Week 3: Dirty Hands, Clean Hearts

September 5, 2021
Primary Text:
Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23
Supplementary Texts: Song of Solomon 2:8–13; Psalm 45:1–2, 6–9; James 1:17–27
Topic(s): Marginalization, Faithfulness
Big Idea of the Message: The community marginalizes the “unclean,” but Jesus works in the hearts of those whom he chooses.
Application Point: Don’t judge yourself by your works; instead, receive the judgment of Christ: Clean!
Discussion Questions:
  • What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
  • Have you ever been excluded from a group? How did that make you feel?
  • What actions seem to go against God’s purpose for his world?
  • How do you go against God’s will in this world?
  • Where is God working in your life right now?
  • How can we pray for you?