King’s Cross by Timothy Keller – Chapter 10 – The Mountain


Opening prayer 

Read the italicized passages of Scripture in Chapter 10.

Questions

  1. On pages 111-112, Timothy Keller writes, “Now that Jesus has begun revealing more details about his mission, he also becomes more explicit about what it means to follow him.”  What additional information does Jesus give us in the last half of the Gospel of Mark about what it means to follow him?
  2. Timothy Keller notes the similarities between Moses on Mt. Sinai and Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration (112-113).  When it comes to the glory of God, what difference does Keller note? What is the significance of those differences?
  3. How does Timothy Keller define worship (114-115)?
  4. How did the experience on the Mount of Transfiguration strengthen Jesus and his disciples for the trials that were coming (117-118)?
  5. How are we strengthened for the trials that we face (118)?
  6. Right after Jesus descends off of the Mount of Transfiguration, he encounters a situation where his disciples were trying to exorcise a demon in young boy (120-121).  Compare and contrast the attitude of the disciples with that of the father of the young boy.
  7. In Mark 9:21-24 we read,  21 Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?”     “From childhood,” he answered. 22 “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”     23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”   24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”  How does Jesus respond to the father’s admission of faithlessness and doubt?  How is this Good News for us and others?
  8. What is Jesus about to lose and why (121-122)?
  9. Read the last 3 paragraphs of Chapter 10.
  10. Can you describe a special time when God strengthened you through worship?

Closing Prayer

 

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