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Marked, Week 1: Defining Moments
February 11, 2024
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Mark 1:1-15

Marked, Week 1: Defining Moments

February 11, 2024 / Mark 1:1-15

Q:  What do you want to be known for?

Ephesians 1:13 (NIV)

Mark 1:1 (NIV)

Mark 1:2b–3 (NIV)

⇒ The  of repentance. 

Mark 1:4-5 (NIV)

Mark 1:7–8 (NIV)

⇒ The divine  and approval.

Mark 1:10-11 (NIV)

⇒ The over temptation.

Mark 1:12–15 (NIV)

Q:  What legacy do you want to leave?

Theme:  When Your Cousin Opens For You

Reflect Together  What impacted you the most from Sunday’s Message and the Marked Growth guide? What excites you the most doing this Lenten/Easter series?

Share Together  What do you want to be known for 100 years from now?

Read Together Mark 1: 1-15
Discuss Together
  • Based on what you have read and heard from Sunday’s message, what do you know about Mark as the author, the audience, and his purpose of writing His version of the Gospel?

  • What is significant about Mark beginning his Gospel with the introduction of John the Baptist? What was his role related to Jesus?

  • How does John’s message of repentance and preparation relate to our lives today as we desire God to move in and through us?

  • What do you find important in how Jesus first enters the narrative of revealing His identity before delving into His public ministry?

  • How does God the Father’s approval of Jesus as His baptism speak to you of his expression of His approval of you as well?

  • What significance does baptism hold for Christ followers?

  • Reflecting on Jesus’ time in the wilderness, what can we learn about facing temptation in our own lives?

  • How does Jesus’ response to temptation provide guidance for us in our spiritual journey?

  • What does Jesus mean when He says, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand?”

  • How can we actively participate in advancing the kingdom of God in our daily lives?

Pray Together 

Take time to share updates on how God is answering prayer and pray for specific needs in your group/family.

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