Blind spots

BIBLICAL REFLECTION

Mark 10:46-52

Summarize the passage by asking Who? What? When? Where? Why?


PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • What made the people want to quiet Bartimaues?
  • What made Bartimaues yell even louder?
  • How can (does?) the church “close the door of faith” for other people?

RECALLING THE MESSAGE

  • How does this message help us make Kelsey known as a loving church?
  • What image/illustration from the passage and/or Sunday’s message caught your attention most?
  • What other questions do you have about the passage and/or message?
  • In what ways did the Holy Spirit challenge you through the message?
  • What do you have to do to make the message mean something to you?

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS

Pray for those who feel “alone on the roadside.” Ask God to be open to forming meaningful relationships with others. Pray for our church to be those who beg Jesus on behalf of others.


SCRIPTURE TO HEART

Take time to memorize this 1 Bible verse:

Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Mark 10:48

The Bold and the Oblivious

BIBLICAL REFLECTION

Mark 10:35-45

Summarize the passage by asking Who? What? When? Where? Why?


PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • What makes us so “give an inch, take a mile”?
  • Were James and John bold or something else?
  • What do you see that others in the church may be oblivious to?

RECALLING THE MESSAGE

  • How does this message help us make Kelsey known as a loving church?
  • What image/illustration from the passage and/or Sunday’s message caught your attention most?
  • What other questions do you have about the passage and/or message?
  • In what ways did the Holy Spirit challenge you through the message?
  • What do you have to do to make the message mean something to you?

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS

Pray for those who feel like they’ve done too much bad for God to love them. Ask the Lord to help them understand and receive the grace of God. Pray that the church reaches out to those who feel unworthy.


SCRIPTURE TO HEART

Take time to memorize this 1 Bible verse:

For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

Mark 10:45

That One Thing

Mark 10:17-31

Summarize the passage by asking Who? What? When? Where? Why?


PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • Why did Jesus tell the man to sell all his possessions?
  • Why is it hard for us to leave our possessions?
  • What makes it easier to leave our possessions?

RECALLING THE MESSAGE

  • How does this message help us make Kelsey known as a loving church?
  • What image/illustration from the passage and/or Sunday’s message caught your attention most?
  • What other questions do you have about the passage and/or message?
  • In what ways did the Holy Spirit challenge you through the message?
  • What do you have to do to make the message mean something to you?

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS

Pray for families “struggling to make it.” Ask God to provide the resources they need to get by. Pray for the church to have a right understanding about its possessions.


SCRIPTURE TO HEART

Take time to memorize this 1 Bible verse:

Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible.”

Mark 10:27