Getting to Know Jesus in the Gospel of Mark
Study Sixteen: Mark 3:13-21
1. What does Mark state as Jesus’ purpose in choosing twelve men to be his apostles?
2. What do you think is the significance of the connection between what Jesus was giving them in relationship to him, and what he would be sending them to do?
3. Based on Jesus’ assignment to these men, what would be the expected response of people like you if you were the recipient of their work?
4. Why is it important to know that such a crowd had gathered that Jesus and his disciples could not even stop to eat?
5. What did Jesus’ earthly family think of what he was doing?
6. What does this difference between what Jesus thought he should be doing, and what his family thought he should be doing, introduce to our understanding of how Jesus’ gospel would affect people as it spread throughout the world?
7. If you were one of the people who were desperate to experience Jesus’ ministry, how much would you have been affected by what his earthly family thought of him?
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