New Wine - End of Week 4


The following is a guide to help facilitate discussion. Feel free to add, subtract, or change questions to fit the conversation, and pray for the Spirit to lead in all things.

Share about one of your favorite school teachers growing up.  What did they teach?  Why were they one of your favorites?

  1. Read Mark 3: 13-15 together and share any wisdom, insights, or thoughts from the reading.
  2. There were three things that Jesus appointed the disciples to do, what were they?
  3. How do you and I, today, “be with” Jesus when we can’t see Him or reach out and touch Him?
  4. Read Deuteronomy 30: 15-20 and share any wisdom, insights, or thoughts from the reading.
  5. According to this passage, what are the things that bring us life?  What brings death? Which one does God want us to choose?
  6. What are we called to do that leads toward obedience?  Why is loving first so hard, or simply not enough, for so many people?
  7. Read Matthew 11:28-30 from the NLT, then The Message paraphrase and share any wisdom, insights, or thoughts from the reading.
  8. The posture of a disciple involves that of listening before doing (see Mary’s posture in Luke 10:38-42).  What are some of the ways we can listen to Him today, or sit at His feet especially in a world that is often hustling to do and accomplish more?
  9. What do you think are the “unforced rhythms of grace”?

  1. With so many options and distractions, how can you and I help each other live with Jesus as our Shepherd, our guide?
  2. When was the last time you stole away from the hustle of life to spend quality time at the feet of Jesus?

This may be a tough ask for some of you, but the challenge for this week is to schedule an hour with Jesus this week.  Set aside your phone and any other distractions, and set the room (maybe light a candle, or turn on some ambient music, or curl up with a favorite blanket).  Then just spend time with Jesus in a way that connects with your heart - prayer, worship, reading Scripture, being silent, etc…. When done, maybe schedule another time to do this again.

“The one thing I ask of the Lord - the thing I seek most - is to live in the house of the Lord all the days. of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his temple…My heart has heard you say, ‘Come and talk with me.’ And my heart responds, ‘Lord, I am coming.’”
Psalm 27:4, 8, NLT

By Pastor Timothy Gillespie

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