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in Mark

Mark 13:1-37 - January 11, 2019

sign's of the kingdoms culmination 

Read Mark 13:1-37

  1. In Mk 11 Jesus cleansed the temple, now what does he warn the disciples of?
  2. After Jesus foretold the destruction of the temple, what question did Peter, James, John, and Andrew ask him?
    1. Why does Jesus tell them to be on guard? 
  3. What does Jesus warn them of in v. 5-23?
    1. What exhortations does Jesus give in these verses? (Look at v. 5, 9, 13, 14, 18, 21, and 23)
  4. What hope is given to those who persevere in v. 24-27?
  5. After sharing a lesson from the fig tree, Jesus warns the disciples in v. 32-37. What similar warnings does he that appeared earlier in the chapter?

Application:

  1. Jesus doesn't answer every speculative question we have. What is the purpose of Jesus' teaching here?
    1. How can we encourage one another to faithfulness?
  2. What encouragement can believers find in this passage?
  3. Which members of the church do you spur on to endure until the end?
  4. Who encourages you to be faithful to Christ until his second coming?
  5. How can you grow in encouraging the church to follow Christ?
in Mark

Mark 12:28-37 - December 28, 2018

The greatest commandment

Read Mark 12:28-37

  1. Why does this scribe ask Jesus a question? (v. 28)
    1. What was his question?
    2. What verses from the Old Testament did Jesus respond with?
  2. How does the scribe respond to Jesus' answer? (v. 32-33)
    1. The scribe was testing Jesus, but how is this testing different than the previous groups? (v. 13-27)
  3. What does Jesus say to the scribe and what was the result of the crowd? (v. 34)
  4. What difficult question does Jesus ask in the temple? (v. 35-37)
    1. What does this tell us about the identity of Jesus?
    2. How does the crowd respond to his teaching?

Application:

  1. What does it look like to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength?
  2. What does it look like to love your neighbor as yourself?
    1. How well do you know your neighbors?
    2. What are you doing to love them?
  3. What ways are you tempted to focus on yourself, rather than your fellow church members or non-Christian friends?

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