LC#2: Discovering Jesus in Mark 2:18-28

Study Guides


 Lifechange by the Book:  Discovering Jesus in Mark

 Think about life: 

  • What are the written and unwritten rules that have been part of churches you attended growing up and now? Are they central and necessary in being a follower of Jesus or are they off to the side?
  • What happened to people who challenged one of those rules?
  • Which of those rules have changed and what seemed to precipitate the change?

 Exploring Scripture:

 Read Mark 2:18-28

    1. What do you learn about Jesus?
    2. What do you learn about yourself/people?
    3. How do you feel about the story/teaching?  (Surprised, confused, threatened, 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 3:1-6
    2. Mark 3:7-19
    3. Mark 3:20-30
    4. Mark 3:31-35
    5. Mark 4:1-12