Caring

 1. What are you thankful for this week?

 2. What are you struggling with and how can we help?

Accountability

Discover

Ask someone to read the passage one paragraph at a time.

Have a group member tell it in their own words.

Ask the group if they added anything or left anything out.

When you finish with ALL paragraphs, ask someone in the group to tell the WHOLE story by memory. Have the group correct any errors.

Mark 7:17-23

17 After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable.18 “Are you so dull?” he asked. “Don’t you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can defile them?19 For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.)

20 He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them.21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder,22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”

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 3. What does this passage tell us about God?

 4. What does this passage tell us about people?

Application

 5. If this passage is true, what behaviour should we change this week?

 6. Who will you tell this story to this week?

 7. What needs can we meet in the community this week?

Planning

 8. When do you want to meet again?