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Mark 1:16-39 - October 13th 2017

He Taught as One Who Had Authority

Read Mark 1:16-39

  1. What stands out about Jesus in this passage?
  2. How does Jesus address the disciples and what is their response?
  3. How do the people in the synagogue respond to Jesus? Why do they respond that way?
  4. How do the demons/unclean spirits respond to Jesus?
  5. What does Jesus do to sick people?
  6. What is the result of his healing people?
    A. How does Jesus respond to this?



  1. What does the way people (and demons) respond to Jesus teach us about who Jesus is? What does he have?
    1. How should that affect the way we think of Jesus?
  2. What is most important to Jesus in his ministry? How should that affect our priorities as Christians? As a church?
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Mark 1:1-15 - October 6th 2017

The Kingdom of God Is At Hand

Read Mark 1:1-15

  1. What kind of ministry did John have?
  2. How does John’s ministry relate to and compare to Jesus’ ministry? (note: compare their messages, status, baptism, etc.)
  3. What does Mark want us to know about Jesus identity as he begins his book?
    1. How does he show it?
  4. What is revealed about Jesus relationship with the Father and the Holy Spirit, and how?
  5. Why is Jesus tempted in the wilderness?
  6. How does Mark summarize all of Jesus teaching? (v. 14-15)
    1. Unpack each part and discuss what they mean.
    2. What does Jesus call people to do?


  1. What does Jesus call to repent mean? Are you actively repentant of your sins? What does that look like day to day?
  2. How can we grow in being repentant?
  3. What do followers of Christ trust in?
  4. What does an active faith look like and how can we grow in faith?