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This April, we are focusing on the group value of RELATIONAL INVESTMENTS. This is all about developing a heart for those in our lives who don’t know Jesus. Talk with your group about praying intentionally for opportunities to share the good news of Jesus with people. Consider asking each group member to share the name of someone they want to see come to know Jesus. Then regularly pray for those people and an opportunity to share with them.
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This week we discuss the first sermon in our series, GOOD NEWS. We’ll talk about what Christianity is.
What was your experience with religion growing up?
THIS WEEK’S TEXT
Have someone read Mark 1:1-20 aloud.
What action words do you see in the verses? How does noticing them help you see what’s going on?
Is there anything else that seems significant to you in the text?
Why do you think Mark started his gospel with these verses?
THIS WEEK’S SERMON
Guest Speaker John Dickson talked about what Christianity is. As a group, name his main points.
What are some things mentioned that stood out to you?
How does what John said about Christianity change the way you view or encourage you about Christianity?
Christianity is focused on the person of Jesus. How is this a different understanding of Christianity than many people in our world have today?
Jesus models humility through his life and death. How does Jesus’s humility provide an example of what life is really about?
Christianity is personal in that it requires us to make a response. What does it look like to personally respond to Jesus and the good news of Christianity?
What changes did the sermon encourage us to make in how we think or act? Which one do you think you need to make?
Is there anything else about the sermon you wanted to talk about?
Today we discussed what Christianity is. What’s one thing you want to do differently based on our discussion?