Week 2

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Review:

1. Being a sinner doesn't disqualify you from following Jesus, it'a actually a prerequisite.

2. Being an unbeliever doesn't disqualify you from following Jesus.

Religion states: Change first, then you can join us.

Jesus states: Join us, then you will change.

Opening Question:

Am I following: not ahead of anybody or behind, not arrived but purely am I following?

Understand Scripture:

  • Read aloud Matthew 4:18-22
  • Then, read aloud Luke 5:1-11
    • Discuss as a group the differences of the same account.
    • Do you think Peter had any idea the impact of his decision? Explain.
    • What was new or surprising information to you from the sermon or the text?

Understand Culture:

  • What about our culture keeps us from being inconvenienced? Do you think this applies to faith as well?
  • If you were Peter, do you think you would have let down your nets again? Why or why not?

Application:

Regarding the four phases of Following, outlined by Pastor David, which do you identify with and what next step are you being called to:

1. Sit and listen - Just come back next week
2. Loan Him the boat - It’s time to go through fast track or join a small group
3. Take Him fishing - That one thing you know God wants you to deal with
4. Leave your nets - Maybe its time to quite messing around and hand it all over

Dayna Mitchell