A Tale of Two Daughters
Topic: Sunday Morning Teaching Passage: Mark 5:21–5:43
How does God use difficult circumstances to develop our faith? Join us this Sunday at CrossWinds Church in Spencer as we continue our journey through the Gospel of Mark.
Sermon Discussion Questions
- Share a time when you have been desperate. What was it like? Looking back, can you see how God used that time?
- What is one highlight from the sermon and one question that you had after hearing the sermon?
- Read Mark 5:21–24. Who was Jairus? In what ways did his desperation drive him to faith?
- Read Mark 5:24–29. Describe the condition facing this woman. In what ways did her desperation drive her to faith?
- Compare the situations of Jairus and the woman. In what ways were they similar? In what ways were they different? Compare their faith? In what ways were they similar? In what ways were they different?
- Read Mark 5:30–34. Why does Jesus ask the woman to reveal herself? In what ways would this be terrifying for her? How does her faith grow through the experience?
- The woman sought Jesus for healing for her broken body, but Jesus knew that she needed more. What did Jesus offer her in addition to physical healing?
- Read Mark 5:35. Put yourself in Jairus’s shoes. How would you respond to Jesus’s interactions with the woman in the crowd?
- Read Mark 5:36. Jairus had faith for Jesus to heal his daughter. What does Jesus ask from him instead?
- 10.What is an area of your life where God has said to you, “Don’t fear. Keep believing?”
- 11.Read Mark 5:40–41. In these two verses we have two very different pictures of Jesus: Jesus violently casting the crowd out of the house and Jesus tenderly speaking to Jairus’s daughter. How are both necessary for understanding Jesus? How does this picture encourage you?
- 12.If you find yourself in a season of hardship, how does this story help you understand what Jesus might be doing in your life? What might Jesus be asking of you and your faith?