• What stood out to you in the sermon? (VancouverChurch.org/sermons)

• Describe the quietest and noisiest places you’ve ever been.

• Who do you look up to as they follow Christ? Name a few qualities in that person that you’d like to gain. List a few ways that growth would impact your life and others.

• Read aloud Mark 1:30-39 What stands out to you in this passage? List a few things we learn about Jesus and his approach to noisy crowds and silent solitude.

• What did Jesus gain from the loud crowd? What did he gain from the quietness?

• What are thoughts about this quote from Carl Jung, “Hurry is not of the Devil; it is the Devil.”

• On a scale of 1 to 10, how good are you at being quiet in life?

• On a scale of 1 to 10, how good are you at being quiet in the presence of the Lord?

• Set a timer, and as a group practice silence before the Lord for five full minutes. During this time, you may want to silently bring two questions to the Lord in prayer. (1) Lord, what is in my heart? (2) Lord, what do you have for me today? After the buzzer, discuss your experience of that quietness, and close in prayer together, asking the Lord to grow your love of being silent in his presence.