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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?
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)

 

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