Sunday School – 7/19/20

Sunday School Scripture & Questions for July 19, 2020

Mark 3:13-21

“Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.  He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons.  These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter),  James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means “sons of thunder”),  Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot  and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.”


  • What words or lines jump out to you in the text? Why?
  • Why do you think Jesus would pick such a diverse and different group to be His disciples?
  • What could be good about that choice? Bad?
  • Would you say that you spend most of your time with people who are just like you or with people who are different than you?
  • Why do you think many social groups are geared around people who are very similar? Do you think that is easier when it comes to your own relationships?
  • What are some of the benefits of building relationships and community with people who are different from you? Should there be a line as far as whether you should build relationships with certain people based on their differences? Why or why not?
  • Do you feel excited or resistant to the idea of building relationships with people who are different from you? Why?
  • What is one person who is different from you in your school, neighborhood, or community that you could possibly try to build a deeper relationship and get to know better?
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