The Story & Way of Jesus: The Healing Work of a Party (10.11.21)

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. 

Bridging the Divide

On Sunday, Pastor Dave preached from Mark 2:13-22 on how Jesus steps into conflicted divides to subvert systems of separation.

Jesus sits at the table with people whom the pharisees considered below them, unclean, or treacherously caving to the Roman empire. At the dinner party, Jesus genuinely loves and enjoy a diverse crowd, seeks to bring healing to sick sinners, and calls people to follow Him as disciples.

This week’s guide will provide space to dig in further, prayerfully process, and then discuss the sermon.

Reflection and Discussion

Read aloud Mark 2:13-22, 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.