Below is a review of our meeting on Sunday, followed by quotes highlighted during the message, as well as a few discussion questions for Community Group or personal study this week!
We began our time together by singing Jesus Shall Reign and Matthew read Isaiah 45:1-13.
We sang God Moves and Chris Deloglos led us in a prayer of confession.
After the time in prayer, we sang The Saving One.
Josh prayed for our church, specifically asking God to bless the married couples in KingsWay, as well as the singles who desired to be in a relationship. Josh prayed that more God-glorifying relationships and marriages would rise out of our church.
He then preached the next message in our current series, Son of God: The Gospel According to Mark. The sermon was titled "Faith in the Midst of Hopelessness" and can be listened to again, here. The message was founded in Mark 5:21-43.
After the message we sang Rescue and Gene read John 6:51-55 and invited all believers to participate in communion. We then sang By Faith and gave of our tithes and offerings.
Gene led us in reciting the Heidelberg Catechism and closed with a benediction.
Visitors were encouraged to stop by the Connect Desk and parents were asked to pick up their new KingsKids family packets.
Quote highlighted during the message:
"For remember that it is not this woman’s finger that saved her, it was Christ whom she touched. True, the healing came by the act of faith, but the act of faith is not the healing - the healing lies in the person; so that you are not to be looking to your faith, but to Jesus the Lord … the strongest faith a man ever had, if it did not rest in Christ, damned him; the weakest faith ever man or woman had, if it did but terminate in the precious person and all sufficient work of Jesus, would certainly save." --Charles Spurgeon
1. Although the two people described in this passage were in hopeless situations, they still had hope itself. How was this possible?
2. What is a "hopeless" situation that you have experienced (in the past or present)? How did your response to that situation compare to the people in this passage?
3. Josh read 1 Corinthians 15:51-54; though sickness is a result of the fall, what hope does this passage bring to believers?
4. Jairus' situation got worse before it got better but he knew that God promises that his plans are always good. What are we to do when God does not answer our prayers exactly how we would want?
5. Josh said that God's love to us is never in question. As a result, when we find ourselves in hopeless situations, we ought to fall on our knees, confess hopelessness, express faith in God's power, and wait for Him to deliver. Which one of these steps is most difficult for you? How will this process ultimately bring God glory?
Posted on Mon, February 9, 2015
by Serena Walker