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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?
in Mark

Mark 8:1-21 - February 16th 2018

Watch out!

Read Mark 8:1-21

  1. Where have they been? What has just happened? (Review 7:31-37)
  2. Who is with Jesus? What has been happening in Jesus’ ministry?
  3. Why does Jesus say? How do his disciples respond?
    1. What does this interaction tell us about them?
  4. What happens? How?
    1. How does this compare/contrast with the feeding of the five thousand (6:30-44)? Does it reveal anything new to us?


  1. What do the Pharisees do and why?
  2. How does Jesus respond? Why?


  1. What does warn his disciples? What does his warning mean? What is leaven and what kind of ‘leaven’ do the Pharisees and Herod have? (Think about the interactions between these groups with Jesus so far in Mark)
  2. How do the disciples respond and why?
  3. Consider each of Jesus’ questions to his disciples. What does each mean? What does Jesus want them to understand? Will they ever understand?
    1. What is the significance of the feedings?


  1. What spiritual truths are being revealed by Jesus that his disciples are failing to see?
  2. What do we learn about Jesus’ identity and character?
  3. How can we know and understand Jesus? What keeps us from knowing and understanding Jesus? What is the remedy?