Getting to Know Jesus in the Gospel of Mark
Study Thirty-One ~ Mark 6:30-44
1. The disciples had just returned from their travels around Israel, preaching the gospel, healing the sick, and driving out demons. What do we learn about Jesus’ care for his disciples in the instructions he gives them upon their return?
2. What actually happened when Jesus and the disciples crossed the lake for their time of rest? What does this tell us about what it may sometimes be like when we are following Jesus through life?
3. What did this look like from the perspective of the crowds of people?
4. What do you learn about Jesus’ response to the crowds? What encouragement does this give you about approaching him?
5. Describe the difference between the way the disciples thought the needs of the people should be met, and the way Jesus thought their needs should be met. What are some ways we see these same differences of point of view in the church today?
6. What was Jesus teaching the crowds through his miracle? What was he teaching the disciples?
7. Jesus taught his church to “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). How does Jesus’ interaction with the crowds and his disciples encourage us in this regard?
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