Sunday, Mar 21, 2021

Welcome to a deeper dive into this week’s sermon! Our hope is that we’ll all follow the pattern of Jesus and gather with a few other people regularly to learn and grow spiritually. Be sure you read each Bible section out loud. Don’t try to get to every question, just pick a few and go for it. Before you start, take a moment of silence, then pray that the Holy Spirit will fill your conversations as you study God’s word and apply it to your life. Have a great time!

Who were your best friends growing up?  What did you do with them? What were you so close?

Read Mark 2:1-12 What stands out to you in this passage? What’s meaningful? What’s confusing?

Human Friendship: From this passage what do we learn about the four friends of the paralyzed man?

Divine Friendship: What do we learn about friendship with God? How is Jesus like the four friends?

It was mentioned that, “If you want a life of vitalized faith, you need friends of vitalized faith.” Do you agree? Why or why not?

Your friendships. What is the state of your friendships right now? 

Which practice do you need to develop most in order to become an even better friend?

Listening from the heart / Sharing from the heart / Walk with people through their messy seasons / Be close without being possessive / Focusing on Jesus as friends / Other

Finish your time together praying. Sit in silence for a few moments, quietly asking God, “How can I be a better friend.” And “How can I let Jesus be a better friend to me?” Share what came to your mind & then pray for each other.