No new lesson in Mark today since I’m still teaching Vacation Bible School at church, so I thought we could use this week to review.
If there are any lessons you already know you’d like to go back and spend more time on, homework assignments you haven’t gotten to yet, or chapters of Mark you’d like to re-read, go for it with a “freestyle” review time. If not, here are a few questions and items to springboard your review time.
What are some of the things you’ve learned about the nature and character of Christ, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit?
Give some examples of how Christ demonstrated His authority, power, compassion, divinity, and identifying with His people.
Imagine you’re one of the disciples – such as Peter, James, or John – who will go on to play an important part in the establishment of the New Testament church. What have you learned thus far, serving with Jesus, that will equip you for later ministry?
Imagine you’re a first century Gentile (with little knowledge of the Old Testament or the promised Messiah) reading Mark’s gospel for the first time. What questions would you have about Jesus? What, in chapters 1-7, is surprising to you? What do you find difficult, or easy, to believe?
What was the scribes’ and Pharisees’ main beef with Jesus? How did Jesus attempt to correct them? What can we learn from them and their beliefs not to do in the church today?
Memory Verse Review
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”
And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”
When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.
There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.