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in Mark

Mark 12:13-27 - December 14, 2018

Traps Set for jesus

Read Mark 12:13-27

  1. Who sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to trap Jesus in v. 13? (Look back at Mark 11:27-28)
    1. Why did they want to trap Jesus?
  2. How did begin their trap for Jesus? What question did they ask?
    1. Did Jesus fall for their trap? Why or why not? (v. 15-17)
    2. How did they respond to his answer?
  3. Who asked him the next question in v. 18?
    1. What does Mark tell us about Sadducees?
  4. What question did they ask him in v. 19-23?
  5. Why does Jesus say the Sadducees are wrong? (look at v. 24)

Application:

  1. What does it look like to "render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's?
  2. What does it look like "[render to] God the things that are God's?"
    1. How does Jesus' teaching in Mark 12:13-17 influence how we live as citizens of kingdom yet also residents of Dubai?
  3. What does this passage tell us of the wisdom and authority of Jesus?
  4. What encouragement and hope does Mark 12:18-27 provide for us in regards to resurrection from the dead?
in Mark

Mark 9:14-29 - September 7th 2018

Jesus Heals a boy with an unclean spirit

Read Mark 9:14-29 

  1. Where did Jesus just come from? (Look back at v. 2-13)
  2. Who was arguing when Jesus arrived and what were they arguing about? (v. 14-18)
  3. How does Jesus respond to their arguing?
  4. What does the father cry out in v. 24?
  5. What does Jesus do to the boy?
  6. Why couldn't the disciples cast out the demon?
  7. How is Jesus different than the disciples in this passage?
  8. What does this passage reveal about who Jesus is?

Application:

  1. The father cried out, "I believe; help my unbelief!". In what ways do you struggle to believe Jesus? Is it wrong to struggle with unbelief?
  2. What does it practically look like to cry out to the Lord for help like the father in the passage?
  3. How should we think about the power of prayer from this passage?

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