Friends in Low Places
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Sun, Sep 29, 2019
Series:Not Pretty People   Passages: Mark 2:13    Teacher: Dr. Clay Smith

Sermon Discussion Questions


Starter:  In your opinion, what kind of people think church is not for them?


Dig Deeper

  • Read Mark 2:13-17
  • What does it say about Jesus’ teaching that some many people wanted to hear him?  Why do people today not want to hear Jesus?
  • Imagine you are Levi.  What thoughts run through your head when you hear Jesus call you?
  • Imagine you are part of the crowd walking with Jesus.  What is your reaction when Jesus invites Levi to join the party?
  • How do you think the disciples felt when they were invited to Levi’s house for a banquet?
  • In your opinion, what keeps churches from being inclusive? 
  • The religious leaders are astonished that Jesus would eat with tax collector and sinners.  What does that say about their thinking?
  • Jesus identifies himself as a doctor.  What does that teach you about who Jesus is?
  • If you were to reconstruct a church based on this passage, what would it look like?  Who would you want to come?  What would be taught?

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