Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Mark

Mark 12:38-44 - January 4, 2019

Pride and Sacrifice

Read Mark 12:38-44

  1. Where is Jesus teaching in this passage?
  2. Who does Jesus warn the people about in v. 38-40?
    1. What does he claim they do?
    2. What will happen to them?
  3. How much did the rich people give at the treasury? (v. 41)
  4. How much did the poor widow give?
    1. When Jesus teaches the disciples what does he say the difference is between the two?

Application:

  1. How does the life of Jesus differ from the life of the scribes?
    1. How can you cultivate humility and guard against pride?
  2. What does the widow's offering tell us about what Jesus values verse what the world values?
    1. How does the gospel free us to sacrificially give? 
in Mark

Mark 12:28-37 - December 28, 2018

The greatest commandment

Read Mark 12:28-37

  1. Why does this scribe ask Jesus a question? (v. 28)
    1. What was his question?
    2. What verses from the Old Testament did Jesus respond with?
  2. How does the scribe respond to Jesus' answer? (v. 32-33)
    1. The scribe was testing Jesus, but how is this testing different than the previous groups? (v. 13-27)
  3. What does Jesus say to the scribe and what was the result of the crowd? (v. 34)
  4. What difficult question does Jesus ask in the temple? (v. 35-37)
    1. What does this tell us about the identity of Jesus?
    2. How does the crowd respond to his teaching?

Application:

  1. What does it look like to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength?
  2. What does it look like to love your neighbor as yourself?
    1. How well do you know your neighbors?
    2. What are you doing to love them?
  3. What ways are you tempted to focus on yourself, rather than your fellow church members or non-Christian friends?

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