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in Mark

Mark 13:1-37 - January 11, 2019

sign's of the kingdoms culmination 

Read Mark 13:1-37

  1. In Mk 11 Jesus cleansed the temple, now what does he warn the disciples of?
  2. After Jesus foretold the destruction of the temple, what question did Peter, James, John, and Andrew ask him?
    1. Why does Jesus tell them to be on guard? 
  3. What does Jesus warn them of in v. 5-23?
    1. What exhortations does Jesus give in these verses? (Look at v. 5, 9, 13, 14, 18, 21, and 23)
  4. What hope is given to those who persevere in v. 24-27?
  5. After sharing a lesson from the fig tree, Jesus warns the disciples in v. 32-37. What similar warnings does he that appeared earlier in the chapter?

Application:

  1. Jesus doesn't answer every speculative question we have. What is the purpose of Jesus' teaching here?
    1. How can we encourage one another to faithfulness?
  2. What encouragement can believers find in this passage?
  3. Which members of the church do you spur on to endure until the end?
  4. Who encourages you to be faithful to Christ until his second coming?
  5. How can you grow in encouraging the church to follow Christ?
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? 

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