How the Churches Crumble

BIBLICAL REFLECTION

Mark 13:1-8

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


PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • Why wasn’t Jesus impressed with the temple?
  • The disciples asked when the temple would be destroyed. But why would it be destroyed?
  • What activities/events get in the way of the church’s primary mission?

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 that feel overwhelmed. Ask God to help them appreciate the time they have as families now. Pray for revival.


SCRIPTURE TO HEART

Take time to memorize this 1 Bible verse:

Then Jesus began to say to them, “Beware that no one leads you astray.

Mark 13:5

For What It’s Worth

BIBLICAL REFLECTION

Mark 12:38-44

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


PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • Why did Jesus say to “beware” the scribes?
  • Why did the widow give all she had?
  • What does it mean that God wants us to pay attention “to what we keep”?

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 with finances. Ask God to provide for the needs they have. Pray that the church remains faithful with its giving.


SCRIPTURE TO HEART

Take time to memorize this 1 Bible verse:

Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury.

Mark 12:43

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