Skepticism, Unbelief, Rejection

Speaker: Pastor Jay Childs
Scripture: Mark 6:1-7:23
Series: The Gospel of Mark

Sermon Notes

  1. His Hometown (vv. 6:1-6)
  2. His Enemies (vv. 6:7-29)
  3. His Disciples (vv. 6:30-56)
  4. Religious Leaders (vv. 7:1-23)

Discussion Questions

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What has been one of the most difficult aspects of following Jesus for you?


  1. What were the main points of the sermon? What was the main point of the sermon?
  2. Read Mark 6:1-6. Why do those who’ve been raised in the church often become apathetic?
  3. Read Matthew 7:21-23. Why does Jesus turn these people away? What is the point here?
  4. Read 1 John 5:13. When can we have assurance of salvation? How important is this?
  5. Read Mark 6:7-29.
    • Why was Herod attracted to Jesus? Why are people attracted to Jesus today?
    • How is it clear that Herod’s fear was not the Fear of the Lord?
    • Who are some public figures today who reject Jesus yet profess to admire Him?
  6. Read Mark 6:30-56.
    • Why do you think these two miracles are placed back-to-back in Mark?
    • In verse 43, why were there twelve baskets left over? Why would Mark emphasize this?
    • Compare this story with the one in Mark 4:35-41; note similarities and differences.
  7. Read Mark 7:1-23.
    • Note verses 8-9. Who are some religious leaders today who distort the teachings of Jesus?
    • How can we have better discernment when it comes to who we read, who we listen to?
  8. Read Matthew 11:20-24.
    • Why will some be judged more harshly than others on Judgment Day?
    • Where were Korazin and Bethsaida? What was unique about them in relation to Jesus?


Read 1 John 2:3-6. How can verbal professions of faith in Jesus be deceptive? What can be done to help encourage a true faith commitment to Jesus?  

Posted on February 1, 2015 and filed under The Gospel of Mark.