Sunday, January 7, 2018

That's Gonna Leave A Mark: Invitation

We provide questions each week based on the theme of our service for our Verve Groups to use. If you're not in a Verve Group, feel free to use them on your own.
This week we continued the series called That's Gonna Leave a Mark and talked about "Invitation". If you missed it, you can listen to it here.
  1. Have you ever gotten a strange invitation to something? If so, tell us about it. If not, what's something you wish you would get an invitation to?
  2. Read Mark 1:14-20 in the Bible. Could you immediately go and leave behind whatever you were doing if you were given an invitation like Jesus gave these four guys? Why or why not?
  3. When Jesus asks us to come follow him, what is he asking you, personally, to give up and become part of?
  4. In the Bible in Luke 14:33, it says, "So you cannot become my disciple without giving up everything you own." Are you willing to give up everything to be a disciple of Jesus? Why or why not?
  5. Why do you think Jesus told similar stories in Matthew 13:44 and Matthew 13:45-46?
  6. When in your life were you willing to give up everything in order to get something?
  7. What's something in your life that is hard for you to be willing to give up if God asked you to? What makes it hard to give up control?
  8. How do you help hurting people in your life?
  9. Weekly Check In Question:  What could we be praying for you this week? (Is there something good we could celebrate with you, or a challenge you need God's help with?)