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Mark 4:35-5:20 - December 1st 2017

Jesus Calms the storms

Read Mark 4:35-41

  1. Describe the scene, who is there and what are they doing?
  2. What do the disciples presume is going to happen?
  3. What does their question to Jesus show?
  4. Consider Jesus questions to them.
    1. What do his questions indicate?
  5. How do they respond and why?

Application:

  1. What do our fears reveal about us?
  2. How should our faith affect our fears?
  3. What fears are you currently wrestling with and how does Jesus relate to them?

Read Mark 5:1-20

  1. Describe the scene; how does it compare or contrast with the storm?
  2. What does Jesus say/do/command?
    1. How is this different than previously and why?
  3. How does the man with a demon respond to Jesus and why?
  4. What else happens as a result of Jesus calming the demoniac and why?
  5. How does this scene answer the question asked in 4:41 - “Who then is this…?

Application:

  1. What do these passages reveal about Jesus identity and character?
  2. How can we relate to the disciples in the storm and the demoniac?

Habakkuk 3:1-19 - September 8th 2017

Praising God for his justice

Read Habakkuk 3:1-16

  1. How does this passage describe God? What are some of the actions God is described as doing?
  2. What is Habakkuk's response to this 'report' of God's work? What does he feel in response to hearing these things? (v. 2, 16)
  3. What is Habakkuk’s prayer in light of this? (v.2)
  4. What does Habakkuk say he will wait for?

Application:

  1. What is your initial response to this description of the Lord?
  2. How should the power and destruction God carries out shape the way we think about him? How should it inform the way we pray and live?

Read Habakkuk 3:17-19

  1. Summarize Habakkuk’s conclusion in this section.
  2. How is this different from his view of God in Hab. 1?
  3. What is not the basis of whether he will rejoice? What is the basis of his rejoicing?

Application:

  1. How do we remind ourselves that our joy should be in the Lord?
  2. Habakkuk takes strength in the midst of hardship because of promises of God that he knows are coming. What promises of the Lord encourage you?
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