In this episode, Dr. Barber and Dr. Hefelfinger explore Episode 2 of Season 3: "Two by Two." They consider the real consequences that following Jesus entails, how Jesus calls his disciples in spite of and because of their pasts, and how suffering can glorify God when it is transformed by grace.
1. Matthew hears Jesus and responds with action. Do you hear Jesus speaking to you? How do you respond?
2. Jesus wants to send you as he did the apostles. Pray with Matthew 10. How is the Lord inviting you to be on mission?
3. Matthew was a tax collector before following Jesus; Christ used even Matthew's past for his purposes. What past experience is the Lord leading you away from as he calls you? Ask him to show you how he will use this experience in his plan.
4. The Chosen presents Little James as having a physical disability. Jesus explains this trial will allow him to give a greater testimony to Jesus’ love. What cross in your own life does the Lord desire to use in this way?