The Danger of Being Intrigued by the Gospel

Sermon Questions
 ▪ What do you think generated the doubts in John’s mind about Jesus that are reported in Matthew 11:2-6?
 ▪ Why do you think Mark included the account of John’s death where he puts it, since it clearly didn’t happen chronologically at that time?
 ▪ Why doesn’t Mark include any reaction from Jesus to John’s martyrdom, as Matthew does in Matt. 14:13?
 ▪ What is it about John and his ministry that earns Jesus’ affirmation to the effect that no one born of woman is greater than he?
 ▪ Why was Herod “greatly distressed” when his step-daughter asked for John’s head on a platter?