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GIVING TABLES are back! They are a great opportunity for your group to come together to support a local ministry. There could be someone in your group who would love to coordinate the group pooling your resources to help those in need. Lists and drop-off details at adabible.org/givingtables.
This April, we’re focusing on RELATIONAL INVESTMENTS. It’s about developing a heart for those in our lives who haven’t accepted the good news of Jesus. Discuss ways your group can make praying for those who haven’t accepted the good news of Jesus a regular part of your group.
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This week we discuss the final week of our sermon in our series, GOOD NEWS. We’ll talk about Jesus’s heart for sinners.
What’s the best thing that happened to you last week?
THIS WEEK’S TEXT
Have someone read Mark 2:13-17 aloud.
What does Jesus ask Levi to do, and what does it mean?
How do you think the crowds would’ve felt when they heard Jesus ask Levi that?
What else stands out to you about this passage?
THIS WEEK’S SERMON
Guest Speaker John Dickson talked about Jesus calling Levi and then a party at Levi’s house. As a group, name his main points.
Which one of the points stood out to you the most and why?
What was the significance of eating with someone in the first century, and what might be comparable to it today?
How have you felt the tension of how to talk to, respond or interact with someone who is making choices you disagree with?
Jesus wasn’t afraid of sinners contaminating him. How does Jesus’s relationship with sinners challenge our interactions with those around us?
What do you think of when you think of guilt, or what emotions does it provoke?
How is Jesus the only real solution to guilt?
Jesus offers forgiveness, but it must be accepted. Throughout this series, John has talked about the good news of Jesus. What does it mean that the good news needs to be accepted?
Is there anything else about the sermon you wanted to talk about?
Today we discussed Jesus’s heart for sinners. What’s one thing you want to do differently based on our discussion?