Questions to help you dig deeper into this message:
Looking With Jesus’ Eyes: Knowing that there is a worldwide need to know God and what He has done for us in Jesus Christ, we long to open our eyes and hearts to practically and persistently love the people that live in our local area and around the world. Not just the people that regularly gather within the walls of our church building.
What ministered to you most from this message?
Read 2 Corinthians 5:20. What is this verse saying about us? Paul is called the “Apostle” Paul, which means that he was “sent out” with a mission and a message. How are we also called to do this? What does this practically look like?
Read Acts 18:9-10. Paul received a vision and encouragement in the dark. Why is this significant for us in the culture we are living in today?
In Acts 5:28 we read that the disciples were filling their city with the teaching of Jesus. Pastor Michael mentioned that ‘teaching/preaching’ in the original language includes within its definition “conversing“. Is it odd to think that ‘preaching’ could happen in the simplicity of a conversation and not on a stage? Describe a time you have had this happen in your own life, either as the ‘preacher’ or the ‘listener’.
Mark 8:22-25 – NKJV
Then He came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to Him, and begged Him to touch him. So He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. And when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him if he saw anything. And he looked up and said, “I see men like trees, walking.” Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly. Why do you think Jesus took this guy outside the town to heal him? What is Jesus’ point in healing him in stages, and not all at once? Why did Jesus make the man “look up”? What are we to look up to?