You Can Be Set Free

Speaker: Pastor Jay Childs
Scripture: Mark 2:1-3:12
Series: The Gospel of Mark

Sermon Notes

  1. Forgiveness from Sin (vv. 2:1-17)
  2. Freedom from Legalism (vv. 2:18-3:12)

Discussion Questions

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Did you take up the Tithing Challenge? Why or why not?


  1. Read Mark 2:1-3:12 out loud together, dividing up sections among the group.
  2. What were the main points of the sermon?
  3. Read Mark 2:7. How was their reason correct here? Who was Jesus claiming to be?
  4. Jesus often made extreme claims. Look at a few others and describe what He is claiming in each text. Read John 5:22-24, 8:48-58, and 14:1-6. Read Mark 2:10 and Daniel 7:13-14 (what title does Jesus claim; what does it mean?).
  5. Why are the claims of Jesus a big deal? (Read John 8:24.) What’s at stake?
  6. Discuss how people misunderstand the doctrine of justification: declared forgiven of all sins—past, present, and future—and forever secure in God’s love and grace.
  7. In Mark 2:23-3:6, Jesus refers to the Sabbath several times. What is this? (Read Exodus 20:8-11.)
    • What parts of the Jewish Sabbath no longer apply?
    • What aspect still applies to all Christians? Why? How?


What is an area where you’ve struggled with legalism? How did you break free?  

Posted on January 11, 2015 and filed under The Gospel of Mark.