Below is a brief review of our meeting on Sunday, followed by a few discussion questions for Community Group or personal study this week.
Jody Dingwell and Julie Hagan each shared words of prophecy.
Chris introduced Fidel and Charo Corrales, along with their children Abidias and Zoe. The Corraleses are directors of Casa de Esperanza–a gospel-centered orphanage in Bolivia. Fidel and Charo shared a video followed by a testimony of their work in Bolivia and how members of KingsWay could join them in their work.
After the testimony, Chris introduced Mickey Connelly–a Sovereign Grace Regional Director and guest preacher for the morning. Mickey finished off our series Son of God: The Gospel According to Mark by preaching a message titled “He Has Risen” from Mark 16:1-8. A recording of the message can be found on our Audio Resources page.
After the message, we sang Jesus Son of God.
Matthew invited visitors to stop by the Connect Desk in the foyer and invited the whole church to attend an in-depth informational session about Casa de Esperanza with the Corraleses immediately following the meeting.
Matthew ended our time together with a benediction.
1. Mickey taught that the resurrection of Jesus was never intended to be an academic exercise and that it should never be considered outside of a call to application and life change. What does this look like?
2. The earliest manuscripts of Mark’s gospel end with the women leaving the tomb in fear and trembling, without Jesus appearing to anyone. What is the significance of this? What has Mark’s gospel taught us about fear in response to God’s power?
3. Jesus’ resurrection brings us freedom from sin’s penalty, sin’s power, and sin’s presence in our lives. Describe each of these categories and how they are rendered powerless in the life of a believer.
4. Mickey said that he believes that the greatest words spoken in all of human history were “He is risen.” Where would you be if those words had never been proved true? What would your life look like without a Risen Savior?