Has covid caused you to start any new habits, either positive or negative?
On Sunday we talked about how Paul used his time very productively during his Roman house arrest; do you find it difficult to use your time productively these days?
It seems to me that movies or series have three big themes. Are your favorite movies filled with grand adventures? Grand relationships? Or Grand tasks (like the small guys beating the odds and winning over the giant enemy)? Or a combination of these three?
How does the story of the incarnation blow all three of these grand themes out of the water? Go through them one by one. What is it that compels us about that?
Did you know that Jolly Old St. Nic. was at the Council of Nicea?
If Jesus is God, this means full surrender for us. Not one area of our life should we leave untouched by Jesus. Is this an issue that you struggle with? Are there (or have there been) areas of your life that you have wanted him to be hands off with?
Does embarking on Jesus’ grand adventure (an adventure with a sure ending) scare you or excite you? What are some practical ways we enter into the journey that Christ came to begin?
Have you ever sacrificed something for a greater benefit? That benefit could have been for you or for someone else. Was it worth it? Did you even consider it a sacrifice by the end?
Read Mark 10:28-30 again. Where is the sacrifice and where is the joy in what Jesus says here?