What shall I do with the King?

EasyEnglish questions (2800 word vocabulary) on Mark's Gospel

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G. Hibbs

 

About These Questions

These are questions on the biblical text of Mark's *Gospel. Click here to find an EasyEnglish translation of Mark.

We hope that these questions will help you to understand the text. We also want to help you use the text in real life. These questions are not examination questions with right or wrong answers.

Chapter 1

1:1 Who is this book about? What is its message about?

1:2-8, 9-13 You might want to use your own words to express each section. And then you might want to act it as a play.

1:2 Who would God use in order to speak to people? Why would God give this message?

1:3 What would people hear? What should they do? What could you do for that purpose?

1:4 What do you learn about the *messenger? What do you learn about his message? What should you do?

1:5 What were people doing? What did they have to do before John *baptised them?

1:6 What do you learn about how John lived?

1:7 What do you learn about the man who would come? What do you learn about John?

1:8 What do you learn about the *baptism that John gave? And what do you learn about the man who would come? How would he *baptise people?

1:9 What did Jesus do? What did John do?

1:10 What happened when Jesus came up out of the water?

1:11 What do you learn about the Person who spoke? What do you learn about Jesus?

1:12 What did Jesus do immediately? Why did he do that?

1:13 Where was Jesus? What was *Satan doing? What were the *angels doing?

1:14 Who is the main person in this story after this? What happened to John? Where did the good news come from?

1:15 What are three parts of Jesus' message? What do you have to do?

1:16-20 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might act it as a play.

1:16 Where was Jesus? What were Simon and Andrew doing? Why were they doing that?

1:17 What did Jesus tell Simon and Andrew to do? What did Jesus promise?

1:18 What did Simon and Andrew do?

1:19 Who did Jesus see? What was the relationship between those two men? What were they doing?

1:20 What did James and John do when Jesus called them? Who did they leave behind?

1:21-28 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

1:21 What did Jesus do with his new *disciples?

1:22 What was the people's reaction to what Jesus taught? What did the people think about what Jesus taught?

1:23 What do you learn about the man who was in the meeting place?

1:24 Who did the evil *spirit in the man recognise? What did the evil *spirit expect Jesus to do?

1:25 What did Jesus do? What did Jesus say?

1:26 What did the evil *spirit do? What do you learn about this *spirit?

1:27 What did the people do? What surprised the people?

1:28-31 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

1:28 What happened to the news about Jesus?

1:29 What did Jesus do? Who did he take with him? Where did they go?

1:30 Who was sick? What did the *disciples do? When did they do that?

1:31 What happened to the woman? What did she do?

1:32-34 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

1:32 When did some people bring other people to Jesus? Why was that perhaps a good time? What were the people suffering from?

1:33 What happened?

1:34 What actions did Jesus do? What do you learn about some illnesses? What do you learn about evil *spirits? Why did Jesus not allow the evil *spirits to speak?

1:35-39 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

1:35 When did Jesus get up from bed? Where did Jesus go to then? What did Jesus do?

1:36 What did Simon do?

1:37 What did Simon and the other people say to Jesus when they found him?

1:38 What did Jesus reply? What was Jesus' plan? Why did Jesus say that he wanted to do that?

1:39 Where did Jesus go? What did Jesus do?

1:40-45 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

1:40 Who came to Jesus? What did the men do? What did the men believe?

1:41 What do you learn about Jesus? What did Jesus do for the man?

1:42 What happened to the man? What was the result for the man? When did it happen?

1:43 What do you learn about Jesus?

1:44 What did Jesus tell the man to do? What does that show you about Jesus' attitude to Moses? What does it show you about Jesus' attitude to *sacrifice? What would the man's actions achieve?

1:45 What did the man do? What difference did that make for Jesus? What did the people do?

Chapter 2

2:1-12 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

2:1 What did Jesus do? What happened?

2:2 What happened? What was Jesus doing?

2:3 Who came? What were they doing?

2:4 What happened? What did the men do for their friend?

2:5 What did Jesus see? How did Jesus speak to the man? What did Jesus do for the man?

2:6 Who were sitting in that house at that time? What were they doing?

2:7 What were the *scribes thinking? What did Jesus say that might have been an insult to God? Can anyone who is not God forgive *sins?

2:8 What did Jesus know immediately? What did Jesus ask the man?

2:9 What did Jesus ask the *scribes?

2:10 How did Jesus describe himself? What did Jesus want to make clear? Who did Jesus speak to in this verse?

2:11 What three things did Jesus tell the man to do?

2:12 What did the man do? What did the people do?

2:13-17 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

2:13 Where did Jesus go? What happened?

2:14 Who did Jesus see? Where was he working? What did Jesus demand? What was Levi's reaction?

2:15 Where did Jesus eat? Who did Jesus eat with? What do you learn about Jesus' followers?

2:16 Who saw Jesus? What did they see Jesus do? Who did they ask about what they saw?

2:17 What did Jesus hear? What are three (or four) things that Jesus said?

2:18-22 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

2:18 What was the problem? Say what happened. Use your own words to say it.

2:19 What do you learn about Jesus? What do you learn about the right time to stop eating?

2:20 What did Jesus say about the bridegroom? This is picture language (a special description), which has a special meaning. What do you think that it means? When would Jesus' *disciples stop eating?

2:21 Use your own words to express these ideas. This too is picture language (a special description), which has a special meaning. What do you think that it means?

2:22 What happens if people put new wine into old leather bottles? What do you think that this picture language (special description) means?

2:23-28 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

2:23 When were Jesus and his *disciples walking together? What did the *disciples do?

2:24 What did the *Pharisees say to Jesus?

2:25 What past example from the Bible did Jesus think that the *Pharisees should have known about?

2:26 What four things did David do? What was unusual about what he did?

2:27 Who is the *Sabbath for? What did God not make man for?

2:28 What do you learn about the *Sabbath?

Chapter 3

3:1-6 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

3:1 Where did Jesus go? Who was there?

3:2 What did people want to accuse Jesus of? What did they watch for? Why might they think that Jesus should not do that? Do you agree with them?

3:3 Who did Jesus speak to? What did Jesus ask that person to do?

3:4 What choices did Jesus give? What answer did the people give?

3:5 What emotion did Jesus have? Why did he have that emotion? What did Jesus do for the man?

3:6 Use your own words to express these ideas. The *Pharisees did two things. When did they do those things?

3:7-12 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

3:7 Where did Jesus go? Who was Jesus with?

3:8 Do you know how far these people had walked? Why did the people come?

3:9 What was happening? What plan did Jesus have? Who would help Jesus?

3:10 What was happening?

3:11 Who fell in front of Jesus? Who did they say that Jesus is?

3:12 What did Jesus not want these people to do?

3:13-19 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

3:13 Where did Jesus go? What happened?

3:14 What did Jesus do? Why did he do that?

3:15 What else did Jesus want his *disciples to do?

3:16 Use your own words to express this.

3:17 What two or three things do you learn about James and John?

3:18 What do you learn about these *disciples?

3:19 What do you learn about Judas?

3:20-30 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

3:20 What happened? What was difficult?

3:21 What was happening?

3:22 What do you learn about these people who came? What were these people saying about Jesus?

3:23 What did Jesus do? How did he speak to these people? What did Jesus ask them?

3:24 What do you learn? Why might this surprise someone?

3:25 What do you think about this?

3:26 What do you learn?

3:27 Do you learn some new, unusual knowledge here? Why might that be?

3:28 Jesus said that he was telling the truth. What is a possible reason why he said that? Do you think that Jesus might tell you something untrue? What things can God forgive someone for?

3:29 What kind of person can God never forgive? Why can God not forgive such a person, do you think?

3:30 Why did Jesus start to talk about what God can forgive someone for?

3:31-35 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

3:31 Who came near the house where Jesus was? What did they do?

3:32 Where was Jesus? What did the crowd tell Jesus?

3:33 What did Jesus probably mean when he asked this question?

3:34 What did Jesus probably mean when he said this?

3:35 What do you learn?

Chapter 4

4:1 What was happening? Use your own words to describe it. Who was there?

4:2 What do you learn?

4:3-9, 10-20 You might want to use your own words to express each section. And then you might want to act it as a play.

4:3 What is this story about?

4:4 What was happening?

4:5 What do you learn about this seed and soil?

4:6 What happened? Why did it happen?

4:7 What was happening? What was the result?

4:8 What happened to the other seed? What did that seed produce?

4:9 What do you think that Jesus is really saying?

4:10 What happened when Jesus was alone?

4:11 What did Jesus say that his *disciples had received? What do other people hear?

4:12 You read about some people who see. And those people hear also. But what do you learn about those people? What will not happen for those people?

4:13 What did Jesus tell his *disciples about whether they understood *parables?

4:14 What did Jesus explain that this person in the *parable was really doing?

4:15 What do you learn about the seed on the path?

4:16, 17 Some seed fell in the shallow soil on the rocks. What do you learn about that seed? Why do people like this lose their *faith?

4:18, 19 What do you learn about the seed that fell among the weeds? God's message does not produce fruit (results) for these people. What prevents it?

4:20 Who are those people that are like good soil? How much fruit (results) do they produce?

4:21-22 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

4:21 What do you learn here? Use your own words to describe it.

4:22 What do you learn about things that people hide? What do you learn about secrets?

4:23-25 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

4:23 What must you do if you have ears?

4:24 What should you do? What rule about reward does Jesus teach?

4:25 What example of the rule about reward does Jesus give?

4:26-29 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

4:26 What was Jesus describing? What did he say that it was like?

4:27 What do you learn about this seed? What does that show you about God's *kingdom?

4:28 What happens to the seed? What does that show you about God's *kingdom?

4:29 What do you learn? Does that happen in a real field?

4:30-32, 33-34 You might want to use your own words to express each section. And then you might want to act it as a play.

4:30 Use your own words to express this. What do you learn about *parables?

4:31 Use your own words to express this. What do you learn about God's *kingdom?

4:32 Use your own words to express this. What do you learn about God's *kingdom?

4:33 What did Jesus do? Why did Jesus do that?

4:34 What do you learn about how Jesus used *parables? What do you learn about what *parables mean?

4:35-41 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

4:35 Who are the players? Or (in other words), who are the people that you read about? What else do you learn?

4:36 Use your own words to express this. What do you notice about Jesus?

4:37 What was happening? Imagine that you had been in that boat with Jesus. What might you have been thinking? And what might you have been doing?

4:38 Use your own words to express this. What do you think about that?

4:39 What did Jesus do? What happened? What do you think about that?

4:40 What two things did Jesus tell his *disciples? What do you think that Jesus meant?

4:41 What happened to the *disciples? What did they talk about? Why might the *disciples have been surprised?

Chapter 5

5:1-20 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

5:1 Where did Jesus and the *disciples go to? How does the writer describe that place?

5:2 What did Jesus do? What do you learn about the man that met him?

5:3 What do you learn about this man?

5:4 What do you learn about the people? What do you learn about this man? What do you think about this situation?

5:5 What did the man do? When did he do it? What do you think about someone like this?

5:6 What did the man do? What do you think about that?

5:7 What do you learn about the man? How did he describe Jesus? Do you remember who else recognised Jesus, earlier in Mark's *Gospel? (See Mark 1:23-24; 1:34; 3:11.)

5:8 Use your own words to express this. What do you think about that?

5:9 Use your own words to express this. What was the question? What was the answer? What do you think about that?

5:10 What happened? What do you think about that?

5:11 What do you learn?

5:12 Use your own words to express this.

5:13 What do you learn about the evil *spirits? What did they want? What do you think about that?

5:14 What happened to the men that looked after the pigs? What did they do? What was the result?

5:15 What was happening? What do you learn about the man? Why might the people have been afraid?

5:16 Who were the witnesses who had seen the incident? What did the witnesses do?

5:17 Use your own words to express this. What do you think about this?

5:18 Use your own words to express this. What do you think about that?

5:19 What should the man not do? What should the man do? Whom should he tell?

5:20 What did the man do? Was that what Jesus had told him to do? What do you think about that?

5:21-24, 35-43 You might want to use your own words to express each section. And then you might want to act it as a play.

5:21 What do you learn about where Jesus went? Who else was there too?

5:22 Use your own words to express this. What was the unusual event in the story here?

5:23 Who are the people in this story? What was the problem? How did people ask Jesus to solve the problem?

5:24 What did Jesus do? What else happened?

5:25-34 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

5:25, 26 Use your own words to express this. Imagine that there was a woman like this where you live. How would people behave towards her?

5:27 What happened? What do you think about that?

5:28 Use your own words to express this. Do you think that the woman was right? Imagine that someone else had come so that Jesus could cure them. If they thought the same as the woman, would they have been right? What do you think?

5:29 What happened immediately? How did the woman know that something had happened?

5:30 Use your own words to express this. What surprises you about this?

5:31 Use your own words to express this. Were the *disciples right? What do you think?

5:32 Use your own words to express this. If you had been that woman, what might you have thought?

5:33 Use your own words to express this. How would you have felt if you had been that woman?

5:34 What three things did Jesus say to this woman? What might surprise someone that heard about this?

5:35 Use your own words to express this. What would need to happen so that those people would expect something different from Jesus?

5:36 What did Jesus do? What do you think about this?

5:37 Who were those people that Jesus allowed to come with him? What do you know about them? (See Mark 1:19-20; 1:29-31; 3:16-17.)

5:38 Where did Jesus come? What was happening? What was the probable reason why people were weeping so loudly?

5:39 What happened? What did Jesus say about what the people were doing? What do you learn?

5:40 What four things happened? Use your own words to express this. What do you think about Jesus' decisions?

5:41 What did Jesus do? What was the meaning of what he said?

5:42 What was happening? What do you think about that?

5:43 Where might you have read something like this before? (See Mark 1:23-25, 34, 40-45; 3:12.) Use your own words to express this.

Chapter 6

6:1-6 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

6:1 What do you learn about where Jesus went? Who went with him?

6:2 When did this event happen? What did the people think about it? What were they asking about Jesus?

6:3 What do you learn about Jesus and his relatives? What was the people's reaction to Jesus?

6:4 What do you learn? Would this happen to people that you know?

6:5 What do you learn? What would you have expected?

6:6 What did Jesus notice? What did Jesus do? Use your own words to express this.

6:7-13 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

6:7 What three things did Jesus do? What do you learn from those things?

6:8 Use your own words to express this. What do you think about this? Is this how you would choose to go on a journey?

6:9 What clothes could the *disciples wear? What did Jesus say about spare clothes?

6:10 What must the *disciples do? When must they do it?

6:11 Use your own words to express this. Some people would not listen. What might those people think when they saw the *disciples do that?

6:12 What did the *disciples do? What were they teaching about?

6:13 What did the *disciples do? What was the result?

6:14-29 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

6:14 What do you learn about King Herod? What did Herod say as an explanation for Jesus' *miracles?

6:15 Use your own words to express this. Who did people say that Jesus was?

6:16 What do you learn about Herod? What do you think about why Herod was afraid of Jesus?

6:17 What had Herod done? What was the relationship between Herod and Herodias?

6:18 Use your own words to express this. What do you think about what John had said?

6:19 What do you learn about Herodias? What did she want to do? What was the problem?

6:20 What do you learn about Herod? What was Herod's attitude towards John? Use your own words to describe Herod.

6:21 What happened? Who was there?

6:22 What happened? What was the effect? What did Herod promise? What do you think about the fact that Herod made this offer at this time?

6:23 What choice did the king have? What do you think about the offer that Herod made?

6:24 What was the question? What was the answer? What do you think about the relationship between the girl and her mother?

6:25 What did the girl do? What did she demand? What do you think about this?

6:26 What did the king do? What do you think about the king? How did the king get into this situation?

6:27 Use your own words to express this. What choice do you think that the guard of the palace had?

6:28 What did the guard do? What did the girl do?

6:29 What did John's *disciples hear? What did they do?

6:30-44 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

6:30 Who are the people that you read about in this story? What did they do? When the *disciples told these things to Jesus, whom might it have helped?

6:31 Jesus noticed that something had been happening to his *disciples? What had been happening to them? What did Jesus tell the *disciples to do? What do you learn about how to take care of workers?

6:32 How did they go? Where did they go?

6:33 What happened? What was the result?

6:34 Express with your own words what Jesus did. Express with your own words what Jesus felt. Express with your own words the picture of this crowd that Jesus had in his mind. What were they like?

6:35 When was this? What happened? What did the *disciples tell to Jesus?

6:36 What did the *disciples want Jesus to do? What do you think about that?

6:37 Use your own words to express this. How did Jesus' *disciples count the cost? If you had been one of Jesus' *disciples, what might you have said to Jesus?

6:38 How did Jesus ask the *disciples to count the cost? What did Jesus ask them to count? How many did they count? What else did they count?

6:39 Use your own words to express this.

6:40 Use your own words to express this. Draw how the *disciples might have arranged the groups.

6:41 Use your own words to express this. Jesus' actions here are unusual. What might they remind you about? Who are like the actors in this story? What might be the reason why Jesus did not give the food to the people himself?

6:42-44 Use your own words to express this. What other details might you like to know? What might be the reason why the writer only gives certain details?

6:45-52 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

6:45 What happened next? What does this show about Jesus' relationship to the *disciples and to the crowd?

6:46 Use your own words to express this. What did Jesus do? What do you think about that?

6:47 What do you learn about Jesus? What do you think about that?

6:48 Use your own words to express this. What might the *disciples have been thinking? What might Jesus have been thinking?

6:49 Use your own words to express this. If you had been one of the *disciples what might you have thought?

6:50 What happened? Jesus gave a reason why they should not be afraid. What did Jesus say about himself?

6:51 What did Jesus do? What else happened? What might you have been thinking, if you had been there?

6:52 Use your own words to express this. What do you think that we can learn from the *miracle with the loaves? Who do you think that Jesus is?

6:53-56 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

6:53, 54 Whom do you read about? What happened?

6:55 Use your own words to express this. What might be the reason why people came from that particular region and not somewhere else?

6:56 What was happening? What do you think about this?

Chapter 7

7:1-23 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

7:1 Who came? Where had they come from? What do you think about the place where they came from? Why was that place special?

7:2 The *Pharisees noticed something. So did the experts that knew a lot about the law. What did they notice? What might be the reason why they noticed that particular thing?

7:3 Use your own words to express this. What do you think about this? Do you have *traditions like this in your church? Do you have them among your own people?

7:4 Use your own words to express this. What do you think about this? What are the *traditions like this among your own people?

7:5 What do you or your leaders teach, that Jesus might not have taught his *disciples?

7:6 What idea do you think that Jesus was expressing here? Use your own words to express this. By what you say, you might give honour to God. But you might show by your life that you do not really love God very much in your heart. In what ways might you do that?

7:7 How could it be that these people's *worship does not mean anything? Some rules are ones that people have made. What such rules have people taught to you? Or what such rules have you taught to people? How might you know whether rules are God's rules or man's rules?

7:8 What does this mean? What other examples can you think of?

7:9 Use your own words to express this. What do you think that Jesus might have meant?

7:10 Use your own words to express this. What do you think that it means to give honour to your father and mother? Is it the same, whatever age you are?

7:11 Use your own words to express this. What would this man's parents have received otherwise?

7:12 What did the *Pharisees not allow the man to do? What do you think about that?

7:13 What were the *Pharisees doing to God's law? What were some 'other things like that'?

7:14 What happened? What did Jesus tell the crowd to do?

7:15, 16 What was the discussion about? Give some examples of things that go in. Give some examples of things that go out.

7:17 What was happening? What did Jesus' *disciples want to know?

7:18 What do you think about Jesus' questions? Do you understand? Jesus said, 'What you eat cannot make you *unclean.' What do you think about that idea?

7:19 What did Jesus say about food? What happens to it? What does not happen to it? What important thing was Jesus saying about food?

7:20 Use your own words to express this.

7:21 Use your own words to express this. Which of these things have you ever thought that you might do at some time? Which of those things have you ever actually done?

7:22 Use your own words to express this. Which of these things do you know about because of your own experiences?

7:23 Where do those things come from? Use your own words to express this. What do you learn?

7:24-30 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

7:24 What did Jesus do? What did Jesus try to do?

7:25 Who are the people that you read about in this story? What is the story?

7:26 What do you think that this description of this woman means? Why was it important that she was born in Syro-Phoenicia? What do you learn about her attitude to Jesus?

7:27 Use your own words to express this. What might be the reason why Jesus changed the subject here?

7:28 Use your own words to express this. What do you think about what this woman said to Jesus?

7:29 What do you think about Jesus' answer? What might be the reason why that happened?

7:30 What did the woman find when she got home?

7:31-37 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

7:31 What do you know about these places from Mark's good news so far? (Look at 1:14-20; 1:39; 2:13-14; 3:7-8; 4:1-8; 4:35-41; 5:1-3, 8-13; 5:18-20; 6:45-51; 7:24-30.)

7:32 What do you learn about this man that people brought to Jesus? What did they ask Jesus to do? Why did they want him to do that?

7:33 What three things did Jesus do with this man? Why did he do these things, do you think?

7:34 What did Jesus do? What three kinds of communication did Jesus use?

7:35 What things changed for this man?

7:36 What happened? What happened on other similar occasions? (Look at 1:23-28; 1:34-37; 1:40-45; 3:11-12; 5:18-20; 5:38-43.)

7:37 What happened? With your own words, express what the people said.

Chapter 8

8:1-10; 14-21 You might want to use your own words to express each section. And then you might want to act it as a play.

8:1 What was happening? What was the problem?

8:2 With your own words, describe what Jesus said.

8:3 What was the situation? What choice did Jesus have to make?

8:4 What was the problem as the *disciples saw it? How was this problem different from the situation in Mark 6:36?

8:5 How did Jesus start to deal with this problem? How important was the amount of bread that they had?

8:6 What did Jesus do? How did the *disciples help? What are the differences between Mark 8:5-6 and Mark 6:38-40?

8:7 What happened? How would people receive the pieces of fish? (Who could have some fish?)

8:8 What do you learn about the seven loaves and few small fish? What do you think about that?

8:9, 10 What do you learn? What are the differences between this and the story in Mark 6:44, 45?

8:11 What was happening? What did the *Pharisees want?

8:12 What was happening? What might be the reason why Jesus answered in that way?

8:13 Use your own words to express this.

8:14 Use your own words to describe this.

8:15 What do you think that Jesus meant?

8:16 What were the *disciples trying to understand?

8:17 What do you learn about Jesus? What different questions did Jesus ask his *disciples? What might be the reason why Jesus did that?

8:18 What was Jesus saying? How would you answer Jesus' question?

8:19, 20 What was Jesus asking? What might be the reason why Jesus asked that? Jesus asked first about the 5000 people and then he asked about the 4000 people. What might be the reason why Jesus asked those things in that way?

8:21 How would you say that? What might be the reason why Jesus asked that question?

8:22-26 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

8:22 Who was there? What was happening?

8:23 Use your own words to express this. What is similar in this incident to the one in Mark 7:33?

8:24 What happened for the man?

8:25 What happened to the man then?

8:26 What happened? How is this different from the incident in Mark 7:36?

8:27-30 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

8:27 What happened? What might be the reason why Jesus asked this question?

8:28 To what question is this the answer? Who was John the *Baptist? Who were Elijah and the *prophets?

8:29 What do you learn? Who is Jesus? Many things in Mark show who Jesus was. Try to find them and link them with each other. (Look also at the section called 'Who Jesus is'. It is at the end of these questions.)

8:30 What was Jesus telling them to do? When had Jesus told people similar things? You can find many such things in Mark. Try to find them and link them with each other. (Look also at the section called 'Who Jesus is'. It is at the end of these questions.)

8:31-33 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

8:31 What four things did Jesus teach about his future? Here Jesus called himself 'the Son of Man'. What might be the reason why he chose that name for himself here?

8:32 What was Jesus saying here? What do you think about Peter's actions?

8:33 Use your own words to express this. What did Jesus say about Peter? What do you think about that?

8:34-38 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

8:34 Who was there? What was Jesus offering? What is the cost? What do you think about that?

8:35 Use your own words to express this. What did Jesus mean that you should do?

8:36 What is the question?

8:37 What was Jesus saying? What do you think about that?

8:38 What choice is Jesus giving here? What is necessary, if you want to have a good report from the Son of Man?

Chapter 9

9:1 What was Jesus telling them? Imagine that Jesus is speaking this to you now. What might this mean for you?

9:2-13 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

9:2 When was this? Who was there? What was happening?

9:3 What happened?

9:4 Who appeared? When has the writer mentioned these names before in Mark's good news? (See Mark 6:14-15; 7:10; 8:27, 28.) What were Elijah and Moses doing?

9:5 What happened?

9:6 What do you learn?

9:7 What do you learn? Whose voice did they hear, do you think?

9:8 What happened? Who was there?

9:9 What was happening? What was Jesus ordering? (Look also at the section that has this title. 'When Jesus did not let people tell about him and when people should tell'. It is at the end of these questions.) What might be the reason why Jesus used this name for himself here? (Look also at Mark 8:38.)

9:10 What was going on? What were those *disciples discussing with each other? What do you think that it meant?

9:11 What was the question? Why was probably the reason why they were thinking about Elijah? (Look also at Mark 9:4, 5.)

9:12 Use your own words to express this. What do you think about that?

9:13 What do you learn? What do you now know about Elijah from Mark's good news? (Look also at Mark 6:14-15; 8:27, 28; 9:1, 4-6.)

9:14-29 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

9:14 What happened? Who was there?

9:15 What was happening?

9:16 What do you learn?

9:17 What was happening?

9:18 What was happening here? Why was the man complaining about the *disciples?

9:19 What was Jesus saying? Would Jesus ask you these questions? What did Jesus tell people to do?

9:20 Who did they bring the boy to? What happened?

9:21 Use your own words to express this.

9:22 What was happening? What did the boy's father ask for?

9:23 What was Jesus saying? What do you think that it means for you?

9:24 What did the boy's father reply? What do you learn from that?

9:25 What happened? What did Jesus do? What did Jesus say to the evil *spirit?

9:26 Use your own words to express this. What might you have thought if you had seen that happen?

9:27 What happened? Where else in Mark's good news did Jesus take hold of someone's hand? (Look at the section that has this title. 'When Jesus touched people and when people touched Jesus'. It is at the end of these questions.)

9:28 What was happening? What were the *disciples worried about?

9:29 What was the answer? What did Jesus say about when prayer is necessary?

9:30-32 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

9:30 What was happening? Who do you think was there?

9:31 What was happening? What name did Jesus use for himself? What might be the reason for that?

9:32 What do you learn? What might have been the reason for that?

9:33-37 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

9:33 What was happening?

9:34 Use your own words to express this. What do you think about that?

9:35 What happened? What had the *disciples told Jesus about their discussion? What do you think about Jesus' explanation?

9:36 What was happening? What does it mean? Compare its meaning with the meaning of Mark 9:35.

9:37 What do you learn? What was Jesus saying about who is the most important? (Look also at Mark 9:34, 35.)

9:38-41 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

9:38 Who is this verse about? What was John telling Jesus?

9:39 What do you learn? Perhaps people that are not in your group do things by Jesus' authority. What examples of such people do you know about?

9:40 Use your own words to express this. Who does this make you want to have a different attitude about?

9:41 What do you learn from this verse? Some Christians are not exactly like you. How do you think about those people? Do you need to change the way that you think about them?

9:42-50 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

9:42 What do you learn? Who does Jesus care about particularly?

9:43, 44 Use your own words to express this. What was Jesus teaching by means of this picture language (special description) here?

9:45, 46 What is Jesus saying here? What do you think that you might do differently because of this picture language (special description)? How might you think differently?

9:47 Use your own words to express this. What do you think that Jesus is teaching by means of this picture language (special description)?

9:48 What do you learn about *Gehenna?

9:49, 50 Use your own words to express this. What do you think that this might mean?

Chapter 10

10:1-12 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

10:1 Use your own words to express this. Who was there?

10:2 What was the question? Who was asking it?

10:3, 4 What was the discussion about? What did Moses allow?

10:5 What was Jesus saying here? What do you learn from that?

10:6 What do you learn?

10:7 What process happens when people marry each other?

10:8 What change that happens after marriage do you learn about here?

10:9 What principle do you learn?

10:10 What was happening? What was the question?

10:11 Use your own words to express this. What might you have thought about this, which would be different?

10:12 Use your own words to express this. What might you have thought about this, which would be different?

10:13-16 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

10:13 What was happening? What may have been the reason why the *disciples were telling the people to stop?

10:14 What was happening? What do you learn about emotion? What do you learn about God's *kingdom?

10:15 Use your own words to express this. How should you be like a little child, do you think?

10:16 What did Jesus do? What did he show by doing that?

10:17-22; 23-27; 28-31 You might want to use your own words to express each section. And then you might want to act it as a play.

10:17 What happened? What was the question?

10:18 What did Jesus ask the man? What might be the reason why Jesus asked that?

10:19 Use your own words to express this. What do you think about these *commandments?

10:20 What was the young man's reply? What answer would you need to give to Jesus' question?

10:21 What do you learn about Jesus' attitude to people? What did Jesus ask the man to do? What would the man receive instead of the money that he would have given to poor people?

10:22 What do you learn about the rich man? Do you have any riches? If you do have some riches, what kind are they? What is your attitude to those riches?

10:23 What was happening? What do you learn?

10:24 What do you learn? What relationship has Jesus to the *disciples?

10:25 Use your own words to express this.

10:26 What do you learn?

10:27 Use your own words to express this. What should you do because of what Jesus is teaching here?

10:28 What was Peter saying here?

10:29 What was Jesus saying that someone might leave in order to follow him?

10:30 Suppose that someone leaves things in order to follow Jesus. What good things will come to that person? What bad things will come? When will those things come?

10:31 Use your own words to express this. What do you think that this means?

10:32-34 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

10:32 Use your own words to express this. What might be the reason why the *disciples were very surprised? Those that followed behind were afraid. What might be the reason for that?

10:33 Whom do you read about here? What did each person or group of people do? Jesus said that something would happen to him. What was that? What might be the reason why Jesus used this name for himself here?

10:34 What would the *Gentiles do to Jesus? What would finally happen to Jesus?

10:35-40; 41-45 You might want to use your own words to express each section. And then you might want to act it as a play.

10:35 Who were the people that came to Jesus? What else do you know about them? (You can read about them in Mark 1:19-20; 1:29-31; 3:13-17; 9:2-4, 7-10.) What did they ask for?

10:36 What was the question?

10:37 What did James and John ask for? What do you think about that?

10:38 What were the questions? What do you think that Jesus might have meant here?

10:39 Use your own words to express this.

10:40 What explanation did Jesus give? What do you think about that?

10:41 What happened? What do you think about that?

10:42 Use your own words to express this. What do you learn about rulers? What do you learn about power?

10:43 What should you not do? What should you do if you want to be great?

10:44 What do you learn? Do you think that you would like to be everyone's slave?

10:45 Use your own words to express this. What might be the reason why Jesus used this name for himself here? What do you learn about service to people?

10:46-52 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

10:46 What was happening? Who was by the side of the road? What was he doing?

10:47 Use your own words to express this. The man said that Jesus was 'Jesus from Nazareth'. The man also called him 'Jesus, Son of David'. What do you know about these descriptions?

10:48 What was happening? What do you think about that?

10:49 What was happening? Who was there?

10:50 Use your own words to express this.

10:51 Who asked the question? Whom did he ask? What was the question? What did the blind man want?

10:52 What did Jesus tell Bartimaeus? What do you think about that? What did Bartimaeus do?

Chapter 11

11:1-6; 7-11 You might want to use your own words to express each section. And then you might want to act it as a play.

11:1 Whom do you read about here? Where were they going?

11:2 What were the instructions? What do you think about that?

11:3 What was the question? What was the answer? What do you think about that?

11:4 What happened?

11:5 What was the question? Who was asking whom?

11:6 What happened? What do you learn?

11:7 What was happening?

11:8 What was going on? If that happened in your town, what would you think about it?

11:9 What was happening? What were they really telling about Jesus?

11:10 What were the people saying? What did they really mean?

11:11 Where did Jesus go? What did Jesus do? Who were with Jesus?

11:12-14; 20-21 You might want to use your own words to express each section. And then you might want to act it as a play.

11:12 What happened? What do you learn about Jesus?

11:13 Use your own words to express this. What were the problems?

11:14 What happened? Who were the witnesses?

11:15-19 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

11:15 Where did Jesus and his *disciples come to? What did Jesus begin to do? What else did Jesus do? What do you think was the reason for all this?

11:16 What do you learn?

11:17 What did Jesus do? What did Jesus say? How did Jesus show the authority for what he said here? What do you think about what you learn here?

11:18 Who heard about Jesus? What did they think about Jesus? Why did they think that? What did they do?

11:19 What do you learn?

11:20 When did this happen? Which plant did they see? What had happened to the plant?

11:21 Who remembered? What might be the reason why Mark mentioned his name here? What did he talk about? What did he say to Jesus?

11:22-26 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

11:22 What do you learn? What do you think about that as an answer?

11:23 Put this is your own words. What do you think about that?

11:24 What did Jesus teach here? What do you need to do about that?

11:25, 26 What do you learn? What do you need to do? When do you need to do it?

11:27-33 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

11:27 What happened? Who came to Jesus?

11:28 What were the questions? What do you know about Jesus' authority? (Look at the sections called 'Jesus showed his authority ...'. They are at the end of these questions.) How did Jesus show authority?

11:29 What was Jesus' answer? What do you think about that?

11:30 What was the question? What do you know about John the *Baptist? (Look at Mark 1:2-8; 2:18-19; 6:14-29; 8:27-30.)

11:31 What was happening? What answer did the men suggest here? What was the problem with that answer?

11:32 What other answer did the men suggest? What was the problem with that answer?

11:33 What was the men's answer? What was Jesus' reply? What do you think about that?

Chapter 12

12:1-12 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

12:1 What did Jesus begin to do? What was the story? How can we maybe link the story with what had happened before?

12:2 Use your own words to express this picture language (special description).

12:3 What happened? What do you think about that?

12:4 What happened? What do you think about that?

12:5 What was happening? What do you think that this picture language (special description) really means?

12:6 What do you learn about this owner? Who do you think that this owner and his son might be like a picture of? What do you think that Jesus might have meant by this story?

12:7 What fact were the *tenants discussing? What did they decide? What do you think about that?

12:8 What happened? What do you think about that?

12:9 What do you learn? What do you think about that? Who do you think that the story may really be about?

12:10 What do you learn? How can we link this with the rest of this story?

12:11 Use your own words to express this.

12:12 What do you learn? What does this show you about what the *parable meant?

12:13-17 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

12:13 What happened? What did they want to do?

12:14 Who came to Jesus? What did they say about Jesus? What was the question?

12:15 What was going on? How did Jesus deal with the situation? What do you learn about how to answer some questions?

12:16 What happened? What were the questions? What was the answer?

12:17 How did Jesus reply? What do you think about that? What was the result?

12:18-27 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

12:18 What happened? What did the *Sadducees believe?

12:19 What do you learn? What do you think about this? What else do you know about Moses? (Look at Mark 7:10; 9:2-4.)

12:20-22 Use your own words to express this. What might be the reason why there were seven brothers in this story?

12:23 What was the question? How would you answer it?

12:24 What was the answer? What do you think about that?

12:25 What do you learn about marriage and heaven? What do you learn about *angels?

12:26 What was this about? What was Jesus' question? What example did Jesus give? What do you learn about Moses here? (Look also at Mark 12:19.) What do you learn about God here?

12:27 What do you learn about God? What do you learn about Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? (Look also at Mark 12:26.) What do you learn about the *Sadducees who had come to Jesus? (Look also at Mark 12:18-26.)

12:28-34 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

12:28 Who was there? What happened? What was the question?

12:29 Use your own words to express Jesus' answer.

12:30 What should your attitude to God be? With what parts of yourself should you love God? How would someone else know that you are doing that?

12:31 Use your own words to express this. What do you think about that?

12:32 Use your own words to express this. What do you think about that?

12:33 Whom should you love? How should you love them? How will someone else know that you are doing that? What did the *scribe say that this love is more important than?

12:34 What did Jesus do? What might Jesus say to you in such a situation? What might be the reason why people would not ask Jesus any more questions?

12:35-37 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

12:35 What was happening? What was the question?

12:36 Whom do you read about here? What did David say?

12:37 What do you know about David? (Look at Mark 2:25-26; 11:10; 12:35-37.) What do you learn about the crowd?

12:38-40 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

12:38 What was happening? Who was Jesus talking about? What was Jesus teaching about them?

12:39 What else do the teachers that teach about the law like to do? What do you think about that?

12:40 What did Jesus say that the teachers of the law were doing? What do you think about that? Is there any way that you might do anything similar?

12:41-44 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

12:41 Where was Jesus? What was Jesus doing? What did Jesus notice about the people that were giving money?

12:42 What do you learn about this widow?

12:43 Whom do you read about here? What did Jesus teach? What do you think about that?

12:44 What was the difference between this widow and other people? How much did the widow really give? Compare your gifts to God with what the widow gave. What do you know about widows from Mark? (Look at Mark 12:19-27; 12:38-40; 12:42-44.)

Chapter 13

13:1-2; 3-8; 9-13; 14-23; 24-27; 28-37 You might want to use your own words to express each section. And then you might want to act it as a play.

13:1 Who was present? What did they want Jesus to look at? If you had seen the same thing, what might you have noticed?

13:2 What did Jesus say? What might the *disciples have thought about this?

13:3 What was happening? Why might those people have been there?

13:4 What were the questions? What 'things' were those *disciples asking about?

13:5 What do you learn? What do you think about that?

13:6 What will many people do? Why do you need to be careful about yourself and other people?

13:7 What should you not do when you hear about wars? What else do you learn?

13:8 Use your own words to express these five statements. What do you know about these things?

13:9 What should you do? What will happen to you? Why will those things happen? What will you be doing when those things happen?

13:10 What must happen? What does this mean that you might do?

13:11 What will happen to you if you are a *disciple of Jesus? Why do you not need a plan about what to say? What will God give to you?

13:12 What do you learn about brothers, fathers, children and parents? What do you think about that? Has that happened to people that you know?

13:13 What can you expect if you follow Jesus? What do you think about that?

13:14 Use your own words to express this. What do you think that it might mean?

13:15, 16 Use your own words to express this. What do you learn?

13:17 What do you learn? What may be the reason why it will be like that? What similar thing might happen today?

13:18 What should the reader do?

13:19 Use your own words to express this. What can you expect?

13:20 What has the *Lord done? Why has the *Lord done that?

13:21 What can you expect? What must you not do?

13:22 Who will appear? What will they do? Why will they do that?

13:23 What must you do? How has Jesus prepared you?

13:24 What will happen? What do you know about when it will happen?

13:25 Use your own words to express this. How might you know that it was happening?

13:26 Who will people see? Why might be the reason why he has that name here? What will they see him do? What will they learn about him?

13:27 Who will do this? What will happen to the people that he has chosen? Where will those people come from?

13:28 Use your own words to express this. What have you seen that is like the *fig tree here?

13:29 Use your own words to express this. What things will you see happen? (Look at Mark 13:24-27.) What should you know then?

13:30 What do you learn? What do you think about that?

13:31 What will happen? What do you learn about Jesus' words?

13:32 Use your own words to express this. Would it be wise to try to discover the exact day and time? Why is that?

13:33 What did Jesus say that you should do? Why does he say that?

13:34 Use your own words to express this picture language (special description). What do you think about that?

13:35 Use your own words to express this. What should you do? Why is that?

13:36 What is Jesus warning us about? In what ways might it be a bad thing to be asleep?

13:37 What do you learn? What will you do?

Chapter 14

14:1-2; 10-11 You might want to use your own words to express each section. And then you might want to act it as a play.

14:1 What were the circumstances? Whom do you read about? What did they want to achieve?

14:2 What was the problem? What was the answer? What do you think about that answer?

14:3-9 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

14:3 Where was Jesus? Whom was he with? What do you think about that? What did the woman do?

14:4 What happened? What was the question?

14:5 What might the woman have done? What might have happened?

14:6 Whom do you read about? What was the question? What did Jesus tell those people to do? Why?

14:7 What do you learn about poor people? Why was it not the primary consideration to help poor people in this case?

14:8 What did Jesus say? What do you think about that?

14:9 What do you learn? What do you think about that?

14:10 What do you know about Judas Iscariot? What did he do? (Look at Mark 3:14-19.)

14:11 Who were pleased? What promise did they make? What did Judas do? What do you think about that?

14:12-16; 17-26 You might want to use your own words to express each section. And then you might want to act it as a play.

14:12 What do you learn about this occasion? Whom do you read about? What was the question?

14:13 What did Jesus do? What did he tell the two *disciples to do? What would the man do? What do you think about that?

14:14 What should the two *disciples do? What should they say? What do you notice about the way that Jesus refers to himself here?

14:15 Use your own words to express this.

14:16 Use your own words to express this.

14:17 What time in the day was it? What might be important about that? Who was there?

14:18 What was happening? What shocking news did Jesus give to the *disciples?

14:19 What did the *disciples feel? What did they do? What do you think about that?

14:20 How would the *disciples know who would hand Jesus over to his enemies?

14:21 What name did Jesus use for himself here? What do you think about that? Where else could you learn that someone would hand Jesus over to his enemies? How bad was it to do that?

14:22 What was happening? What was it that Jesus said? What do you think about that?

14:23 What four things happened? Who drank from the cup? What do you think about that?

14:24 Use your own words to express this. What do you think about that? What do you know about the connection between blood and special agreements?

14:25 Use your own words to express this. What do you think about that? (Look at Mark 12:1-12.) What do you know about God's *kingdom?

14:26 What happened? Where did they go? What do you know about that place? (Look at Mark 11:1-6; 13:1-8.)

14:27-31 (and 66-72); 32-42; 43-52; 53-65; 66-72 You might want to use your own words to express each section. And then you might want to act it as a play.

14:27 What will happen to whom? What do you think about that?

14:28 What will happen?

14:29 What did Peter say that he would not do?

14:30 Which people do you read about here? What did one person learn?

14:31 How did Peter reply? Who agreed?

14:32 Who went? Where did they go? What was the instruction?

14:33 Who was there? What happened to Jesus?

14:34 What do you learn about Jesus? What should the *disciples do?

14:35 What did Jesus do? What do you think about that?

14:36 What do you learn? What do you think about that?

14:37 What do you learn? What do you think about that?

14:38 What was the command? What would be the result if the *disciples obeyed? What was the problem?

14:39 What did Jesus do?

14:40 What did Jesus do? What did Jesus find? What had happened to the *disciples? What do you think about that?

14:41 What was happening? What was the question? What statements did Jesus make? What do you think about that?

14:42 Use your own words to express this.

14:43 What happened? Who was there? Who had sent Judas and the crowd? What do you think about that?

14:44 What happened? Who was there? What do you think about that?

14:45 What three things did Judas do?

14:46 Who did what?

14:47 What happened? Who do you think that the person with the sword might have been?

14:48 What do you learn?

14:49 How did Jesus make the people in the crowd think? What was the deeper reason for what was happening? What do you think about that? On what occasions does Mark refer to the *scriptures? (Look at the section called 'When Mark refers to the *scriptures'. It is at the end of these questions.)

14:50 What did Jesus' companions do?

14:51 What happened? Has anything like that ever happened to you?

14:52 What happened? How easily do you think that he may have chosen to do that?

14:53 What happened? Who was there?

14:54 What did Peter do? What were the places that Peter went to? What do you think about that?

14:55 Who was there? What was the problem? What was the result?

14:56 What was happening? Why?

14:57 Whom do you read about? What do you learn about them?

14:58 What did those people say that they heard? Could Jesus make a *temple without hands? (Look at John 2:19-22.)

14:59 What was the problem?

14:60 Whom do you read about? What was the question?

14:61 What did Jesus do? What did the Chief priest then ask him?

14:62 What names did Jesus use for himself? What do you know about those names? What did Jesus say that he would do?

14:63 What happened? What did the Chief priest say? What do you think about that?

14:64 What was happening? Who was present? (Look at Mark 14:53, 55-57.) What was the question? What was the answer?

14:65 What four things happened? What do you think about that?

14:66 Who was where?

14:67 What did the female servant do? What did she say about Peter?

14:68 What happened? What do you think about that?

14:69 What did the woman see? Whom did she speak about? What did she say?

14:70 What did Peter do? Who else was there? What did they do?

14:71 Use your own words to express this. What do you think about this? What have you done like that? Or what have you said like that? (Maybe you were a child at the time.)

14:72 What do you learn about the male chicken? What did that mean for Peter? What happened to Peter? What do you think about that?

Chapter 15

15:1-15; 16-20; 21-28; 29-32; 33-41 You might want to use your own words to express each section. And then you might want to act it as a play.

15:1 When did this happen? Who was deciding? What did they do to Jesus? What do you think about all this?

15:2 Use your own words to express this. What do you think about Jesus' answer?

15:3 Who was doing what? What do you think about that?

15:4 Whom do you read about here? What was the question?

15:5 What do you learn? What do you think about those things?

15:6 What did Pilate do? When did he do it? How did the people affect the decision? What do you think about all that?

15:7 Whom do you learn about? What do you learn about him?

15:8 What happened?

15:9 What was the question? How did Pilate describe Jesus here? What do you think about that?

15:10 What was Pilate aware about? What might be the reason why Mark tells that to us?

15:11 By what method did the chief priests try to get what they wanted?

15:12 What was the question? What was the difference between how Pilate described Jesus in Mark 15:9 and here? What do you think about that?

15:13 What happened? What do you think about that?

15:14 What was Pilate's question? Why might the crowd not hear the question?

15:15 What did Pilate aim to do? What did Pilate do? What would then happen to Jesus?

15:16 What do you learn?

15:17 What happened? What might be the reason why the soldiers did that?

15:18, 19 What did the soldiers do? What do you think about that?

15:20 What four things does Mark report?

15:21 Whom do you learn about? What happened? What was very unusual about this?

15:22 Use your own words to express this.

15:23 What happened? What do you think about that?

15:24 What happened? What do you think about that?

15:25 What do you learn?

15:26 What do you learn? What do you think about that name for Jesus?

15:27 Who was with Jesus? What was their crime?

15:28 (This verse is not in some Bibles.) What did people think about Jesus? What do you think about that? Try to find the passage that this verse refers to. It is in Isaiah 53.

15:29, 30 What was happening? What do you think about what they were saying?

15:31 Whom do you read about? What were they doing? What do you think about that?

15:32 What names did those men use for Jesus here? What did they say that he should do? What did they say that they could do then? Who was doing what to Jesus?

15:33 What happened? When did it happen?

15:34 What was happening? Use your own words to express this. What do you think about that?

15:35 What do you learn? What do you think about that?

15:36 What did this person do? What do you think about that?

15:37 What do you learn about Jesus?

15:38 Use your own words to express this. What do you think about that?

15:39 Whom do you learn about? What did he hear? And what did he see? What did he say? Use your own words to express it. What do you think about that?

15:40 Who was there? What were they doing? What do you think about that?

15:41 What do you learn about these women? What has Mark already told us about people that followed Jesus? What new thing does Mark tell us here about when Jesus came to Jerusalem? (Mark has not told it clearly before.)

15:42-47 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

15:42 What do you learn about the time when this was happening?

15:43 Whom do you learn about? What do you learn about him? What might be the reason why he had to ask Pilate for Jesus' body?

15:44 What was Pilate's reaction? What did he want to know? Who did he ask?

15:45 Who did what? What do you know about Pilate? (Look at Mark 15:1-15, 43-45.)

15:46 What five things did Joseph do? What do you learn about Jesus at this time?

15:47 Who were the witnesses? What did they see?

Chapter 16

16:1-8 You might use your own words to express this. And then you might want to act it as a play.

16:1-6 What do these verses tell you about what had happened earlier in Bethany? (Look also at Mark 14:3-9.)

16:1 Whom do you read about? What were they doing?

16:2 What happened? When did it happen? What might be the reason why they did not come before?

16:3 What was the conversation about?

16:4 What did they do? What did they discover?

16:5 What did they do? Whom did they see? What was their reaction?

16:6 What five things did the *angel tell the women? What do you think about that?

16:7 What were the instructions? What would the women discover as they followed these instructions? What do you think about that?

16:8 What did the women do? How did the women feel? What did the women not do? Why was that? What do you think about all that?

16:9 Who was the first person that saw Jesus alive again? What do you think about that?

16:10 What did Mary do? Why were the *disciples sad?

16:11 Were the *disciples glad about what Mary told them? Why was that?

16:12 How many people saw Jesus on this occasion? What else can you find out about this from Luke chapter 24?

16:13 Do you think that the other *disciples were glad now? Why was that? Are you ever like those other *disciples?

16:14 Why were there only 11 *disciples? Why did Jesus blame them? How might they have felt then?

16:15 What two commands did Jesus give to the *disciples? How far should we take the good news about Jesus? How many people should we tell about him?

16:16 Whom will Jesus save? Whom will God punish?

16:17-18 What *miracles would believers do?

16:19 Where did Jesus go then? What did he do when he got there?

16:20 What did the *disciples do? Who helped them? How did he help them?

Subjects to help your study

Who Jesus is

Mark 1:7-11; 1:23-27; 2:3-12; 2:15-17; 2:25-28; 3:31-35; 4:38-41; 6:1-3; 8:27-30; 9:1-7; 11:27-33; 12:35-37; 14:55-64; 15:25-26; 15:29-34, 39; 16:9, 19.

You might want to use your own words to express these sections. And then you might want to act them as plays.

Son of Man, Son of David

Mark 8:31, 38; 10:47

Jesus showed his authority as he freed people from evil *spirits

Mark 1:23-27; 5:7-10, 13; 7:25-30; 9:16-29.

Jesus showed his authority as he cured people

Mark 1:30-31; 1:40-42; 2:3-12; 3:1-5; 3:10; 5:25-34; 6:56; 7:32-37; 8:22-26; 10:46-52.

Jesus showed his authority as he did *miracles

Mark 5:35, 39-43; 6:2, 5-6; 6:35-44; 6:45, 48-51; 8:4-8; 11:12-14, 20-21.

Jesus showed his authority as a teacher. What Jesus taught

Mark 1:14-15; 1:22; 2:17; 2:24-28; 3:22-27; 3:28-29; 4:21-25; 4:26-29; 4:30-32; 4:33-34; 7:5-13; 7:14-23; 8:11-12; 8:15-21; 8:27-30; 8:31-33; 8:34-38; 9:1; 9:11-13; 9:30-32; 9:33-37; 9:38-41; 9:42-50; 10:2-12; 10:13-16; 10:17-21, 23-27, 28-31; 10:32-34; 10:35-40, 42-45; 11:22-25; 11:27-33; 12:1-12; 12:18-27; 12:28-34; 12:35-37; 12:38-40; 12:41-44; 13:1-2, 3-8, 9-13, 14-23, 24-27, 28-37; 14:3-9; 14:17-25; 14:27-31; 14:48-49.

Jesus showed his authority in other ways

Mark 1:10-11; 1:16-20; 1:34; 1:39; 2:13, 14; 4:39-41; 6:7-11; 9:2-9; 11:2-3; 11:7-10; 11:15-19; 12:13-17; 14:12-16; 14:17-21; 14:32-42; 15:1-5; 15:34, 37-39; 16:5-6.

What Jesus did to people that were sick

He spoke to the person. Mark 1:25; 1:41; 2:10-11; 3:5; 5:12-13; 9:25; 10:51-52.

He spoke and he took hold of the person's hand. Mark 5:41; 8:23-25.

He took hold of the person's hand. Mark 1:31; 9:27.

He spoke and he touched the person. Mark 1:41.

He *spat and he touched the person. Mark 7:33; Mark 8:23.

He did no such things to the sick person, but the sick person became well. Mark 7:29.

When Jesus touched people and when people touched Jesus

Mark 1:30-31; 1:40-42; 5:25-32; 5:38-42; 6:56; 7:32-35; 8:22-25; 9:25-27; 10:13-16; 14:43-46; 14:63-65; 15:1; 15:12-20; 15:24.

People that followed Jesus

Mark 1:16-18; 2:14-15; 3:7; 5:24; 10:28, 32, 51-52; 11:8-9; 14:51, 54; 15:40-41.

Peter

Mark 1:16-18, 29-30, 35-37; 3:13-16; 8:27-30, 31-33; 9:2-9; 10:28; 13:2-4; 14:27-31, 53-54, 66-72.

What the *Pharisees were like

Mark 2:16-17; 3:1-6; 7:1-23; 8:11-13.

You might want to use your own words to express the things in these sections. And you might want to act them as plays.

When Jesus did not let people tell about him and when people should tell

Mark 1:34; 1:43-44; 3:12; 7:36; 8:26; 8:30.

Contrast these sections with Mark 8:38.

Jesus warned about his death

Mark 8:31-33; 9:30-32; 10:32-34.

You might want to use your own words to express the things in these sections. And you might want to act them as plays.

The *kingdom of God

Mark 1:14, 15; 4:11, 26-28, 31-32; 9:1, 47; 10:14, 25; 12:32-34; 14:25; 15:43.

When Mark refers to the *scriptures

Mark 1:2-3, 40-44; 2:23-26; 7:1-23; 9:9-13; 10:17-20; 11:9, 15-18; 12:1-11, 18-27, 28-34, 35-37; 14:17-21, 49.

Word List

angel ~ God's special *messenger.

baptise/baptism ~ to put a person in water, or to put water on a person. It is to show that they want to follow Christ.

Baptist ~ a person who *baptises people (like John the Baptist).

commandments ~ God's rules.

disciples ~ people who follow someone in order to learn from him.

faith ~ belief in someone or something, or things that Christians believe about Jesus.

fig ~ a small soft fruit full of tiny seeds. People eat it fresh or dried.

Gehenna ~ a place where they burned rubbish. Gehenna was such a terrible place that the *Jews started to use the name for a place of punishment. It was a place where God would destroy wicked people. People usually translate the word ‘Gehenna’ as ‘hell’.

Gentiles ~ people who are not *Jews.

gospel ~ good news that God saves people from *sin by Jesus Christ.

Gospel ~ one of the first four books in the *New Testament.

Jew ~ a person who is from the family of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; a person who believes what Jews believe.

Jewish ~ a word that describes a *Jew or anything about *Jews.

kingdom ~ people or place that a king rules; or people that God rules.

Lord ~ master; a name that we call God or Jesus; we call God or Jesus Lord when we obey them.

messenger ~ a person who gives a message.

miracle ~ a wonderful work that someone does by God's power.

New Testament ~ the last part of the Bible, which the writers wrote after the life of Jesus. It is about Jesus' works and the things that he taught and about the first Christians.

Old Testament ~ the first part of the Bible, which the writers wrote before the life of Jesus.

parable ~ a story with a hidden meaning.

Pharisees ~ a group of *Jews who thought that they obeyed all God's commands. They did not like the things that Jesus taught. They thought that they did not do any wrong things. So they became very proud.

prophet ~ a person who told people what God wanted.

Sabbath ~ seventh day of the week, a day of rest for *Jews.

sacrifice ~ a gift to God to ask him to forgive sins; or to thank him for something. A gift to God, often an animal or bird, by the *Jews to ask God to forgive their *sins. Jesus gave himself to die as a sacrifice for our *sins.

Sadducees ~ a group of *Jews. They did not believe that a person continued to live on after death. They only used the first 5 books of the *Old Testament.

Satan ~ the chief evil *spirit.

scribes ~ writers, especially the *Jewish lawyers.

scriptures ~ the books in the *Old Testament or in the Bible.

sin ~ when people do not obey God's commands.

spirit ~ the part of a person who is alive that we cannot see. There are good spirits, like God's Spirit and his *angels. And there are bad spirits, like *Satan and his *angels.

spit, spat ~ send liquid out of the mouth very quickly.

temple ~ the special building in Jerusalem where the *Jews *worshipped God.

tenants ~ people who live somewhere and pay rent.

traditions ~ usual beliefs that pass from person to person.

unclean ~ dirty or not holy.

worship ~ show honour to God, usually with other people.

 

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May 2006

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