Mark - The Descent Into Greatness

2-10-19 Sermon

Series: Mark - The Descent Into Greatness

Passage: Mark 8:31-38

Key Theme: Losing our lives to actually save them


● Think of a time that you gave something up in order to get something way better. Explain.

● Complete the sentence, “I might say “Get behind me, Satan!” if tempted with ________________.”

● In what ways do you think the American dream and Christianity are not compatible?


● Read Mark 8:34. a) In what ways are you to “deny” yourself in order to be a Christ-follower? b) Similarly, in what way(s) are you to “take up your cross?”

● In what way is losing one’s life for the Gospel’s sake a one-time action, and in what other ways is it a daily action?

● Explain the grand paradox below:

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● How can we use the words in v. 37 as a tool for evangelism and discipleship?

● Why is it so hard to sacrifice temporal things that this world offers to attain that which is eternal?

● What is God teaching you and saying to you in this passage?