Point of View - Paradoxial Savior
Main Point: Changing your point of view is more important than changing your circumstances.
- What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
- Share a time when your point of view shifted dramatically as the result of being confronted by some new experience or situation.
- Why do you think it is so hard to see things from another’s point of view?
Read: Mark 8:31-33
- Imagine being there when Peter confronted Jesus. What do you think was going on? What would your reaction be?
- In his response to Peter, Jesus makes it clear that people are not the enemy; the devil is. What are some practical ways you can live that principle out?
- What are some ways you struggle to see things from God’s point of view?
Read: Mark 8:34-38
- These four paradoxes that Jesus tells the crowd must have had puzzled them. Which of the four challenges you the most?
- Frank said that changing your point of view is more important than changing your circumstances. Share a time where you longed to change your circumstances, but needed to first change your point of view. What difference would (or did) changing your point of view make?
- It can be difficult to see situations from God’s point of view; it can be nearly impossible, sometimes, to see people from God’s point of view. Is there someone in your life that you need to begin seeing through God’s eyes? What would that look like if you did?
Prayer: Pray for the spiritual vision to see everything from God’s point of view.
Read Mark 9:2-13 to be ready for next Sunday’s teaching.