Sermon Discussion Guides (Page 2)

Sermon Discussion Guides (Page 2)

Sermon Discussion: Hiddenness and Hearing

Sermon Discussion: Hiddenness and Hearing Mark 4:21–25 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from May 5, 2019 “Hiddenness and Hearing.” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF Link) Main Idea: Hearing is necessary but it is never sufficient. Outline: God Conceals Spiritual Truth so that He can Reveal it (Mark 4:21–22) God Promises us that Diligent Hearing Leads to Greater Understanding (Mark 4:23–24)…

Sermon Discussion: The Sower, The Seed, and The Soil – Part 2

Sermon Discussion: The Sower, The Seed, and The Soil – Part 2 Mark 4:1–20 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from April 28, 2019, “The Sower, the Seed, and the Soil – Part 2.” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF Link) Main Idea: Saving faith is manifest in persevering faith and persistent fruitfulness. Outline: I. The Parable (Mark 4:1–9) III. The Point…

Sermon Discussion: Living Hope

Sermon Discussion Questions: Living Hope 1 Peter 1:3–6 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from April 21, 2019 “Living Hope.” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF Link) Main Idea: If you are truly “born again”, there is no power in heaven or on earth—including yourself—that can pry you from God’s loving grip because Jesus secured your salvation in his death, burial, and…

Sermon Discussion: The Sower, the Seed, and the Soil

Sermon Discussion Questions: The Sower, the Seed, and the Soil Mark 4:1–20 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from April 14, 2019, “The Sower, the Seed, and the Soil.” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF Link) Main Idea: There is more than one way to miss the Kingdom of Heaven. Outline: I. The Parable (Mark 4:1–9) II. The Purpose (Mark 4:10–12) III.…

Sermon Discussion: Unpacking Forgiveness: A Purpose

Sermon Discussion: Unpacking Forgiveness: A Purpose 2 Corinthians 1:3–11 By: Chris Brauns Main Idea: We who, amid suffering and unpacking forgiveness, have been emboldened by our heavenly Father to continue forward, — we are especially qualified to encourage others. Outline: I. Our merciful Father is the source of all comfort. The combination of “father” and mercy is beautiful: II. The word translated “comfort” might be better translated as “encourage” or “embolden” (cf. 2 Cor 9:5, 10:1). III. Those who have…

Sermon Discussion: The Crowds and the Disciples

Sermon Discussion Questions: The Crowds and the Disciples Mark 3:7–19 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from March 17, 2019 “The Crowds and the Disciples.” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF Link) Main Idea: Jesus ministered to the countless masses but he poured his time and energy into twelve chosen men. Outline: I. The Unparalleled Scope of His Early Ministry (Mark 3:7–12)…

Sermon Discussion: Scandalous Kingdom

Sermon Discussion Questions: Scandalous Kingdom Mark 2:13–3:6 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from March 11, 2019 “Scandalous Kingdom.” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF Link) Main Idea: Jesus came to save undeserving sinners not congratulate self-righteous rule keepers. Outline: I. The “Saints” II. The “Sinners” III. The Scandal A. Jesus didn’t come to condemn religious outsiders (2:13–17) B. Jesus didn’t come…

Sermon Discussion: Jesus Forgives

Sermon Discussion Questions: Jesus Forgives Mark 2:1–12 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from March 4, 2019 “Jesus Forgives.” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (Click for PDF) Main Idea: Jesus has full authority to forgive sins. Outline: I. An Act of Unrelenting Faith (Mark 2:1–5a) II. A Scandalous Declaration (Mark 2:5b–7) III. An Irrefutable Act of Confirmation (Mark 2:8–12) Sermon Discussion: 1.…

Sermon Discussion Questions: Dead Man Walking

Sermon Discussion Questions: Dead Man Walking Mark 1:35–45 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from February 24, 2018 “Dead Man Walking.” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF Link) Main Idea: Complete cleansing and restoration are found in Christ alone. Outline: I. A Kingdom Lesson (Mark 1:35–39) II. A Gospel Picture (Mark 1:40–42) III. A Curious Conclusion (Mark 1:43–45) Discussion Questions: 1. How…

Sermon Discussion Questions: Authority in Action

Sermon Discussion Questions: Authority in Action Mark 1:16–34 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from February 17, 2019 “Authority in Action.” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF Link) Main Idea: The authoritative words and actions of Jesus reveal his true identity. Outline: I. Worshipers were Amazed at his Teaching (Mark 1:21–22) II. Demons were Conquered at his Command (Mark 1:23–28) III. Application:…