Community Group Discussion Questions | Week of January 27, 2018
Please see this week’s discussion questions below.
Mark 3:1-6 | “Jesus Versus Religious People”
1.) Religious people are concerned with keeping their traditions, but Jesus is concerned with benefiting others (v. 1-4).
2.) Religious people get angry for the wrong reasons, but Jesus gets angry for righteous reasons (v. 5).
3.) Jesus does what religious people will not and cannot do—heals and restores (v. 5-6).
Discuss this question at the beginning or the end: What in the sermon did you find most helpful, convicting, or encouraging?
What tradition or event—specifically practiced within the church—might be hard for you to let go of, even though it is not mandated by Scripture?
How do you understand our responsibilities in regard to the Sabbath? How do you think we should we treat it now—that is, post-resurrection—according to the Bible?
Do you have any examples of an “unnecessary rule” that you’ve ever believed to be a requirement for Christians?
In terms of anger, discuss some personal examples of “wrong reasons” to be angry in your life. What are some personal examples of “right reasons?”
Why is it significant that Mark foreshadows Jesus’ future death in this text?
Why is it important for us to remember the gospel in light of the above issues, especially with our Pharisee-like tendencies?