Small Group Study: The Chosen

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Who was Jesus?

We read about Jesus in the Bible, who he was, what he did, and who he continues to be today. We study his teachings and believe that he was God who came and lived on earth and died to save us. But as we read the stories of Jesus’ life, can we easily forget that they really happened? Is our perception of Jesus one-dimensional and thus missing the fullness of who he is?

At Northstar, this summer is going to be all about Jesus.

Who he was, who he is, and specifically what he did here while he was here on earth. Northstar small groups were originally scheduled to be winding down at the end of April. However, with the realities of COVID-19, continued social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines, we have decided to start this special study to go through May and June. We believe that the Lord can use this situation to a huge blessing to our community that otherwise we may not have considered.

The Chosen is an amazing, biblically-centered, quality video series that tracks the life of Jesus through the gospels. We will be using this free video resource along with the biblical text to dig into Jesus’ life and learn more about what he did while he was here on earth.

We will be renewing many of our small groups and launching new ones to embark on an eight-week faith adventure together of watching The Chosen. If you are unfamiliar with this new series, here’s a quick preview.

There are eight episodes in The Chosen series, and our plan is to have each group participant watch that week’s episode on their own and then come ready to discuss it with their group. More information on specific groups coming soon! You can also download The Chosen app for your device and watch it there.

We believe this will be a significant moment for our church and community, and we want to encourage you to begin inviting friends, coworkers and others into our groups during this time! And pray with us! What might God do when we focus completely on the simple story of Jesus during this surreal time of global crisis when so many are already watching their screens?!

See if you recognize anyone in this video that The Chosen produced with some of our footage:


Let’s bring as many people to encounter Jesus’ story as we can!

Here’s links to the discussion guides we’ve produced:

Are you another church/ministry wanting to use the discussion guides?

We have produced non-branded guides for your download below. We’d love to hear that they were helpful and a blessing to your groups!