Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Mark

Mark 12:13-27 - December 14, 2018

Traps Set for jesus

Read Mark 12:13-27

  1. Who sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to trap Jesus in v. 13? (Look back at Mark 11:27-28)
    1. Why did they want to trap Jesus?
  2. How did begin their trap for Jesus? What question did they ask?
    1. Did Jesus fall for their trap? Why or why not? (v. 15-17)
    2. How did they respond to his answer?
  3. Who asked him the next question in v. 18?
    1. What does Mark tell us about Sadducees?
  4. What question did they ask him in v. 19-23?
  5. Why does Jesus say the Sadducees are wrong? (look at v. 24)


  1. What does it look like to "render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's?
  2. What does it look like "[render to] God the things that are God's?"
    1. How does Jesus' teaching in Mark 12:13-17 influence how we live as citizens of kingdom yet also residents of Dubai?
  3. What does this passage tell us of the wisdom and authority of Jesus?
  4. What encouragement and hope does Mark 12:18-27 provide for us in regards to resurrection from the dead?
in Mark

Mark 10:32-45 - October 5th 2018

THE King's ransom

Read Mark 10:32-45 

  1. What is the setting of the passage?
  2. What does Jesus tell the disciples about what was to happen to him? (v. 33-34)
    1. How many times has Jesus told them this before?
    2. Do the disciples understand what he says?
  3. What did James and John, the sons of Zebedee, request from Jesus?
    1. How did Jesus respond to them? What questions did he ask them?
    2. How does their request contradict Jesus' earlier teachings? (Look back at Mk 9:33-37)
  4. What is the response of the other ten disciples when they heard of James and John's request?
  5. What are some similarities and differences between Jesus' teaching in Mk 10:42-45 and Mk 9:33-37?


  1. What does Jesus' foretelling of his death tell us about the sovereign plan of God?
  2. What does Jesus' foretelling of his death tell us about his obedience to the Father?
  3. What do we learn about Christian leadership from v. 42-45?
  4. What does it mean for Jesus to "give his life as a ransom for many"?
    1. What has Jesus' death and resurrection set us free from?
  5. Pray for members of the church to be marked by servant leadership.