LC#8: Discovering Jesus in Mark 12:35-44

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Lifechange by the Book: Discovering Jesus in Mark

Think about life:

  • If you have experienced suffering, tragedy, hardship or deep disappointment, looking back on that event/time, what did you learn about God? What did you learn about yourself?
  • How do you think your goals for your life and your family’s life might differ from God’s goal for you and your family?

Exploring Scripture:

  • Read Mark 12:35-44
    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 13:1-37
  2. Mark 14:1-11
  3. Mark 14:12-26
  4. Mark 14:27-31
  5. Mark 14:32-42