Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Mark

Mark 15:42–16:8 - March 22nd, 2019

an Empty tomb

Read Mark 15:42–47

  1. Who asked Pilate for the body of Jesus? (v. 42–43)
    1. Who was he and why did he ask for the body?
  2. Why was Pilate surprised? (v. 44–45)
  3. What did the man do with the body? (v. 46)
    1. What was laid against the entrance of the tomb?
    2. Who saw where Jesus' body was laid? (v. 47)

Read Mark 16:1–8

  1. Who went to anoint Jesus' body? (v. 1)
    1. When did they go to the tomb? (v. 1–2)
  2. What was their concern as they went to the tomb? (v. 3)
    1. What happened to their concern? (v. 4)
  3. Who was inside the tomb when they entered? (v. 5)
    1. How is he described by Mark? 
    2. What was their response to him?
  4. What did the man say to them about Jesus? (v. 6–7)
    1. How did they respond to this man's instructions? (v. 8)

Application Questions

  1. What do we learn about who Jesus is?
  2. Why is it significant that Jesus actually died on the cross?
  3. How is Jesus' resurrection different from that of Jairus's daughter in Mark 5:35–43? 
  4. How does the resurrection give us hope?
  5. Remind one another of our resurrected Savior by singing: "See What a Morning".
in Mark

Mark 14:1-11 - January 25, 2019

THe Plot to kill Jesus

Read Mark 14:1-11

  1. Why did the chief priests and scribes seek to arrest Jesus and kill him after the feast? (v. 1–2)
    1. Based on what you know from earlier in Mark, what motivated their plot to kill Jesus?
  2. Whose house is Jesus staying at in Bethany? (v. 3)
    1. Why does Jesus associate with a leper like Simon instead of the religious leaders?
  3. What does the woman do to Jesus at the house? (v. 4–9)
    1. How much did the ointment cost?
    2. What was the response of those at the house?
    3. What was the response of Jesus?
      1. How can Jesus place himself above the poor?
  4. Who does Judas Iscariot go to after this? (v. 10–11)
    1. Why does he go to them? 
    2. What did they promise him?


  1. What can we learn from the anonymous woman about commitment to following Jesus?
    1. Money is mentioned twice in the passage, once with the woman and once with Judas. What is different about their use of money?
  2. Judas Iscariot sought to betray Jesus after following him as one of the twelve disciples. How can you guard against turning against Jesus?
    1. How does the local church help you stand firm until the end?
    2. Who are you helping see and savor Jesus Christ as the Messiah?