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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)

Application:

  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?

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?