The Trial of God's Son
Topic: Sunday Morning Teaching Passage: Mark 14:53–72
What can we learn from the trial of Jesus? Join us this Sunday at CrossWinds Church as we consider Mark 14.
Sermon Discussion Questions
- What does it mean to stand over God in judgment? What are some ways that we are tempted to do this?
- What is one highlight from the sermon and one question that you had after hearing the sermon?
- Read Mark 14:53–65. Mark gives several details that show the illegitimacy of this trial. What are some of them? Why was this important for his original audience? How is this important today?
- Read Mark 14:71–72. What does the text mean when it tells us that Peter “curses”?
- Contrast Peter and Jesus in this passage. In what ways does this passage invite us to contemplate our similarities with Peter?
- Read Mark 14:61–62. Why does Jesus wait until this moment to declare that he is the Christ? What is the significance of waiting until now? (read Isaiah 52:13–53:12)
- Read Daniel 7:13–14; Psalm 110:1. Jesus refers to these passages when speaking of his future. In what ways do these verses serve as a warning for us?
- In what ways has Jesus carried the weight of your curse? How should we respond to this truth? As a group, discuss how we should respond to the good news of Jesus. How will this transform your day-to-day life this week?