July 8/9 Fears, Fevers and Friends
July 8/9 Fears, Fevers and Friends

July 8/9 Fears, Fevers and Friends

July 8/9 Fears, Fevers and Friends



Each year in July, GIVING TABLES focus on school supplies for students at schools we partner with through Kids Hope. Every new pencil, notebook or glue stick helps a student start the year right! Download a list of needed supplies at adabible.org/givingtables, available July 8-23. Drop off supplies during weekend services or at the church offices Monday–Thursday, 9 am-12 pm.


We’re focusing on FORMATIVE CONVERSATIONS this month. Formative conversations require us to want to grow. Formative conversations are what make a group so powerful. Chat with your group about how to keep your group focused this summer.


Summer can be a great time to explore some RESOURCES FOR EXTRA SUPPORT. Our staff is here for you! We would love to talk with you, share ideas, and find ways to support you. Don’t forget about our resources at learning.adabible.org as well.


Welcome to Week 10 in our sermon series, ENCOUNTERS WITH JESUS. This week we look at Jesus’s power and authority when he encounters darkness and sickness.

What is something you are excited about right now?



Have someone read Mark 1:21-34 aloud.

What repeated words or phrases do you notice in this passage?

How do the characters respond to Jesus, and why do you think they react as they did?

What else stands out to you in this passage?



Pastor Brad Holmes talked about the stories of Jesus encountering darkness and illness. What were the main points of the message?

Which part of the sermon encouraged or challenged you the most? Why?

The people are amazed at the power and authority of Jesus’s teaching. How do people view Jesus and his teachings in our world today?

An impure spirit recognizes who Jesus is and fears his power and authority. Why might we sometimes fear Jesus’s power and authority working in our lives?

Jesus’s friends see his power and immediately ask Jesus for help. Where are we tempted to turn instead of going to Jesus first?

In what situation do you need to seek Jesus’s help first, and what might that look like this week?

The people see Jesus’s power to heal and bring their friends and family to him, hoping he’ll do the same for them. What has Jesus done in your life that you can share with others?

Who do you know that needs to hear about what Jesus has done for you? Share that person’s name with your group. Commit to praying for each other to have opportunities to share this week.

Is there anything else about the sermon you want to talk about?



Today we discussed Jesus’s authority and power over darkness and illness and what it looks like to tell others about what he has done in your life. How will you live differently this week based on what we discussed?

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