Back to the basic


intro (read aloud before the discussion)

Living worried and upset is the normal way to live these days. We tend to accept living like that and move on. Jesus invites us into a different strategy , in and through connection and conversation with him. What if there is another way – other than the way of being worried and upset about so many things?

SERMON DISCUSSION (Use as a guide for dialogue, let God lead, and read the verses aloud)

1. Read Luke 10:41. What are you most worried about in this season? Martha, when worried, got upset and demanding. What is your symptom or response when you get worried?

2. Read Luke 10:42. “Only one thing is needed”, Jesus says. Describe the one thing. What do you think Jesus is talking about? How could this one thing be the answer or antidote to all of the things that we are worried and upset about? Is this overly simplistic or simply brilliant? What are your thoughts?

3. Read Luke 11:1-2. Is the life and pattern of Jesus an impossible model or the best possible model? What would be a great first step in this season as you continue to pursue a conversational friendship with Jesus?

MINISTRY TIME (Invite the Spirit of God to come – “Come Holy Spirit”)

Peter, a friend of Jesus, said “Cast your cares upon him, because he cares for you”. Let’s give Jesus whatever is heavy on us today and allow him to carry what we are unable to carry.

SPIRITUAL FORMATION (This is a weekly practice as we seek to become more like Jesus)

Paul, a friend of Jesus, encouraged some other friends to pray without ceasing. Paul is talking about a casual, conversational friendship with Jesus throughout the day. Focus on that this week. Think of every moment as an opportunity to connect with the very present friend that we have in Jesus.

daily reading (Tune into the daily “Together On Mission” podcast here and let’s start every day with Jesus)

Luke 11 | Psalm 16

Luke 12 | Psalm 17

Luke 13 | Psalm 18

Luke 14 | Psalm 19

Luke 15 | Psalm 20

Catch up on daily reading or choose a passage, any passage and enjoy

Tune in for Week 3 – “Back to the Basic”