The Gospel Works on Friendship

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The Gospel Works On  Friendship, Benjamin Crelin

Series: The Gospel Works   │ Scripture: Mark 2:1-12

Sunday, August 11, 2019

 

 

o How would you summarize today’s sermon to someone else?

 

o How is God speaking to us? How will you respond (Matthew 7:24-27; James 1:22)?

 

o Do you believe friendship is important? Why or why not?

 

o How does our culture treat friendship?

 

o Mark 2:3-4, 6-7. How do we see friendship demonstrated in this passage?

 

o What is the difference between a consumer and a covenantal friendship?

 

o In The Lord of the Rings, how do Frodo and Sam demonstrate a covenantal friendship?

 

o Who is one of your close friends? How would you describe your friend? If you do not consider anyone a close friend, what kind of friend do you desire?

 

o Who is someone to whom you are a close friend? How are you a friend to that person? If you are not a close friend to someone, how could you be?

 

o Mark 2:10-12. Who does this passage say Jesus is?

 

o John 15:12-17. What does Jesus teach about friendship?

 

o What is the difference between “You are mine because I love you” and “I love you because you are mine”?

 

o 1 John 3:16. How is true friendship only possible through the gospel?

 

o Reflect on how Jesus has befriended you through his life, death, and resurrection, and consider how you can now love others their own sake.

 

o Mark 2:3. Who is a friend you should ‘bring’ to Jesus, and how might you do so?

 

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