The Bible is the best resource for disciple makers. And the Gospel of Mark is my favorite place to start a discussion with a new disciple.
Some resources are for the disciple maker.
Books, sermons, podcasts, conferences, and blog posts are easily accessible online to help a disciple make disciples.
Other resources are for the brand new disciple.
Again, there is no shortage of books, articles, booklets, and online resources to help a disciple grow.
But the greatest foundation is laid when a disciple maker and a new disciple meet face-to-face and work through a passage of Scripture together. Studying the Bible is not the only skill a new disciple needs to develop, but it is essential.
Over the next 16 weeks I will be making discussion guides available for each chapter in the book of Mark. You can subscribe to be notified when a new guide is posted, or click to download a free PDF of these questions.
Discussion Guide For Disciple Makers (Mark 1:1-45)
- What does verse one tell you about Jesus’ identity? What do the terms “gospel” and “Christ” tell us about Jesus and Mark’s Gospel?
- What did you learn about John in this first chapter?
- Why were people being baptized by John? Why was Jesus baptized?
- What temptations do you face? What does it mean that Jesus also experienced temptations?
- Compare the preaching of John and Jesus. How was their message the same? How was their message different?
- Who did Jesus tell to follow Him? What can we learn about following Jesus from these first disciples?
- What was so astonishing about Jesus’ teaching? What were some of the results of Jesus’ teaching?
- Why was Jesus able to heal the sick? What does His willingness to help people tell us about Him?
- What were some of Jesus’ personal habits and goals?
- Why did Jesus tell the man not to say anything about being healed? What happened?
- What is the most remarkable thing you learned about Jesus in this chapter?
- What does this chapter inspire you to do to be more like Jesus?
You can find the other discussion guides here as they come available (about one a week): Mark 1 | Mark 2 | Mark 3 | Mark 4 | Mark 5 | Mark 6 | Mark 7 | Mark 8 | Mark 9 | Mark 10 | Mark 11 | Mark 12 | Mark 13 | Mark 14 | Mark 15 | Mark 16