Beyond These Walls: Here We Go! Week 3 Intro/LifeGroup Questions
This guide pairs with Mark 4:26-34 and the sermon preached at Chapel Hill on May 18-19.
Written by Jena Meyerpeter
Jena and her family moved to Gig Harbor in the fall of 2017. Although she considers herself a Midwest girl at heart, she and her husband Josh are loving raising their three daughters here in the Pacific Northwest. Jena’s love for God’s Word inspires her to write and speak on a variety of topics surrounding faith and family.
What can we learn about the different roles of people and God in growth in this passage? How does this resonate with other passages you know of in Scripture? Take a look at 1 Corinthians 3:6-9.
What does this passage teach about the nature of the kingdom of God? Look specifically at the vocabulary used: scatter, night and day, sprouts and grows, knows not how, first…then…then, at once. What do these words teach about the way in which seeds are planted, the speed that they grow, the process of growth, etc.
How does this passage build on what we have learned earlier in this chapter?
When have you been tempted to see yourself responsible for God’s part in someone else’s spiritual growth?
When can you see in your story that you have been the one “scattering” or “reaping”. How have you witnessed the work of God through that moment?
What’s harder for you? Being proactive about partnering in the work of someone else’s spiritual growth, or surrendering control to let God be God with his part? Pray for what you need to grow in this area.
Spend some time this week dwelling on the incredible mystery of how God works to bring fruit in the kingdom in ways we “know not how”. Find an intentional way this week to turn your reflections into praise and worship of the one who is bigger and greater than we can understand.