Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bible Study (Online): Gospel of Mark ~ Study Eighteen

Getting to Know Jesus in the Gospel of Mark
Study Eighteen: Mark 3:31-35

31 And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him. 32 And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you.” 33 And he answered them, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” 34 And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.” (Mark 3)

1.  Mark had already told us: “20 Then he went home, and the crowd gathered again, so that they could not even eat. 21 And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, ‘He is out of his mind.’” He now shows his family arriving. What does this encounter tell us about imposing our personal preferences onto the work of God?


2. What did Jesus reveal as his view of the situation?


3. Mark began his gospel with the declaration: The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” How does this help us understand the reason for Jesus’ viewpoint?


4. What is the condition of this profound relationship with Jesus Christ?


5. How do we meet this condition in the gospel as contrasted to trying to meet this condition according to the law of the Old Testament?


6.       Once again we have contrasting groups of people surrounding Jesus. Which group best represents you?


7. What does it mean to you that Jesus reaches out to people that he wants to relate to as his family?


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Unless otherwise noted, Scriptures are from the English Standard Version (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.)



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