LC#6: Discovering Jesus in Mark 9:30-37

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Lifechange by the Book:  Discovering Jesus in Mark

Think about life:  

  • What are the different things are culture/media would say makes a person successful?
  • What would you say makes a person successful?Do you think Jesus’ idea of success will be the same or different?  If so, how?

Exploring Scripture: 

  • Read Mark 9:30-37
    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 9:38-50
  • 2. Mark 10:1-16
  • 3. Mark 10:17-31
  • 4. Mark 10:32-52
  • 5. Mark 11:1-11