Mark 8:22 - 9:29 / 1 Corinthians 1:18
Jesus starts with a 2-stage healing process for the blind man. Why is this significant to the passages that follow?
How does the image of a man "seeing trees walking around" help you understand the passage more? How have you experienced that?
How do we hijack Jesus' mission & try to fit it into our own mission?
How can we try to short-cut the cross in our lives?
Why can the cross be so offensive/hard to both those outside & inside the Christian faith?
The message claimed, "The cross isn't just necessary for redemption - it's also necessary for discipleship" and "the cross is in the not-so-fine print of discipleship." Do you agree or disagree?
Why is the man's prayer in Mark 9:24 ("help me overcome my disbelief") so important? What does that tangibly look life for you?
How do these passages help you grow as a disciple who loves God, loves people & serves the world?
Re-read Mark 8: 34-36. Journal about what this looks like in & for your life.
Come to our next MC (Missional Community) & be ready to process this.