Happy March! In this account we find a group of people bringing a blind man to Jesus for healing. These daily postings are a resource guide for you and your groups as you walk with others to grow in or discover Jesus. A portion of this weeks reading will be taught on this Sunday at Downtown Hope's gathering!
CONNECT (Take time to write down responses to these questions)
_ What need do you have today? Where are you well supplied?
_ Who are you walking with (to help grow in or discover Jesus) and what is one way the Lord is working in their lives?
_ Take some time to praise God, to pray for those you are walking with, for the needs you/group are facing, and for the Spirit to highlight truth as you read.
DISCOVER [ Mark 8.22-26 ] 22 And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him. 23 And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village, and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Do you see anything?” 24 And he looked up and said, “I see people, but they look like trees, walking.” 25 Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26 And he sent him to his home, saying, “Do not even enter the village.”
+ WHAT do we learn from this passage? (Use these questions to help make other observations)
_ What happens in this passage? How would you say it in your own words?
_ How does the blind man get to Jesus in vs. 22?
_ What do the people beg of Jesus in vs. 22?
_ What does Jesus do next in vs. 23-24?
_ How does Mark describe what happens to the man at the end of vs. 25?
_ What does Jesus tell him and why do you think he tells him not to enter the village in vs. 26?
_ How would you describe the good-news (gospel) in this passage?
+ HOW does the truth of this passage compel me to confess sin and take a simple step of action today and how has it gone since yesterday? (In groups discuss this in guy/girl break-outs, use these questions to help)
_ Are there needs of anyone else that you need to bring to Jesus through prayer?
_ Are there any places you are blind to your own sin or are not seeing clearly?
+ 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)