What Do You Want? – Conversations with Jesus (Week 1)Written by admin on Jan 09, 2020 in - No Comments
“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked two blind men. He asks the same question to us, but most of us don’t know what we want because we don’t have enough vision for our lives to answer this question. In this sermon, Adam kicks off a new series on conversations with Jesus, inviting us to talk with God about what we want for our lives and to vision with him for the future.
Sermon Discussion Questions
Matt. 20:29 – 34 || Adam’s sermon || 1/5/20
- Today’s sermon opens a series on conversations with Jesus. When was the last time you had a conversation with Jesus, and what was it about?
- In this passage, the crowds try to shut up the blind men, who are shouting to Jesus to have mercy on them. “When people of privilege like us refuse to understand the cries of the marginalized, we’ll try to silence them instead of listening to them,” Adam said. Have you seen this dynamic at play in the world? By contrast, have you ever witnessed people of privilege listening well to the marginalized and respecting their voice?
- Jesus asked the two blind men, “What do you want me to do for you?” In what ways does Jesus’s question surprise, disturb, or comfort you?
- Adam likened our lives to a buffet, where we fill our plates with whatever looks good, but eventually realize we have no room for what we really want—life with God. When it comes to how you live your life, how would you describe the way you go about “filling your plate”? Does how you spend your time flow from vision and conversation with God, or from what happens to be in front of you that looks good?
- Imagine Jesus is asking you what he asked the blind men: What do you want from me?Take some time to sit with this question, then start a conversation with God, telling him what you want. You may also wish to take some time and ask what he wants for you.