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Jesus Changes Everything | Materialism

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 10:17-31

Today: What about stuff?

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

  1. How is Orange County (or the US in general) materialistic? Do I struggle with this?
  2. How can “blessings” from God become a distraction in life?
  3. What was the reason the rich young ruler walked away sad?
  4. Is God for or against wealth? How can a “rich” person be a Christian?
  5. How can I make sure the things I own don’t end up owning me?

Jesus Changes Everything | Jesus Rescues

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 9:42-50

  • God LOVES KIds
  • Soul Care – the only way to be SOLD OUT to Jesus
  • God PRESERVES us for His Purposes
  • Be SALTY

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

  1. Do you have kids that God has placed in your life that He wants you to lead?  How are you doing with that?
  2. What are you doing to care for your soul?  Is there something, in your life, that needs to be cut off in order to be fully sold out to Jesus?
  3. When we fully commit to Christ, we become a living sacrifice.  What does that mean right now for you?
  4. Are you a salty person (not the old sea captain kind of salty!)?  How are you salt in the world right now OR how are you not being salty?
  5. What opportunities do you have to be salt in your home, workplace, neighborhood, or school?  Choose one to act on this week!

Jesus Changes Everything | God’s Mission

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 9:30-41

Today: How does God shape us in HIS Mission?

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

  1. What is keeping people from God’s mission in Orange County?
  2. Is ignorance or fear a bigger issue, for me, in serving in God’s mission?
  3. How does serving people, especially kids, fulfill God’s mission?
  4. How does my ego or insecurity get in the way of serving people?
  5. Why do we need to partner with each other to fulfill God’s mission?

Jesus Changes Everything | Failing Forward

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 9:14-29

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

  1. What is an area of my life that I feel like I have failed?
  2. What have I learned from the experience? How have I grown?
  3. How has that experience impacted my belief in God in that area?
  4. How does asking God to help my unbelief actually demonstrate belief?
  5. How can I be more offensively in my prayer life? What tools can I use?

Jesus Changes Everything | Encountering God

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 9:1-13

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

  1. What is my most powerful “encounter” with God? Explain.
  2. What did I learn from that spiritual experience? What changed for me?
  3. How do I listen to Jesus?  How does this influence the way I live?
  4. How can an encounter with God prepare me for a season of suffering?
  5. How can I be more intentional in creating space for holy moments?

Jesus Changes Everything | Peter’s Confession of Christ

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 8:27-38

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

1. What do you think Jesus was doing by asking his disciples about his identity?
2. What was the significance of Peter’s answer?
3. How do your beliefs about Jesus (Christology) influence the way you follow him (discipleship)?
4. How do you set your mind on the “things of God?” What are the results of that focus?
5. Why do you think suffering is part of “the way” of following Jesus for the disciples and for you?

Jesus Changes Everything | Walking Trees

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 8:22-26

Today: Until the trees become people, Jesus isn’t done working.

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

  1. What area of my life feels like a work in process or a “walking tree?”
  2. What is God trying to teach me while I wait for him to work?
  3. What am I specifically learning about Jesus in this area of my life?
  4. Why is trust so important in the process and timeline of transformation?
  5. How can I surrender my timetable to God? What is my next step?

Jesus Changes Everything | Spiritual Amnesia

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 8:11-21

Today: Why is remembering so important?

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

  1. Does my prayer life feel like a negotiation?  How do I test God?
  2. When God doesn’t answer my prayers, my way, how do I respond?
  3. Which area do I struggle to trust God to provide? What verse could help?
  4. What can I do to remember what God has ALREADY done in my life?
  5. How can I encourage someone else who is struggling with unbelief?

Jesus Changes Everything | Impact

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 8:1-10

Today: Can we impact people’s lives if we don’t have compassion?

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

  1. What does compassion mean to me? How is Jesus compassionate?
  2. How have I experienced Jesus’ compassion? When did I need it most?
  3. Who in my world is “hungry?” Do I tend to look the other way? Why?
  4. How does trusting Jesus to multiply my gift also build my own faith?
  5. Who can I invite to attend Vacation Bible School this summer?

Jesus Changes Everything | A Beautiful Mess

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 7:31-37

Today: How do we help others in the midst of a mess?

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

  1. Who “brought” me to Jesus? How did they “beg” God on my behalf?
  2. If God answered all my prayers, who would be helped/healed/saved?
  3. How does unconditional love in relationships eliminate manipulation?
  4. What personal story can I share with others that introduce Jesus?
  5. Do I invite others to my church? Am I open to the “messy” possibilities?