for, growing, serving and studying God's word together. Watch this video to learn more or email us with any questions or to sign up.

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From the Blog

Room For Doubt - Week 5
Feb 07, 2018

Week 5: Why Does God Allow Tragedy and Suffering?

It’s clear to see that our world is filled with unthinkable tragedy, pain, and suffering. From shootings, diseases to personal and families issues, our history is filled with horrific stories of pain. People often times ask, “Why? Why does God allow these things to happen?”


LEADER GUIDE: 
     Leaders Intro & Lesson 5 questions

GROUP VIDEOS:
Video options for week 5 - all are short (times noted), so pick & choose or show them all in your group: 

Why Does God Allow Suffering and Evil? (2:24)
How Do We Tackle the Problem of Evil? (2:54) 
Suffering and Evil: The Logical Problem (4:47)
Suffering and Evil: The Probability Version (8:19)

ARTICLES:  

"How Can a Good and Powerful God Exist with All the Evil in the World?"  Article by Rich Knopp.
"Why Didn't God Answer Our Prayers for the Cancer and the Agony?"  Rich Knopp responds to a question submitted on the Room For Doubt website.  
"If God is Loving, How Could He Condemn People to an Eternity of Suffering in Hell?"  Zach Breitenbach and Rich Knopp respond to a question submitted on the Room For Doubt website.
"A Child Lost--Physically and Spiritually. What to Say to a Parent?"  Rich Knopp responds to a question submitted on the Room For Doubt website from someone who wants to know what to say to a parent whose child died without having a faith-relationship with Christ.  

From the Blog

Room For Doubt - Week 6
Feb 07, 2018

Week 6: Tolerance, Truth, and the Exclusive Claims of Christ

A common objection to all religions, not just Christianity, is, “Don’t all religions basically teach the same thing and lead to the same place?” How do we know the claims of Christianity are true compared to, say, that of Islam, Hinduism, or Buddhism?  Who are we to say what’s right and what’s wrong? Isn’t truth relative? How do we even know Jesus was telling the truth?


LEADER GUIDE: 
     Leaders Intro & Lesson 6 questions

GROUP VIDEOS:
Video options for week 6:
Is Christianity Intolerant? (2:46)
Is Jesus The Only Way (2:05) 

ARTICLE:  
Isn't Christianity Intolerant?

From the Blog

Room For Doubt - Week 2
Jan 15, 2018

Week 2: How Can We Be Sure God Actually Exists?

We live in an age of growing skepticism where we’re increasingly asked to defend our belief in God. Many Christians are joining the chorus of non-Christians asking the question, “How can we be sure God actually exists?” 


LEADER GUIDE: 
     Leaders Intro & Lesson 2 questions

GROUP VIDEOS:
Video options for week 2 - all are short (times noted), so pick & choose or show them all in your group: 

Video option #1: Does God really exist? (4:03)
Video Option #2: "The Kalam Cosmological Argument" (4:12)
 
ARTICLES:
 

 


DID YOU KNOW? The 40 Day Challenge contain scriptures from the Room For Doubt series....It's not too late to jump in on the journey!  

More resources can be found on our Room For Doubt page: socc.org/RoomForDoubt.  
Want even MORE?  Visit the Room For Doubt creators webpage, Roomfordoubt.com

 

From the Blog

Room For Doubt - Week 1
Jan 10, 2018

We kick off the Room For Doubt series on January 13/14, 2018.  This is a building block in our One Life initiative which addresses doubts and questions that are common to each of us.  

The topic of week one is "The Upside of Doubt".  

The Bible is filled with stories of doubters - what can we learn from these doubters and how God used them regardless of their doubts.


LEADER GUIDE: 
     Leaders Intro & Lesson 1 questions

GROUP VIDEOS:
Video options for week one - all are short (times noted), so pick & choose or show them all in your group: 

  Room For Doubt video Introduction (1:45)

  Video option #1: Did People Doubt in the Bible (1:52)
  Video option #2: How Can A Christian Deal With Doubt (1:30)
  Video option #3: Dealing With Doubts (3:36)

ARTICLE:
For anyone in your group who likes to read, check out Is it Really Ok to Doubt? by Richard Knopp.  


More resources can be found on our Room For Doubt page: socc.org/RoomForDoubt.  
Want even MORE?  Visit the Room For Doubt creators webpage, Roomfordoubt.com

From the Blog

Life Group Core Values
Sep 07, 2017

Life Groups at Sherwood Oaks exist to help members:

Grow Spiritually:
Spiritual growth is important to Life Groups as it is a direct result of obeying Jesus' first, greatest commandment to us: to love the Lord our God with all our heart soul and mind.

Serve Others:
Service should be about demonstrating God's love for others whether believer or not.

Build Relationships
Relationships are important to Life Groups as Jesus demonstrated it as a priority in his life. Jesus spent a tremendous amount of time getting to know his disciples and followers in the common places of life.

As a life group leader we want to support and encourage you as you manage and shepherd your life group.  Below are links to resources that you might find helpful along your journey.

Resources

Upcoming Events

GroupConnect
Fourth Sunday, from 02/25/2018 to 04/22/2018, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Looking for a way to connect at Sherwood Oaks? Come learn about life groups, studies & classes. You'll have a chance to join in a new or existing life group as well...

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