People Jesus Met: The Disciples of John

Today's Text: Matthew 9.7-14

Teaching Link: People Jesus Met: The Disciples of John

For Further Study: The War of Art, Steven Pressfield

Discussion Questions: 

Read and discuss this quote from The War of Art.

“If you were meant to ____________________________, 

    and you don't do it, you not only hurt yourself

      (even destroy yourself;)  You hurt your children.

        You hurt me. You hurt the planet.”

“You shame the angels who watch over you 

    and you spite the Almighty, who created you 

      and only you with your unique gifts, for the sole 

        purpose of nudging the human race one 

          millimeter farther along its path back to God.”

Has envy of someone ever cost you the opportunity to appreciate or experience the gift of others? 


How does knowing your gift allow you to celebrate the gifts and achievements of others?


What were you created to do?  How might you go about knowing that, truly and deeply?