This week we are looking at Mark 7:31-8:21 , which is all about the importance of listening, so please take time to listen! I attach a handout to help you focus on the meeting along with some application questions to help us in our time together. This week, Jill leads us in prayer and Alison plays a hymn.
What do you think is so tragic about not being able to hear?
1. Need for Jesus
v32 - Isaiah 35:5
Do you find it hard to agree with Jesus more important agenda?
Why are miracles not Jesus priority?
2. Two kinds of deafness
(helpless and deliberate)
Why do you think Mark has placed this account of this deaf and dumb man here?
What is responsible for our slowness to respond to Jesus?
3. Need to listen carefully
Can you understand God’s divine sovereignty and our responsibility?
As I make an effort to hear God’s word who is also giving understanding?
How can we encourage a habit of listening carefully to God’s word?