Sermon Discussion Questions: Evangelism is for Everyone
TEXT: Mark 5:1–20
The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from November 25th, “Evangelism is for Everyone.” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (Click for PDF)
Main Idea: Evangelism is for Everyone
I. The Situation (Mark 5:1–20)
II. Three Implications (Mark 5:18–20)
A. Evangelism is supposed to be organic
B. Evangelism is about God’s work in your life
C. The world is smaller than you think
1. Take some time as a group to share how each of you came to faith in Jesus Christ.
2. As you each consider your story, would you describe your conversion as an instantaneous embrace of the gospel or a process? If it was instantaneous, what made the gospel so desirable and irresistible? If it was a process, what were you struggling with and what interactions/resources were most helpful?
3. Did interactions with your friends and family change after you came to faith in Jesus? If so how? Did you attempt to share your new-found faith with unbelieving friends and family? How did they respond?
4. How can Jesus’ command to “go home and tell your friends what the Lord has done for you” (Mark 5:19) guard us against simply “cutting off” relationships with unbelieving friends and family?
5. How does 1 Peter 3:15–16 help us understand how our “daily life” impacts our evangelistic opportunities?
6. How does Romans 10:14–17 spur us on in personal evangelism even when we feel like a failure?
7. Take some time as a group to list out the 8–15 people in your everyday interactions and take some time to pray together that God will give you the opportunity to speak the gospel into their life.
- Christians: those who have been born-again through personal faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Pre-Christians: those who have not yet come to faith in Jesus Christ.
- Prodigals: professing believers who are not actively pursuing their faith.
- Potentials: people who are showing up in your life more than they did in the past.