Group Discussion & Life Challenge
Use these notes as discussion prompts for your group, or in your personal time with God.
Get to know each other. Connect, warm up to each other, fellowship.
Carry each other’s burdens. Share life’s challenges and practice Soul Care. Pray together.
Dive into God’s Word. Use these discussion questions. Learn from each other’s insight.
Reread Isaiah 53 and Luke 19:28-39 as a group. Compare and contrast these two portrayals of Jesus as the Messiah. What stands out to you?
- Isaiah 53:7-9 emphasizes Jesus’ willingness and submission as He walked to the cross. He did not resist or fight for His rights. What enabled Him to respond in such a humble way?
- Jesus’ earliest followers had specific expectations for who He was and what He would do. God’s vision for restoration was far bigger. What are some ways in which our view of God’s work can be too small?
- What are ways in which we limit or resist the work that God wants to do in our lives or the solutions He may intend to use?
- Take some time to recall a time in your life when God showed up unexpectedly or accomplished a work in your life in a surprising way.
Does anyone need clarity on something? Are there any big God questions you are wrestling with?
Celebrate life’s successes and God’s provision. Worship God’s presence. Time to brag about God.
Through the Bible in one Year
Join us in reading through the entire Bible in one year. Each day of this plan guides you through passages from both the Old and New Testaments, allowing you to see connections between the history of our faith, and the fulfillment of God’s redemptive plan. Readings average four chapters in length, so it is posible to do. When you use the YouVersion Bible App, you can even have the app read the Bible text to you – very useful when you are in the car or otherwise occupied with your hand.
All you need to do is click the link to the Bible Plan, which should lead you straight to the Bible app. Your two options are now (1) to read the plan on your own, one day at the time. Or (2) you can make it more fun and rewarding, by sharing the plan with one or more friends, and then even “Talk about it”.