Scripture Verses

Mark 13:1-37

Worship Playlist

Open Up the Heavens by Meredith Andrews

Cover the Earth by Kari Jobe

Christ Be Magnified by Cody Carnes

Death Was Arrested by North Point Worship

Study Questions

  1. Read Mark 13:1-4. Throughout life, what kinds of things have you anchored your identity to (i.e. place, building, monument, national icon)? What was startling about Jesus' pronouncement in verse two?
  2. Read Mark 13:5-6. What does it mean to root our identity in Jesus not just for eternity, but also this life? What is hard about rooting our identity in Christ?
  3. In Mark 13:8, Jesus says the signs of the times are "the beginning of birth pains."  This means they begin, but then build in intensity. What are some of the specific signs Jesus urges His disciples to watch out for in this chapter? Which signs are most alarming to you? In what ways do you feel these signs are intensifying right now?
  4. We are most apt to procrastinate about spiritual matters. As you consider Jesus' teaching, what most provokes you to be more vigilant and take matters of faith more seriously?
  5. In Mark 13:4 the disciples are concerned about the impending destruction of Jerusalem, which happened in their lifetime around A.D. 70. Jesus clearly answers their questions in Mark 13:5-23. Take a moment and Google about this event. How did that event fulfill Jesus' warnings in Mark 13:5-23?
  6. In Mark 13:24-27, Jesus heightens the disciples concern from an historical event to a cosmic event. What is that event? And why should that cosmic event be of greater concern to us? Are you ready?
  7. What do we learn about the timeline of both of these events in Mark 13:28-37?
  8. Are you ready to stand before God right now? What steps of faith are necessary to prepare us for what the future ultimately holds? What are you waiting for?


At the Lakeside Bookshelf:

Jesus the King: Understanding the Life and Death of The Son of God by Timothy Keller

The Final Countdown

Dr. Jon Morrissette - 3/29/2020