The Not So Cool Jesus

Dr. Jon Morrissette - 2/16/2020

Scripture Verses

Mark 6:1-29

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Study Questions

  1. Do you experience any negative social ramifications for being a Christian? Explain.
  2. Read Mark 3:20-21, 31-35. What was the attitude of Jesus' family toward His public ministry? How did Jesus navigate his family's skepticism, unbelief and interference? How does your family view your devotion to Jesus?    
  3. Read Mark 6:1-6a. What was the attitude of Jesus' hometown toward His public ministry? Why aren't prophets honored in their hometown, or among their own family? How should we expect to be received for our faith?  
  4. How has Jesus intentionally developed the Twelve throughout the opening chapters of Mark? What would it have been like for the Twelve to be with Jesus? What was his agenda? Consider Mark 1:16-20, 1:29-31, 2:13-14, 3:7-12, 3:13-19, 4:35-41. What instructions does Jesus give the Twelve?   
  5. Read Mark 6:6b-12. What instructions did Jesus give the Twelve? How did he calibrate their expectations? How might these instructions apply to those who would make disciples today?  
  6. Read Mark 6:14-29. The Commissioning of the Twelve was a high point in Jesus' development of the disciples. Why does Mark interject the account of John the Baptist's beheading right alongside the Commission of the Twelve?  
  7. Review Mark 5. Representing the Resurrection and Life can be a matter of life and death. What examples have the Twelve seen of Jesus' power over life and death thus far?  
  8. Ultimately Jesus is sacrificed on the altar of His own mission. What might we have to sacrifice to serve God? What sacrifices are you willing to make to serve God?

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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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