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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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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?

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