This is the second post in a series of discussion guides on Mark’s Gospel that can be used by disciple makers with new disciples. These questions are intended to help a new disciple learn how to study the Bible and apply the Word to his or her life.
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Discussion Guide For Disciple Makers (Mark 2:1-28)
- Jesus’ popularity has grown so much that when He returns home to Capernaum many people gathered to see and hear Him. By way of review, what were some of the things Jesus did in chapter 1 that led to this explosive popularity?
- Four men bring a paralyzed man to Jesus. What were the obstacles in their way and what were they willing to do to get to Jesus? Why?
- What is the significance of Jesus telling the paralyzed man that his sins are forgiven? Why not just heal him?
- What evidence does Jesus give that He is the Son of God in verses 1-12?
- Why does Jesus refer to Himself as the Son of Man when Mark wants us to see Him as God’s Son (see Mark 1:1)?
- Jesus chose a tax collector named Levi (or Matthew) to follow Him. What does this tell us about who God chooses? What does it tell us about who we should share Jesus with?
- What can we learn about following Jesus from Levi’s response?
- When Jesus responds to the critical scribes and Pharisees (verse 17) He gives an explanation for why He came. As His follower, how does Jesus’ purpose influence our purpose?
- What is the point Jesus is making about fasting in verses 18-22 in His explanation of grooms, garments, and wineskins?
- What is the appropriate way to view the Sabbath according to Jesus?
- 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