Family Devotional #46

Posted by Kim McDonald, Category: Announcements, Church News, Family Devotionals,

The Gospel According to Mark Week # 46
OBJECTIVE: To read about and discuss the life of Jesus, applying his teachings to our lives.
Feasting on the Word: Mark, Chapter 9 (As you read, you will get a glimpse of the glory of Jesus!)
Family Discussion: (9:2-13) Who did Jesus take with him up the high mountain? What happened to Jesus when they arrived at the top of the mountain? Who appeared with Jesus? What were they doing? What did Peter want to do for Jesus, Moses and Elijah? What did God say when the cloud surrounded them? Who was left when the cloud was gone? What orders did Jesus give when they were walking down the mountain?
(9:14-19) What did Jesus, Peter, James, and John find when they came to the other disciples? What was wrong with the boy the man had brought to Jesus?
(9:20-29) What did the father ask of Jesus? How does Jesus respond to the request? What does the father say after Jesus’ response? What did Jesus do to the evil spirit?
(9:30-32) What did Jesus teach His disciples after they passed through Galilee? Did the disciples fully understand what Jesus had taught them? (9:33-37) What had the disciples been arguing about earlier on the road? What does Jesus teach about being first? What does Jesus tell the disciples as he holds the child?
(9:38-41) Why were the disciples upset about another man’s good deeds? Did Jesus rebuke them? Why? In whose name should we do all good deeds?
(9:42-50) Does God take our influence serious? Should we take our influence over others seriously? How serious should we take sin? What should we do to get rid of sin in our lives?
Challenge: Reflecting on what you have studied, do you feel that you have to be first all the time? What are some ways this week that you can be a servant to all? Are there some sins in your life that you need to get rid of? What are they? How can your family help?