Mark 16

GREAT ACTIONS

#16 of 16 THE ACTION GOSPEL

THINK ABOUT IT!

 

        What arguments have you heard against the resurrection of Jesus from the dead? How do you answer them?

        Why is the resurrection important to you?

        Why is the resurrection a key part to the Gospel Message?

 

We are concluding our study of Mark with a look at the Great Actions that took place at the Resurrection of Christ from the dead.

I. GREAT INTENT - Vss. 1-3

 

      Why do you think the women wanted to anoint the body?

      How do the huge stone at the tomb and the guards mentioned in other Gospels give credence to the resurrection?

II. THE GREAT DISCOVERY - Vss. 4-5

 

      Why was the stone rolled away?

      Would you have been frightened or amazed if you saw such a young man as the women did? Why?

III. THE GREAT ANNOUNCEMENT - Vss. 6-8

 

         The angel knew who the women were looking for. He attests to the crucifixion.

         The angel's great news was that Jesus was not there. He had risen from the dead.

         Why did the angel want the women to look at the place where Jesus had laid?

John 20:6-7

         Why was Peter singled out to be told about the resurrection? Luke 22:62

         Why do you think Jesus chose to visit with the disciples in Galilee? He also appeared to them in Jerusalem. John 20:19

IV. THE GREAT APPEARANCES - Vss. 9-14

 

q       What does the appearance of Jesus to Mary Magdalene tell you about the nature of Jesus? What does it tell you about the Gospel? Vs. 9

q       What do you think about the unbelief of the Apostles when they heard Mary's testimony? Vss. 10-11

q       Verse 12 is a reference to the two disciples whom the Lord met on the Road to Emmaus. Other than seeing the risen Lord, what was the special privilege these men received (Luke 24:27)? How can we enjoy the same privilege (John 16:13-14)?

q       Why was it so easy for the disciples not to believe in the resurrection? Vs. 13

q       What does hardness of heart have to do with unbelief? Vs. 14

q       Has Jesus ever rebuked you for your unbelief and hardness of heart?

q       What does Hebrews 3:12 tell us about unbelief? What is one of the key antidotes to unbelief? Hebrews 3:13, 10:24-25

V. THE GREAT COMMISSION - Vss. 15-18

 

      What are ways we can carry out the "Great Commission"?

      What good reasons are there for not being baptized?

      Is it possible to be saved and not be baptized?

      What other important ingredient does Matthew add to the Great Commission? (Matthew 28:20)

      When did the miracles of verses 17-18 take place? Hebrews 2:1-4

VI. THE GREAT CONCLUSION - Vss. 19-20

 

        Where is Jesus now? What is He doing? 1 John 2:1-2, Hebrews 4:14-16, 7:24-25

        How did the ascension motivate the Apostles?

        What made the Apostles so successful? Acts 1:8

 

 

THINK ABOUT IT:

 

      What life lessons have you learned from the study of Mark?