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Author: Christine Cummings

Jesus Changes Everything | Broken Justice

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 14:53-65

Today: Have you ever experienced injustice?

Talk About It: Questions to process with family, friends, and yourself.

  1. Have I ever been falsely accused of something?  How did it turn out?
  2. Why is “justice” so important in the world?  Why does it matter?
  3. What was the charge against Jesus?  Why was he “rightly” accused?
  4. How can I stand up for Truth? What consequences will there be?
  5. How does God give us strength & courage to stand up for Truth?

Jesus Changes Everything | Un/Broken Promises

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 14:22-25

Today: 

Talk About It: Questions to process with family, friends, and yourself.

1.  What are the reasons people don’t get along with each other? With God?
2.  How have I been guilty of those attitudes and/or actions?
3.  What does “communion” represent to us?  Why do we do it as a church?
4.  How is Jesus the ONLY person who could fulfill God’s promises to us?
5.  How does the meaning of “communion” impact the way I live my life?

What is God’s Vision for Your Life?

Jesus wants to rescue me so I can help rescue others!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What is God’s vision for my life? What is God’s mission in this world?
  2. Why is “knowing” God the first step? How do I “know” God?
  3. How does my baggage prevent me from embracing God’s vision for me?
  4. What are the clues God gives to help me discover my purpose?
  5. How can God use me to make a difference in someone’s life?

Jesus Changes Everything | All People

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 7:24-30

Today: Where is God pushing you outside your comfort zone?

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What has someone done to make me feel included in his or her “group?”
  2. How have I grown from people who think and act differently than I do?
  3. Where and who can I reach, beyond my own culture, because of Jesus?
  4. Why is it important for a church to reflect the diversity of its community?
  5. How can we be more open, as a church, to embracing all people?

Today: What I want to see God do in my life in 2018.

The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9?

God will establish our steps!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

1. Why do our lives need intentional reflection & recalibration?

2. How does a spiritual discipline like fasting help us to recalibrate?

3. Have you ever tried fasting? How did it go? What could make it better?

4. What are some “baby steps” you will take to see growth in 2018?

5. How do you believe God will establish your steps in 2018?

Today: What does love do?  Matthew 1:18-25

LOVE shows up!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. Who has been the most loving person in your life? Why?
  2. How has the way they loved you influenced the way you love others?
  3. How did their physical presence in your life make a difference?
  4. How does Jesus “showing up” reveal the loving heart of the Father?
  5. How can we make room for Jesus to “show up” in our lives in 2018? 

Today: Because Christ has come to us, we can live every day in the joy of the Lord. Praise to His name!

Our JOY is in Jesus Christ!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What gives you joy? What steals your joy? What influences your joy?
  2. How does the quality of your relationships impact your joy?
  3. Is Christmas a joyful or a difficult season for you? Why?
  4. Why is the news of Jesus’ birth supposed to give you to all people?
  5. How can our relationship with God bring joy to our lives?

Today: Special Christmas Program featuring our youth.

Our PEACE is in Jesus Christ!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. Do you have a sense of peace in your life? Why or why not?
  2. Is your relationship with God in good standing? What is holding it back?
  3. How are y0ur relationships with your family, friends, and co-workers?
  4. Why is the peace that Jesus offers different than the world’s definition?
  5. How can you experience God’s peace in your life this Christmas season?

Today: He is our hope, today and forever! 2 Corinthians 1:20

Our HOPE is in Jesus Christ!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What is your hope this Christmas season for yourself and your family?
  2. How does hearing the stories of God working in others give us hope?
  3. Why is the gift of Jesus a reason to hope? How does Christ offer hope?
  4. How did the coming of Christ change everything for humanity?
  5. In what ways can we help share hope with others this season?