Northpoint Church
August 2, 2020
Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
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  • Northpoint Church
    988 W Ontario Ave, Corona, CA 92882, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM
  • Northpoint Church Corona
    Sunday 9:00 AM
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We are honoring the guidance provided by local, regional, and national authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic and not gathering together in person. While we are physically distant, we are socially and spiritually connecting through the technological platforms available to us!
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New NP Online Care Card

Stay Connected with the Northpoint Family. We all ache to gather again. Being separated is tough, but during stressful times, it is even harder not to have face to face fellowship and the strength that comes from physically being together. Even so, we can still connect with each other. One way is to fill out the new confidential NP Care Card (See link below.). Once submitted, the card will be reviewed by the Northpoint Care Team. If you so indicate on the card, someone from the team will contact you.

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No One Dared to Ask Him Any More Questions
Mark 12:13-34
Tony Chute, Lead Pastor

View the Sermon Note and Slides
Jesus continues to be confronted by religious authorities who have determined to bring an end to His ministry. By asking a series of difficult questions, they hope to trap Jesus in His own words and thus turn popular opinion against Him. The first question pertains to the proper role of governmental authority over the people of God. Jesus’ answer provides a singular principle with a wide range of applications. The second question raises issues related to the resurrection of the dead. Jesus’ answer nullifies the question based on biblical revelation. The third question gets to the heart of what it means to be right with God. Jesus’ answer affirms the questioner while prompting further consideration. In each of these encounters, Jesus teaches us how to be better disciples by asking good questions and accepting good answers.
01. Jesus understood the heart of the questioner as He encountered each question. Therefore, we should not seek to entrap or trick people with our questions; nor should we patronize or hypothesize; rather, we should ask sincerely and with a willingness to learn.
02. Jesus provided us with a pattern for accepting answers to our questions. Some will have a singular principle with multiple applications; others will be affirmed or nullified by biblical revelation; others will require further consideration; and all should point us to loving God and each other more.
Questions for Discussion and Discovery:
1. What clues from the text indicate good or bad motives on behalf of the questioners (verses 13, 18, 28)? What do our motives reveal about our character when we ask questions of others? Have you ever been asked a trick question that was designed to make you look bad? How did you respond?
Questions for Discussion and Discovery:
2. What were the difficulties embedded in the question of whether or not to pay taxes to Caesar (verses 14-15)? Do you think Jesus avoided the question, or did He answer the question? If you had to unpack the meaning of His answer, what would you say belongs to Caesar? What would you say belongs to God?
Questions for Discussion and Discovery:
2. When the Sadducees asked about the resurrection, they included a hypothetical example of a woman who had married brothers in succession (verses 19-23). In what ways do hypothetical questions help us to understand the logic of our thinking? In what ways can hypothetical questions detract from the original question?
Questions for Discussion and Discovery:
4. How would you have answered the question, “What is the most important commandment?” What does Jesus’ answer reveal to us about placing God first and loving others in our search for wisdom?
Questions for Discussion and Discovery:
5. In your opinion, what indicators suggest that a person is approachable for you to ask questions? What qualities or qualifications do you look for in a person when asking questions pertaining to the Christian faith?


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For Further Reading:

For Further Reading: R. C. Sproul, Now, That's a Good Question! (Tyndale, 1996).

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OUR MISSION: Making Disciples Who Make Disciples. A disciple is a person who has been reconciled into a right relationship with God through new birth by faith in Christ and is consequently growing in love for God, love for others, and in joyful obedience to all of Christ’s commands.