Happy Thursday. In this passage we find Jesus sending his disciples to travel into their world to live and share His gospel message- the very same journey Jesus invites us into daily.
_ What is on your mind that you are thankful for and what are you having a difficult time with?
_ What is one way you have seen Jesus working in the lives of those who he has placed in your orbit to love and help discover his way (gospel)?
Take some time to pray for those you are walking with to grow or discover Jesus, for the needs you/group are facing, and for the Spirit to highlight truth as you read.
DISCOVER [ Mark 6.7-13 ]
7 And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8 He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— 9 but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics. 10 And he said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there. 11 And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” 12 So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. 13 And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.
+ WHAT do we learn from this passage? (Use these questions to help make other observations)
_ What does Jesus call his disciples to do in vs. 7-9?
_ What are his instructions when someone opens their house?
_ What about a person or house that does not receive you?
_ What did Jesus disciples do in vs. 12-13?
_ What does this passage teach us about how Jesus invites us to travel into our world?
_ Why do you think that Jesus invited his disciples to take nothing?
_ What gospel truth/good-news about Jesus do we discover in this account?
+ HOW are you convicted of an area of sin to confess and how does this passage translate to your life? (In groups discuss this in guy/girl break-outs, use these questions to help)
+ WHO in your life might you share what you learned, with today? (e.g., your family, a friend, co-worker or neighbor you are walking with to discover the message Jesus)
THESE DAILY POSTINGS ARE DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO ABIDE IN JESUS AND FOR GROUPS AS A GUIDE WHEN THEY MEET