LC#1: Discovering Jesus in Mark 1:1-8

Study Guides


 Lifechange by the Book:  Discovering Jesus in Mark

 Think about life: 

  • Where and when did you first hear about Jesus and what did you remember?
  • Was Jesus someone you knew about, someone you wanted to be like, or someone who changed your life?
  • If someone asked you to tell them about Jesus, what would you say?
  • What things have you learned about Jesus that you didn’t understand in the beginning?

 Exploring Scripture:

 Read Mark 1:1-8

    1. What do you learn about Jesus? (Verses 1, 3, 7, 8)
    2. What do you learn about yourself/people? (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8)
    3. How do you feel about the story/teaching?  (Surprised, confused, excited, uncertain…)
    4. What does this teach you? (About Jesus, about people, about yourself, about your own spiritual life…)
    5. How can you respond? (To help you decide to respond, talk to God about what next step you believe he is asking you to take.)
  • During the remainder of the week read the following 5 passages in Mark, one a day, and answer the same 5 questions above. Remember that the goal of reading Mark is to get a clear vision of Jesus – who he is, what he does for us, and what he is calling us to do today.
    1. Mark 1:9-13
    2. Mark 1:14-20
    3. Mark 1:21-24
    4. Mark 1:35-45
    5. Mark 2:1-17