Once In awhile we need a personal invitation.
Discussion points: Simon Peter, How fragile we can be, not belonging, what can
frighten us, generic friends, where did we get the idea we earn Godʼs love?, to find
yourself, righteousness and church, crucifixion of Jesus, disciples and Peter, tomb is
empty, Gospel of Mark
If you prove your faith, it is not faith.
Discussion points: The idea of the way Thomas is perceived, Jesus raised from the
dead physically?, It takes more faith to be blind and stay blind but to be kind than it
ever takes to get well, What Jesus says about an experience, miracles, Thomas, the
tomb, John 20: 27-29
How easy it is to misunderstand.
Discussion points: We allow a Biblical writer to interpret our understanding of Judas,
Less government? but political parties moving into the bedroom, When we draw the
wrong conclusion from a fact, abortion, contraception, warning of decay and potential
within us, Judas and an exaggerated view of Jesus, Judas and the crucifixion, The
Gospel of Matthew
The majority can be wrong. Popular opinion can lie.
Discussion points: Micaiah, Ahab, Jehoshaphat, First Kings 22:8, blessing, people in unison and prophets in unison, “dare to tell the truth as you understand,” too good to be true, “wrongly convicted,” DNA, healing services
The majority is often controlled by a fanatical minority.
Discussion points: power, dedication, Gideon, what controls us, John Kerry, John Kennedy, Penn State, Sandusky, “where there is smoke there is fire”, guilty, not guilty