When is the last time you hit pause and just reflected? Have you even stopped from the rush to hear from God or make a difference in someone’s life? What do we miss out on in our relationship with God when we can’t slow down? Listen as Paul Kiss continues our Undivided Life series as we focus on slowing down and dig into Mark 2:13-17. Through it we’ll discover that an Undivided Life develops at a walking pace.
Undivided Life: Slow Down
Speaker: Paul Kiss
Date: June 17, 2018
1. Jesus walked
Mark 1:16-20; 2:13-17
2. Walking and Seeing
3. Walking and Availability
Mark 3:7ff; 11:27
4. Warning: One Way to Ruin Walking
Mark 2:23-28; 3:1-6
5. Walking Is The Speed of Love
John 11:9; 12:35; 1Jn 1:6-7; 2Jn 6; 3Jn 3
“It’s almost normal to carelessly rush from one thing and place to the next at such a hurried pace that we barely have time to rest or eat. Filling all of the empty spaces of our days with things that keep us from quality connections with God and others has become a culturally accepted addiction with frightening spiritual and relational consequences.” – Nathan Foster – The Discipline of Slowing
1. What is it that makes busy-ness so attractive?
2. Talk about a time when you were so busy that you missed an opportunity to hear from God or make a difference in someone’s life, etc. What were the consequences of that missed chance?
3. What do we miss out on in our relationship with God when we can’t slow down?
4. Read Exodus 3:1-10.
a. Where was Moses when he spotted the burning bush?
b. Why do you think Moses noticed the burning bush?
c. What did Moses have to do before God finally spoke to him? (When did God speak to Moses?)
d. What lessons are there in this story that relate to Mark 2:13-17 and slowing down?
5. What unhealthy core-beliefs do we hold on to that keep us from slowing down.
1. Use the Retreat In Daily Life (RDL) booklet this week to prepare for next Sunday’s message about “Listening.”
2. If you haven’t tried the RDL from last week, do so and plan to talk with someone about your experience.