Life Group Discussion Guide                                                          September 20, 2020
The Ways of The Alongsider
Lesson 6 – The Way of Listening & Love



Begin your group by having someone share their faith story timeline.


First Impression…

          What is one spiritual tradition you have or always have wanted to have in your family?


Read The Text…

          Mark 10:46-52

  • After reading the story, retell it in your own words.

  • Why do you think the crowd rebuked the blind man?

  • What was the blind man’s request of Jesus?

  • On what basis was Bartimaeus healed?


Talk It Over…

  1. What lesson do you learn about relationships from Jesus’ interaction with Bartimaeus?

  2. Read Proverbs 18:13 and James 1:19.  What instructions do these verses provide for good listening?

  3. Discuss the following statement by William Ury, “Listening may be the golden key that opens the door to human relationships.”  Why is listening so important?

  4. How do you know when a deep relationship has occurred?

  5. Why do you think it can be scary for some to go deep in relationships?

  6. “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18  What does this passage teach you about discipleship?

  7. As a group, think of a project you could do to show the love of Christ to someone.