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Point: We must live the life we hope to give. We can’t expect the church to carry on if we refuse to pass it on.Scripture: Psalm 145:1-13Questions: 1. Read verses 1-3. Why do you think that personal worship is a prerequisite for making disciples in every generation?2. Read verses 4-9. How can we (the church) help each generation follow Jesus in a w…
 
John Mark Comer joins Gabe Lyons on this episode of the Q Ideas Podcast for a conversation about what Christian leaders need to understand about deconstruction and progressive Christianity. John Mark is one of 70+ leaders joining us at this year’s Culture Summit, taking place April 22-23 in Nashville and online. Want to participate? Register now at…
 
How can we heal the racial divide in our time? Duke Kwon and Gregory Thompson argue the answer lies in reparations. Together, they are the authors of the new book, Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair. In this episode, Duke and Greg are joined by pastor Mika Edmondson to examine both the theological and practical elements of this…
 
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson joins Gabe Lyons for a conversation about the issues he sees as being most important for our current cultural moment. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, Jon moved to the United States twenty years ago with a passion to seek and cultivate renewal in the Western Church. He now serves as lead pastor of Church of the…
 
Point: Jesus sets us apart in this life to live a life that looks like His life, a different life that makes a difference in life.Scripture: Luke 4:17-21; John 20:21-22; Acts 1:8Questions: 1. What is the purpose of pursuing holiness? What do you think we have been “set apart” for?2. Read John 20:21-22. What do you think it means to be “sent” as Jes…
 
Across America, many church buildings are sitting on acres and acres of unused green space. Quite literally, Joey Lankford sees this as an untapped mission field. His organization, Cul2vate, grows and delivers local produce to those in need of food while offering jobs and training to those in need of a second chance. In this episode, Joey shares ho…
 
Point: The pursuit of holiness begins with the grace of God, is lived by the Spirit, and results in a life that is changedScripture: 1 Peter 1:13-16; Romans 8:5-6,9-11; Galatians 5:15-25Questions: 1. Read 1 Peter 1:13-16. Why do you think that living a holy life by the power and presence of the Holy Spirit requires us to stand in God’s grace first?…
 
Dr. Preston Sprinkle joins Gabe Lyons for a timely and important dialogue on gender identity and the Church’s role in this complex conversation. Through his work as a biblical scholar and president of the Center for Faith, Sexuality and Gender, Preston is a leading expert in this conversation. He is also the author of the new book Embodied: Transge…
 
On this episode of the Q Podcast, Gabe and Rebekah Lyons sit down to discuss our opportunity to unite with other believers and lead well in this cultural moment. They also share a first look at Culture Summit—this year’s Q Conference taking place in Nashville and in communities around the world this April 22-23. Want to learn more about how you can…
 
Point: A life changed by Jesus Christ on the inside that makes a difference in life on the outside.Scripture: Acts 2:37-39; Matthew 5:14-16; Leviticus 20:22-261. What is holiness? How would you define it?2. What does it look like to be holy rather than just do holy things?3. What is repentance? How is repentance the beginning of holiness?4. What ne…
 
Point: When pleasure is your king, Christianity is nothing more than a feeling.Scripture: James 4:1-10; Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 1. In your life, what pleasures do you turn to for comfort?2. Read James 4:1-5. What happens when something or someone gets in the way of your pleasure? 3. Read James 4:5-10. How can you personally replace worship of pleasure …
 
Perhaps the most central calling for any Christian is to “go and make disciples.” However, there remains a lack of true discipleship in so many western churches. In a season when everything’s gone online, it’s more important than ever for us to learn the strategies and principles necessary for effective digital discipleship. We dive into what this …
 
Point: When power is your king, Christianity is only a tool to be leveraged.Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11; 1 John 2:15-17 1. What are some subtle ways people try to exercise their “power” over others?2. How has the desire for power become a king (Idol) in your life? Explain. (Get personal with this question. Don’t just talk about what it might look lik…
 
Point: Point: When pride is your king, at its best, Christianity is only an accessory.Scripture: 1 John 2:15-17Questions:1. What is pride? How would you define it?2. Why do you think pride is at the center of idolatry? Explain.3. Why is it so hard to put God above ourselves? Explain.4. In what ways do you struggle with pride? How can you put Christ…
 
Why is “fun” something we should be paying attention to, especially as Christian leaders? Annie F. Downs shares her perspective—and why this conversation matters—in this podcast interview with Q Ideas president Gabe Lyons. This conversation is part of our new Q Ideas Book Tour, where each month we go deeper with your favorite authors—and maybe some…
 
In the wake of the horrific racial injustice that came to light in 2020, we've been forced to reckon with the reality of racism and injustice in American society. From protests in the streets to social media campaigns, this is a moment that demands our attention, but still, many pastors and church leaders remain unsure of how to best engage. This p…
 
Point: If the whole gospel isn’t transforming your life, you are asleep. It’s time to wake up!Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 5:6-11; Genesis 1; Matthew 21Questions:1. Why do you think the return of Christ is so important to the gospel? Explain.2. In what ways does the promise of eternity offer us hope and purpose? How does it move us to action…
 
With its oldest members now filling college campuses and entering the workforce, Gen Z is emerging as an increasingly influential generation—a trend that is only likely to continue in the years to come. In the midst of this, what do pastors and church leaders need to know to best reach and engage this new generation? That a question we engage on th…
 
Point: We can’t grasp how good the good news is until we know how bad we need it.Scripture: Luke 24:1-9Questions:1. Why do you think Jesus had to die for our salvation? Explain.2. Why do you think it can be hard to trust that Jesus’ sacrifice is enough?3. How can you be assured that what you believe about Jesus is true?4. What are some of YOUR appr…
 
Perhaps more than ever, it seems many western Christians are feeling the need to deconstruct their faith. Amid this reality, many questions remain. Where do we get our desire to deconstruct? How can we know when this deconstruction is a helpful practice—and when can it negatively impact our faith? These are questions we dive into on this episode of…
 
Point: We can’t grasp how good the good news is until we know how bad we need it.Scripture: Genesis 3Questions:1. What do you think the intent was behind Eve’s sin? What did she want that she didn’t have?2. Read verses 14-24 again. What were the consequences of Adam and Eve’s rebellion against God?3. What is the gospel promise God makes in verse 15…
 
Point: Inspiration that doesn’t lead to transformation just becomes more information. Jesus taught for a response… He taught for life change… He didn’t come to just transfer information… but to challenge transformation…Scripture: Acts 17:1-9; Matthew 13:1-9,18-23Questions:1. Read Acts 17:1-9. How does the gospel “turn the world upside down”?2. Are …
 
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