Sermon Bible Study Guides

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?

Psalm 107 - August 11th 2017

Give thanks for God’s steadfast love

 

Read Psalm 107:

  1. What are the people called to do and why?
  2. Why were they in trouble?
  3. How does God save them?
  4. How should they respond?
  5. How has God redeemed us (Christians)?
  6. How is our “trouble(s)” similar and/or different to the Israelites?
  7. How should we respond? (consider both corporate applications and individual applications)
  8. How would you define the steadfast love of the Lord?
  9. How can we encourage one another to consider the steadfast love of the Lord?
  10. How does thinking about the steadfast love of the Lord make us wiser?