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Mark 14:1-11 - January 25, 2019

THe Plot to kill Jesus

Read Mark 14:1-11

  1. Why did the chief priests and scribes seek to arrest Jesus and kill him after the feast? (v. 1–2)
    1. Based on what you know from earlier in Mark, what motivated their plot to kill Jesus?
  2. Whose house is Jesus staying at in Bethany? (v. 3)
    1. Why does Jesus associate with a leper like Simon instead of the religious leaders?
  3. What does the woman do to Jesus at the house? (v. 4–9)
    1. How much did the ointment cost?
    2. What was the response of those at the house?
    3. What was the response of Jesus?
      1. How can Jesus place himself above the poor?
  4. Who does Judas Iscariot go to after this? (v. 10–11)
    1. Why does he go to them? 
    2. What did they promise him?

Application:

  1. What can we learn from the anonymous woman about commitment to following Jesus?
    1. Money is mentioned twice in the passage, once with the woman and once with Judas. What is different about their use of money?
  2. Judas Iscariot sought to betray Jesus after following him as one of the twelve disciples. How can you guard against turning against Jesus?
    1. How does the local church help you stand firm until the end?
    2. Who are you helping see and savor Jesus Christ as the Messiah?

1 Cor 15:1-20 - January 18, 2019

that of first importance

Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-20

  1. What does Paul say is "of first importance" in v. 3-4?
  2. After the death and resurrection, who did Christ appear to?
  3. What false doctrine did some in the Corinthian church teach in v. 12?
    1. What are the several implications of this false teaching that Paul warns them of?
  4. How is the resurrection of Christ and the resurrection of the dead connected?
  5. Why does Paul remind the Corinthian church of the gospel?

Application:

  1. Why is the gospel important for Christians, not just non-Christians?
    1. What is a simple way to articulate the gospel message?
  2. Does your life reflect the hope of the resurrection?
  3. How can you protect the church against false teaching that attacks the gospel?
  4. Is the gospel central to every area of your life? 
    1. How can you remind yourself of the gospel?
    2. How can you remind other members of the church of the gospel?

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