Leviticus 6.1-7.27; Mark 3.7-30; Psalm 37.1-11; Proverbs 10.3-4
How do you think these twelve felt when Jesus calls them to follow him? And how different would their life become after accompanying him for the three years he was involved in public ministry? How different is your life when you dedicate it to following Him?
One of the results of sin in the Israelite community is that people were cut off from the community. How do our sins cut us off from community today? Do we at times–erroneously–assume that sin is nothing more than a personal matter between me and God?
How would you like to have your own family (He’s out of his mind!) and the religious leaders (He is from Satan!) turn against you as you tried to share the good news of God? In what ways have you experienced that in your own life?
When we encounter evil people, how can we work to get our first response to be being still before God, versus worrying about those who are evil?
In what ways do we think of laziness as being related to (not) following God?