Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Community Group Info for 9.26.2012

Continuing our walk alongside Mark's journey as Christ's disciple, we will be discussing the verses in Mark 10:13-52, and considering just what it means to be like a child, but without childishness in faith.  If you are as confounded by that as I am, come join us tomorrow evening at 6:30 to find out what is meant by the words of our Savior.

Details are below - We can't wait to see you there!

These are the questions that we'll be working through together in this week's Community Group. We'll be meeting at the Caylor’s house--27 Lippizan, Saint Peters. Community Group begins at 6:25, and ends at 8:00. Childcare is provided—we'll see you there!

Explore (Digging in to understand the passage)
  • What does it mean to receive the kingdom of God as a little child? What keeps “non-children” from entering?
  • What do we learn about childlike/nonchildlike faith from the rich young man in verses 17-31? What does the story say about where his faith was fixed?
  • Why were the disciples astonished, and the other followers afraid as they went toward Jerusalem? (Verses 32-34) What does this indicate about them on the childlike scale?
  • What did James and John (verses 35-45) show that they valued? What did they fail to understand? How would you describe their motivation on the childlike scale?
  • What was Bartimaeus' motivation? In what ways did he see more clearly than everyone else in these accounts? How does Jesus respond to him?
Connect (Applying the passage to our lives)
  • How can you set aside a childish faith and grow toward receiving the kingdom like a little child?

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