Seeing the Son of David

January 5, 2020 Speaker: Jordan Gowing Series: Mark | The King and the Cross

Topic: Sunday Morning Teaching Passage: Mark 10:46–52

Do you have eyes to see the real Jesus? Join us this Sunday at CrossWinds Church in Spencer as we start the new year in the Gospel of Mark.

Sermon Discussion Questions

  1. Read Mark 4:11–13; 8:17–18. When the Gospel of Mark talks about “sight,” what does it have in mind? What does it mean to “see” in the Gospel of Mark?
  2. What is one highlight from the sermon and one question that you had after hearing the sermon?
  3. Our sermon pointed out that this story took place in late March, 30 AD. In what ways does such dating help our confidence in the story of the Bible?
  4. Read Mark 8:31–33; 9:30–37; 10:13–16, 17–31, 32–35. As a group, take time looking at each of these passages. What do all these stories have in common? Read Mark 10:46–52. How does the story of Bartimaeus contrast the previous stories?
  5. Read Mark 10:47. What does Bartimaeus call Jesus? What is the significance of his cry?
  6. Read Mark 10:49. What is Jesus’s response to Bartimaeus’s cry? How is this encouraging to us today?
  7. Read Mark 10:51 and Mark 10:36. Why does Jesus ask this question of Bartimaeus? How does his response differ from that of James and John? What can we learn about discipleship from this?
  8. Read Mark 10:52; 8:34; cf. 10:32. What does this verse teach us about Bartimaeus? What does it mean to follow Jesus?
  9. Our sermon gave us four truths about what it means to follow Jesus: (1) to see Jesus for who he truly is, (2) to see your self for who you truly are, (3) to follow Jesus without reservation, and (4) to follow Jesus to the cross. Which of these most sticks out to you?
  10. Take some time as a group to go through each of these four areas and share how you can commit yourself to this type of discipleship in the year 2020.

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