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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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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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