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April 19, 2019

Sermon Discussion Questions: Everlasting

Jason Meyer

Pastor for Preaching & Vision

The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon on April 21, “Everlasting” (Mark 12:18–27). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.

Outline

  1. Question (Mark 12:18–23)
    • Background (v. 18)
    • Scenario (vv. 19–22)
    • Question (v. 23)
  2. Response (Mark 12:24–27)
    • What is wrong with the Sadducees (v. 24)
    • Why they are wrong about marriage (v. 25)
    • Why they are wrong about the resurrection (vv. 26–27)

Main Point: If we fail to know the word of God and the power of God, we will get eternity wrong.

Discussion Questions

  • Why is the background on the Sadducees important in verse 18?
  • In verses 19–22, why is the scenario that they pose far-fetched?
  • Why do they think they have Jesus trapped with the ultimate theological thought teaser?
  • How does Jesus turn the tables on the Sadducees so that they go from being the judges to being the judged?
  • In terms of what is wrong with the Sadducees, what does Jesus identify?
  • What is wrong with their view of marriage? How does their view of marriage fail to come to grips with the power of God?
  • What is wrong with their view of the resurrection? How does their denial of the resurrection fail to come to grips with the word of God?

Application Questions

  • What are the two things that separate us from eternal life? How does Jesus deal with these things? How does your heart respond to those answers?
  • Why is it important to look at death the way Jesus looks at death?
  • Are you at the point where you need to be enchanted with Jesus or re-enchanted with Jesus? Plead with God for that enchantment in Christ!

Prayer Focus
Pray for a grace to be re-enchanted with the resurrected Jesus.

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