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How To Use This Guide:

listen

Listen to the weekly sermon and read through the main passages(s)

reflect

Prayerfully answer the questions below

discuss

Meet with your group to discuss

respond

Apply the truth of God’s word to your life

How To Use This Guide:

listen

Listen to the weekly sermon and read through the main passages(s)

reflect

Prayerfully answer the questions below

discuss

Meet with your group to discuss

respond

Apply the truth of God’s word to your life

this week's message:

discussion guide for 9/19:

  1. Describe a time in your life where you put your faith in the wrong thing and it had potentially embarrassing consequences. Keep it fun and share a story you don’t mind laughing about now.
  2. Read Mark 5:21-34. Here we are introduced to two individuals that come to Jesus for help. What signs of desperation do you see in Jairus and the woman? Who in these stories is afraid and why?
  3. Verse 26 tells us the woman “had suffered much under many physicians.” She had not simply suffered from her disease, but also from the supposed cures. How can attempts to solve our problems without taking them to God first do more harm than good? What experiences from your own life have reinforced this principle?
  4. This woman originally intended to keep her actions private. Jesus ultimately forced her to “go public.” What seems to be his motivation? What does this action suggest about the nature of faith?
  5. Read Mark 5:35-43. Jairus came to Jesus to cure a fever, not to raise the dead. For Jesus, the power required to intervene in one circumstance is the same power required for the other. Do you think it would have been difficult to trust Jesus for more than originally anticipated? Why might it be harder to trust him when there is more at stake?
  6. True faith is the agreement of the mind, will, and heart that Jesus is willing and able to rescue. Which of these three aspects of faith do you find hardest to employ in your own life? Explain your answer.
  7. Jesus expects both Jairus and the woman not just to believe things about him, but to take the risk of acting in faith. What do Jairus and the woman have to take by faith, and why are they risks? Is there an area in your life where you feel God is calling you to “move toward him” in faith? What apparent “risks” might hold you back from trusting him in this area?
  8. What is your biggest takeaway from this week’s message? How will you apply it moving forward?