This week's questions were written by the speaking team and do not include an activity or intent.
1. Thinking back on last week’s message and discussion, were you more attentive to love brothers and sisters in Christ this past week? Did you recognize (and pursue) opportunities to demonstrate the love of Christ to others? If so, how did it go? How might you continue to foster a heart for the body of Christ in the days ahead?
2. Read Matthew 4:18–22 and Luke 5:1–11. How did the disciples react to Jesus’ call? What did they leave behind? How long did their response take? What was Peter’s reaction when he realized Jesus’ identity? Why do you think these four men reacted the way they did?
3. Do you think the process of leaving behind all things for Christ is immediate or gradual or both? What are the ramifications for you as a disciple and for those you are discipling?
4. Read Luke 9:23-27. What are the costs of discipleship? What are the benefits? What are the costs of non-discipleship?
5. The disciples followed Jesus into the world as He made disciples and made them into disciple-makers. How can your small group do likewise?
What are some ways that your group could strive together towards loving our neighbors and serving our city? For example, what needs has the Lord put on the hearts and minds of those in your group? Are there certain giftings or passions you and your group members share that could be leveraged to serve others in the name of Jesus?
Consider closing your group time, praying that God would help us be a church that is (1) devoted to Jesus alone (2) determined to look more like Jesus (3) dedicated to the mission of Jesus in this world.