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Mark 10:1-16 - September 21st 2018

Teaching about divorce

Read Mark 10:1-16 

  1. Why did the Pharisees ask Jesus a question about divorce? (v. 2)
    1. Has this happened before in Mark? If so, when?
  2. What question did Jesus respond with? (v. 3)
  3. Why did Moses allow for divorce according to Jesus? (v. 5)
    1. How was this different from God's original plan? (v. 6-9)
    2. What does God's original plan tell us about the nature of marriage?
  4. What did the disciples do when children came to Jesus? (v. 13)
    1. How did Jesus respond?
  5. What does it mean to receive the kingdom of God like a child?
    1. What does this tell us about the type of people the kingdom of God is for?

Application:

  1. What does the Pharisees question reveal about their hearts?
    1. In what ways can we approach Jesus with this attitude?
  2. How should we think about the importance of marriage from this passage? 
  3. Pray for the marriages of our church to be marked by faithfulness and unity in Christ.
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Psalm 47 - August 3rd 2018

Rejoice, The Lord is King

Read Psalm 47:

  1. What is the instruction given in the first verse of the Psalm?
  2. What reasons are given for that instruction (v2-4)?
    1. Why should those reasons result in praise?
  3. What is God’s position in relation to the world according to the psalm?
  4. What is the position of God’s people in relation to the world?
  5. How do the rulers (princes) respond to his rule in this psalm?
    1. How is this different from other psalms (like Ps. 2)?
    2. How does this fit with what is described in verses 2-4?
  6. What is the reason given for the rulers’ response to God?
  7. What is the result of all this?

Application:

  1. Do you rejoice in the Lord’s rule?
  2. What does it mean that the nations are subdued under God’s people’s feet? How does this apply to us as Christians today?
  3. How should we relate to the world based off of this psalm?
  4. How should we respond to the fact that the princes gather as God’s people? How does this apply to us?
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