ABF Series: The Gospel of Mark Lesson 19


In our Adult Bible Fellowships we learned in our bible study over the Gospel of Mark that Mark wrote to Christians in Rome to encourage and strengthen their faith. And He focuses the narrative on two main questions.

  1. Who is Jesus? (1:1-8:30)
  2. What does Jesus expect from those who follow him? (8:31-16:8)

We now transition into the section of discipleship. Consider this chart as you think of the rest of the book of Mark and how each Passion prediction is coupled with key lessons on discipleship.Mark Passion Predictions and Disipleship Lessons cropped2

Lesson 19 – Mark 9:1-29 – Jesus Demands Radical Dependance

Consider the following discussion questions.

  • God speaking from heaven is a big deal. What do you take from the message, “This is my beloved son, listen to Him”
  • What stands out to you with the demon possession situation, and how would this situation help the disciples learn what it means to follow Jesus.
  • How does this lesson on discipleship help you think about your gifts, ability, and authority?
  • How does this help you understand the purpose and importance of prayer?


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Pastor Dustin Folden and his wife Trisha joined the Pastoral Staff in 2010. They have two children, Sawyer and Mackenna who absolutely love children’s ministries, mostly because of the singing and snacks. Pastor Folden shepherds the 9:30 worship service, oversees the Adult Bible Fellowship ministry, as well as serves in the Biblical Counseling Ministries.