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April 29, 2018 |Jesus Changes Everything | The Easy Way

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 6:45-56

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

  1. What is God trying to teach us in our struggle against the “wind?”
  2. How is Jesus’ way the easy way?  Is this always true?  Why or why not?
  3. How can having an open heart to Jesus during confusing times help us?
  4. Where in our lives do we not understand what God is doing?
  5. How can being close to Jesus help us learn and trust in this season?

April 22, 2018 |Jesus Changes Everything | Multiplied Ministry

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 6:30-44

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

  1. When do you reflect and rest in your weekly rhythm?  If not, why?
  2. How does having “margin” in our lives give us the capacity for compassion?
  3. How and why is teaching/shepherding an expression of compassion?
  4. Why is an “abundance” mentality so important in ministry?
  5. What is “in our hands” that God can multiply to make a difference?

April 8, 2018 |How to Grow

Spiritual Growth Practices:

  • Bible Study
  • Prayer
  • Community
  • Service

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

  1. What are you doing to grow closer to God?
  2. What is currently not helping you grow closer to God?
  3. How do you think seeing Christianity as more than a belief system will help your perspective?
  4. How would you judge your current “orientation” towards God (are you moving closer or are you moving away from)? Why?
  5. Why do you think these practices have a strong correlation to growing closer to God?

Resurrection Sunday | He is Risen!

Text: Matthew 28:1-10

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

  1. What Easter traditions do my family celebrate?
  2. How are my family’s Easter traditions connected to Jesus’ resurrection?
  3. Why is the resurrection of Jesus so important in the Christian faith?
  4. How would my life be different if I truly believed Jesus IS risen?
  5. Does my life reflect the “worship” seen in this story?  Why or why not?

Today: What does Lord mean?

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

  1. How would I welcome an important official into my home today?
  2. What makes Jesus different than a “normal” king in this passage?
  3. What is one way I can practice humility in order to reflect Jesus better?
  4. What is the significance of “palm branches” being laid down? 
  5. How do I welcome and make room for Christ in my life today?

February 25, 2018 |Jesus Changes Everything | Four Steps to a Powerful Faith

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 5:24-34

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

  1. What does a “mentality of faith” look like in my life?
  2. How does my language and the way I use words impact my faith?
  3. Why is action so important for my faith? What role does it play?
  4. How do I place my faith in the person of Jesus? 
  5. Which step do I struggle with the most and why? How can I grow?

February 18, 2018 |Jesus Changes Everything | Oppression to Freedom

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 5:1-20

Today: What keeps you down?

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

  1. Have I felt imprisoned by a circumstance, person, or way of thinking?
  2. What are the biggest lies that keep people “locked up?” Can we be free?
  3. Why is freedom important?  Why is it necessary to follow Jesus?
  4. How is Jesus involved in community to free people from oppression?
  5. What would my life look like if I were totally free to follow Jesus?

February 11, 2018 |Jesus Changes Everything | Fear to Faith

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 4:35-41

Today: What do you fear?

Make room!

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

  1. What were my greatest fears as a child?  Did they help me or hurt me?
  2. How did growing up bring perspective to those fears?  In what ways?
  3. How is Jesus’ response to his disciples out of place? Or is it out of place?
  4. What are my greatest fears today?  How does faith factor in?
  5. How can the “fear of God” eliminate or bring perspective to our fears?