July 14, 2017
Sermon Discussion Questions: The Crowd and the Disciples
The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon on July 15/16, “The Crowd and the Disciples” (Mark 3:7–19). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.
- The Size of the Crowd (vv. 7–9)
- The Work of Jesus (vv. 10–12)
- The Work of Discipleship (vv. 13–19)
Main Point: Jesus’ broad ministry drew large crowds, but his deeper and lasting work was to call 12 disciples as the True Israel.
- Why were such large crowds following Jesus?
- Why did Jesus spend so much time healing and casting out demons? How did those actions reinforce the good news of God’s reign entering into this fallen world?
- What do the verses about the calling of the disciples (vv. 13–19) teach us about how Jesus viewed discipleship?
- What were your views of spiritual warfare prior to hearing this sermon? Did any of your views, thoughts, or attitudes about it change? Discuss.
- If Satan prowls around and looks for a gateway or an opening, are there any gateways in your life that need to be closed? Consider sharing these areas with the group. Ask for prayer and accountability.
- In this sermon, which truths about discipleship landed on you? Are you being personally discipled? Are you personally discipling others?
- In this message, which truths landed on you that you need to share with others in your life? How can you share these truths? Devote it to prayer!
Pray for a grace to be a disciple of Christ and to make disciples who follow Jesus.