LC#5: Discovering Jesus in Mark 8:1-10

Study Guides


Lifechange by the Book:  Discovering Jesus in Mark

Think about life: 

  • Do churches tend to care more about people’s spiritual needs or physical needs?  Are the two interrelated?
  • In what you’ve learned so far about Jesus from Mark is Jesus more concerned with people’s physical or spiritual needs or both?

Exploring Scripture:

  • Read Mark 8:1-10
    • What do you learn about Jesus?  
    • What do you learn about yourself/people? 
    • How do you feel about the story/teaching?   (Surprised, confused, threatened, excited, uncertain…)
    • What does this teach you?  (About Jesus, about people, about yourself, about your own spiritual life…)
    • 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. 
    • Mark 8:11-212
    • Mark 8:22-30
    • Mark 8:31-38
    • Mark 9:1-13
    • Mark 9:14-29