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October 12, 2018

Sermon Discussion Questions: Worldly Wealth and the Kingdom of God

Jason Meyer

Pastor for Preaching & Vision

The following discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon on October 14 “Worldly Wealth and the Kingdom of God” (Mark 10:13–22). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.

Outline

  1. The Blindness of the Disciples (Mark 10:13)
  2. The Correction of Jesus (Mark 10:14–16)
  3. The Blindness of the Rich Young Ruler (Mark 10:17, 20, 22) and Correction of Jesus (Mark 10:18–19, 21)

Main Point: Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a child will not enter it.

Discussion Questions

  • How does Mark 10:13–16 relate to Mark 9 and Mark 10:1–12?
  • How does Mark 10:13–16 relate to Mark 10:17–22?
  • Where was the rich young ruler blind? What was wrong with his assessment of himself?
  • By way of contrast to this text’s Rich Young Ruler, how is Jesus the Greater Rich Young Ruler?

Application Questions

  • When it comes to money, what is the biggest temptation for you? Do you love the status it brings or the security it brings?
  • Pray about where you are on the journey of generosity. How can you take the next step on this journey?
  • What can you take from this sermon and share with others in your life?

Prayer Focus
Pray for a grace to receive the grace of Christ’s gift and to have him become your security instead of money.

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