Faith and Doubt | Feb 5 – Feb 11, 2017

Series Big Idea

Following Jesus doesn’t always mean “either/or,” often it is a “both/and.”

Message Big Idea

Living in the “and” means choosing faith even with your doubts.


Mark 9:14-27


Have you ever participated in a trust fall? If so, what was it like?

Bible Discussion

1. Read Mark 9: 14-27 out loud. What sticks out to you? What words or phrases resonate with you?

2. Reread the father’s prayer in v. 24 – what does this suggest about the relationship between faith and doubt?

Life Application

3. Have you known someone who struggled with doubt? What was it like to struggle with them?

4. What has been your experience with doubt in religious settings? Was it looked down upon? Welcomed? Hidden? Explained away?

5. Share a time you experienced doubt. What was it like? How did you process your doubts?

6. If you’re comfortable, share your current doubts.


If you’re currently struggling with doubt, take time to pray, “Jesus if you are real, make yourself real to me.” Consider sharing your doubts with a close friend or here in small group. Like burdens, doubts shared are doubts lightened.