Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Mark

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?

Matthew 28:18-20 - September 29th 2017

The Great Commission

Read Matthew 28:18-20

  1. Who is Jesus speaking to?
  2. What ground or reason does Jesus give for what he instructs them to do?
  3. What does he tell them to do?
    1. What are the specific components of the mission given to them?
    2. What are the parts of making disciples?
  4.   What encouragement does he give them?


  1. How does who Jesus was addressing inform who is meant to carry out this commission? Who should today be leading in making disciples of all nations?
  2. How can you be involved in making disciples?
  3. What encouragements can we take from what Jesus says here as we make disciples?
  4. What is the relationship of baptism to making disciples? How should that shape the way we think about making disciples (Hint: Consider how Matt 16 and Matt 18 might inform the meaning of this passage).