Who is Jesus?

A Study on Mark 3:16-35 based on the sermon: Who Do You Say I AM ?

  1. In the reading, what were the four main groups of people Jesus came into contact?
    Discuss their response to His ministry.
  2. There are three miracles that Jesus performed to prove He was the real deal – what were they?
    Look at Isaiah 35 v5-6. Then in-turn look at Mark 7 v31. / Matt 12 v22  and Mark 1 v40
  3. Jesus uses the most unlikely of people, regardless of their disabilities. Why?
    How does that challenge us in our lives. Are we spiritually disabled and how is that reflected in our Christian lives?
  4. What is the unforgivable sin v29? Can we commit this sin today?
  5. What was Jesus getting at here in v33 What point was he making? Look at John 1 v12-13
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Where’s Your Baggage Handler?

A study based on Mark 3:1-15 and based on this sermon: Stretch Out In Faith

  1. What was it about Jesus that really annoyed the Pharisees? Who were the Herodians and why would they be an unlikely ally for the Pharisees?
  2. What did Jesus ask the man with the crippled hand to do? What must we learn from this?
  3. In the sermon we spoke a lot about how we might have surplus baggage.  What was meant by surplus baggage and how might it drag us down? How can we help each other deal with it?
  4. Discuss whether we have the authority to drive out demons…
  5. Why is it important for disciples to be willing to leave everything and spend time with Jesus? How might this be a challenge for us?
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Isn’t CS Lewis Great!?

Every now and then, in this crazy society we live, I think we need reminding of this:

“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronising nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”

C.S. Lewis

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The Sickness of Sin… a cure

This study is based on Mark 2:13-28. The sermon can be downloaded here: Sinners called to be Saints

  1. Why was Levi being called by Jesus such a big deal?
  2. What can we learn from all of the different characters (and their responses) mentioned in the account of Levi’s calling (verses 13 – 17).
  3. Should Christians fast? explain the various answers.
  4. What was wrong with the Pharisees approach to the Sabbath?
  5. What can we learn from this, with respect to the way we spend our Sundays?
  6. Spend some time in prayer for each other and the wider church, asking the Lord to have His way in our church life and our personal lives.
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