Jesus is not for Chickens

01 March 2015 Mark 8:31-38     Intergenerational Question How is taking up a cross different than taking up a sword?   Branching Out Read Mark 8:31-38.  What surprised Peter about Jesus’ future? How might he have handled it better? Jesus calls the crowd to take up their crosses and follow. How would they have understood […]

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Friendship in Action

15 February 2015 Mark 2:1-12   The water we are swimming in…   Intergenerational Question How do your friends help you see Jesus?   Branching Out Read Mark 2:1-12. Pretend that you are an onlooker to this actual event. What do you see, hear, taste, feel, smell? What do you think the four friends were […]

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Jesus Calms The Storm

08 February 2015 Mark 4:35-4112   Intergenerational Question Who do people say Jesus was?   Branching Out Read Mark 4:35-41. What did this night feel like for the disciples? Describe how you picture it using all five senses. When Jesus is awakened by panicked disciples what is the first thing he does? What comfort can we take […]

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Tyranny of the Urgent

01 February 2015 Mark 1:29-39     Intergenerational Question When do you carve out time to spend with Jesus?   Branching Out Read Mark 1:29-39. What strikes you about the fact that Peter has a mother-in-law? Hint: what else does that imply? What is his mother-in-law’s response to being healed? How might we learn from her? When […]

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Following, Calling, and Changing

25 January 2015 Mark 1:14-28     Intergenerational Question How would you describe your calling?   Branching Out Read Mark 1:14-28. Mark 1:15 is the Good News of God in a nutshell. What is this good news? How did Jesus’ interaction with Simon and Andrew change their lives? How did it change James’ and John’s? What does […]

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