Live Thanks 2023


This week’s challenge is to express gratitude to someone who is not in your immediate circle of friends or family.


Denton Campus: Pastor Justin Nall
Flower Mound Campus & Online Campus: Pastor Jason Hillier
Gainesville Campus: Pastor Brian Schoenhofer
Lewisville Campus: Pastor Rob Shields


  1. Read 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. We live with a spirit of gratitude. Gratitude is the normal response to receiving God’s grace. Where in your life is gratitude the normal response, and where is not? How so?

  2. Gratitude is humility in our hearts (James 1:17), a posture of our minds (Romans 1:21 NLT), and is expressed (Psalm 107:1). During service, we practiced expressing gratitude, then we surrendered our gratitude to God. What did God show you through this experience?

  3. We are four weeks into The Someone Else Challenge! Take a moment to read the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-34. How have you seen God work in your life through this series and the weekly Someone Else challenges?


God, we praise You and we say thank You for an abundant life. As we receive Your gift of grace in our lives, may we express our gratitude to You and those around us.


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  • When you submit attendance for your Circle, please share insight from your conversation around question #2 in the notes section.