The Story & Way of Jesus: The Good News About Jesus (08.23.21)

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. 

Directing Toward Jesus

Picking up on Sunday’s sermon from Mark 1:1-15, today’s group time focuses on the way John the Baptist announced the arrival of Jesus. Positioned as a servant of Christ, John the Baptist humbly prepared the way and directed people towards Jesus. John the Baptist provides an example of how to make Jesus known to those who need Him.

Today’s guide invites your group to consider who are the people in your life who direct you toward Jesus—as well as how to intentionally direct others toward Jesus.

Reflection and Discussion

Read aloud Mark 1:1-15, 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.