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in Mark

Mark 15:1–15 - March 1st, 2019

Before pilate

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.
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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