Mark 8

TRAINING ACTIONS

#8 of 16 THE ACTION GOSPEL

THINK ABOUT IT!

  How have you been trained to do what you do?

  What are some of the ways Jesus trained His disciples?

  What do Christians need to be trained to do?

  What are some methods we can use to train Christians?

 

In Mark 8 Jesus is primarily training his disciples, not only with His words, but also with his actions.

I. COMPASSION OF CHRIST - Vss. 1-9, 22-26

A.   FOR THE CROWD - Vss. 1-9

 

  1. Concern For Physical Well Being - Vss. 1-3

What is compassion?

What are some of the other ways Jesus showed it?

Should our compassion only be for the physical needs of people? Why or why not?

 

  1. Response Of The Disciples - Vs. 4

Were the disciples showing their unbelief or were they conceding their own inability to the Lord? Do you think that they forgot the feeding of the 5,000?

 

  1. Resourcefulness Of the Master - Vss. 5-9

He used what He had.

He gave thanks.

He multiplied it.

B.   FOR THE BLIND MAN - Vss. 22-26

Why do you think Jesus took Him out of town?

What does this teach us about the things we do for Jesus?

II. THE CHARGE TO BEWARE - Vss. 10-21

A.   PHARISEES SEEK A SIGN - Vss. 10-13

What signs had already been given that showed Jesus to be the Messiah?

Why did Jesus refuse to give any more signs? What was the sign of Jonah?

Matthew 16:4 - A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.

B.   JESUS WARNS - Vs. 14-15

What was the "Leaven of the Pharisees and of Herod"?

Why was it so dangerous?

C.   DISCIPLES MISUNDERSTAND - Vs. 16

Why was their conclusion so preposterous?

D.   JESUS REPRIMANDS - Vss. 17-21

What did Jesus say to show how silly they were?

How can we harden our hearts today?

III. CONFESSION OF MESSIAH- Vss. 27-30

A.   QUESTION ON OPINION OF MEN - Vs. 27

B.   ANSWER OF THE DISCIPLES - Vs. 28

C.   QUESTION ON PERSONAL OPINION - Vs. 29

Why was this an important question for the disciples?

Why should we be concerned that people have the right answer to this question?

Matthew 16:17 - And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

D. CALL TO SILENCE - Vs. 30

Why to do you think Jesus wanted them to remain silent about His identity?

IV. CONFRONTATION OF PETER - Vss. 31-33

A.   JESUS TEACHES ON HIS DEATH - Vs. 31

Why was Jesus sharing this information at this time?

B.   PETER REBUKES JESUS - Vs. 32

Why did Peter rebuke Jesus? Why was he so off base?

C.   JESUS REBUKES PETER - Vs. 33

What warning is here for us Christians?

V. COST OF DISCIPLESHIP - Vss. 34-38

A.   THREE KEY CONCEPTS - Vss. 33-34

What are the three key concepts? How do they apply to us?

What is the cross we bear as Christians?

B.   LIFE'S VALUES - Vs. 35

In what ways can Christians lose life?

In what ways can Christians save their lives?

C. THE VALUE OF THE SOUL - Vss. 36-37

D. THE PROBLEM WITH SHAME - Vs. 38