discussion questions

EPIC | “Defining Discipleship”
September 23, 2012
Alan Scott (Lead Pastor, CCC)


  1. What is the best piece of advice or information you’ve received lately?  Who gave it to you?  What did you do with it?  Was the “doing” difficult, heavy, or burdensome?  Do you think there is a difference between information and news?  Explain.
  2. Read Mark 1:14-20.  What part of this passage resonates with you the most?   What frustrates you?  Why is this piece of scripture significant?   How important is this text to you?
  3. What makes the good news of Jesus good news for you?   How have we lessened or made small the good news of Jesus?  What do you think is required for the gospel to become EPIC again in your life… in our church?  How is joy an evidence of the EPIC gospel taking shape in your life?
  4. How do you describe the spiritual idea of “calling?”  In what ways have you been called?  In what ways has everyone been called?  Is calling more about doing or being?  Explain.
  5. What do Jesus’ first words of ministry (Mark 1:14-20) compare with his final words (Mark 16:15)?   How do these significant directives affect or impact your life?  In what ways do many churches or Christians neglect these ideas?  What is at stake in the practical application of these two passages?
  6. When it comes to discipleship, what is the difference between being a verb or a noun?  Which does your life reflect and why?  How can your community group help you redefine discipleship?  How will you express great joy because of God’s EPIC story in your life this week?  Post an EPIC, joy-filled prayer for others to see…


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