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This month we focus on Group Growth. It centers around the question, “Who needs what our group has?” Devote around 5 minutes in your next meeting to discuss who might need your group now and how you can invite them to join you.
GROW AS A LEADER
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Welcome to week five of our sermon series, THE FINAL WEEK. This week’s conversation looks at the day before Jesus was crucified.
What’s a favorite Spring Break memory?
Read Mark 14:1-50 aloud. What emotions do you think Jesus goes through in this passage?
THE ANOINTING IN BETHANY
A woman anoints Jesus with expensive oil. How do the disciples respond?
Jesus respects the woman for what she does. What do you think Jesus meant when he said, “She did what she could”?
When might it be helpful to remind ourselves that we only need to do what we can do?
What do you want to start doing or recommit to doing for Jesus?
THE MEAL IN JERUSALEM
While eating dinner, Jesus tells his disciples one of them will betray him. How do they respond?
How would you feel if you were Jesus and knew one of your close friends was going to turn you over to be killed?
Jesus knows what it is like to be betrayed. How can that give us perspective when we’ve been betrayed?
Take a moment as a group to pray and thank Jesus for enduring betrayal out of love for us. Ask God to help us rely on him to get through the pain brought by the betrayals in our life.
THE AGONY IN THE ORCHARD
Look at Mark 14:32-40 again. What do the words used to describe Jesus and the disciples tell us about their physical and mental states?
Jesus understands the cost of paying for our sins. He asks for the cup to be taken from him. What does he mean by cup?
While he wishes there was another way, Jesus tells the Father, “Yet not what I will, but what you will.” How is this statement a model for us when facing difficult circumstances?
Jesus gives a similar phrase when he instructs his disciples how to pray in The Lord’s Prayer. It’s probably a phrase he has prayed hundreds of times. Why do you think it is important to develop the habit of saying “your will be done”?
Our group can help each other develop the habit of saying “your will be done” to God. What are some creative ways we can help each other do that regularly?
Today we discussed doing what we can, loving Jesus more for enduring betrayal for us and yielding ourselves to God’s will. Which of these areas do you want to focus on this week, and what’s one way you want to do that?