Encounter is on the 2nd & 4th Sundays and includes Communion

‘Blessed are those who mourn’

Readings: Isaiah 61:1-2, Matthew 5:4 (NIV)

Life Group Questions

‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted’ Matthew 5: 4

  1. What do we mourn? Why do we mourn?
  2. Mourning comes to us all … yet, sometimes we struggle against it … and avoid it … yet, Jesus invites us to mourn. What do you think Jesus wants us to pay attention to in our mourning?
  3. How do you feel when you see the sin that is in the world? How do you feel about the sin in your own life?
  4. How does mourning over your sin, rather than denying it, help you move forward?
  5. What role do we have in comforting those who mourn? See Romans 12:15 and 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
  6. In Isaiah 61:1-3, what does God promise for those who are mourning?
  7. Why can we trust God to help and heal us? Read Hebrews 13:5, John 14:16, Isaiah 40:30-31 and 2 Corinthians 1:3-5