Message: Inner Circle

Speaker: Chris Nation and Judy West

Service Date: July 07, 2024 Plain Print Version


  • Mark 5:21-43 
  • Matthew 17:1-9
  • Mark 14:32-36 


  • All of the worship songs from this weekend had themes of trusting God as a solid foundation. Do you have an anthem song or Bible verse that reminds you to trust in Jesus? 
    • Would you be willing to share? 
  • Think over the three stories the teacher referenced at the beginning of the message (see scriptures above). Jesus's inner circle saw and had the chance to trust Jesus through some real highs and lows. 
    • What experience do you have trusting God through the highs and the lows? 


    • Have you given much thought to who is in your inner circle?
    • Did you get a chance to do the inner circle exercise in service? If not, you can access it on the Crossing app! 
      • If you have time, give group members time to do the exercise independently. 
      • What did you learn from doing the exercise? 
      • What questions or action steps do you have after completing it?


      • The teachers mentioned that Proverbs is a great place to read about what makes a good, trusted, inner circle.
        • When was the last time you read through the book of Proverbs?
          • Consider reading Proverbs this summer! Challenge yourself to take notes about looking for and becoming a "cross plus" friend. 

      "For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty."
      2 Peter 1:16