Friday, 14 March 2014

This week's update

Hi here's this week's update, sorry for the lapse in posts:

Read Mark 14:1-72
Mark tells us about Jesus' last night with is disciples, and his trial by the Jewish court, the Sanhedrin. How to we know from Mark's account that Jesus' death was not a mistake or accident?

Jesus knew that it was his mission to die. Does that mean that death was easy for him? (see Mark 14:33-36; 15:34)

Read Mark 15:1-16:8
At the moment that Jesus died, something happened in the temple on the other side of the city (Mark 15:38). What happened.

Mark 14:50, we see the disciples deserting Jesus. In Mark 14:66-72 we see Peter repeatedly disowning him. Given all that Jesus had said about his death, why do you think they responded like this?

A Roman centurion was in charge of the crucifixion. What did he say when Jesus died? (Mark 15:39)? Why was it surprising?

Grace is when god treats us in the opposite way to what we deserve. It is something we don't deserve. Peter disowned Jesus 3 times. How do you think Peter would have felt when he was given the message of Mark 16:7? Why?

References: (2011) Christianity Explored Leader's Guide (3rd Edition). New Malden, UK, The Good Book Company Ltd.
References: (2012) Christianity Explored Universal Leader's Guide (2nd Edition). UK, The Good Book Company Ltd. ~ DWYAM Committee

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