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Signs for Those Who See

June 16, 2019 Speaker: Jordan Gowing Series: Mark | The King and the Cross

Topic: Sunday Morning Teaching Passage: Mark 8:1–8:21

As we come to the halfway point in the Gospel of Mark, join us this Sunday at CrossWinds Church in Spencer as we reflect on what we have seen and consider the significance of who Jesus is.

Sermon Discussion Questions

  1. Have you ever been confused by a sign before, having “seen” a sign but not understood its meaning? How does that experience help you understand Mark’s point in this passage?
  2. What is one highlight from the sermon and one question that you had after hearing the sermon?
  3. Briefly flip through the first 8 chapters of Mark and look at the passage headings. Which of these “signs” is the most remarkable to you?
  4. Read Mark 6:30–44 and 8:1–10. How are these stories similar? In what ways are they different?
  5. Read Mark 8:11–13. Why do the Pharisees demand a sign from Jesus?
  6. Read Mark 8:14–15. What does Jesus mean when he refers to the “leaven of the Pharisees and Herod”? What are some ways that we see that attitude today?
  7. Read Mark 8:17–21. The disciples had traveled with Jesus, but were still struggling with unbelief and hard hearts. What are some ways that those in the church can struggle with unbelief as well?
  8. What is the danger of unbelief in a context like ours here at CrossWinds?
  9. What is one day that you can remind yourself of who God is this week in your battle against unbelief?

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