Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Mark

Mark 6:14-44 - January 5th 2018

Two Kings

 

Read Mark 6:14-29

 

  1. What did King Herod hear about?
  2. Who did King Herod think Jesus was? Why did he think that?
    1. What had happened in the past between Herod and John?
    2. How did Herod respond to John’s preaching?
  3. How did John die? What brought it about?
  4. What kind of king does Herod appear to be in this account?

 

Application:

  1. Herod heard John gladly, and yet was willing to kill him in the end. What warning can we take from this about the way we listen to teaching?
  2. How should we learn from John’s example of speaking difficult truth to authority?

 

Read Mark 6:30-44

 

  1. What does Jesus hear about? What is his response?
  2. What happens while he is away with his disciples?
    1. What is Jesus’ response to this crowd? Why does he respond this way?
  3. What is the problem that presents itself?
    1. What does Jesus do in response to the problem--at first?
    2. What does Jesus instruct his disciples to feed them first (consider the start of the chapter)?
    3. What is his second response?
  4. What do his disciples report to him?
  5. How does Jesus feed the people? What Old Testament event does this remind you of?
  6. How are the people described after received Jesus’ care?
  7. How did Jesus use his power? How does that compare to the way Herod used his power?

 

Application:

  1. Jesus called his disciples to come away and rest after their work. What does this teach us about the importance of rest?
  2. Why did Jesus instruct his disciples to feed the crowd? Why does he tell them to do things that only he had power to do?
  3. What does the contrast between Jesus and Herod teach you about the use of power?
  4. What kind of leader is Jesus? What does this make you think about Jesus?
in Mark

Mark 6:1-13 - December 29th 2017

Honor the Prophet

 

Read Mark 6:1-6

  1. Where did Jesus go and what astonished the people?
  2. What did they expect?
  3. What astonished Jesus and what effect did it have?
  4. What did Jesus spend his time doing?

 

Read Mark 6:7-13

  1. What does Jesus send the twelve to do?
  2. What does it mean Jesus gave them authority?
  3. What instructions does he give his apostles and why?
  4. What was their message and mission?

 

Application:

  1. What do we learn about Jesus in this passage?
  2. What do these passages teach us about rejecting Jesus (or those who go in his name)?
    1. What should we expect?
    2. How should we respond?
    3. What warning is there for us?
  3. Compare and contrast the mission that Jesus has given to the Church/the Apostles in this passage.
    1. What authority has Jesus given us?
    2. What are we called to do?




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