July 25, 2015
This week’s study is titled….
“What does God want from me?”
As you reflect on what Dave shared on Sunday were there any things which spoke to you? Share with others in your group.
1. Have you seriously pondered these questions?
Share your thoughts and discuss with each other possible answers.
Let’s look again at the essence of what Dave shared.
1. Am I ‘A Mary’ or ‘A Martha’ or ‘Some of Both’?
Read Luke 10:38-42.
What were the differences the apostle Luke was highlighting in his Gospel between these two sisters as they welcomed Jesus and His disciples into their home? Eg:
Discuss Jesus answer to Martha’s question and what she told Jesus to do!
In a sentence or two write in your own words the point Jesus wants us all to understand.
Think about what Dave said (below) about each sister.
Which one do you relate to most? Share in your group your reasons why.
2. ‘What is Most Important to God, close to His Heart and Why?’
Re-read the questions in Question 1.
Read Genesis 3:8-9. Why do you think God was walking in the garden and what was He looking for with Adam when He called out to him?
What comment did Moses make about Enoch’s relationship with God? Read Genesis 5:22,24.
Perhaps His greatest time of ‘agony of spirit’. Luke 22:39-44.
Read and discuss the following quote:
“Seeking solitude was an important priority for Jesus. He made room in His busy schedule to be alone with the Father. Spending time with God in prayer nurtures a vital relationship with Him and equips us to meet life’s challenges and struggles. Develop the discipline of spending time alone with God. It will help you grow spiritually and become more like Christ.” *
3. Have the Heart of Mary and the Hands of Martha
Revisit again the story of Mary and Martha. Luke 10:38-42.
As you think about Dave’s power points below ask yourself, ‘How does my own life line up?’
Mary and Martha.
Martha was doing a good thing.
Lots of the things we do are good things. Good ministries. Great opportunities. Serving and meeting the needs of others.
If you get your love and adoration and worship of the Lord right it is then far easier to then bring this same worship into our acts of service.
*Taken from ‘Life Application Study Bible’.