Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Mark

Mark 15:42–16:8 - March 22nd, 2019

an Empty tomb

Read Mark 15:42–47

  1. Who asked Pilate for the body of Jesus? (v. 42–43)
    1. Who was he and why did he ask for the body?
  2. Why was Pilate surprised? (v. 44–45)
  3. What did the man do with the body? (v. 46)
    1. What was laid against the entrance of the tomb?
    2. Who saw where Jesus' body was laid? (v. 47)

Read Mark 16:1–8

  1. Who went to anoint Jesus' body? (v. 1)
    1. When did they go to the tomb? (v. 1–2)
  2. What was their concern as they went to the tomb? (v. 3)
    1. What happened to their concern? (v. 4)
  3. Who was inside the tomb when they entered? (v. 5)
    1. How is he described by Mark? 
    2. What was their response to him?
  4. What did the man say to them about Jesus? (v. 6–7)
    1. How did they respond to this man's instructions? (v. 8)

Application Questions

  1. What do we learn about who Jesus is?
  2. Why is it significant that Jesus actually died on the cross?
  3. How is Jesus' resurrection different from that of Jairus's daughter in Mark 5:35–43? 
  4. How does the resurrection give us hope?
  5. Remind one another of our resurrected Savior by singing: "See What a Morning".
in Mark

Mark 15:21–41 - March 15th, 2019

The king delivered to death

Read Mark 15:21–41

  1. Who helped carry Jesus' cross? (v. 21)
  2. Where did they bring Jesus? (v. 22)
    1. Why would they bring him outside the city?
  3. What did they offer Jesus? (v. 23)
  4. During crucifixion, what did they do with Jesus' garments? (v. 24)
  5. What did the inscription read above Jesus? (v. 26)
    1. Was this true about Jesus? If so, why is it significant?
  6. Who was next to Jesus during this time? (v. 27)
  7. How did those who passed by and those around him treat him? (v. 29–32)
  8. What happened at the sixth hour? (v. 33)
  9. What happened at the ninth hour? (v. 34)
    1. What was the reaction of bystanders to this? (v. 35–36)
    2. How is their reaction ironic?
  10. What happened after Jesus breathed his last? (v. 38–39)
    1. What is the significance of this event?
  11. Who was looking on from a distance? (v. 40–41)

Application Questions

  1. What do we learn about who Jesus is?
  2. Why is the death of Jesus so important to Christianity?
    1. What would have happened if Jesus didn't die on the cross?
    2. Why is the death of Jesus central to the message we share with non-Christians?
  3. What is important about the women witnesses?
  4. What does the cross tell us about the mercy of God for sinners?
  5. Sing together of God's mercy in Jesus Christ "His Mercy is More".
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