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November 3, 2017

Sermon Discussion Questions: The Preaching of the Kingdom and the Signs of the Kingdom

Jason Meyer

Pastor for Preaching & Vision

The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon on November 4/5, “The Preaching of the Kingdom and the Signs of the Kingdom” (Mark 6:7–13). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.

Outline

  1. The Call (v. 7)
  2. The Charge (vv. 8–11)
  3. The Conclusion (vv. 12–13)

Main Point: The preaching of the Kingdom and the signs of the Kingdom belong together.

Discussion Questions

  • Why did Jesus send out the disciples two by two?
  • Why did Jesus tell them to have a staff, a tunic, a belt, and sandals? What did it symbolically mean to wipe the dust off their feet?
  • When it comes to the preaching of the Kingdom and the signs of the Kingdom, what are the “two ditches” to avoid?

Application Questions

  • Do you have any experience witnessing the signs of the Kingdom (casting out demons or healing)? Share stories of seeing Jesus authority and power on display in this way.
  • How does the Lord’s Supper function as a comfort and as a warning? Which one (comfort or warning) did you feel most this weekend in Communion? How did you respond or how are you responding?
  • Martin Luther said that the Christian life is not a singular act of repentance, but a life of repentance. What does ongoing repentance look like in your life?

Prayer Focus
Pray for a grace to bring together the preaching of the Kingdom and the signs of the Kingdom personally and corporately at Bethlehem.

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