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Jesus Changes Everything | Unbroken Resolve

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 14:43-52

Today: How do I stand firm when everything is broken?

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

  1. Have I ever been betrayed or abandoned?  What was their motivation?
  2. Have I ever betrayed or abandoned someone?  Why did I do it?
  3. Where in my life do I expect perfect people but act in broken ways?
  4. How does God’s “big picture” help me to have an “unbroken resolve?”
  5. How can I focus on my own resolve to become more like Christ?

Jesus Changes Everything | Broken in Prayer

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 14:26-42

Today: 

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

1.  Have I ever been overconfident in my own ability?  How did it turn out?
2.  How does overconfidence in our own abilities lead to brokenness?
3.  What role does prayer have in our brokenness? How does it shape us?
4.  Where am I struggling but have not truly surrendered to God in prayer?
5.  When can I take time this week to surrender my brokenness to God?

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?

Jesus Changes Everything | The Blessing of Brokenness

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 14:10-21

Today: The Blessing of Brokenness

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

  1. When was the last time you suffered an injustice that was beyond your control?
  2. When we suffer, especially at the hands of others, what attitude do we often have?
  3. What example did Jesus set by how he dealt with betrayal and abandonment by his closest friends?
  4. How does embracing the suffering of brokenness make us more like Christ?
  5. How has brokenness become a blessing in your life?

Jesus Changes Everything | Broken But Beautiful

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 14:1-9

Today: Is Broken Bad?

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

  1. Do I have positive/negative associations with the word “broken?”
  2. Why do I associate these feelings with this word? What does Jesus think?
  3. How can “brokenness” be “beautiful?” How does the story reflect this?
  4. Where in my life am I experiencing “brokenness?” How can God use it?
  5. How can I intentionally give my brokenness to Jesus rather than hide?

Jesus Changes Everything | End Times: Part 3

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 13:28-37

Today: How can we be prepared for the End Times?

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

  1. What would I do if knew I had only a day before “the end of the world?”
  2. Why doesn’t the American Church talk more about Jesus’ return?
  3. Are there consequences to “falling asleep?” How does this impact me?
  4. How can NMC “stay awake?” What is our “work” while we “wait?”
  5. What are ways I can “stay awake?” Why is accountability critical?

Jesus Changes Everything | End Times: Part 2

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 3:14-27

Today: How can we be prepared for the End Times?

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

  1. What would I do if I knew I had only a day before “the end of the world?”
  2. What is the “abomination of desolation?” How has it been fulfilled?
  3. How do we guard ourselves from false prophets and false messiahs?
  4. How noticeable will Jesus’ return be? Will anyone “miss” it? Why?
  5. How am I personally involved in helping others prepare for Jesus’ return?

Jesus Changes Everything | The End Times: Part 1

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 13:1-13

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

  1. What would I do if knew I had only a day before “the end of the world?”
  2. How do I feel about “the end times?”  Anxious, sad, excited, ambivalent?
  3. How is there hope in the “end times” for a follower of Jesus Christ?
  4. How do I need to prepare my family/myself to be ready for Jesus’ return?
  5. What is one way I can live with urgency as opposed to apathy?

Today:  “This is a game where every player goes ALL OUT and that’s because they’re ALL IN.” – Ben Watson (Tight End, New Orleans Saints)

THE EIGHT ONE: Kirk Cousins “trusting God when things don’t make sense.”

AS YOU ARE GOING: Case & Kimberly Keenum “refusing to allow any day be wasted because the love of God is too important to them.”

A NEW HEART: Demario Davis and “God’s unrelenting pursuit.”

“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” – Romans 5:8 (NLT)

ALL OUT. ALL IN.

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

  1. Where in my life am I learning to trust God despite setbacks?
  2. How can God use my struggles to help and encourage others “as I go?”
  3. How is God changing my desires to reflect the new heart he’s given me?
  4. What would it take for me to go ALL OUT in my pursuit of God?
  5. What would it take for me to be ALL IN to the life he’s inviting us to live?

Guest Speakers | Dr. John Mark and Cristina Robeck

Missionary Care and the Life of Paul

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

  1. How can the local church support missionaries around the world?
  2. What does it mean to the church to commission and send out a missionary?
  3. In what kinds of ways can my community and I support missionaries around the world?
  4. How can you be someone who is encouraging people out in the mission field?
  5. How can you strive to make yourself aware of the challenges that missionaries face on a daily basis?