Community Group Discussion Questions

Palm Sunday
3/24/24


These questions are based on the sermon preached on 3/24/24 at Crossroads Church in Turlock, CA.

Please don’t feel the need to get through all the questions. The goal is not to get through all of them, but rather to have a meaningful time of discussion and encouragement.

Read Mark 11:1-10

1.What stood out to you from the sermon or any of the passages of Scripture that were read during the sermon? What questions did the sermon raise for you?

2.Read vs.1-3. We know from the other Gospel accounts that the “colt” was the colt of a donkey. What is so significant about Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey? What are implications of this event and Jesus’ posture for our lives?

3.Read vs.8-10. What were the disciples and the crowd anticipating Jesus to do? Why? What should we learn from the fact that Jesus didn’t do what everyone expected him to do? What does that say about how we as his followers should go about our daily lives?

4.Jesus entered Jerusalem knowing exactly what was going to happen to him at the end of the week. What does that say about him? How does that make you feel knowing that he went to Jerusalem anyway? What are some possible implications for our daily lives based on this reality?

5.Spend some time praying for each other. Also, pray for the Good Friday and Easter Services. Pray that Believers would be encouraged and that those who are not yet Believers would bow their hearts and lives to King Jesus.
The Church #5 – “Now What?”
4/7/24


These questions are based on the sermon preached on 4/7/24 at Crossroads Church in Turlock, CA.

Please don’t feel the need to get through all the questions. The goal is not to get through all of them, but rather to have a meaningful time of discussion and encouragement.

Read Ephesians 4:11-16

1.What stood out to you from the sermon or any of the passages of Scripture that were read during the sermon? What questions did the sermon raise for you?

2.If the goal of Crossroads Church is to “make fully committed followers of Jesus”, what are potential obstacles to reaching that goal? What are obstacles in the culture and in individual people? What can be done to work through those obstacles?

3.What are ways we as individual Christians can live for “the good of the world”? How can Crossroads Church strive to exist for the “good of the world”?

4.Of the five Core Values, which one are you most passionate about? Why?

5.Take some time to pray for each other. Pray for Crossroads Church that it will pursue the mission God has for us with focus and in the power of the Holy Spirit.