Not Who We Expected (02.14.22)

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. 

Unexpected Jesus

On Sunday, Joey Chen preached on Jesus walking on water in Mark 6:45-52.

In the sermon, we examined the ways Jesus showed up in unexpected ways to his disciples. In “fourth watch of the night”—that time between 3:00–6:00AM—Jesus appears miraculously walking on water. An unexpected time and way. In spite of this, many did not believe in him due to the hardness of their hearts.

This might happen for us as well. Jesus might show up in ways we don’t expect, and then we find ourselves interacting with someone we thought we knew, but we see him with fresh eyes. Sometimes harness of heart might keep us from seeing Jesus, and sometimes we allow our hearts to be surprised.

Reflection and Discussion

Read Mark 6:45-52 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.