Matthew 9:9; Luke 6:39-40; Galatians 2:20; John 10:27, Matthew 10:32; John 13:34-35
1. Does the term “Christian” have a positive or negative connotation to you? Why?
2. Read Matthew 9:9. What does it mean to you to be a follower of Jesus Christ? How is this different than being a follower in the normal sense (something that is not a positive in our culture)?
3. What do you think are the biggest challenges of following Jesus Christ? Why?
4. Read Luke 6:39-40, Galatians 2:20, and John 10:27. How does following Jesus do more than just take you somewhere? How does following Jesus actually change you?
Read Matthew 10:42 and John 13:34-35. Why do you think following Jesus is so interconnected to helping others? In what ways has following Jesus equipped you to help those you encounter who may have a need?