Icing on the Cake


I’ve heard a lot of people say things in the arena of, “well of course I would believe if I had seen Jesus perform miracles.” This week’s readings are full of reasons to believe. Casting out demons. Raising people from the dead. Healing chronic illness. The list goes on.

The truth is, the empty tomb is all we really need to believe. Everything we get to read in Scripture and experience in our own lives is just icing on the cake. Enjoy this icing, it’s pretty incredible!

May 13: Mark 5:1-20

Today’s Takeaways:

  • Jesus was able to heal people when no one else could.
  • When God does something great for us, we are supposed to tell people about it.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • What is something great God has done for you that you should tell your friends about?

May 14: Mark 5:21-43

Today’s Takeaways:

  • The woman who had been sick for a long time was healed because she believed Jesus could do it.
  • God is able to do anything, including raise people from the dead.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • What does it mean to you to have faith?

May 15: Mark 6:1-6

Today’s Takeaways:

  • The lack of faith in Jesus’ hometown made it difficult for him to perform miracles there.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • People who heard him were amazed by his teachings. What is something about Jesus you find amazing?

May 16: Mark 6:7-13

Today’s Takeaways:

  • Jesus sent his disciples out to help do his work.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • Like the disciples, we’re called to help do Jesus’ work in the world. What is one way you can help do Jesus’ work today?

May 17: Mark 6:14-29

Today’s Takeaways:

  • John the Baptist, the prophet who told people Jesus was coming, was killed by Herod.
  • Herod wanted to kill John the Baptist because he called Herod out for his sin.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • Sometimes there are difficult consequences when we choose to be faithful. Can you think of a consequence you might face for making the right choice?


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