- Read Mark 12:28-34
- Read 2 Corinthians 4:5
When you think about Christianity, do you think of it as more of a system of belief (orthodoxy) or a way of life (orthopraxy)? What is the strength and weakness of your view? What are you most/least looking forward to in this series?
In Mark 12:28-34, what verse or idea stands out to you the most? What are the implications of Jesus tying together the two commandments as preeminent – Loving God and loving our neighbors as ourselves – when he was just asked for the one most important? Talk about examples of what this means for daily life.
What do you think Jesus means about loving our neighbor as we love ourselves? Is he hinting that we need to learn to love ourselves better first?
What does the teacher of the law say that makes Jesus identify him as close to the Kingdom? What is so radical about this that others wouldn’t “dare” ask him any more questions?
In 2 Corinthians 4:5, what does Paul NOT proclaim? Can you think of an example of how you would apply this in your context? What DOES Paul proclaim? Can you think of an example from your life of how you do the same?
HOW does Paul’s message effect how he sees himself and therefore how he approaches others with his message? What might this look like in your life? Talk about an example.
When you think of the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, what route to learning more about God is your strongest/weakest (Bible, Experience, Reason or Tradition)? What could you do this week to grow stronger in your weak area?