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LIFEgroup Questions for Influence Week One


Big Idea: Rather than pulling us into away from the world in a “holy huddle” Jesus sends us to our family and friends to tell the story of how He has changed our lives.

What has been the best thing that has happened to you this week?

Read Psalm 9:1-2. Have everyone in the group mention one thing for which they are thankful to God.

How often do you spend time "recounting all of God's wonderful deeds"? How do you think your life would be different if you kept in a prominent place a list of God's wonderful deeds? 

What is the most remarkable thing you've every witnessed God do in your life or in someone else's life?

Have someone (or a few people) summarize the story of Jesus healing the demoniac from Mark 5.

If you were the man who got healed in this story, would you think about God differently than you do right now? Why or why not?

Read Mark 5:18-20. Why did Jesus not let the man follow Him? What mission did Jesus send the man to accomplish?

If you were sent to "proclaim how much Jesus had done" for you, who would you go to? What would you tell them?

Jesus didn't let this man "follow him", he sent him on a mission instead. How might our efforts to "follow Jesus" get in the way of our ability to accomplish our mission? Can we truly "follow Jesus" and ignore our mission? Why or why not?

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