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in Mark

Mark 12:13-27 - December 14, 2018

Traps Set for jesus

Read Mark 12:13-27

  1. Who sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to trap Jesus in v. 13? (Look back at Mark 11:27-28)
    1. Why did they want to trap Jesus?
  2. How did begin their trap for Jesus? What question did they ask?
    1. Did Jesus fall for their trap? Why or why not? (v. 15-17)
    2. How did they respond to his answer?
  3. Who asked him the next question in v. 18?
    1. What does Mark tell us about Sadducees?
  4. What question did they ask him in v. 19-23?
  5. Why does Jesus say the Sadducees are wrong? (look at v. 24)

Application:

  1. What does it look like to "render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's?
  2. What does it look like "[render to] God the things that are God's?"
    1. How does Jesus' teaching in Mark 12:13-17 influence how we live as citizens of kingdom yet also residents of Dubai?
  3. What does this passage tell us of the wisdom and authority of Jesus?
  4. What encouragement and hope does Mark 12:18-27 provide for us in regards to resurrection from the dead?
in Mark

Mark 12:1–12 - December 7, 2017

Parable of the Murderous Tenants

Recap:

  1. What is a parable and why did Jesus use them?
  2. Who was Jesus telling this parable to? (Mk 11:27–33)

Read Mark 12:1-12:

  1. What was the setting of this parable?
    1. Who are the people in the parable?
  2. What happens to the man's servant when he is sent to the tenants? (v. 3)
  3. What happens to the next servant he sends? (v. 4)
  4. What happens to the beloved son he sends? (v. 7–8)
  5. What will the owner of the vineyard do to the tenants? (v. 9)
  6. How did the hearers respond to Jesus' parable? (v. 12)
  7. How were God's prophets treated by God's people in the Old Testament?
    1. List a few examples

Application:

  1. What does this parable tell us about God's kindness and patience? 
  2. If Jesus was mistreated and eventually killed, what do we learn about the cost of discipleship from this passage?
  3. What sin fueled the mistreatment of God's people and eventually the Son of God?
    1. How are we in danger of committing this sin today?
  4. What does this parable tell us about God's sure triumph against his enemies?
    1. How can you encourage unbelievers to choose Christ and life in him?

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