The Gist

This week, as we see how Jesus responded to the doubts of some of His followers, we’ll discover that when we learn to deal with our doubt, God can grow our faith.

The Point

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The Bible

Mark 9:21–24

The Conversation

  • Give an example of a time that you didn’t believe what someone told you.

  • Do you feel like doubt is something everyone struggles with?
    • Why or why not?
  • Being quiet about our doubts actually hurts our faith. How can being honest about our doubts help our faith grow?

  • Jesus wasn’t angry when the man talked about his doubts. How can we as a group make sure this is a safe place to talk about our doubts?

  • Is there a certain area in your life where you need Jesus to help you with your unbelief?

  • What are some steps you can take to deal with your doubt? [talking with a trusted friend, talking with a small group leader, searching for answers, praying about it]