The Final Countdown

Dr. Jon Morrissette - 3/29/2020

Scripture Verses

Mark 13:1-37

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Study Questions

  1. We've all asked, or been asked, "loaded" questions. What is a loaded question you've been asked? How did that question expose an underlying attitude or heart condition?
  2. Read Mark 11:27-33. How is discipleship a matter of authority? In what areas to do question God's authority over your life? As a disciple are you truly under Christ's authority, questioning his authority, or under your own authority?
  3. Read Mark 12:1-12. How does the Parable of the Vineyard foreshadow what is about to happen to Christ? What do you consider the most outrageous details of this Parable?
  4. How does Jesus use the Parable of the Vineyard Owner to expose the religious leader's unspiritual attitudes? How did Jesus characterize their motives?
  5. Read Mark 12:28-34. "Love the Lord with all your heart" was recited daily by observant Jews (Deuteronomy 6:4-5). "Love your neighbor as yourself" comes from Leviticus 19:18. What is involved in obeying these commands? Where do you fall short? What's it look like to trust in God's grace as you grow?
  6. Survey Mark 12:13-33. What were the various questions different groups of people asked Jesus? What did each of their questions reveal about their spiritual attitude? Do you think Jesus answers made any difference? Why?
  7. In Mark 12:34 we're told "no one dared to question Jesus any longer." Read Mark 12:35-37. How do our questions tend to delay discipleship? How does Jesus' question invite us into deeper discipleship?
  8. Read Mark 12:41-44 and 1 Timothy 5:5. How did the sincerity of the widow stand in stark contrast to the insincerity of the religious leaders?
  9. The widow gave "all" she had to live on. Do you consider yourself "All-In" for Jesus? What do you need to do to be "All-In" for Jesus? How can your small group help you in that journey? 

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Resources

At the Lakeside Bookshelf:

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

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