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The Great Equalizer – Week 11

by on March 16, 2015

From January through Easter we are doing a church-wide study of the Gospel of Mark. Each week we distribute study questions to help lead you into discussions with your family and friends. Below are the questions from week 11.

Click here to listen to the Week 11 sermon from Pastor Jim.

  • Jesus said that anyone who welcomes children in His name also welcomes Him and his Father. What are some practical ways you can welcome children in His name?
  • During Jesus’ time on earth children were not generally regarded very highly but our society generally places a much higher value on children. Do you think Jesus would make such a strong point about the importance of ministering to children today as He did then?
  • Often Jesus suggested that material wealth and a desire fore status and power were hinderances, while having simple faith like a child was the key to following Him. Are there times when you find it especially challenging to live by that kind of simple childlike faith?
  • Why do you think Jesus says it’s so hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God?
  • Jesus uses pretty strong language against someone who causes a child to sin. Does this feel too harsh? Why or why not? Why do you think Jesus takes this issue so seriously?
  • Jesus promises blessing of “houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions,” for those who were leaving all to follow him. What do you make of this list?
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