Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Mark

Mark 7:24-37 - February 2nd 2018

Jesus In Gentile Territory

Read Mark 7:24-30

  1. Where did Jesus go and why? Why couldn’t he remain hidden? What’s significant about this area?
  2. Who came to Jesus and why? Why does Mark emphasize her nationality?
  3. Had Jesus done this sort of thing before?
  4. What’s surprising about Jesus’ response?
  5. How does the woman respond and what does it indicate?
  6. How does the exchange end?

Read Mark 7:31-37

  1. Where did Jesus go next and what’s significant about this area?
  2. Who is brought to Jesus and why?
  3. How does Jesus heal him? What does Jesus command them and how do they respond?
  4. What do they say about Jesus?

Application:

  1. What does these scenes teach us about Jesus and his mission?
  2. In contrast to last week (Mark 7:1-23) what is surprising about those who receive Jesus?
  3. Why does he seek to remain private? What does that say about what was his mission and what wasn’t his mission?
  4. How do these healings fit with Jesus’ teaching? What deeper purpose is there to these healings? (Look at 7:14-15, 8:17-18, 21)

 

in Mark

Mark 6:45-56 - January 12th 2018

Hard hearts and walking on water

Read Mark 6:45-53

  1. What had just happened previously? (v.30-44)
  2. What does Jesus make his disciples do and why?
    1. What does Jesus do?
  3. Describe the scene and make note of the details. (v. 47-49)
  4. What do the disciples think and how do they feel?
  5. What does Jesus tell them?
    1. What have we seen in Mark so far which is similar?
  6. What does their response reveal about them?
    1. What should they have understood about the loves?
      1. What did the loaves demonstrate about Jesus’ identity?
    2. Why didn’t they understand?

 

  1. Consider these passages (v. 30-44, and v. 45-53) in a whole Bible context.
    1. What similar stories are there that come to mind?

 

Read Mark 6:54-56

  1. What does this summary tell us about Jesus?
    1. What has Jesus been doing so far in Mark? 

Application:

  1. What do we learn about Jesus from this passage?
  2. Why were the disciples afraid? What didn’t they understand? Why didn’t they understand?
    1. So what do our fears reveal about us? (Discuss things that tempt you to fear now).
  3. What is the solution to hardened hearts?
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