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May 31, 2019

Sermon Discussion Questions - Devotion to God: The Fake and the True

Jason Meyer

Pastor for Preaching & Vision

The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon on June 2, “Devotion to God: The Fake and the True” (Mark 12:38–44). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.


  1. Fake Devotion (Mark 12:38–40)
  2. Genuine Devotion (Mark 12:41–44)

Main Point: Real Christianity is feeding on God by faith. Fake Christianity is using God to feed on others.

Discussion Questions

  • What does Jesus tell us we need to see about the scribes?
  • How did the scribes devour widows’ houses?
  • What does Jesus want us to see in the contrast between the scribes and the poor widow?
  • What does it mean to feed on God by faith as opposed to feeding on others like a parasite?

Application Questions

  • In what ways are you tempted to feed on other people to gain your identity?
  • What steps can you take to be more rooted and grounded in your identity in Christ?

Prayer Focus
Pray for a grace to feed on God in Christ by faith and to strengthen your identity in Christ.

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