Week of July 26

July 26: Luke 22-23

1) In light of Jesus' imminent death, what items did He tell the disciples they needed by way of preparation (see 22:35-38)?

  1. Moneybag
  2. Knapsack
  3. Sword
  4. All of the above

2) What did Jesus say to those who nailed Him to the cross and hurled insults at Him as He hung there (see 23:32-38)?

July 27: Luke 24

1) After His resurrection, what did Jesus do with the two discouraged disciples as He walked along with them for a couple of hours to Emmaus (see v. 13-32)?

  1. Offered a critique of their Roman oppressors and lamented being one of the oppressed
  2. Mused about perceptions of climate change and how to respond
  3. Systematically explained Scriptures that spoke about Him
  4. None of the above

2) In what ways did the Risen Christ prove to the disciples that He was not a spirit or ghost (v. 36-43)?

July 28: Mark 1

1) What were the basics of Jesus' message (see v. 14-15)?

  1. The time is fulfilled
  2. The kingdom of God is at hand
  3. Repent and believe in the gospel
  4. All of the above

2) What did the two sets of brothers (Peter and Andrew, James and John) do when Jesus invited them to: "Follow me" (v. 16-20) and how was that a demonstration of both repentance and faith?

July 29: Mark 2-3

1) To what lengths did the friends of the paralyzed man go to get him to Jesus (see 2:1-12)?

2) Why did Mary and His brothers come to Capernaum to grab Jesus and take Him back to Nazareth (see 3:20-21, 31-35)?

  1. They were having a family reunion
  2. They needed some carpentry repairs
  3. They thought he was crazy
  4. None of the above

July 30: Mark 4

1) In His Parable of the Sower (see v. 1-9), what interpretations did Jesus give to the different kinds of soils on which the seed, the Gospel of the Kingdom, fell, which represent different kinds of people and what they do with that word (see v. 10-20)?

  1. Packed down path represents those who hear but Satan takes away the word before they can become followers
  2. Rocky ground represents those who hear, start fast as followers, but when trouble comes they fall away
  3. Thorny ground represents those who hear, get started as followers, but competing priorities keep them unfruitful
  4. Good ground represents those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit as followers
  5. All of the above

2) What is the main point of the Parable of the Growing Seed, unique to Mark's Gospel (v. 26-29)?

July 31: Mark 5

1) After Jesus delivered the man possessed by the "Legion" of demons, what did Jesus want Him to do next (see v. 1-20)?

  1. Leave his friends and family and join the disciples following Jesus
  2. Go back home and tell his story of what God had done
  3. Neither of the above

2) When Jesus told the mourners of Jairus' dead daughter: "The child is not dead but sleeping," how did they respond just before He raised the girl from the dead (see v. 35-43)?

August 1: Discussion Questions

1) What passage uniquely spoke to you this week?

2) What insights did you gain about God?

3) What application might this have to what is happening in the world today?

4) How would God have you apply this truth to your life?