Jesus and the Female Disciple - Gospel According to Luke Conversation #6

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Message Text: Luke 10:38-42
Message Theme: Anyone can choose to "sit at Jesus' feet." All of the barriers that prevented you from following and leading are removed in Jesus. So, sit at his feet and join the revolution.

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Group Discussion Questions

  1. Have you experienced a time when you were excluded from a place or role, not because of any inability to handle it, but simply because of who you were?
    (college, job, promotion, social group, etc.)
  2. Tell about a time when experienced a barrier that someone put in place that prevented you from using your gifts or blessing God's people.
  3. How does it feel when you are prevented from using the gifts God has given to you?
  4. Read Luke 10:38-42
    (You might refer to John 11-12 as well).
    What do these passages tell us about Mary and Martha?
  5. How do you see the faith of Mary and Martha exhibited?
    What risk is there in inviting Jesus into your home with the challenge of his message?
  6. Collin focused on the phrase "sitting at the feet of Jesus" in verse 39. He tied this phrase to 3 other biblical passages (Luke 2:43-46; Luke 8:34-36; Acts 22:3).
    How do those passages help reveal the true nature of Mary's quest?
    How does this insight change the way you see this story and what Jesus is doing in it?
  7. For the past 5 weeks, we have focused on stories about Jesus' inclusion of outsiders (the tax collectors & sinners, the centurion, the sinful woman, the healing of the demon-possessed man, and Mary as a disciple).
    How do these 5 stories reshape your thinking of Jesus and his ministry?
  8. How do these 5 stories challenge you to change as a disciple of Jesus?
  9. How do these 5 stories challenge us as a church to better receive outsiders?
    How can we better reflect Jesus and the community he came to develop?
  10. What can you do personally to help in this challenge?