The Sacrifice of Ministry Part One

March 31, 2019 Speaker: Jordan Gowing Series: Mark | The King and the Cross

Topic: Sunday Morning Teaching Passage: Mark 6:7–6:13

Jesus has called each of us to participate in continuing his mission today. How are we called to participate? Join us this Sunday at CrossWinds Church as we continue looking at the Gospel of Mark.


Sermon Discussion Questions

  1. Pastor Jordan started his sermon with the provocative quote, “All believers are not called to be foreign missionaries, but they should struggle with the possibility” (Clifford Clark). Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not?
  2. What is one highlight from the sermon and one question that you had after hearing the sermon?
  3. Read Mark 6:7. What does it mean to be “called” to ministry? How does a person know their “calling” for ministry?
  4. Read Luke 10:2. What is our responsibility for raising up future missionaries and pastors?How might you be obedient to this charge?
  5. What are some of the practical reasons for being sent out two-by-two? What are some of the dangers of doing ministry on your own?
  6. Read Mark 6:8–11. What does it mean to live life in dependence upon God? How do you live in dependence upon God?
  7. Read Hebrews 11:16. What does it mean to live life in light of the coming deliverance?
  8. What does it mean to live life in a way that is aware of the coming judgment?
  9. Read Mark 6:12–13. The apostles’ ministry mirrors Jesus’s ministry in Galilee, showing that it is a continuation of what he has been doing to this point. Why is it important to see our church’s ministry today as a “continuation” of Jesus’s ministry?
  10. While not everyone is called to full-time ministry, all of us are called to participate in continuing Jesus’s ministry. What are ways that we can help “send” people in ministry?
  11. What is one thing that God is calling you to do this week to participate in his mission?

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