We live in a busy world with busy schedules and being able to share some thoughts about this journey with others across this world through the Internet is truly a blessing. The below Questions for Reflection will stimulate thought and offer ideas for applying biblical principles at work, at home, and in all we do.
Mark 13:1-36 – What are Jesus’ forewarnings about future happenings? How will this knowledge equip us to face the future with endurance? What will the Son of man do when He comes in the future?
Mark 14:1-9 – What is the priests and scribes’ concern as to the timing of their plan? How do the people in Simon’s house feel about the woman’s act? In what areas are God’s values different from yours?
Mark 14:10-16 – Why, do you think, does Judas want to betray Jesus? What preparations are made for the Passover? What is the significance of the extent of Jesus’ knowledge?
Mark 14:14-31 – What does Jesus know about the man who will betray him? What do you learn about Jesus’ covenant in verses 22-25? How do you share in this covenant? What predictions does Jesus make about himself (See Zech. 13:7)?
Mark 14:32-65 – What do you think are Jesus’ feelings when he sees that the disciples sleep while he prays? How complete is Jesus’ prayer in verse 36? How do you express your desires and submission to God? Who appears most composed during the trial in verses 53-65? How do you account for this composure?
Mark 14:66-72 – Does Peter keep to his commitment of verses 29-31? Why do you think, does Peter react this way? How do you handle your own unfaithfulness to God? What is the source of your self-confidence?
Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments.
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Thanks for the great questions. Very helpful.