Sermons

When I Don’t Have Control | Mark 4:26-29

March 29, 2020

Sermon Description

Jesus told many parables, simple stories that are used to illustrate profound truths about himself and the nature of his kingdom. In what has been called The Parable of the Growing Seed, Jesus teaches that even though there are so many things in our lives that are beyond our understanding or control, we can trust him with our ultimate salvation.

Discussion Questions

  1. Discussion Questions Why do you think it is so easy for us to buy into the illusion that we have ultimate control over our lives, even when the Bible so often teaches us otherwise? 

  2. Even if it doesn’t feel like it, it’s an act of God’s grace and mercy to remove the heavy burden of “sovereignty” from us. Why do we so often push back on this? 

  3. How is this parable ultimately about Jesus and not about us? Why is it so important to always remember this truth? 

  4. Of the things that we can do (e.g. pray, love, serve), which one(s) is God prompting you to focus on as an area of growth?  

Prayer Points

  1. Pray against the illusion of complete control in our hearts. Pray that God would help us to live in the tension of trusting him and taking action where we can. 

  2. Pray that we would be used by God to bring the love of Jesus and the message of the gospel to those in our lives who are struggling with feelings of powerlessness and hopelessness.

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