People Jesus Met: A Father and Two Daughters

Today's Text: Matthew 9.18-26

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Teaching Link: People Jesus Met: A Father and Two Daughters

Discussion Questions: 

What did the two characters, Jairus and the woman, have in common?  List the ways that they were different.

"Vision is seeing beyond what is right in front of you."  Discuss this concept.  

How did Jairus demonstrate vision?  What were the barriers he had to overcome?

How did the woman demonstrate vision?  What were the barriers she had to overcome?

In what others left for dead, Jesus saw life.  When he declared his vision, people laughed at him.  How are the demands of the gospel ridiculous to those who "do not have eyes to see?"  Give some examples.

Are there those around you who keep you from seeing what God has in store for you?

What are some of the circumstances that hold you back from seeing what God has in store for you?

What are some dreams and visions you have that others might laugh at?  Things that have been left for dead?  How might those things be resuscitated?