Family Devotional #47

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The Gospel According to Mark Week # 47
OBJECTIVE: To read about and discuss the life of Jesus, applying His teachings to our lives.
Feasting on the Word: Mark, Chapter 10 (As you read, notice the wisdom Jesus had in dealing with people!)
Family Discussion: (10:1-12) Who tested Jesus with a question? What question did they ask? How did Jesus reply? What was the Pharisees’ response to Jesus’ question? Why does Jesus say that God’s law given through Moses allowed divorce? Should we have hard hearts? What does Christ say a man or woman commits when they divorce and marry another? Is adultery a sin? What does sin get us? (10:13-16) Why did Jesus rebuke the disciples? How does Jesus feel about little children?
(10:17-22) What question does the man ask Jesus? What commandments does Jesus list to the man? How does the man respond to this list of commandments? What does Jesus tell him to go and do? How did the man respond to the command to sell all of his possessions and give them to the poor?
(10:23-31) Does Jesus say it is “easy” or “hard” for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven? How difficult would it be for a camel to go through the eye of a needle? Why would it be hard for a rich man to enter Heaven? What will those who follow Christ completely receive from God?
(10:32-34) What does Jesus predict again to the disciples?
(10:35-45) What do James and John request of Jesus? How did the other ten feel when they heard James and John’s request? What does Jesus tell the disciples to do if they want to be great in the Kingdom? What does verse 45 say Jesus came to do?
(10:46-52) Name the blind man who was sitting by the roadside begging. What did Bartimaeus shout when he heard that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by? What did Jesus do for him? What did Jesus say had healed him?
Challenge: Reflecting on the rich young man, what are some things that can come between us and God?