An Act of Celebration

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An Act of Celebration

Bradon: Jon. Did you know that I have a long list of specific, mostly fun rules, my friends and I live by? 

Jon: I did! I don’t know all the rules but I do know that rule #1 is Fun is one! Which I really love! 

Bradon: Right, there’s a lot of rules! One of my favourites is always having a glowstick budget! Do you know why? 

Jon: I do not! But I am sure the listeners and I will all find out in our upcoming episode! 

Bradon: Indeed you will!

Discussion Episode

1 John 4:19

Discussion | An Act of Celebration

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Discussion | An Act of Celebration

Jon: Welcome to the discussion episode for the bible story podcast, today we are going over our episode – An Act of Celebration!

Jon: Welcome to the discussion episode for the bible story podcast, today we are going over our episode – An Act of Celebration!

Compassion Over Judgement

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Compassion Over Judgement

Bradon: Hey, a serious question for you. Have you ever experienced racism or discrimination?

Jon: Not personally, but I have watched it happen to people who are very close to me!

Bradon: Coming up on the Bible Story Podcast. We watch how Jesus responds to the marginalized.

Discussion Episode

John 4:1-42

Discussion | Compassion Over Judgement

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Discussion | Compassion Over Judgement

Jon: You are listening to the discussion episode for the story, choose compassion over judgement. 

Bradon: Jesus meets a Samaritan woman who her people and the Jews have marginalized. Jesus spoke with her and chose compassion over judgement. He told her all kinds of things, even some things that only her closest friends would have known, and then revealed to her that he is the Messiah. The whole town came out to meet Jesus, and they too believed in Jesus. The disciples watched all of this unfold and saw just how wrong they viewed others, and learned the value of choosing compassion over judgement.

Jon: You are listening to the discussion episode for the story, choose compassion over judgement. 

Bradon: Jesus meets a Samaritan woman who her people and the Jews have marginalized. Jesus spoke with her and chose compassion over judgement. He told her all kinds of things, even some things that only her closest friends would have known, and then revealed to her that he is the Messiah. The whole town came out to meet Jesus, and they too believed in Jesus. The disciples watched all of this unfold and saw just how wrong they viewed others, and learned the value of choosing compassion over judgement.

Discussion Episode | Jesus Cares About Us

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Discussion Episode | Jesus Cares About Us

Jesus cares about us, even the little stuff. In today’s story, we read about Jesus, his mom and his disciples at a wedding where they ran out of wine. So Jesus turned water into wine, and the wedding celebration continued.

Lesson

Jesus cares about us, even the little stuff.

Questions

  1. When life gets hard, we often forget to tell God about the situation. We struggle to fix the issue and spend our time worrying about it all. Why is our default to try to fix things on our own rather than going straight to God?
  2. There are a lot of reasons we can trust God with our problems. Go around the circle and name two or three reasons why we can trust God with every situation.
  3. What is impressive about this story is that Jesus had no intention to do anything about the problem of the wedding host running out of wine. Jesus’ mom, Mary, convinced Jesus to do something. And Jesus did something even though it brought more attention to himself than what God wanted at that time. This story tells me that we can press God for a response – for an answer to our prayers. What do you think of the idea of telling God a few times about your situation and asking him a few times to act?

Growth Tip

Today’s growth tip is simple. Tell God about the situation you are in right now and ask for his help! Your situation might be difficult, or it may be ordinary. Regardless of your situation, tell God and ask for help! 

Prayer Requests

At the end of your discussion, go around the group and ask for prayer requests.

Jesus Cares About Us

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Jesus Cares About Us

Key Point

Today, we are going to hear about Jesus at a wedding! The critical lesson for us is that Jesus cares about us, even the little stuff.

About the Story

A little background for us. Jesus was not yet popular, with crowds continually wanting him to teach or heal. This story takes place at a wedding. He is with his mom and his disciples at this wedding.

Also, hear about Jon’s story of standing at the top of hill with his red and yellow banna seat bike with plans to go where he was not allowed to go!

God sees you and cares about you. Tell him about your situation!

Application

The lesson is this. Jesus cares about us, even the little stuff.

Mistakes get made all the time, and people get through it. The point is God loves us he cares about the things we are concerned with. It’s not to say he will always fix every single problem, but he cares about us!

He cares about us a lot and will help us out even if we do something harmful to ourselves or others. Jesus cares about us, even a kid on a banana seat bike with no helmet going down a treacherous bike path! 😉