I’ll Take His Word For It
Sunday, December 01, 2019
1. FAMILIARITY can lead to contempt and lack of respect (and AWE.)
(Luke 4:16,28-30; Mark 6:3-5; Matthew 13:57-58; John 2:23-25)
2. Royalty, power, and worldly influence couldn’t MEET this man’s NEED. (Neither can it meet mine.)
3. Signs and wonders aren’t a sure FOUNDATION for our faith.
(Matthew 11:23-24; 1 Corinthians 1:22-23; John 10:37-38, 14:11; Judges 6; Exodus 19,32; Numbers 11; John 11; John 20:25,29; 2 Corinthians 5:7; Hebrews 11:1)
4. May we view ‘DESPERATION’ as a (good) force that drives us to come to Jesus, tell Him our burden, and ask for help.
(Mark 4:38; 2 Corinthians 12:9; Matthew 11:28)
5. God uses the PHYSICAL to awaken us and lead us into the SPIRITUAL.
Taking it further to help you THRIVE…
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1. Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?
2. When has your knowledge / familiarity with the Christian faith gotten in the way of a relationship with Jesus? When knowledge and relationship should go hand in hand, why is there often a wrestling match between the two?
3. As the royal official was making his way to Jesus, what do you think his mind was most fixed on? Describe a time when desperation has fueled your pursuit of Christ. Why does it sometimes take desperation to move us closer to Him?
4. On another occasion, there was another father who asked Jesus to heal his son. This father said to Jesus, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24) What did he mean by this? How can you relate!