19 That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said.20 As he spoke, he showed them the wounds in his hands and his side. They were filled with joy when they saw the Lord!21 Again he said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.”
Reflect on the Passages
Take a moment to read through the passages slowly. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you through them.
Is there a word or phrase that God is drawing to your attention? What is He saying to you through these passages?
Engage with the Message
1) What stood out to you from the Scripture passages and/or this week's message?
2) In what ways is God challenging you and/or encouraging you through the message?
3) Robert spoke about the importance of taking on a posture of humility and learning from others as we seek to share the gospel with them. Why do you think this matters so much? What difference does it make for the people we are engaging with? What difference does it make in us?
4) What do you think Jesus meant when he said that "the Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed?" How have you seen that reality in the ways that the gospel spreads and takes shape in the lives of people and communities?
5) What do you think gets in the way of our sense of being "on mission" as we live our day-to-day lives?
6) What does it look like to live "on mission" within our context? What does it look like to live on mission within the places you spend most of your time?
7) What barriers do we tend to face as we share the gospel within our cultural context?
8) What hope does the gospel bring within our cultural context?