Today is Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Happy Tuesday morning. Today we will read a passage in Mark where God chooses to reveal his good news of a resurrection to his forgetful, unbelieving disciples. What grace, patience, and love he had for them. Is it not the same with us? Please join us at our Gatherings, Sundays @ 9:00 and 10:45 am. - Max
(Take time to write down responses to these questions or discuss in your group)
_Has a parent ever told you something would happen, but you did not believe them? And soon enough what they said would happen takes place; How did you react?
_ How is the Lord impacting someone you are walking with (to help grow in or discover Jesus)
Take some time to thank and praise God for who He is, to pray for those you are walking with, for the needs you/group are facing, and for the Spirit to open your heart and eyes as you read the passage, which has been completely inspired by God.
DISCOVER [Mark 16:1-8]
When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. 6 And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” 8 And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
+ WHAT is this passage saying and what do we learn? (Use these questions below each portion of text to clarify the main point)
-Who went to anoint Jesus? V.1
-Does it seem from this passage anyone had any idea that a resurrection was to take place? V.1-3
-Who was in the tomb as they entered? How is the person described? v.5
- What does the person confirm of Jesus, that the disciples of Jesus did not end up believing? v.6-7
-Who does this person in the white robe say originally told them that Jesus would rise? v.7
-What grace is shown from this, that God still chose to reveal the ultimate great news, to a forgetful, unbelieving group of followers?
+ HOW am I compelled to confess sin and how does the gospel compel me to respond with a simple step of action/obedience? (Here are some thoughts to discuss in break-outs)
_ Since “The righteous live by faith”, what is one way you are being called by Christ to step outside your comfort zone this week and have faith that God has a purpose through that conviction he has given you?
_ Are you spending time in the Word and in prayer, to hear the Lord speak to you? It is these two actions that lead us to repentance, as well as our daily callings to God’s will.
+ WHO are you walking with to discover or grow in Jesus and what is your next step with them, how can we help?
Pray the Lord would put upon your heart the person(s) in your life that you are to share the good news of the Gospel to, through organic circumstances in a relationship. If you know who this person is God is calling you to walk with; How can you take a simple step of obedience, to show the love and passion of Christ to him/her?