Our Next Guest Is: The Power of God

Series: Our Next Guest | Week 8: A Journey Through the Gospel of Mark

Day Four Mark 11:20-25

20 The next morning as they passed by the fig tree he had cursed, the disciples noticed it had withered from the roots up. 21 Peter remembered what Jesus had said to the tree on the previous day and exclaimed, “Look, Rabbi! The fig tree you cursed has withered and died!”

22 Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. 23 I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. 24 I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. 25 But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.”

1. What reaction do the disciples have to the cursed fig tree?
2. What does Jesus’ response have to do with their reaction?
3. What does forgiveness have to do with prayer?

Because the disciples are still incredulous at the miracles of Jesus, Jesus takes the opportunity to teach them about the power of God and their faith in Him. God is a mountain mover with whom nothing is impossible, holding power even to forgive sin! What is the mountain in your life that you don’t believe God has the power to move? Have you spoken to it about God yet? Check your heart before Him, and then bring Him your mountain. Ask Him to strengthen your faith in Him to move it.

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