Scripture

  1. Mark 3:25 – If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

 

  1. Mark 3:30 – They were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

 

  1. Mark 4:4,8 – Some seed fell along the path… Still others fell on good ground.

 

  1. Mark 4:10 – When He was alone with the Twelve, those who were around Him asked Him about the parables.

 

  1. Mark 4:21 – Is a lamp brought to be put under a basked or under a bed?

 

  1. Mark 4:24 – By the measure you use, it will be measured and added to you.

 

  1. Mark 4:27 – He sleeps and rises – night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows – he doesn’t know how.

 

  1. Mark 4:31 – It’s like a mustard seed that, when sown in the soil, is smaller than all the seeds on the ground.

Discussion Questions

  1. Team sports often teach a story of unity. What are your experiences with unity?

 

  1. Which leaders in our lifetimes have gone unappreciated? Why?

 

  1. In sales it is often said, “Some will, some won’t, so what.” What does this teach us about life and leadership?

 

  1. The parables that Jesus often taught in were sometimes hard to discern. Why do you think this was so?

 

  1. For Christians the good news of Jesus Christ is the greatest narrative of all time. Do yo ever keep it a secret? Why?

 

  1. In the US we like to see the big plays, the long bomb, the slam-dunk. What would Jesus say about depending on these kinds of plays?

 

  1. Why would Jesus say that it’s more important to be faithful than successful?

 

  1. Many stories end well because of the little things leaders do like sharing a meal or taking time to say hello, or good on you. Why do you think this is so?
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