Get in the Game! Growth Questions
By: Shane Shobert
Reinforce Your Belief
What has God been teaching you in your quiet time?
Who have you had the privilege of reaching out to this week?
What is your number one public phobia? (i.e. public speaking, getting called on in class, attending social gatherings, being the center of attention, etc.)
Live Like Jesus
Do you ever find yourself being like the Pharisees and wanting to separate yourself from the notorious sinner? Why?
Are you willing to put your reputation on the line to reach out to someone or do you sit on the sideline? What would make reaching out to that person worth it?
Read Luke 5:31-32. Do you consider yourself “sick” and in need of a physician? If so, what can Jesus do to help you? If not, why not?
In verses 33-35 is Jesus speaking against fasting? What is Jesus teaching about fasting?
Why were the Pharisees so hesitant to even consider this new way of life? What was holding them back and why?
Do you have old ways of life hindering your walk with Jesus? If so, what are they?
Are you trying to mix your old, comfortable ways with the new Kingdom life that Jesus brings? Explain what they are and try to figure out why they are incompatible.
What attitudes or actions of yours need to change since the old way and new way cannot coexist? How can they be changed?
Love Like Jesus
Dig deep and find something in your life that is comfortable for you, whether it is a custom or tradition and confront it. Pray that this way of life would not hold you back from the new life found in Jesus.