A Renewed Heart (02.21.22)

Processing and responding to the Sunday sermon

Opening Prayer

After the group welcomes one another, have one person open in prayer and then take 2-3 minutes of silence. As you sit in silence, ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart in love toward God and your group mates. 

Purity of Heart

On Sunday, Jessica preached on Jesus’ interaction with the Pharasees in Mark 7:1-23.

The Pharisees questioned Jesus’ understanding of the laws of God, arguing that Jesus disregarded these laws of cleanliness. Jesus replies, challenging the Pharisees’ narrow and selective understanding of the purpose of the laws—which is to cultivate a pure heart.

Reflection and Discussion

Read Mark 7:1-23 and then prayerfully and silently reflect on the passage and these questions.

After silently reflecting, take these thoughts into a time of group discussion.

Closing Intercession

Pray for your group, our church, our city, and our world.