Monday, October 6, 2014

Questions: Gravity

We provide questions each week based on the theme of our service for our Micro Groups to use. If you're not in a Verve Micro Group, feel free to use them on your own.

This week we continued our series I Want A Movie Life and talked about the movie Gravity. If you missed it, you can listen to it here.
  1. In Gravity, Sandra Bullock’s character finds herself in the middle of a seemingly hopeless situation.  What are some trials you have experienced?
  2. How have your trials shaped you as a person?
  3. Currently, where do you find the most stress or difficulty in life?  (i.e. job, kids, marriage, addiction, finances, friendships, spiritual life, etc.)  
  4. In the movie, we see Bullock’s character wrestling with whether to try to live or to give up.  In your own words, how would you define perseverance?  In your own words, how would you define hope?
  5. Read Mark 5:21-34
  6. Verse 25 tells us this woman was hemorrhaging for 12 years.  Not only has she had a severe ailment for over a decade, she also would have been ostracized from her community.  After numerous medical visits, her hope is waning.  If you were in her shoes, would you struggle with giving up?  Why?
  7. Look back at verse 28.  What do you note about the woman’s mentality?  (Does it reflect desperation, craziness, hope, etc.?)  
  8. Seeing Jesus in the crowd that day seems to have given her hope.  After she touches Jesus’ garment, he turns to her and tells her that her faith in him has healed her.  In what ways is placing hope in Jesus a better alternative to giving up?
  9. Practically speaking, what might it look like for you to put your hope in Jesus? (Like if you were to put your hope in Jesus instead of living like there's no hope, what would you do differently?)
  10. Accountability Question:  What part of your life do you need to completely surrender to God's leadership this week?
  11. Prayer Question:  What could we be praying for you this week? (Is this there something good we could celebrate with you, or a challenge you need God's help with?)