Mark #23: Jesus is Rejected
Who do you believe that Jesus is? Do you believe he was just a good man, who lived a good life? Do you believe he was a wise man who gave good advice? Do you believe he was magician, a con-man, a liar? Or do you believe he was something more? During Jesus life, no one knew who Jesus was. His family denied him, his friends doubted him, and even those in his home town rejected him. In this sermon Pastor Byron shows us the good news of the gospel that Jesus was rejected, so we could be accepted.
SCRIPTURE FOR THE WEEK:
BEFORE YOU GET STARTED:
Take 5 minutes to silently read over the section of scripture to gather insight, questions, or discussion with the group before answering the questions.
1. What do you think it would be like to grow up in the same town as Jesus? Do you think would you recognize him as the Messiah? Why or why not?
2. What are the town people’s reasons for not believing in Jesus? What are the most common reasons you hear today?
3. List some of the amazing things we’ve seen Jesus accomplish throughout Mark’s Gospel. What testimonies have you seen in your life, but still cause you to doubt?
4. Should we be fearful of offending people for the sake of the gospel? Why or why not?
5. How does your unbelief prevent Jesus’ from working in your life?
This week you challenge is to ask a three non-Christian’s what their common objections to the Christian faith is. Do not argue, debate, or get offended. Instead, listen and thank them for their insights. You will spend the entire study in Mark praying for these three people, with various challenges to help you share your faith. Be prepared to share their answers next week over dinner.