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Latest Series: Kingdom Come

5.15.22 | Mark 7:31-37

Rod VanSolkema

Date: May 15, 2022

Category: Message

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Sermon Application Questions

Who is Jesus?
How should we respond to Him?

Jesus is teaching on clean/unclean, and then goes into the land of the “unclean.” What does this say about Him?

Where does Jesus take the man in this story?
Rod talked about Jesus signing to the man with hand gestures. What emotions/thoughts does this bring up for you?

Rod talked about Jesus giving both compassionate and tough love: what season do you feel you are in now?

At the end of the passage, it says He does all things well: are you confident in that?

In verse 34, it says Jesus sighed which Rod said is the same word as groan: what does this tell you about God’s heart toward the human condition?

If God sighs for us, would we be like him? How?

Rod said to imagine if this was the church’s reputation: we weep with those who weep. How would that change things in the church?

Rod mentioned Jesus sighed because He knew what it would cost Him to heal this man. What does that tell us about His love for us?

What does it mean to truly see and hear? Look at the people who would stop at nothing to be at His feet: with nothing to offer Jesus but their need. According to Jesus, this is true faith. Do you believe that “until we are desperate we won’t see or hear?”

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