WEIRD IN A GOD WAY
What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
When you hear the word “Weird,” what is the first thing you think of?
What does a normal week look like for you? If you could change it, what would it look like then?
Please view the following video clips from the movie Evan Almighty and short vignettes describing the impact of Michael Jr’s movie/documentary The Road Less Traveled.
What did Evan experience as someone who did not conform?
In the vignettes from the Michael Jr. clip, whose story impacted you the most? Why?
Please read Matthew 7:12-14. What is the point of the two gates? Two roads? Two destinies? Two crowds?
How might Matthew 7:12 define what Jesus means by “the narrow gate”?
What are some reasons that this is the road less traveled?
Now please read Romans 12:2. Romans 12:2 is a verse that addresses conforming to what might be considered normal. What does this verse and the verse before it tell us about our minds in terms of what we must do to be different?
As we ultimately strive to distinguish ourselves from what normal people do, what can we do as a group that is not “normal?”
CHECK THE MIRRORS
Considering the message as a whole, what stands out to you as having the most personal meaning?
What are the obstacles that inhibit your journey toward the narrow gate?
We have ALL faced the proverbial “fork in the road.” If you are comfortable sharing, think about one of those choices and share how that choice has played out for you.
How can we pray for you this week?