He Saved Others
Topic: Sunday Morning Teaching Passage: Mark 15:21–15:32
In the taunt of the chief priests, we hear an astounding gospel truth: if Jesus would save others, he cannot save himself. Join us this Sunday at CrossWinds Church in Spencer as we consider the gospel from Mark 15.
Sermon Discussion Questions
- What is the danger of an over-familiarity with the cross in today’s culture?
- What is one highlight from the sermon and one question that you had after hearing the sermon?
- Read Mark 15:20. Why does Mark focus so little on the physical suffering of Jesus?
- Read Mark 15:21–25, 29; Psalm 69:19–21; 22:7–8, 16–18. In light of these psalms, what is Mark trying to teach us about Jesus?
- How does Jesus’s patient endurance in his suffering serve as a model for our own?
- Read Mark 15:26–27; 10:37–38, 40. In what way does Pilate mock Jesus? What is the irony of his statement?
- Read Mark 15:29–30; John 1:1, 14. In what way do the crowds mock Jesus? What is the irony of their derision?
- Read Mark 8:11–12; 15:31–32. What are the stipulations the religious authorities put on belief? In what ways do we—like the religious authorities—give God a list of demands for our full obedience?
- What is the main point of this passage? How should it transform the way we live this week?