Below is a brief review of our meeting yesterday, the quotes highlighted during the message, and a few discussion questions for Community Group or personal study this week.
Matthew led us in singing O Come All Ye Faithful.
Kevin Khoffie read Isaiah 9:2-7 and we sang My Soul Magnifies the Lord and When Love Came Down.
Gene prayed and preached a sermon from Mark 3:7-19 titled "The Crowds and the Called", The message is part of our current series, Son of God: The Gospel According to Mark.
After the message we sang Remembrance and shared Communion.
Matthew read Titus 2:11-14 and we gave of our offerings as we sang O Church Arise.
Matthew invited families to participate in the Christmas Box Outreach as well as attend the Christmas Eve Service on December 24th.
To close, Matthew encouraged visitors to stop by the Connect Desk and prayed a benediction.
Quotes highlighted during the message:
"The appointment of the Twelve…is an event which should always be read with deep interest. What a vast amount of benefit these few men have conferred on the world! The names of a few Jewish fishermen are known and loved by millions all over the globe, while the names of many kings and rich men are lost and forgotten."--JC Ryle, Expository Thoughts on the Gospels
"The simple phrase “to be with Him” has atomic significance in the Gospel of Mark. Discipleship is a relationship before it is a task, a “who” before a “what.” To be with Jesus is the most profound mystery of discipleship." --James Edwards, Gospel According to Mark
1. Based on Jesus' model what does genuine discipleship look like? What makes His model effective?
2. In this season of your life, who are you called to disciple? Who is currently discipling you?
3. At what point is it wise to, like Jesus, withdraw from the crowds in order to be intentional with those God has specifically called you to?
4. Considering this passage, who are you more like, the crowd or the called?
Posted on Tue, December 16, 2014
by Serena Walker