The Cross Changes Everything

Series: The Servant King

The Cross Changes Everything

November 22, 2020 | Sam Shaw
Mark 15:33-47

Join us as Pastor Sam walks us through Mark 15:33-39, detailing four events that explain why Jesus died, and what his death means.

Discussion Questions

Here are some questions that we hope you'll take a few minutes to think through and answer.

  • How does God's sovereignty help you in this cultural moment?
  • Where do you see Jesus' care and comfort in the passage?
  • Name three ways to "be on guard" and "keep awake" spiritually?
  • What should you do today?

Series Information

“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”” (Mark 10:45, ESV)
Mark does not read like dull history. It is a fast-paced narrative that will startle you by how abrupt it can be and leave you out of breath while you try to keep up with the narrative. Jesus entered into this broken world to be The Servant King and this startling reality changed everything forever. Mark presents Jesus' life and ministry in two acts (chapters 1-8 and 9-16), exploding right out of the gate with words that would be unmistakable for a Jewish audience. He provides specific events in rapid-fire succession to show that Jesus is the Servant King who served, suffered, died and rose again conquering sin and death. He alone saves those who will repent and believe. Jesus is not some historical figure, he is a living person who rescues people who will reorient their lives around his Gospel and it is clear that an immediate response to Jesus is required. So let's start at the beginning...

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