Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Mark

Mark 9:2-13 - August 31st 2018

The Transfiguration

Review:

  1. What have we learned about Jesus identity from chapters 1-8?
  2. How has that been shown?
  3. How have people responded differently to Jesus?

Read Mark 9:2-13  (Also consider the immediate context - 8:27-9:1)

  1. Where did Jesus go and with whom?
  2. Is there anything significant about the setting?
  3. What happened at first? (v.2-5)
  4. Who else was there and what is significant about them?
  5. What did Peter say and why? What does it signify? 
  6. What happened next? (v. 7-8) (Consider the details Mark includes, is there anything significant about them?)

 

  1. As they come down from the mountain what does Jesus say? Do the disciples understand? Why?
  2. Who is Elijah? What was the expectation about him? How was it fulfilled? What happened to him? Who might this be referring to?

Application:

  1. What do we learn about Jesus' identity from this passage?
  2. What do we learn about Jesus' mission from this passage?
  3. In light of that how ought we to respond to Jesus?

 

in Mark

Mark 8:22-9:1 - March 9th 2018

Who do you say Jesus is?

Read Mark 8:22-9:1

  1. What conversation had Jesus and his disciples been having immediately previous to this passage? What had Jesus asked them?
  2. What happens in the first section of this passage? (v. 22-26)
    1. How does Jesus perform this miracle? What is unusual about it?
  3. What questions does Jesus ask his disciples? (answer them for yourself)
  4. What does Peter's answer mean? (what does Christ/messiah mean?)
  5. Consider v.31-9:1, does Paul understand who Jesus is? How does this compare to the story of the blind man in the verses before? What is missing from Peter's understanding?
  6. Why "must the Son of man suffer many things and... be killed, and after three days rise again"?
  7. What does Jesus say is absolutely necessary to following him? (Consider each phrase, it's meaning, and what that might be lived out)

Application

  1. How does Jesus miracle relate to spiritual realities? What does it show us?
  2. Who do you confess Jesus to be? What does that mean?
  3. Is the answer to that question important? If so why?
  4. How can we follow after Jesus? What does it mean to deny yourself and take up your cross?
  5. What things are you tempted to want to gain in this world? How do they relate to following Jesus?
  6. In what ways are you ashamed of Jesus? What should we do?

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