Spiritual Blindness

September 8, 2019 Speaker: Jordan Gowing Series: Mark | The King and the Cross

Topic: Sunday Morning Teaching Passage: Mark 8:22–8:26

How can we be victorious in the battle against unbelief? Join us this Sunday at CrossWinds Church in Spencer as we look at the only one who can open the eyes of the spritually blind?

 

Sermon Discussion Questions

  1. What are you most looking forward to about the Clay County Fair?
  2. What is one highlight from the sermon and one question that you had after hearing the sermon?
  3. This week’s sermon is titled, “Spiritual Blindness.” What does that mean? What comes to mind when you think of being blind? Of being spiritually blind?
  4. The first eight chapters of Mark focus on the question, “Who is Jesus?” Quickly thumb through Mark 1–8 and read the headings in your Bible. What do these different stories tell us about who Jesus is?
  5. Read Mark 6:51–52; 8:17–21. In spite of all that they have seen from Jesus, what is the spiritual state of the disciples to this point in the Gospel of Mark?
  6. Read 2 Corinthians 4:4. What does it mean that the “god of this world” has “blinded” the minds of unbelievers? Consider your own past, before you were a Christian. In what ways were you “blinded” to the truth of the gospel in unbelief?
  7. Read Mark 8:22–26. What makes this healing so unsettling and unique? Why is it crucial to understand it as a real-life parable to understand it correctly?
  8. Why does Jesus heal this man in stages rather than healing him at once?
  9. Read Mark 8:27–33. What does this passage reveal about who Jesus is? What does it reveal about what his mission on earth was?
  10. Read Mark 8:31. Imagine you are hearing the words of this verse for the first time. How would you respond? How is Jesus’s mission different than our own desires for self-exaltation and the “good life”?
  11. Read Ephesians 1:15–18. What does Paul pray for here? How should this prayer shape our own prayers?
  12. Who will you pray for to increasingly see Jesus this week?

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