Mark 8:22 - 9:29   /     1 Corinthians 1:18


Discussion Questions:

  1. Jesus starts with a 2-stage healing process for the blind man. Why is this significant to the passages that follow?

  2. How does the image of a man "seeing trees walking around" help you understand the passage more? How have you experienced that?

  3. How do we hijack Jesus' mission & try to fit it into our own mission?

  4. How can we try to short-cut the cross in our lives?

  5. Why can the cross be so offensive/hard to both those outside & inside the Christian faith?

  6. The message claimed, "The cross isn't just necessary for redemption - it's also necessary for discipleship" and "the cross is in the not-so-fine print of discipleship." Do you agree or disagree?

  7. Why is the man's prayer in Mark 9:24 ("help me overcome my disbelief") so important? What does that tangibly look life for you?

  8. How do these passages help you grow as a disciple who loves God, loves people & serves the world?


Action Steps:

  1. Re-read Mark 8: 34-36. Journal about what this looks like in & for your life.

  2. Come to our next MC (Missional Community) & be ready to process this.