October 17, 2021


Pastor: Jared Burke Series: The Visitation: When Hope Shook this Town Topic: Suffering, Crucifixion, Christ Passage: Mark 15:16–32


This livestream is scheduled to take place at 10:30am on Sunday, October 17th, 2021.

Don't forget to subscribe to our channel so that it is easier for you to find next week.

After watching the livestream, use the questions below to discuss the sermon with your family, friends, or Life Group.

You can support the ministry of Bethany by giving online, directly through your bank, or by sending your gifts to the church office (13431 Edwards St., Westminster, CA 92683).

Know that we are praying for you. May you bring glory to God and good to His people as you SHARE the hope, SPEAK the truth, and SERVE the King!

Discussion Questions:

Read Mark 15:16-32 as a group.

What was the shame that Christ endured as he went to the cross? Was it just or unjust?

How did the Roman soldiers mock Jesus? In what way were they unwittingly speaking the truth?

What did the chief priests and scribes say to mock Jesus in verses 31 and 32? In what way were they unwittingly speaking the truth?

What would have been the result if Christ chose to avoid the shame of the cross? How would that impact what he came to accomplish?What are some ways that Christians are being shamed in our day?

Read Hebrews 12:1-2. How is the way that Jesus endured the shame of the cross used as an encouragement for Christians to run with endurance?

How is Christ rewarded for the shame that he righteously endured? (See Hebrews 12:2; Philippians 2:6-11)

How should Christians regard shame and persecution that they endure for the sake of Christ? What insights does Jesus offer in Matthew 5:10-12?

Pray that your group and other believers might endure shame and persecution for Christ’s sake well.

other sermons in this series