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Mark 1:40-2:12 - October 20th 2017

Who can forgive sins but God alone?

Read Mark 1:40-2:12

  1. What is leprosy and how would that impact someone; socially, culturally, religiously?
  2. What does he ask Jesus to do, how does Jesus heal him, and why is it surprising?
  3. How does the man respond to Jesus and what impact does that have on Jesus  and his ministry?
  4. What was Jesus doing in Capernaum?
  5. Who is brought to Jesus and how? What does this demonstrate?
  6. What does Jesus see? What does he say?
  7. How do the scribes feel about it and why?
  8. What does Jesus want everyone to know?
  9. Compare and contrast the two healings and the two responses.


  1. What do Jesus miraculous healings reveal about his identity and his mission?
  2. What can we learn from all the individuals about how to respond, and how not to respond to Jesus? (consider those healed, those with them, the crowds, the scribes, etc.)
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Mark 1:16-39 - October 13th 2017

He Taught as One Who Had Authority

Read Mark 1:16-39

  1. What stands out about Jesus in this passage?
  2. How does Jesus address the disciples and what is their response?
  3. How do the people in the synagogue respond to Jesus? Why do they respond that way?
  4. How do the demons/unclean spirits respond to Jesus?
  5. What does Jesus do to sick people?
  6. What is the result of his healing people?
    A. How does Jesus respond to this?



  1. What does the way people (and demons) respond to Jesus teach us about who Jesus is? What does he have?
    1. How should that affect the way we think of Jesus?
  2. What is most important to Jesus in his ministry? How should that affect our priorities as Christians? As a church?
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