discussion questions

EPIC | “Prayer & Power”
October 7, 2012
Alan Scott (Lead Pastor, CCC)


  1. What’s the weirdest or funniest prayer you’ve ever heard?  Check out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPCPtH7WfGM  What do you think of this gem?  What’s the most powerful prayer you’ve either heard or prayed?  What results of prayer do you remember as powerful?
  2. Read Mark 1:35-45.  What’s been happening up to this point in chapter one?  Humanly speaking, what would have been the physical, emotional, and mental state of Jesus by the time you get to verse 35?  Explain.   What is significant about verse 35?  How is this counter-culture to the way most Americans live?
  3. What would it take for you to slow down and go to your knees?  What needs to be sacrificed for this to happen?  What do you surmise would be the end results of sustained alone times in prayer?  Why doesn’t this happen more often?  What could be clarified in your life if you “went off to a solitary place?”
  4. Is it easy or hard for you to muster up compassion for others?  What does the pace or rhythm of life does to our compassion?  How much space do you have in your life to actually touch someone who is in need (and not just write a check)?
  5. Can you explain the gospel on the ground and the gospel in the air?  Why are both important, but how can each become a trap?
  6. Did you pick up a key this morning with someone’s name on it?  In prayer, listen for an extended few moments as to what God might tell you about the key you’re holding.   Do you think someone is holding on to a key with your name on it?  To what level are you hoping they’ll pray?  After this week is over, what will you do with the key you picked up?  Think of an activity your community group can do to complete the prayer/key exercise.


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