Resurrection or Reincarnation?

Speaker: Pastor Jay Childs
Scripture: Mark 16
Series: The Gospel of Mark

Sermon Notes

  1. The Reality of Death
  2. The Reality of Resurrection

Discussion Questions

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What most scares you about death? What most excites you about dying?


  1. Read Mark 15:21-32. Describe the scene of Jesus’ crucifixion. Note specific details.
  2. Do you believe in reincarnation? Why? Why not?
  3. Read Mark 15:33-41. Why did Jesus cry out, quoting Psalm 22? Why did the temple curtain rip?
  4. Read Mark 16:1-8. What were the main points of the sermon?
  5. Does the existence of several endings to Mark shake our confidence in scripture? (cf. a commentary on Mark; see blog post from January 2 for suggestions:
  6. Read John 20:1-18. Note some additional information John adds about the resurrection.
  7. Read John 20:24-31. Why is this section so important? What is John’s point here?
  8. Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. What is of “first importance”? Why is this so?
  9. Read Revelation 21:1-14. Describe the New Earth. How can we be sure to inherit eternal life?


Who can summarize the gospel in 30 words or fewer? Offer loving critique of one another’s definitions.

Posted on April 5, 2015 and filed under The Gospel of Mark.