Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Mark

Mark 8:1-21 - February 16th 2018

Watch out!

Read Mark 8:1-21

  1. Where have they been? What has just happened? (Review 7:31-37)
  2. Who is with Jesus? What has been happening in Jesus’ ministry?
  3. Why does Jesus say? How do his disciples respond?
    1. What does this interaction tell us about them?
  4. What happens? How?
    1. How does this compare/contrast with the feeding of the five thousand (6:30-44)? Does it reveal anything new to us?

 

  1. What do the Pharisees do and why?
  2. How does Jesus respond? Why?

 

  1. What does warn his disciples? What does his warning mean? What is leaven and what kind of ‘leaven’ do the Pharisees and Herod have? (Think about the interactions between these groups with Jesus so far in Mark)
  2. How do the disciples respond and why?
  3. Consider each of Jesus’ questions to his disciples. What does each mean? What does Jesus want them to understand? Will they ever understand?
    1. What is the significance of the feedings?

Application:

  1. What spiritual truths are being revealed by Jesus that his disciples are failing to see?
  2. What do we learn about Jesus’ identity and character?
  3. How can we know and understand Jesus? What keeps us from knowing and understanding Jesus? What is the remedy?

 

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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