Jesus: The Gospel Of Mark Homework

Jesus: The Gospel Of Mark Homework

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This homework page is dedicated to helping all of us learn how to practically apply what we’ve been hearing during this series. Here we’ll list things we can do individually and as a church in response to what we’ve heard. We hope you’ll find this useful in growing in your relationship with God and with others.

About The Series: Jesus - The Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Mark as been referred to as the most important book in the world. In it, we are given all the information we need to make a decision about who Jesus is and what we’re going to do about it. Join us as we discover Jesus in the Book of Mark.

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Click on the titles below to view the homework for each message. If you’ve not listened to the messages yet, we encourage to listen to them first to better understand the purpose of this homework.

The Most Important Book In The World
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Tuesday

Memorize Mark 1:15

“The time promised by God has come at last!” he announced. “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!”

Wednesday

Share with someone when you first decided to follow Jesus.

Thursday

Identify where Jesus has called you to be a “fisher of men.”

Friday

Prepare for Sunday’s message by reading Mark 1:21-2:17.

Jesus The Healer
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Monday

Memorize Mark 2:17 

When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”

Tuesday

List as many miracles of Jesus as you can.

Wednesday

Look for “natural” miracles that take place all around you and thank God for His continual interaction in the world around you.

Thursday

Identify times when you think God might have “knocked something off the table.”

Friday

Prepare for Sunday’s message by reading Mark 1:18-3:34.

Jesus Breaks The Rules
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Monday

Memorize Mark 3:35

“Anyone who does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”

Tuesday

READ Psalm 119 (It’s long!) Think about what this says about God’s instructions.

Wednesday

Identify where in your life as a Christian you have followed “made-up” rules that rob you of joy and where you have not followed God’s rules enough and have imitated the world.

Thursday

Thank God today for all of His “rules” that save you from trouble and bring you joy.

Friday

Prepare for Sunday’s message by reading Mark 4:1-34.

Why Parables?
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Monday

Memorize Mark 4:33-34

“Jesus used many similar stories and illustrations to teach the people as much as they could understand. In fact, in his public ministry he never taught without using parables; but afterward, when he was alone with his disciples, he explained everything to them.”

Tuesday

READ The Parable of the Growing Seed in Mark 4:26-29.

How does it expand on the Parable of the Farmer in Mark 4:3-20?

Wednesday

READ the Parable of the Mustard Seed in Mark 4:30-32.

How does it expand on the Parable of the Farmer in Mark 4:3-20?

Thursday

Look at God’s creation all around you. What are some things you can discover about our Creator simply from His creation?

Friday

Prepare for Sunday’s message by reading Mark 4:35-5:20.

The Scariest Night
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Monday

Memorize Mark 5:19

“But Jesus said, ‘No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been.'”

Tuesday

LIST the storms in your life that tend to get your attention. How is Jesus more powerful than these storms?

Wednesday

Decide, which are you most like from Sunday’s message?

  • The Disciples: I have some fear when it comes to making a decision to follow Jesus.  
  • The Townspeople: I have a difficult time letting go of the things of this world to follow Jesus.  
  • The Healed Man: I follow Jesus but need to make sure I’m sharing what He’s done for me with others.

Thursday

IF you decided you’re…

  • Like the Disciples? Decide on what next step of trust you need to take to move closer to Jesus.  
  • Like the townspeople? Decide on three things you’ll let go of to better follow Jesus.
  • Like the Healed Man? Pick three people you’ll invite to church over the Holidays.

Friday

Prepare for Sunday’s message by reading Mark 5:21-6:56.

Faith And Miracles
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Monday

Memorize Mark 5:36

“But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, ‘Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.'”

Tuesday

LIST any miracles you believe have happened in your life or in the lives of others.

Wednesday

Glance through the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) and take note of the miracles Jesus did. Which do you find most amazing?

Thursday

Where do you come down on the issue of modern-day miracles? You accept them wholeheartedly? You struggle with doubt? You refuse to believe? How does your response affect your relationship with Jesus?

Friday

Prepare for Sunday’s message by reading Mark 7:1-37.


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