1)Listen to Podcast
Doing Life with Jesus: Building Relationships
1. Who Jesus Chose : Though Jesus would later recruit a master in the Torah (Acts 22:3), those He chose to
surround Himself with during His earthly life were far more unexpected. What made Peter/Andrew/James/John
(Luke 5:10-11), Matthew (Luke 5:27), and Simon (Luke 6:15) so unexpected? In life, it’s often easier to
surround ourselves with those who look, think, and act like we do. Why is such an approach both harmful to
ourselves and counter to God’s calling on our lives?
2. How Jesus Discipled : Though Jesus occasionally formally taught his disciples (Matt. 5:1-2), far more often the
twelve learned by following their master, watching what He did, and then imitating it themselves. Can you think
of any ‘do-what-Jesus-did’ discipleship moments in the gospels (Luke 9:1-2, 6; 10:1, 9)? What are some
things in the Christian life you can learn from a book, and what are some things you simply cannot?
3. Jesus’ Habits : We have already learned that Jesus faithfully attended the synagogue in His hometown of
Nazareth (Luke 4:16). What other spiritual disciplines, or habits of a Christian life, did Jesus exemplify? Read
the following verses about Jesus’ prayer life (Matt. 26:36; Mark 1:35; Luke 5:16; 6:12; 9:18, 28). What do you
observe about how, when, where, and why Jesus prayed? If Jesus was a man of prayer, how might you adjust
your schedule to reflect this priority?
4. Untouchables : Jesus’ ministry is filled with accounts of Him touching the untouchable (Luke 5:12-13). What
was the predominant religious attitude in Jesus’ day toward those who were either ritually or morally
untouchable (Luke 5:30; 7:39; 15:2; 19:7)? How did Jesus challenge this attitude (Luke 5:31-32; 7:34; 19:10)?
Where do you see both Pharisaism and Jesus-like love in the church and in your own heart? Are you willing to
do the uncomfortable and possibly scandalous if the Spirit calls?