Being Ashamed of Jesus Is Deadly

Mark 8:34–38

If no one in your life knows you are a Christian, you probably aren’t one. In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that heaven is only for those who were unashamed of their Savior on earth.

Principle for Bible Reading

Plan to Do, Not Just Hear

As you read the word, remember the commandment of Jesus, reiterated by James, to be doers and not merely hearers of the word (Matthew 7:24–27; James 1:22–25). Seldom does anyone wander into obedience. Often we must take time to not only digest what we have read, but to plan for how we can practically obey God’s will.

Study Questions

  1. In what situations are you tempted to be ashamed of Christ?
  2. What happens to those who are ashamed of Jesus in this life (Mark 8:38)?
  3. Are there any relationships that you have that you are ashamed of Christ? How can you fight this temptation this week?