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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?

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?

Jesus Changes Everything | Clean and Unclean

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 7:1-23

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

  1. How can traditions be helpful or dangerous in our spiritual lives?
  2. How are the traditions of people different from a commandment of God?
  3. Why is it easier to see others’ sin and neglect the ugly in our own hearts?
  4. How does Jesus purify our hearts and set us apart for living His way?
  5. How can our church experience/extend God’s transformation more?

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?

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?