Mark 12

ACTIONS IN THE RING

#12 of 16 – THE ACTION GOSPEL

THINK ABOUT IT!

 

·        Who is the best “fighter” you have ever known personally?

·        What is the most important thing that you ever fought for?

·        In what ways was Jesus a “fighter”?

 

In Mark 12 we find Jesus’ opposition trying to discredit Jesus any way that they can. In a sense, we see the Lord Jesus “putting on the gloves” and “coming out swinging”.

ROUND #1 – CONCERNING THE REJECTION OF CHRIST

 

A.   THE LEASE – Vs. 1

B.   THE REJECTED MESSENGERS – Vss. 2-5

C.   THE REJECTED SON – Vss. 6-8

D.   THE JUDGMENT – Vss. 9-11

E.   THE ANGRY RESPONSE – Vs. 12

 

·       What nation is pictured here? Isaiah 5:7

·       Who are the rejected messengers?

·       What are some of the sad points about the rejection of the son mentioned here?

·       Who is in charge of the vineyard today? Should we be concerned? Why?

·       What should have been the proper response to Jesus’ teaching? Vs. 12

ROUND #2 – CONCERNING TAXES – Vss. 13-17

 

A.   THE COMMITTEE – Vs. 13

·        Who were they?

·        Why did they come?

B.    THE TRICKY QUESTION – Vs. 14

C.   THE TEACHING OF PRIORITIES – Vss. 15-17

·        What is this passage teaching about taxes?

·        We know what to render to “Caesar”. What does God want?

ROUND #3 – CONCERNING THE RESURRECTION – Vss. 18-27

 

A.   THE STRAW MAN – Vss. 18-23

B.   THE REASONS FOR ERROR – Vs. 24

C.   THE CORRECT TEACHING – Vss. 25-27

·        What is the problem with hypothetical situations?

·        Why is this one silly?

·        What two errors mentioned here are often too typical of Christians? What is the solution to the problem?

·        What do we learn about Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? Why is that an encouragement?

·        What do we learn about the resurrection here?

ROUND #4 – CONCERNING THE LAW

A. THE QUESTION – Vs. 28

B.  JESUS’ ANSWER – Vss. 29-31

C.  THE SCRIBE’S AGREEMENT – Vss. 32-33

D.  JESUS’ RESPONSE – Vs. 34

 

·        What was different about this scribe?

·        These two commandments sum up the law and the prophets.

·        Does this summary make keeping the commandments any easier?

·        This scribe was “not far” from the Kingdom of God. What did he need to get there?

ROUND #5 – CONCERNING THE MESSIAH

 

A.  THE TEACHING OF THE SCRIBES – Vs. 35

B.  THE DIFFICULTY WITH THE TEACHING – Vss. 36-37

 

·        What is the answer to Jesus’ question?

ROUND #6 – CONCERNING THE SCRIBES – Vss. 38-40

A. THE WARNING – Vs. 38a

B. THEIR HYPOCRISY – Vss. 38b-40

 

·        What was the desire of the scribes?

·        How were they hypocritical?

·        What does this passage teach us about rewards in hell?

ü      How should Vs. 31 motivate us today?

ROUND # 7 – CONCERNING MONEY – Vss. 41-42

A. THE SHOWY RICH – Vs. 41

B. THE HUMBLE WIDOW – Vs. 42

C. THE PERCENTAGE PRINCIPLE – Vss. 43-44

 

·        Why must we be careful about what we give? Matthew 6:4

·        Why is this woman still talked about today?