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Mark 5:21-43 - December 8th 2017

Jesus has life-giving power

Read Mark 5:21-43

  1. Describe the opening scene of this passage
  2. Who comes to Jesus? What does he want?
  3. What happens on the way to the house?
  4. How is the woman healed?
    1. How does Jesus explain what has happened?
  5. What news does the ruler of the synagogue receive in the meantime? How does Jesus respond?
    1. How do the crowds at the house respond to what Jesus says?
  6. What does Jesus do?
  7. How does the passage conclude? Why does Jesus tell the family not to tell anyone about this?
  8. What is the relationship between the two stories?

Application:

  1. What do these stories tell us about Jesus’ authority?
  2. What is the role of faith in these stories? How should that affect the way we think about our own faith?
  3. What kind of people does Jesus care for? What does this teach us about who we, as Jesus’ followers, should care for?
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Mark 4:35-5:20 - December 1st 2017

Jesus Calms the storms

Read Mark 4:35-41

  1. Describe the scene, who is there and what are they doing?
  2. What do the disciples presume is going to happen?
  3. What does their question to Jesus show?
  4. Consider Jesus questions to them.
    1. What do his questions indicate?
  5. How do they respond and why?

Application:

  1. What do our fears reveal about us?
  2. How should our faith affect our fears?
  3. What fears are you currently wrestling with and how does Jesus relate to them?

Read Mark 5:1-20

  1. Describe the scene; how does it compare or contrast with the storm?
  2. What does Jesus say/do/command?
    1. How is this different than previously and why?
  3. How does the man with a demon respond to Jesus and why?
  4. What else happens as a result of Jesus calming the demoniac and why?
  5. How does this scene answer the question asked in 4:41 - “Who then is this…?

Application:

  1. What do these passages reveal about Jesus identity and character?
  2. How can we relate to the disciples in the storm and the demoniac?

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