King’s Cross by Timothy Keller – Chapter 6 – The Waiting

Opening prayer

Read the italicized passages of Scripture in Chapter 6.


  1. Has there ever been a time when you had to wait a long time for something?  What was that like for you?
  2. How would you define patience?  How do we learn patience?
  3. What feelings and thoughts were likely running through Jairus’s mind as he approached Jesus?  How do you think he felt when Jesus agreed to go with him to see his dying daughter?
  4. Why is Jesus so concerned about finding out who touched him?
  5. Timothy Keller writes “If you go to Jesus, he may ask of you more than you originally planned to give, but he can give to you infinitely more than you dared ask or think.”  What does he mean by that statement?  What do you think of that statement?
  6. What do you think happened to Jairus’s thoughts and emotions when Jesus stopped to talk to the woman?
  7. Why do we get anxious when God’s timing is different than ours?  Can you think of an experience in the past when God’s timing was different from yours?  What was the end result?
  8. Why does Jesus say that Jairus’s daughter, who is dead, is just sleeping?  What does the way that Jesus approached Jairus’s daughter mean for us in our lives?
  9. How does trusting Jesus help us to wait for his timing?
  10. Close by reading the last four paragraphs of Chapter 6 (pp. 68-69).

Closing Prayer

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