Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist Church
Real Lives in Mark
January 17, 2021

Real Lives in Mark

January 17, 2021

Real Lives in Mark

Following the Servant

Mark 1:14-20

  1. God uses flawed people.

  2. Obedience is best done immediately

  3. Being fishers of men isn’t an option

  4. The price tag on the family is obedience.

Daily Meditations

Memory verse:  And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”

Mark 1:17


Read Mark 1:14-20.  Mark tells us a summary of what the gospel of God was that Jesus told in Galilee, what was it? Is this a sufficient summary of the Gospel? Why or why not?

Take a moment today and practice your ability to share the Gospel in a short, concise and complete manner. Give the presentation to a family member or a friend, have them tell you how it went, did you leave anything out?

Why is it important to be able to summarize and easily share the gospel?


Read Mark 1:14-20. In Jesus’ short statement about the gospel, he talks about repentance. What does it mean to repent?

Can you find other passages about repentance in the bible? Do a quick search in your concordance or through the internet about “repentance” in the bible, what are some verses that stand out to you?

Jesus calls those that will hear his message and “believe in the Gospel”, what does this mean? How can you practically instruct people the difference in believing in Jesus as a person and have saving faith in the Gospel?



Read Mark 1:14-20 in a different translation or paraphrase.*

Jesus calls some men to follow him, what was their occupation? What this a job suited for “religious work”? 

What did Jesus call them to do when they followed him? Is this the same calling that we all have placed upon our lives? Why or why not?


Read Mark 1:14-20. Jesus called the men and then they simply followed, what can we learn from this response?

When you have a clear leading or command from God, how do you normally respond? Is it easy to immediately follow in obedience? Why or why not?


Read Mark 1:14-20 in a foreign language if you’re able.*

It states the the fisherman left their father in the boat, do you think this was difficult or an easy task? How do you think their father responded to them leaving on the job?

Following Jesus often comes with sacrifice, being fishers of men is our ultimate calling and when we listen to Christ with our lives, it can strain our relationships. How do you see your obedience to Christ effecting your own relationships, good or bad?


Finish any devotions you may have missed and then spend some time today reading over and working on memorizing this week’s memory verse and make a list of ten friends who don’t know Christ you can pray for.    

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