The C's To Seeing
Goals for this Week’s Study:
- Review Pastor Daniel’s sermon from Sunday morning.
- Help group members (especially new members) get to know one another.
- Take time to introduce and learn a little about each member!
Open your group with prayer.
Ice Breaker: If you could go sight seeing anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
- “So he got back into the boat and left them, and he crossed to the other side of the lake. But the disciples had forgotten to bring any food. They had only one loaf of bread with them in the boat. As they were crossing the lake, Jesus warned them, “Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and of Herod.” At this they began to argue with each other because they hadn’t brought any bread. Jesus knew what they were saying, so he said, “Why are you arguing about having no bread? Don’t you know or understand even yet? Are your hearts too hard to take it in? ‘You have eyes—can’t you see? You have ears—can’t you hear?’ Don’t you remember anything at all? When I fed the 5,000 with five loaves of bread, how many baskets of leftovers did you pick up afterward?” “Twelve,” they said. “And when I fed the 4,000 with seven loaves, how many large baskets of leftovers did you pick up?” “Seven,” they said. “Don’t you understand yet?” he asked them. When they arrived at Bethsaida, some people brought a blind man to Jesus, and they begged him to touch the man and heal him. Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. Then, spitting on the man’s eyes, he laid his hands on him and asked, “Can you see anything now?” The man looked around. “Yes,” he said, “I see people, but I can’t see them very clearly. They look like trees walking around.” Then Jesus placed his hands on the man’s eyes again, and his eyes were opened. His sight was completely restored, and he could see everything clearly. Jesus sent him away, saying, “Don’t go back into the village on your way home.” Jesus and his disciples left Galilee and went up to the villages near Caesarea Philippi. As they were walking along, he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say you are one of the other prophets.” Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Messiah.” - Mark 8:13-29
Sermon Notes: Take time to let everyone share some of the notes they took or anything that stood out to them from the message. Use this time to get everyone in your group talking (a good tip for this situation would be to go around the room and have everyone share one thing that stuck out to them from Pastor Daniel’s sermon)! Keep in mind, not everyone may feel comfortable talking yet, so try your best to help assist them in any way you can!
- Has God ever provided you with a miracle? If so, share with your Group!
- Pastor Daniel stated that everything in your life is shaped by your perspective. Do you feel like there are any areas in your life that you need a perspective change?
- What were the 4 C’s that Pastor talked about in this week’s message? (Care, Close, Confident, Clear)
- Miracles happen when we care about other people and bring them to Jesus. Who is one person in your life that you can share Jesus with or invite them to church this week?
- We are as close to Jesus as we want to be. Do you feel close to Jesus? What are some ways we can get out of a “spiritual slump”?
- Are you confident that God will take you where you need to be? Why or why not?
- When Jesus touches you, your vision gets clearer. How can knowing who Jesus is help you see your life clearer?
- Wrapping up, what are some next steps that you feel like God is leading you to take this week? How can your Group help encourage you?
- Everything in your life is affected by your perspective!
- There’s always a message in the miracle.
- When you can’t remember your past blessings, you will be worried about tomorrow!
- If you’re going to be touched by Jesus, you have to be close to Him!
- When He touches you, you cannot stay the same!
Pray Over Your Group!
Pray over all prayer requests. Take a little extra time to pray specifically for all victims of the various natural disasters taking place right now. (Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Wildfires, etc.)