Sermon Bible Study Guides

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.
in Mark

Mark 14:12-25 - February 8, 2019

THE Passover and the supper

Read Mark 14:12–25

  1. On what occasion did the Israelites first take the Passover?
    1. What did the Israelites sacrifice during this time?
  2. What do v. 13–16 tell us about Jesus and who he is?
  3. Who is the one to betray Jesus in v. 18?
    1. What does Jesus say about his betrayer? (v. 20–21)
  4. What does v. 21 tell us about Jesus' death?
    1. What attribute of God does it reveal?
  5. What is the purpose of the pouring out of Jesus' blood according to v. 24?

Application:

  1. Discuss why we take the Lord's Supper as a church. What is the purpose?
  2. God's plan of redemption included the betrayal of Jesus by Judas. How does this encourage us to trust God when evil happens to us?
    1. What are some ways you are prone to worry or anxiety instead of trusting God?
    2. How does the gospel free us from this?