Posts by Mark Kernan (Page 2)

Posts by Mark Kernan (Page 2)

Sermon Discussion: The Rejected Cornerstone

Sermon Discussion Questions: The Rejected Cornerstone Mark 11:27–12:12 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from January 5, 2020; “The Rejected Cornerstone.”  These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF Link) Main Idea: Spiritual leadership is reserved for those who recognize and embrace God’s authority, not those who wish to establish their own. Discussion Questions: 1. How is the leader’s question of authority an cleverly…

Sermon Discussion: Boss and Slave… Oil and Water?

Sermon Discussion Questions: Boss and Slave… oil and Water Mark 10:46–52 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from November 24, 2019; “Boss and Slave…..Oil and Water?” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF) Main Idea: Believers follow Jesus by using their power/privilege to serve those around them. Discussion Questions: 1. Read Mark 10:46-52 2. What about Jesus is the crowd not seeing that…

Sermon Discussion: The Pattern and Path to Greatness

Sermon Discussion Questions: The Pattern and Path to Greatness Mark 10:32–45 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from November 17, 2019; “The Pattern and Path to Greatness.” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF) Main Idea: Sacrificial service is the path to true greatness because Jesus served us first (through his atoning sacrifice) Discussion Questions: 1. Read Mark 8:31; 9:31; and 10:33–40. Identify…

Sermon Discussion: The Treasure that Leads to Eternal Life

Sermon Discussion: The Treasure that Leads to Eternal Life Mark 10:17–31 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from November 10, 2019; “The Treasure that Leads to Eternal Life.” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF) Main Idea: Eternal life is not the product of earning but wholly embracing Jesus as your greatest treasure. Discussion Questions: 1. What does this man’s question reveal about…

Sermon Discussion: How to Receive the Kingdom

Sermon Discussion Questions: How to Receive the Kingdom Mark 10:13­–16 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from November 3, 2019; “How to Receive the Kingdom.” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF) Main Idea: Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it (Mark 10:15). Discussion Questions: 1. How does Mark 10:13–16 relate to Mark 9:33–41? 2.…

Sermon Discussion: The Marriage Trap

The Marriage Trap Mark 10:1-12 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from October 27, 2019; “The Marriage Trap” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF) Main Idea:  God’s allowance for divorce does not mean that marriage is a disposable commitment. Discussion Questions: 1. How are the Pharisees trying to trap Jesus? (Cf. Matthew 19:3) 2. What were the three views on divorce and remarriage…

Sermon Discussion: The Warning of Hell

Sermon Discussion: The Warning of Hell Mark 9:42–50 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from October 13, 2019; “The Warning of Hell.” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF) Discussion Questions: 1. Who are the “little ones” in verse 42? 2. What sin is Jesus warning his twelve-disciples about committing in verse 42? How serious is this kind of sin to Jesus? 3.…

Sermon Discussion: True Greatness– Part 2

Sermon Discussion: True Greatness– Part 2 Mark 9:38–41 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from October 6, 2019; “True Greatness– Part 2.” Main Idea: Disciples demonstrate their true greatness when they celebrate the reality that the Kingdom of God is far greater than their personal convictions and experience. Discussion Questions: 1. How does John’s report in verse 38 reveal that he completely missed Jesus’ main point in Mark 9:33–37? (Disciples demonstrate their true…

Sermon Discussion: True Greatness- Part 1

Sermon Discussion: True Greatness- Part 1 Mark 9:30–37 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from September 29, 2019; “True Greatness– Part 1.” (PDF Link) Main Idea: Disciples demonstrate their true greatness when they humbly receive and serve “unimportant” people. Outline: I. The Disciples’ Pride (Mark 9:30–32) II. The Pattern of Christian Greatness (Mark 9:33–37) Discussion Questions: 1. What do the subtle differences between Mark 9:31 and Mark 8:31 reveal about Jesus’ imminent death…

Sermon Discussion: Help My Unbelief

Sermon Discussion: Help My Unbelief Mark 9:14–28 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from September 23, 2019; “Help My Unbelief.” (Link to PDF) Main Idea: Faith is the act of humbly believing that Jesus is both willing and able to meet us in our most hopeless inadequacies. Outline: I. The Surprising Failure (Mark 9:14–20) II. The Fundamental Requirement (Mark 9:21–27) III. The Underlying Problem (Mark 9:28–29) Discussion Questions: 1. How do you think…