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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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Mark 15:1–15 - March 8th, 2019


Read Mark 15:1–15

  1. What question did Pilate ask Jesus? (v.2)
    1. What was Jesus' response?
    2. Why is it significant that Jesus is called "the King of the Jews"?
  2. How did Jesus answer the other accusations? (v. 3–5)
    1. How did Pilate respond to Jesus' answer?
  3. Why was Barabbas in prison? (v. 7–8)
  4. Which prisoner did Pilate ask the crowd about? (v. 9)
    1. How did the crowd respond? (v. 11–14)
    2. What role did the chief priests play in the crowd's response?
  5. Why did Pilate release Barabbas and scourge Jesus and deliver him for crucifixion? (v. 15)

Application Questions

  1. What do we learn about who Jesus is?
  2. Why did Jesus give his life willingly and not argue that he was innocent?
  3. Seeing how Jesus was treated, how should his followers expect to be treated?
  4. What can we learn from Pilate's actions, since he knew that Jesus was innocent?
  5. Sing together of Christ's glory for his great sacrifice in our place: "All Glory Be to Christ" together.

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