Mark 14:43-52 - Let the Scriptures Be Fulfilled

October 11, 2020 Speaker: Jordan Gowing Series: Mark - The King And The Cross

Topic: Sunday Morning Teaching Passage: Mark 14:43–52

Join us at CrossWinds Church in Spirit Lake as we consider the power of the cross over our shame.

Sermon Discussion Questions

  1. What is shame? Why is it such a powerful emotion?
  2. What is one highlight from the sermon and one question that you had after hearing the sermon?
  3. There seem to be a number of contrasts between Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane (Mark 14) and Adam in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3). After reading both texts, can you think of some?
  4. Read Mark 14:43–46. Judas has spent a significant amount of time with Jesus and yet his heart remains unchanged. What is the danger of exposing ourselves to the teachings of Jesus without allowing them to transform our hearts?
  5. How does Judas serve as a warning for us?
  6. Read Mark 14:43, 47. In our sermon, Pastor Jordan contrasts the expectations of the kingdom of Jesus and the kingdom of the world. How do the actions of the crowd and Peter reveal a “worldly” mindset?
  7. Read Mark 10:42–45. As we approach our national elections, how does Jesus’s contrast in these verses remind us of how the kingdom of God is brought about?
  8. Read Mark 14:48–49. What are some ways that Jesus remains fully in control, even at his arrest and crucifixion? (see also Psalm 41:9; Isaiah 53:12; Zechariah 13:7; Mark 8:31; 9:31; John 10:17–18)
  9. Read Mark 14:50–52. How do the disciples respond to Jesus’s arrest? Why does Mark include the story of the young man in verses 51–52?
  10. 10.Are you facing shame for hidden things in your life or for past actions? What is the good news of this text? As a group, discuss the ways that Jesus frees us from shame.

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