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Next Steps | Epic – Judges & Kings

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As you have experienced the cycle of ups and downs in life, have you ever asked the question spoken thousands of years ago by a man named Gideon: “If the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us?” Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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Next Steps | Epic – Chosen

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In Genesis, about 2000 B.C., God chose Abraham and Sarah, a couple full of faith, to create a Chosen nation—the Jewish Nation. What does it mean to be chosen? It doesn’t mean better than or more valued than; it means “set apart for a purpose.” Notice the big picture—God chose Abraham and Sarah to create a nation, but for a distinct purpose: To bless all nations! Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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Next Steps | Epic – God’s Love for All People (SOUTH)

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We’re drawn to stories and the characters within them, because our lives were placed into an epic narrative. The epic begins with a telling creation story where we learn of God’s great love for all of humanity and his plan to restore all things back to their origins. Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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Next Steps | Love Where You Live, Part 2

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We all live somewhere. We all have neighbors, whether you know them or not. Imagine what would happen if thousands upon thousands of us made a decision to intentionally love our neighbors. It starts with a prayer and a “Hello!” What communities would be built, what needs would be met, what problems would be solved, what lives would be changed? Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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Next Steps | Love Where You Live, Part 1

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We all live somewhere. We all have neighbors, whether you know them or not. Imagine what would happen if thousands upon thousands of us made a decision to intentionally love our neighbors. It starts with a prayer and a “Hello!” What communities would be built, what needs would be met, what problems would be solved, what lives would be changed? Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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Next Steps | Flix – Boyhood

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Boyhood is the story of a boy coming of age between ages 6-18. It’s a story with happy memories of childhood, with hard to watch moments of tragedy, and with an ending that inspires hope. And like your story, it may not always be pretty, but it must be told. Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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Next Steps | Flix – Insurgent/Divergent

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Outsiders struggling against the power structure of their society is a common theme in movies and literature. Jesus proved to be the ultimate Outsider, stepping into our world, defying the power structures in place and turning them on their head through his revolutionary attitudes and actions. But it sure isn’t easy to go against the flow, is it? Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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Next Steps | Flix – Theory of Everything

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Stephen Hawking is perhaps the most well-known and respected scientist of his generation, and his mission was to discover “one simple and elegant equation to explain everything.” What are you pursuing in order to find meaning? Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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