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Genesis 1:1-25 - March 23rd 2018

In the Beginning...

Read Genesis 1:1-25

  1. What repeated words, phrases, themes do you notice in this passage?
  2. What happened in the beginning? Who was there already?
  3. How did God create? (Consider stages, steps, actions God takes) 
  4. What did God do with his creation? What does that reveal about him?
  5. What was God's creation like? How does that compare with the world we live in?


  1. What do we learn about God from this passage?
  2. How should we respond to a God like this?
  3. What do we learn about God's words?
    1. How should we respond to them?
  4. Lastly, read John 1:1-5, how does this passage help us understand Genesis 1:1-25 more fully?
    1. Are there other passages you can think of that connect Jesus and the creation of the world?


in Mark

Mark 8:22-9:1 - March 9th 2018

Who do you say Jesus is?

Read Mark 8:22-9:1

  1. What conversation had Jesus and his disciples been having immediately previous to this passage? What had Jesus asked them?
  2. What happens in the first section of this passage? (v. 22-26)
    1. How does Jesus perform this miracle? What is unusual about it?
  3. What questions does Jesus ask his disciples? (answer them for yourself)
  4. What does Peter's answer mean? (what does Christ/messiah mean?)
  5. Consider v.31-9:1, does Paul understand who Jesus is? How does this compare to the story of the blind man in the verses before? What is missing from Peter's understanding?
  6. Why "must the Son of man suffer many things and... be killed, and after three days rise again"?
  7. What does Jesus say is absolutely necessary to following him? (Consider each phrase, it's meaning, and what that might be lived out)


  1. How does Jesus miracle relate to spiritual realities? What does it show us?
  2. Who do you confess Jesus to be? What does that mean?
  3. Is the answer to that question important? If so why?
  4. How can we follow after Jesus? What does it mean to deny yourself and take up your cross?
  5. What things are you tempted to want to gain in this world? How do they relate to following Jesus?
  6. In what ways are you ashamed of Jesus? What should we do?