Week 1: Palm Sunday
2 Corinthians 5:14-21
- Read 2 Corinthians 5:14-15. If we are not compelled by Christ’s love, we will be compelled by something else. What are some of the things that have compelled you in the past? Think of things that have compelled your actions, attitudes, and lifestyle. Discuss what your life was like when you were compelled by those things.
- The thought of “no longer living for self” may sound stifling and offensive at first, but why is it actually freeing?
- Read 2 Corinthians 5:16-17. What does it mean to regard someone from a worldly point of view? What might that look like in everyday life? Why do we no longer regard others from a worldly point of view?
- Invite gC members to take out their phones and visit discovergrace.com/magazine, where you’ll see five testimonies centered on verse 17: “The old has gone, the new is here!” If time allows, browse through one or two of the articles and discuss what strikes you. Or simply read the titles and discuss which title resonates the most and why. If you were asked to write an article based on verse 17, what would you title it and why?
- Read 2 Corinthians 5:18-21. What does it mean for believers to have been given the “ministry of reconciliation”? In light of this ministry, who could you invite to Grace this Easter?
Week 2: Easter
Matthew 28:1-10, John 20:24-29
- Read Matthew 28:1-10. How did the women respond to the news of Jesus’ resurrection?
- The book of John describes this scene in greater detail. Read John 20:1-18. What additional information do we learn from John’s account?
- What can we infer about Mary’s relationship with Christ based on these verses? How would you describe her view of Jesus?
- Read John 20:19-29. In what ways are you (or have you been) similar to Thomas? Is there an area in your life where you’re saying, “Unless I see ___, I will not believe”?
- How is Jesus’ response to Thomas an example of Grace-Centered Truth? What does it reveal about the heart of Christ? If you were to take your doubt to Jesus, how do you think He would receive you?
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