The Coronation of the King

A Study of the Gospel of Mark

The Story this Week:
Jesus is Dyn-O-Mite, Mark 5:21-43

Moral of the Story: God does not use his power to impress us but to love us.

The Foreword
  1. Have you ever had an unanswered prayer that you were certain God was going to answer? How did that make you feel? Did God reveal a different path or take an action than the one you were praying for?
Question the Message
  1. What stood out to you from this week’s message?
  2. What would you say is the difference between experiencing God’s power and God's presence? Use examples for Mark 5:21-43.
  3. Why do you think it says that “power had gone out from” Jesus (Mark 5:30)? Does this imply that Jesus lost power?
  4. Jairus must have felt that Jesus was being very irresponsible by not rushing to his daughter’s aid. What comfort can we get from Jairus’ situation when we face our own unanswered prayers?
  5. The woman was healed because she had great faith (v. 34), but Jesus made her reveal herself publicly because she needed more than physical healing. What was her faith lacking?
Going Further
READ Mark 6:1-6
  1. What verse or idea stands out to you? Why?
  2. This passage is directly linked with the healing of the demoniac (4:35-41), calming of the storm (5:1-20), and the two healings (5:21-43). What does this link teach us about this passage?
  3. How should we be living to ensure that we are not preventing God from working?
  4. When the people in Jesus’ hometown heard his teachings they were amazed (v. 2) but that amazement turned into offence (v. 3). Why do you think they had this attitude towards him?
  5. Have you ever seen the power of God at work? What can we do to open our eyes to see God at work?
  6. What advice can we learn from Hebrews 3:12-14 to help us fight unbelief?
  7. What are practical lessons from Mark 5:21-6:6 that will help us to be more like Jesus?
Previous Weeks
  1. The Beginning of the Good News
  2. Ordinary Idiots
  3. Goodness Gracious Me
  4. The Bigger Picture
  5. Breaking All the Rules
  6. True Family
  7. Dirty Christians
  8. Breathing God
  9. The Storm
  10. Mental Pollution
  11. Jesus is Dyn-O-Mite

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