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1.) Do you feel like you have a kingdom? A domain where you make the rules etc.? What does your domain communicate?
2.) The message that is given to those sent out is "The Kingdom of God is near". We talked about the present and future aspects of that message. Are either of those aspects more difficult for you to embrace or believe at times? Does either aspect bring you more comfort? What is the importance of both?
3.) We talked about the importance of the medium and the message. Can you think of any examples in your personal history (in or out of church) where the medium undermined or did not match the message?
4.) What do you think about the importance of dependence in the way we are living out of the message? Why was it important to Christ's message that he came to earth so dependent? Why is it for us?
5.) What about the importance of having an open table/sacrificing our ideas of who is clean and unclean? How was it a pivotal part of what Jesus communicated about the Kingdom?
6.) Why is it a necessary part of the message to not spend your life "shopping for a better deal"? Why was the message of Jesus supported by his constant moving down the ladder of life?
7.) Why is healing so much a part of trying to communicate the idea that the kingdom of God is near? What do you think "healing" looks like for you as a follower of Christ in the 21st century?
8.) Why is it necessary to respect when people we encounter say no to the message? Why is it important that the message does not change even when that happens.