"Full Disclosure" - Mark 8:34-38

 

STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. Below you will find the definition of full disclosure I used in the sermon on Sunday. In what way is Jesus fully disclosing what it means to "come after Him" and the ramifications that choice will have for everyone who makes it? What are the ramifications?

  2. According to Jesus why is it such a good idea to come after Him?

  3. According to Jesus why is it such a bad idea to not come after Him?

  4. What does it mean to lose your life for the sake of Jesus and the gospel? How does doing this ultimately result in your life being saved? Check out Colossians 3: 1-4.

  5. What does it mean to forfeit one's soul? According to Jesus how does one do that?

  6. Why does it make no sense at all to gain the whole world at the expense of your own soul? How does this realization present a very good to reason to take Jesus up on His invitation?

  7. Think through verses 35 through 37 in relation with Jesus temptation in the wilderness as recorded in Matthew 4: 1-11. See any similarities? What does it tell you about Satan and his strategy to keep us from coming after Jesus?

  8. What is Jesus getting at when He asks the question in verse 37 - "For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?" What is the price of a soul? Your soul?

  9. What does it mean to be ashamed of Jesus and His words in this adulterous and sinful generation? Why would one be ashamed of Jesus and what He has said?

  10. How is verse 38 an invitation to join Jesus in the glory of His coming?

  11. What does it mean that Jesus will be ashamed of them who are ashamed of Him? Why would Jesus be ashamed of them? How do you square this verse with Ephesians 2: 8-9?

  12. What have you learned about what it means to come after Jesus, to follow Him? In what way has Jesus full disclosure encouraged you to deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Him?

 

EXTRA INFORMATION

1. Full Disclosure – Legal sense

A complete revelation (disclosure) of information that does not omit anything essential or important (the whole truth) to/for the making of a decision or judgement.

2. Full Disclosure – Accounting sense

Revealing (disclosing) all material facts truthfully and completely so as to avoid any misunderstanding.

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