Welcome to the formed life!
Thanks for joining us!
For the next eight weeks we’ll walk through Luke’s Gospel and seek to Rediscover Jesus’ Kingdom, with a deeper dive into the discipline of submission. It’s not what you think. Or maybe it is. But it’s definitely an area in which we all can grow in our walk with God. Can’t wait to grow with each of you every day in theFormed.life.
Conversation Starters help us dig deeper, connecting Sunday’s sermons with our Monday lives.
- In a few words, describe both the rich ruler and the blind beggar.
- These two men approached Jesus quite differently – discuss the differences between how they addressed Jesus (consider their tact, volume, their emotion). How did their different approaches affect Jesus’ initial response to them?
- Name an issue or a person in your life who you can pray for with more boldness and desperate humility, like the beggar did about his blindness.
- How do these stories impact your view of eternal reward? (Read Matthew 16:24-26 to explore this further)
- What DO you really have to do to make it to heaven?
How does the resurrection change the way you look at ordinary problems? Does it? How can you grow there?
If we are not intentional, the Christian message of Jesus’ resurrection may be easily overshadowed or absorbed into the mix of the Easter Bunny, Easter egg hunts, pastel colors, and marshmallow Peeps. But as Christians, the resurrection of Jesus must be front and center in our Easter celebrations.
Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.