Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Mark

Mark 7:24-37 - February 2nd 2018

Jesus In Gentile Territory

Read Mark 7:24-30

  1. Where did Jesus go and why? Why couldn’t he remain hidden? What’s significant about this area?
  2. Who came to Jesus and why? Why does Mark emphasize her nationality?
  3. Had Jesus done this sort of thing before?
  4. What’s surprising about Jesus’ response?
  5. How does the woman respond and what does it indicate?
  6. How does the exchange end?

Read Mark 7:31-37

  1. Where did Jesus go next and what’s significant about this area?
  2. Who is brought to Jesus and why?
  3. How does Jesus heal him? What does Jesus command them and how do they respond?
  4. What do they say about Jesus?

Application:

  1. What does these scenes teach us about Jesus and his mission?
  2. In contrast to last week (Mark 7:1-23) what is surprising about those who receive Jesus?
  3. Why does he seek to remain private? What does that say about what was his mission and what wasn’t his mission?
  4. How do these healings fit with Jesus’ teaching? What deeper purpose is there to these healings? (Look at 7:14-15, 8:17-18, 21)

 

in Mark

Mark 6:1-13 - December 29th 2017

Honor the Prophet

 

Read Mark 6:1-6

  1. Where did Jesus go and what astonished the people?
  2. What did they expect?
  3. What astonished Jesus and what effect did it have?
  4. What did Jesus spend his time doing?

 

Read Mark 6:7-13

  1. What does Jesus send the twelve to do?
  2. What does it mean Jesus gave them authority?
  3. What instructions does he give his apostles and why?
  4. What was their message and mission?

 

Application:

  1. What do we learn about Jesus in this passage?
  2. What do these passages teach us about rejecting Jesus (or those who go in his name)?
    1. What should we expect?
    2. How should we respond?
    3. What warning is there for us?
  3. Compare and contrast the mission that Jesus has given to the Church/the Apostles in this passage.
    1. What authority has Jesus given us?
    2. What are we called to do?