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Open Hands, Open Hearts
Archived – May 8, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Mark 10:17-27

Open Hands, Open Hearts

May 8, 2022 / Dan McEvoy / Mark 10:17-27

Mark 12:29-31 NLT

Today’s Truth: Open hands, open hearts.

Mark 10:17-21a NIV

Q: When Jesus looks at you, what do you think He sees?

Mark 10:21b NIV

Q: What is the one thing you lack?

⇒ The greatest way to loosen the grip of our greedy hearts is to .

Philippians 4:19 NIV; Mark 10:22 NIV

⇒ The greatest gift of generosity ever given was by God through the joy of .

Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV

Q: Who or what are you tight-gripping today that you need to hold with open hands?


Theme: Impossible Possible

Reflect Together:

What impacted you the most from Sunday’s message?

Share Together:

What is something you’ve had a tough time giving away, giving up, or getting rid of? (a childhood toy, a certain piece of clothing, job, hobby etc.)

Read Together:

Mark 10:17-27

Discuss Together:

  • What does Jesus tell this rich young leader to do, and why?
  • What do you think was Jesus’ motive in giving him such an extreme challenge to follow Him?
  • What was the man’s response, and how did the disciples react?
  • What do you think Jesus meant when he said it’s hard for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God?
  • What has been your “one thing” you lacked? In what way have you overcome this hurdle in order to fully follow Jesus, or if you’re not there yet, what will it take to get you there?
  • What does Jesus say is impossible but with God all things are possible?
  • When has there been a time in your life that God made the impossible possible?

Pray Together:

Take time to share how God is answering prayer, and pray over the needs in your group.

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