Huddles: Spring 2019
Below is the plan for you to follow as you lead out this study. At the end of this post we have attached the full curriculum that includes some very helpful Bible background and commentary to help you as you prepare to lead. Our prayer for you is that the Lord will bring this Scripture to life in your own life and that your leading will be an overflow from that! Let us know if you have any questions.
The Lead In
Never before in our history have we been so mobile and so connected. I’ve seen people sitting at red lights, putting on mascara while talking on the phone while eating breakfast. The direction our world has taken toward technology and interconnectedness has actually brought us a stretched-too-thin sanity, it seems. We are a VERY busy people. Even as you sit (or stand, or walk) and read these words, there are likely five to 10 different situations/issues/trials you are facing, questions you’re wondering, or deadlines you’re dreading. But for all our busyness, are we seeing progress? That’s today’s talk. Take a minute and pray for your students. And while you’re at it, pray for yourself.
As we start small group, I want to ask you to write a short list of things you’ve been doing this past week. How many of you would consider yourselves pretty busy? Do you think it’s possible to be TOO busy? What does a life that is too busy look like?
Today we’re talking about the second of Satan’s favorite arrows: Busyness. This arrow is pointed at your calendar. But you don’t have to have a full schedule to be considered busy, either. We’ll dive into some things God wants to say to us about busyness.
Open up your Bible to Luke 10:38-42, maybe the most well-known story about busyness.
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken from her.”
- Who are the two sisters, and what is an adjective you’d use for each of them? Which one of them do you identify with the most?
- What was Mary doing after Jesus arrived? What was Martha’s complaint?
- Why do you think Martha was doing what she was doing? Was it wrong?