The Heart of the Matter
Passage: Mark 2:1–2:12
Jesus desires to expose and heal every human heart.
Monday: Mark 1-2
Tuesday: Mark 3-4
Wednesday: Mark 5-6
Thursday: Mark 7-8
Friday: Mark 9-10
Saturday: Mark 11-13
Sunday: Mark 14-16
- ICE BREAKER: What is the best concert you have ever attended?
- A herd mentality is the inclination for individuals within a group to follow along with what the group at large thinks or does. Regarding Christianity, what would you say the general herd mentality of America is?
- Do you think there are instances where adopting a general belief about something could be a healthy decision? Explain.
- The lame man's friends brought him to Jesus, seeking physical healing. Instead, Jesus (initially) issued forgiveness of sins. What do you think this tells us about God? About us?
- The scribes (religious authority) grew angry when they heard Jesus pronounce forgiveness of sins. Why do you think this was such a big deal to them? Was their response an appropriate one?
- Why might it be so important to first realize that any sin we commit, regardless of the offense, is chiefly against God?
- As we prepare to resume in-person gatherings on June 2, pray for unity among the body.