Tricky Questions

Dr. Jon Morrissette - 3/22/2020

Scripture Verses

Mark 11:27-12:44

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Study Questions

  1. Leaders often become a blank screen unto which people project their personal hopes and aspirations. What types of hope do people project on political leaders? Have you ever put too much trust or hope in a leader? If so, explain.
  2. Read Mark 11:1-11. What kind of hopes and aspirations might the crowds have projected on to Jesus? What do Christians today fairly or unfairly project on to Jesus?  
  3. Jesus would forcefully recalibrate the expectations of his disciples and followers. What might it have been like to see Jesus curse the fig tree Mark 11:12-14?  
  4. Read Mark 11:15-19. What was God's purpose and desire for the temple? How did God's purpose become perverted over time? What is God's purpose and desire for our Church? How can we sometimes forget our mission of connecting people to God? What can we do to be realigned to God's purpose?   
  5. Read Mark 11:20-26. What is the fruit Jesus was looking for among his disciples? What kind of fruit is Jesus looking for in our lives? Are we bearing good fruit?  
  6. Read Galatians 5:16-26. What are the two different types of fruit people can exhibit in their life? Where do you see the most fruit from your life?   
  7. Read 1 John 1:5-10. How does God invite us into a place of honesty in these verses? What positive action can we take when we realize a gap between our heart, our profession, and our behavior? 

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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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