Gospel of Mark Studies 25-31
Mark Study 25
Read Mark 10:1-12
1. Why do the Pharisees ask Jesus this particular question at this point in time? (Remember John the Baptist and Herod in Study 14, Mark 6:14-29.)
2. Why did Jesus refer to Moses in His response?
3. What was God’s original idea for marriage? How did this arrangement protect women and children?
Read Malachi 2:15-16
4. Why does God hate divorce?
Read John 4:7-18
5. How did Jesus treat this divorced Samaritan woman, and why did it shock her?
Read Mark 10:13-16
6. What does it mean to have a “child-like” faith?
7. How can one receive the Kingdom of God like a child?
Mark Study 26
Read Mark 10:17-31
1. In verse 15 Jesus told people how to receive the Kingdom of God. What has this young man misunderstood in asking what he must “do” to receive eternal life?
2. What does it mean to be “good”? What is Jesus saying about himself?
3. What are the 10 commandments? (Read Exodus 20) How has this young man broken the first commandment?
4. What is the “Treasure in Heaven” to which Jesus refers?
5. What does Jesus ask the young man to do? Why does he walk away?
6. Why is it so hard for the rich to enter the Kingdom of Heaven? How can we be saved?
7. What does this passage tell us about how God’s perception of His people differs from the world’s perception?
8. What idols do we put before God?
Mark Study 27
Read Mark 10:32-34
1. Why are Jesus and His disciples going to Jerusalem? (Contrast Jesus’ sense of purpose with the bewilderment of the disciples)
Read Mark 10:34-45
2. What do James and John ask for?
3. What would it really mean to receive it?
4. What is Jesus about to do for them? What do the cup and baptism represent?
5. What light does this passage shed on the relationship between Jesus and God the Father?
6. What does it mean to be great in God’s Kingdom? How is Jesus our example in this?
7. What does this mean for us in our:
- Relationships with others
- Role in the Church
- Attitude in prayer
Mark Study 28
Read Mark 10:46-52
1. Why did Bartimaeus say “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”? (Read Isaiah 35:3-6 and Psalm 51:1)
2. Why was Bartimaeus told to be quiet?
3. Who had the better understanding of Jesus’ mission?
4. What did Jesus mean by “your faith has healed you”?
5. What was Bartimaeus’ response?
6. How was he different from the “rich young man”? (Refer Study 26: Mark 10:17-31. Hint: What was the rich young man’s name?)
7. What can we expect when we pray for healing?