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 4:35-5:20 - December 1st 2017

Jesus Calms the storms

Read Mark 4:35-41

  1. Describe the scene, who is there and what are they doing?
  2. What do the disciples presume is going to happen?
  3. What does their question to Jesus show?
  4. Consider Jesus questions to them.
    1. What do his questions indicate?
  5. How do they respond and why?

Application:

  1. What do our fears reveal about us?
  2. How should our faith affect our fears?
  3. What fears are you currently wrestling with and how does Jesus relate to them?

Read Mark 5:1-20

  1. Describe the scene; how does it compare or contrast with the storm?
  2. What does Jesus say/do/command?
    1. How is this different than previously and why?
  3. How does the man with a demon respond to Jesus and why?
  4. What else happens as a result of Jesus calming the demoniac and why?
  5. How does this scene answer the question asked in 4:41 - “Who then is this…?

Application:

  1. What do these passages reveal about Jesus identity and character?
  2. How can we relate to the disciples in the storm and the demoniac?