The Joshua Victor Theory

The Weight of Jesus

February 9, 2009

Sermon on Mark 1:29-39 for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany

Sermon Talking Points:

1. What made Jesus spiritually “weighty” or “significant,” that drew all people to Him?

2. Have you ever thought about trying to “gain spiritual weight?”  What means of grace does God use to transform our lives, to make them lives of significance?

3. What ways can you take on BJ’s challenge to volunteer more? Where do you have a heart to serve, and what gifts or talents do you have that you can use?

4. How does prayer help shape our life with God? How does the Lord’s Prayer “teach us to pray”? When can you set aside private time for prayer?

5. What was Jesus’ central purpose for His ministry? How did healing and casting out demons figure into that larger purpose?

6. What did Jesus’ preaching (and in fact all Christ-centered preaching) ultimately point to, as the culmination of His ministry?

7. How was Jesus’ death on the cross the weightiest and most significant moment of His earthly ministry? How does the Lord’s Supper draw our eyes to that sacrifice?

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