Sermon Text: Mark 11:1-33


  1. Confronting Expectations (vv.1-11)
  2. Confronting Faithlessness (vv.12-25)
  3. Confronting Unbelief (vv.27-33)

Reflection Questions:

  1. Do you have any unreasonable expectations (of God, yourself, or others)? How might Jesus be challenging your expectations?
  2. Do you truly & regularly repent for your sins (cf. Matt 3:8; 2 Cor 7:9-10; Luke 15:17)?
  3. Do you pray with the boldness and expectation that the Lord will indeed answer your prayer? If not, why not?
  4. Do you pray for forgiveness for your sins against God & others and for others’ sins against you?
  5. How are you clinging to the false notion that you are in complete control of your life? In what ways do you need to “let go” and acknowledge God’s sovereignty?