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A study on Mark 9:30-50. If you missed the sermon on Sunday you can find it here: Ready Salted Christians

  1. Why was Jesus going the quiet way back to Capernaum?
  2. Jesus had one topic in mind and the disciples another; discuss what’s going on here;
  3. Discuss verses 35 – 37 what are the key points Jesus is making here?
  4. In verse 38 John changes the subject, discuss Jesus answer and what we can learn from these verses;
  5. In verses 43-48 Jesus talks about radical surgery, what is the point that Jesus is making here? In what sense are we to ‘cut off a foot or a hand’ etc.
  6. What does verse 49 mean? Discuss.
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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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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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