BASIC: Follow Jesus: High School Small Groups 1.22.17

What we're talking about

What does Jesus mean when He tells us to follow Him? Are we supposed to just agree with what He says, or does He really mean we're supposed to do the things He did and live the life He lived? Once we understand how to follow Jesus, we see the hard life that might be in store for us, and then the real question becomes not how, but why we would want to follow Him in the first place.

Questions for Conversation

  • In Matthew 4:19 Jesus says to some of his future disciples, "Come, follow me and I will make you fishers of men." What do you think it means to follow Jesus? What does it mean to be a fisher of men?
  • When you think about the church, do you look around and see a group of people, or do you see followers of Jesus Christ?
  • In Luke 6:46 Jesus says, "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?" How do Jesus' words strike you? Is He talking to you when He asks this question?
  • What is hard about following Jesus?