Scripture Verses

Mark 1:1-45

Worship Playlist

This Is Amazing Grace by Phil Wickham

Who You Say I Am by Hillsong

Better by Pat Barrett

Jesus Messiah by Chris Tomlin

Study Questions

  1. What "Good News" do people long to hear today? What "Good News" do they most NEED to hear?  
  2. Mark introduces us to Jesus with powerful language. What is the significance of these terms: "Christ" (v.1), "Son of God" (v.1), "Lord" (v. 3), "Beloved Son" (v. 11), "Nazarene" (v. 24), "Holy One of God" (v. 24)?
  3. What is Jesus' relationship to the Heavenly Father (v. 9-11)? What is Jesus' relationship to the Holy Spirit (v. 7-8, 10, 12)? How would you describe the relationship of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit to a friend?
  4. What is the urgency of repentance, baptism, forgiveness, and belief in the truth (v.2-4, 5, 8, 9, 14-15)? Why are people so reluctant to take steps of faith? Have you taken these first steps of faith?
  5. Read Mark 1:41. How does Jesus meet people at their greatest point of need? What are the various physical or spiritual needs Jesus responds to throughout this chapter? How does this enrich your understanding of God?
  6. What kind of pressure or expectations did Jesus experience (v. 28, 32-34, 35-37, 43-45)? What was Jesus' urgent priority (14-15, 35, 38-39)? Why is there so often a gap between people's expectations and God's priorities?
  7. Read Acts 6:1-7. How did the Early Church handle the tension of meeting everyday needs without jeopardizing their larger call as God's people? What are the practical implications of this for our church?
  8. What do you believe is the church's primary message today? How clear are we making that message?  


At the Lakeside Bookshelf:

Jesus the King: Understanding the Life and Death of the Son of God by Timothy Keller.

It's All About Jesus

Dr. Jon Morrissette - 1/5/2020