Here is a brief review of our meeting on Sunday plus a few discussion questions for Community Group this week.
Matthew read Isaiah 40 as a call to worship.
Gene announced the new Starting Point class on November 14-15, and Quinton Cools shared his testimony about moving to Midlothian from Portland, Oregon and how church membership has increased his growth and opportunity for impact in the community.
Gene then read Mark 1:35-45 and preached a sermon titled The Master’s Touch as part of the series, Son of God: The Gospel According to Mark.
After the message, we sang The Saving One and Matthew invited Karin Kruger to pray for the country of South Africa in her native tongue of Afrikaans. Her daughter-in-law, Lieze Kruger, translated the prayer into English.
Matthew closed the meeting with a benediction.
- In what ways does the account of the man with leprosy parallel our life stories?
- What was significant about Jesus physically touching the leper? What does this express about our Savior’s character?
- Why did Jesus charge the leper to remain silent? What were the ramification’s of the leper’s disobedience?
- Gene taught us that when Jesus healed, He was reversing the effect of the fall–but this was meeting only a temporal, physical need. Jesus knew that our ultimate need is salvation. As a body, how can we effectively balance caring for our community’s physical needs while also staying focused on their ultimate need?