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in Mark

Mark 14:53–72 - March 1st, 2019

Before the council

Read Mark 14:53–72

  1. Who was Jesus taken to? (v. 53)
    1. Who followed him and in what manner did they follow? (v. 54)
  2. What evidence did the chief priests have against Jesus? (v. 55–56)
    1. What false testimony did they give? (v. 57–59)
  3. How did Jesus respond to these accusations? (v. 60–61)
  4. What was the next question the chief priest asked Jesus? (v. 61)
    1. How did Jesus respond to this question? (v. 62)
    2. What did the high priest, whole council, and guards do when he heard this response? (v. 63–65)
  5. What did the servant girl accuse Peter of? (v. 66–67)
    1. How did Peter respond? (v. 68)
    2. What's significant about the rooster crowing? (v. 68)
  6. What did the servant girl accuse Peter of a second time? (v. 69)
    1. How did Peter respond a second time? (v. 70)
  7. What did the bystanders accuse Peter of along with the servant girl? (v. 70)
    • How did Peter respond a third time? (v. 71)
    • What is significant about the rooster crowing a second time? (v. 72)
      1. How did Peter respond when he remembered this?

Application Questions

  1. What do we learn about who Jesus is from what he professes about himself?
  2. List the number of predictions by Jesus that are fulfilled in this passage.
    1. How does the fulfillment of these predictions give us assurance of what Jesus taught?
  3. Compare Jesus and Peter. How are they different in their responses to accusations?
  4. How is Jesus an example to follow in this passage?
  5. How is Peter an example to avoid in this passage?
    1. How is Peter an example to follow in this passage?
  6. Sing Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor with one another to remind each other of Christ's constancy.
in Mark

Mark 14:26-52 - February 22nd, 2019

Denied and arrested

Read Mark 14:26–52

  1. Who does Jesus say will fall away? (v. 27)
    1. Which disciple denies this? (v. 29)
    2. How does Jesus respond to him? (v. 30)
    3. What is the response of all the disciples? (v. 31)
  2. Who did Jesus take with him to pray (v. 33) 
    1. How does Jesus feel while he is praying? (v. 33–34)
    2. What is Jesus' prayer? (v. 35–36)
    3. When Jesus comes back, what are the three disciples doing?
    4. How many times does this happen? (v. 39–41)
  3. What turn of events happens next? (v. 42)
  4. What sign does Judas use to betray Jesus? (v. 43–45)
  5. What do the disciples do when Jesus is arrested? (v. 27, 50)
  6. Why does Mark include the account in v. 51–52?

Application Questions

  1. What do we learn about the certainty of God's Word from this passage?
  2. What does the disciples' denial of Jesus tell us about ourselves?
    1. Where was Peter's confidence when he said he would never deny Jesus?
  3. What does it mean that the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak? (v. 38)
  4. What do we learn about the fear of man from this passage?
  5. Remind one another of God's steadfast love, despite our betrayal of him by singing "The Steadfast Love of the Lord" together.

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