What Do You Want From Jesus? – Deric Bartlett

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Sermon Notes

This week, Pastor Deric continues the series “The Gospel of Mark: Servanthood and Sacrifice in a Selfie World” with a message titled ‘What Do You Want From Jesus?’ based on Mark 10:46-52.

1. How do you see ___________? V. 46
2. How do you see ___________? V. 47
3. How do you respond when ___________? V. 48-50
4. What do you want ___________? V. 50-51
5. What will you do when He gives you ___________? V. 52

ICEBREAKER: What company or brand did you love until they betrayed your trust?

1. Why do you think blindness is so frequently used in Scripture to describe people’s spiritual condition [Mark 10:46]? Consider also Psalm 146:8; Isaiah 6:9-10; and John 9:1-41 for more insights.

2. What is the significance of the title “Son of David” that Bartimaeus used to call out to Jesus [Mark 10:47-48]? What does this indicate about Bartimaeus’ perception of Jesus’ identity [cf. Matthew 1:1; Matthew 12:22-23; and Mark 12:35-37]?

3. Under what circumstances would someone plead “Have mercy on me!” [Mark 10:47-48]? Examine Job 19:21; Psalm 51:1; and Matthew 15:22 for more clues.

4. What does the observation that some in the crowd rebuked Bartimaeus for crying out for Jesus’ attention reveal about their attitudes toward the unfortunate [Mark 10:48]? Do you think Bartimaeus was the only “blind” person in this story [cf. Luke 18:9-14; Romans 12:3; and Philippians 2:3]?
5. What principles of prayer do you pick up from the interaction between Jesus and Bartimaeus in Mark 10:51 that have the potential to deepen your prayer life [cf. Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6; and Philippians 4:6-7]?

6. What is the relationship between faith and prayer [Mark 10:52]? How do they work together to accomplish God’s will for our lives [cf. Matthew 8:10; Matthew 9:22; and James 1:5-8]?

7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?

“Faith is like radar that sees through the fog-the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.” (Corrie Ten Boom)