Bible Study: Mark 14:1-26

Read Mark 14:1-26

1.                  Is there anything about the chapter you did not understand?
2.                  What is the point of this chapter?
3.                  What does it reveal about whom God is/His attributes?
4.                  Is there a command which I am to obey?  If so, what?
5.                  Is there an example to follow?  If so, what?
6.                  Is there a promise of God to His people?  If so, what?
7.                  Are there specific sins to be avoided?  If so, which?
8.                  How can this passage be applied to my life?
9.                  What are the different narratives (eg. stories), in this chapter?
10.              Look at Mark 14:1-11.  If you had a lot of extra cash to spend on anything, what would you buy?  What is one special gift your remember receiving for a birthday or Christmas?  Why was it special?  What is significant about the time of year in Mark 14?  How might this cause the fear expressed by Jesus’ opponents? Does this passage teach that it is wrong to give to the poor?  Why or why not? Why would it have been wrong in this instance? Do you think these events had any effect on Judas’ decision in Mark 14:10-11?  If so what? 

11.              Look at Mark 14:12-26.  What is one of your favorite places to eat?  What makes this place so special?  What are some happy childhood memories of eating with your family?  How do you think the disciples felt about Jesus’ words in verse 18?  What would this do to the mood of the Passover meal?  Why?  What do you know about the origins of the Passover meal.  Look at Exodus 12 to see the origins.   What new meaning did Jesus give to the Passover bread?  What about he wine?  What vow did He make?  How much do you think the disciples understood when Jesus spoke about his body and his blood?  How do you think the disciples felt as they sang a hymn and moved toward the house of Olives?

*Much of the work in is not my own but used in collaboration with a few commentaries and Group Study Bible.

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