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Mark 6:45-56 - January 12th 2018

Hard hearts and walking on water

Read Mark 6:45-53

  1. What had just happened previously? (v.30-44)
  2. What does Jesus make his disciples do and why?
    1. What does Jesus do?
  3. Describe the scene and make note of the details. (v. 47-49)
  4. What do the disciples think and how do they feel?
  5. What does Jesus tell them?
    1. What have we seen in Mark so far which is similar?
  6. What does their response reveal about them?
    1. What should they have understood about the loves?
      1. What did the loaves demonstrate about Jesus’ identity?
    2. Why didn’t they understand?

 

  1. Consider these passages (v. 30-44, and v. 45-53) in a whole Bible context.
    1. What similar stories are there that come to mind?

 

Read Mark 6:54-56

  1. What does this summary tell us about Jesus?
    1. What has Jesus been doing so far in Mark? 

Application:

  1. What do we learn about Jesus from this passage?
  2. Why were the disciples afraid? What didn’t they understand? Why didn’t they understand?
    1. So what do our fears reveal about us? (Discuss things that tempt you to fear now).
  3. What is the solution to hardened hearts?
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Mark 6:14-44 - January 5th 2018

Two Kings

 

Read Mark 6:14-29

 

  1. What did King Herod hear about?
  2. Who did King Herod think Jesus was? Why did he think that?
    1. What had happened in the past between Herod and John?
    2. How did Herod respond to John’s preaching?
  3. How did John die? What brought it about?
  4. What kind of king does Herod appear to be in this account?

 

Application:

  1. Herod heard John gladly, and yet was willing to kill him in the end. What warning can we take from this about the way we listen to teaching?
  2. How should we learn from John’s example of speaking difficult truth to authority?

 

Read Mark 6:30-44

 

  1. What does Jesus hear about? What is his response?
  2. What happens while he is away with his disciples?
    1. What is Jesus’ response to this crowd? Why does he respond this way?
  3. What is the problem that presents itself?
    1. What does Jesus do in response to the problem--at first?
    2. What does Jesus instruct his disciples to feed them first (consider the start of the chapter)?
    3. What is his second response?
  4. What do his disciples report to him?
  5. How does Jesus feed the people? What Old Testament event does this remind you of?
  6. How are the people described after received Jesus’ care?
  7. How did Jesus use his power? How does that compare to the way Herod used his power?

 

Application:

  1. Jesus called his disciples to come away and rest after their work. What does this teach us about the importance of rest?
  2. Why did Jesus instruct his disciples to feed the crowd? Why does he tell them to do things that only he had power to do?
  3. What does the contrast between Jesus and Herod teach you about the use of power?
  4. What kind of leader is Jesus? What does this make you think about Jesus?

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