Out With the Old
Passage: Mark 2:13–2:22
Instead of patching up the old way of life, Jesus came to provide a new one.
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: Through this season, what has been the most difficult change for you?
- Jesus caused quite the stir when He spent time with tax collectors. Without naming individuals, what type of people do you think of when you consider who modern day tax collectors are? Take a moment and pray that God would give you or someone else an opportunity to engage them with the gospel.
- Instead of patching up the old way of life, Jesus came to provide a new one. What part of your old way of life was most difficult to give up?
- During the time of Jesus’ ministry, people observed many religious traditions without any basis in the scriptures. Can you think of religious traditions or expectations today that people observe without any biblical basis?
- When Levi began following Jesus, he did not abandon his friends; instead he introduced his friends to his new Master, Jesus. Is it ok for Christians today to maintain friendships with non-believers? How should following Jesus influence those relationships?
- The gospel creates family where there was once animosity. Have you ever experienced this?
- Our city and country continue to experience great animosity and division. Take time today, as a group, to vow in prayer to be agents of change and reconciliation for the glory of Christ.