Community Group Discussion Questions | Week of November 4, 2018
Please see this week’s discussion questions below.
Mark 2:13-17 | Eating with Sinners
1) Jesus calls sinners. (v. 13-14)
2) Jesus cures sinners. (v. 15-17)
1) Avoid treating sin lightly.
2) Renounce self-righteousness.
3) Cultivate friendships with non-Christians.
4) Rejoice that God wants to be near you.
What in the sermon did you find helpful, convicting, or encouraging?
In this passage, Jesus calls Levi, a tax collector, to follow Him. Why is this a such significant moment in Jesus’ ministry?
What does it mean to truly “follow” Jesus as His disciple? What does it not mean?
Since we desire to be like Christ in all areas of our lives, how should we apply His actions in this passage to our own evangelism/outreach efforts?
Do you most surround yourself with “the righteous” or “sinners?” Why?
If you’re honest, who are you most like in this story: Jesus, the Pharisees, the “righteous,” or sinners? As we read the passage, who should we come to identity with the most?
Since we are not on the same level as Christ, how might our lives look different as we try to balance our time between “the righteous” and “sinners?”
In your own testimony, have you found that you are more of a self-righteous, deluded sinner or self-confessing, desperate sinner