Community Group Homework
For the week of March 31 2019
1. If you KNEW the world was going to end in 6 months, how would you live your life differently?
2. Have you ever encountered a person or teacher that claimed to know the timetable of Jesus’ return? Did you buy in or tune out? How did you respond?
3. Was there one point from this week’s sermon that particularly caught your attention, challenged you or maybe even confused you more than normal?
Read Mark 13 aloud and have your Bibles open/on to answer the following questions:
1. How do you think the disciples felt as Jesus was describing the destruction of Jerusalem, signs of the end, and the persecution of Christians? How does this passage make YOU feel?
2. Why do you think that Jesus used the discussion about the temple to begin his discourse about the end of the age? What made the temple so significant for the disciples? What would its destruction symbolize for them?
3. There are a number of reasons why someone would be slow or even afraid to go “all in” with Jesus. As you read Psalm 73:1-5, what are some roadblocks that could have kept the writer from letting God be truly first in his life?
A psalm of Asaph.
Surely God is good to Israel,
to those who are pure in heart.
 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;
I had nearly lost my foothold.
 For I envied the arrogant
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
 They have no struggles;
their bodies are healthy and strong.
 They are free from the burdens common to man;
they are not plagued by human ills. [NIV]
4. What promises does Jesus give in verses 30-31? How would this comfort (or discomfort) the disciples? What impact do these promises have on you, centuries later?
TAKING IT HOME
1. Why do you think the Father has kept the time secret (v. 32)? what is the responsibility of believers?
2. When you see forces of evil apparently winning, how do you feel?
- withdrawing (its not really my problem so long as I am not part of it)
- jump in and fight against evil
- perch up on the “rooftop” to wait and see
3. How can YOU fulfill verses 33 and 37: “be on guard! Be alert . . . Watch!”?
Feed The Bay – On Sunday, March 31, each church congregation will be given a grocery list at their worship services. Leaders of each church will challenge their congregation to leave the church and go shop at participating Publix Super Markets or other stores closest to their home between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for the benefit of those in need in our communities. Go to www.feedthebay.org for more information or to learn how you can volunteer that day.
Spring Fling –
TONIGHT We’ll meet in the field behind Ballast Point Elementary from 5-7. Bring your favorite picnic gear, Frisbees, footballs, some cash for food – and be ready to eat and have a great time.
Mens Softball Outreach –
It’s for men age 16 and older.
• Games will be played Friday evenings.
• The cost is $45 per player — includes jersey, bats, and balls.
• Our league will play against other churches in the Tampa Bay area
The opening game is April 5 at the field in Gadsden Park (6901 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa 33611.) Bring your family and friends, and invite your neighbors to come and be a part of the fellowship.
WAYS TO SERVE
As we learned this week, it is our mission to share the gospel. One of the ways we can do that right now, is helping our church prepare for VBS. Each CG has the ability to receive a project that they can do DURING their CG time! Just return it back to the Children’s Dept the following Sunday a.m. Lets get WILD and help prepare for VBS KIDS! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your craft project to make/cut-out/color/etc.
VBS Into The Wild!
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