Friday, January 23, 2009

Do You Care? (Mark 9:35)

  • Is it possible to care too much about something or someone? Give an example.
  • What are some of the things in your life that you care deeply about? What are some things that you just don't care about?
  • Talk about a time when you cared so much for something that you became frustrated.
  • Tell about a time you felt like saying, "That's it! I can't take anymore!". What made you care so deeply in that moment?
  • How can our frustrations sometimes spur us on to positive action?
  • As a group, make a list of the kinds of people that usually no one cares about.
  • Read Mark 9:35.
  • Why do some people not care at all about serving others? How does selfishness keep some people from obeying these words of Jesus?
  • Some people may read these words and be discouraged that they don't care about serving enough, but not know what to do about it. What are some specific steps a person could take to help them "care" more about serving others?
  • What are some things or people you need to care more about?
  • What can you and the group do this week to be more caring?

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