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Text: Genesis 4:1-16

Today: How do I honor God with my relationships?

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

  1. When in my life have my relationships been the most life-giving?
  2. What are the factors that have made those relationships life-giving?
  3. How does my relationship with God impact my relationships?
  4. How can I recalibrate my relationship with God and others this year?
  5. Who is God calling me to invest in relationship with this year?

Text: Luke 10:38-42

Today: How do I fit everything in?

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

  1. Am I more relational or task oriented? How do I prioritize in my life?
  2. How does “sitting at the feet of Jesus” help us prioritize correctly?
  3. Why do we need to be intentional about reflection and recalibration?
  4. How does a spiritual discipline like fasting help us to recalibrate?
  5. What are my own hopes for this season of 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting?

Jesus Changes Everything | The Money Trap

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 12:41-44

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

  1. What has God given me? How has God shown me generosity?
  2. How important is money in our society? What about in my life?
  3. How does “sacrificial” generosity reveal and cultivate our trust in God?
  4. Where in my life is it a “sacrifice” to give time, talent, or treasure?
  5. What giving goals have I set up in my life to grow in my trust of God?

Jesus Changes Everything | The Superficial Trap

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 12:28-40

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

  1. Does society focus more on outward appearance or the heart? Why?
  2. In what ways does “the church” focus on outward appearance?
  3. How do Jesus’ comments bring the conversation back to the heart?
  4. Why do humans so easily “drift” from what we know to be true and good?
  5. What disciplines can or do you practice that prevent you from “drifting?”

Jesus Changes Everything | The Knowledge Trap

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 12:18-27

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

  1. When in my life has my incorrect thinking caused me harm?
  2. Where in my own faith do I have more questions than answers?
  3. How have I un/intentionally allowed these questions to trap ME?
  4. What do I know is true of Jesus in these questions? How can he help?
  5. What is one way I can trust Jesus to correct my theology/thinking?

Jesus Changes Everything | Trap of Politics

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 12:13-17

Bait question: Is it right to pay taxes to Ceasar or not?

Can government and Christian community coexist?

Can a Christian be a good citizen and fulfill civic duty?

What does effective Christian engagement in culture look like?

  • Loving
  • Merciful
  • Forgiving

Let’s avoid the trap of divisive politics and seek to engage our culture with love, mercy, and forgiveness.

Jesus Changes Everything | Trap: Squatter’s Rights

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 12:1-12

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

  1. When was the last time someone said something to you that changed the spiritual direction of your life? What was it?
  2. How can you cultivate an open and receptive heart to receive God’s message?
  3. Think about the ways you have experienced privilege (God’s blessings) throughout your life. How have you used that privilege for the good of others?
  4. In what ways does stewardship differ from ownership? How does good stewardship reflect gratitude?
  5. In relationships, how is control opposed to trust? Why is trust so foundational when it comes to your relationship with God?

Jesus Changes Everything | Opposing Purpose

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 11:27-33

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

  1. Where in my life do I face the most opposition? What am I learning?
  2. How does Jesus defend himself from the “questioning” of his critics?
  3. How does “fear of people” lead to disobedience to God’s purposes?
  4. How can I be free from fear to follow Jesus with all my heart and life?
  5. What Bible verse can anchor my heart when opposition is “attacks?”

Jesus Changes Everything | Fulfilling Purpose

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 11:12-26

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

  1. Why did Jesus curse the fig tree? How does it relate to my life?
  2. What kind of fruit has God “purposed” or “created” me to produce?
  3. How does producing fruit point others to God’s main purpose, Jesus?
  4. How did the moneychangers block God’s purposes in peoples’ lives?
  5. How can prayer, belief, and forgiveness allow God to produce fruit in us?