Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Mark

Mark 15:1–15 - March 8th, 2019

BEFORE PILATE

Read Mark 15:1–15

  1. What question did Pilate ask Jesus? (v.2)
    1. What was Jesus' response?
    2. Why is it significant that Jesus is called "the King of the Jews"?
  2. How did Jesus answer the other accusations? (v. 3–5)
    1. How did Pilate respond to Jesus' answer?
  3. Why was Barabbas in prison? (v. 7–8)
  4. Which prisoner did Pilate ask the crowd about? (v. 9)
    1. How did the crowd respond? (v. 11–14)
    2. What role did the chief priests play in the crowd's response?
  5. Why did Pilate release Barabbas and scourge Jesus and deliver him for crucifixion? (v. 15)

Application Questions

  1. What do we learn about who Jesus is?
  2. Why did Jesus give his life willingly and not argue that he was innocent?
  3. Seeing how Jesus was treated, how should his followers expect to be treated?
  4. What can we learn from Pilate's actions, since he knew that Jesus was innocent?
  5. Sing together of Christ's glory for his great sacrifice in our place: "All Glory Be to Christ" together.
in Mark

Mark 14:53–72 - March 1st, 2019

Before the council

Read Mark 14:53–72

  1. Who was Jesus taken to? (v. 53)
    1. Who followed him and in what manner did they follow? (v. 54)
  2. What evidence did the chief priests have against Jesus? (v. 55–56)
    1. What false testimony did they give? (v. 57–59)
  3. How did Jesus respond to these accusations? (v. 60–61)
  4. What was the next question the chief priest asked Jesus? (v. 61)
    1. How did Jesus respond to this question? (v. 62)
    2. What did the high priest, whole council, and guards do when he heard this response? (v. 63–65)
  5. What did the servant girl accuse Peter of? (v. 66–67)
    1. How did Peter respond? (v. 68)
    2. What's significant about the rooster crowing? (v. 68)
  6. What did the servant girl accuse Peter of a second time? (v. 69)
    1. How did Peter respond a second time? (v. 70)
  7. What did the bystanders accuse Peter of along with the servant girl? (v. 70)
    • How did Peter respond a third time? (v. 71)
    • What is significant about the rooster crowing a second time? (v. 72)
      1. How did Peter respond when he remembered this?

Application Questions

  1. What do we learn about who Jesus is from what he professes about himself?
  2. List the number of predictions by Jesus that are fulfilled in this passage.
    1. How does the fulfillment of these predictions give us assurance of what Jesus taught?
  3. Compare Jesus and Peter. How are they different in their responses to accusations?
  4. How is Jesus an example to follow in this passage?
  5. How is Peter an example to avoid in this passage?
    1. How is Peter an example to follow in this passage?
  6. Sing Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor with one another to remind each other of Christ's constancy.

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