Mark #30: Jesus Goes Out of His Way
The Christian life is filled with twist, turns, and interruptions; that is because Jesus loves to go out of his way for those who are in need. In this sermon Pastor Byron shows us how we can model the ministry of Jesus by going out of our way to show compassion for others. Our prayer is that this message will be a blessing and encouragement to you.
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. Jesus travels almost 100 miles out of his way to visit the Decapolis region. Why do you think Jesus would travel so far out of his way to do ministry in this area? What does this show us about the compassion of Jesus for the lost?
2. What lesson can we learn from the crowd about bringing people to Jesus? Have you ever personally led someone to Jesus? Tell their story.
3. Jesus models ministry in this text by doing three things: meets him where he is, takes him aside, and speaks into his life. How can we use this model in our witness to those around us?
4. Following the miracle Jesus tells them not to tell anyone. Why would Jesus do this? Discuss the Messianic Secret so far in Mark’s Gospel.
5. How has Jesus done “all things well” in your life? Share a story of life-change through Jesus.
This week you challenge is to write down the name of 3 people that you would like to see following Jesus by the end of this community group. Each week we will be in prayer over these three names. Regularly throughout the study, there will be certain challenges that will involve both evangelism and discipleship. Our prayer is that by the end of this study, they will experience life-change through Jesus.