03.25.08 - Small Group Discussion

Point of View - Divorce

Main Point: You can’t change your point of view on your own; you need God’s help

  • What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
     
  • Have you ever had a change of view that was so sudden that it caught you by surprise?

Read: Mark 10:46-52

  • Why do you suppose Jesus asked Bartimaeus, “What do you want me to do for you?” He was all-knowing so Jesus already knew. Not only that, but wasn’t it obvious? Bartimaeus was blind. So why did Jesus ask a question with such an obvious answer?
     
  • Mark wrote that Bartimaeus followed Jesus down the road. If he followed him the entire way into Jerusalem, what would he have seen (for the very first time!)?

 Read: Mark 11:1-25

  • Like the people accompanying Jesus into Jerusalem, we can easily make Jesus into our own version of a Savior – one whose chief goals are to save us from physical, financial and emotional difficulties. Jesus’ salvation is primarily spiritual, though. What does that mean for us?
     
  • Like the fig tree, the religious leaders in Jerusalem looked healthy on the outside, but they were without fruit. How is this a danger for us? What can we do about it?
     
  • Try as we might, the only way we can change our point of view to Jesus’ point of view is with God’s help. How does he help us experience His point of view?

Prayer: Pray for God to help you experience Jesus’ point of view in every area of your life.

 Action: I Love My City is coming up on April 29. Has your group talked about a service project you can take on? Have you communicated those details with frank by emailing him.

Posted on March 25, 2018 .