Mark - The Descent Into Greatness
Series: Mark - The Descent Into Greatness
Passage: Mark 9:30-37, 10:13-16
Key Theme: Losing our lives to actually save them
● What are some attributes that you possessed as a kid that you may lost as you have gotten older?
● Why do you think children are drawn to certain people more than others? What behaviors, mannerisms, etc. make these individuals a magnet for children?
● Read 9:33-37 - The disciples valued who was the greatest by what? Contrast that with how Jesus values greatness, as stated in this passage.
● Read 1:13-16 - The disciples were hindering the children from coming to Jesus, and this made Jesus
“indignant.” Why such a strong response from Jesus?
● In what ways do we (the church and Christians) sometimes hinder those who are wanting to come to Jesus?
● Jesus says, “...whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” That’s a strong statement. What does He mean?
● Question to ponder - Am I more excited about being held in the arms of Jesus or about how others view/esteem me as a Christian?
● Our descent into Kingdom greatness may require that we become more like children? What does this mean for you personally?
● What is God teaching you and saying to you in this passage?