Gospel of Mark
Mark Study 32
Read Mark 11:27-33
1. Why were the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law questioning Jesus’ authority?
2. What was Jesus’ response and why?
3. Where did the chief priests’ authority come from?
4. Why do they have difficulty answering Jesus’ question about John the Baptist?
5. Where does Jesus’ authority come from?
6. What characterises the religion of the Jewish authorities at this time as opposed to Jesus’ teachings?
7. What are the dangers for the modern church authorities and how can we best look to God?
Mark Study 33
Read Mark 12: 1-12
1. What is meant by:
- The Vineyard (Read Isaiah 5:1-7)
- The Servants
- The Son
- The Owner
- The Tenants
- The Inheritance
2. What do the authorities understand Jesus to be saying?
3. What is their response?
4. What does it mean for Jesus to be the “capstone”? (Read Psalm 118:22-23
5. Why does Jesus talk in parables?
6. What insight does this give us into God’s plan for salvation?
Mark Study 34
Read Mark 12:13-17
1. Why did the Pharisees and Herodians ask this question?
2. What are the implications for Jesus if he answers either “yes” or “no”?
3. What is Jesus’ answer? Why?
4. Why were the crowd amazed?
5. What does Jesus’ answer mean for us today?
Read Romans 13:1-7 and 1 Peter 2:13-17
6. What do we “owe” God?