Mark 9

AUTHORITY IN ACTION

#9 of 16 THE ACTION GOSPEL

THINK ABOUT IT!

  What human authority figure do you fear most?

  What human authority figure do you respect most?

  Why do we need people with authority?

  What justifies the Lord Jesus as the ultimate authority?

 

In Mark 9 the Lord Jesus' authority is in full display for all to see.

I. AUTHORITY OF GOD'S SON - Vss. 1-13

 

A. THE PROMISE OF TRANSFIGURATION - Vs. 1

B. THE PATH TO TRANSFIGURATION - Vs. 2

C. THE POWER OF TRANSFIGURATION - Vs. 3

D. THE PARTICIPANTS AT TRANSFIGURATION - Vs. 4

E. THE PROPOSITION AT TRANSFIGURATION - Vss. 5-6

F. THE PRONOUNCEMENT AT TRANSFIGURATION - Vss. 7-8

G.     THE PONDERING AFTER TRANSFIGURATION - Vss. 9-13

 

         Why did Jesus take only three apostles with him? Why did he tell them to remain silent until after the resurrection? Vss. 2,9

         What did the transfiguration confirm to the apostles?

         Why did Moses and Elijah appear? What was discussed? Luke 9:30-31

         Why is verse 7 significant for every believer?

         When Jesus said that Elijah had already come, to whom did he refer? Vss. 12-13

II. THE AUTHORITY OVER DEMONS - Vss. 14-29

 

A.    CONFUSION WITHOUT JESUS - Vs. 14

B.     INQUIRY OF JESUS - Vss. 15-16

C.    EXPLANATION OF BOY'S FATHER - Vss. 17-18

D.    WEARINESS WITH UNBELIEF - Vs. 19

E.     CONFRONTATION WITH OF THE BOY'S FATHER - Vss. 20-24

F.     HEALING OF THE BOY - Vss. 25-27

G.    EXPLANATION TO THE DISCIPLES - Vss. 28-29

 

      How does it feel to be a failure in the eyes of the public? Should that ever bother us? Vss. 14-18

      What was the indictment of Jesus against His generation (Vs. 19)? He can say the same about our generation. How does it show?

      How should verse 23 transform our lives?

      Belief is often expressed through prayer. 1 John 5:14-15

      Why do some problems require more prayer than others? Vss.28-29

III. AUTHORITY AND HUMILITY - Vss. 30-37

 

A.    THE PROMISE OF THE LORD'S IMPENDING DEATH - Vss. 30-32

B.     THE DISPUTE OVER GREATNESS - Vss. 33-34

C.    THE NEED FOR HUMILITY - Vs. 35

D.    THE EXAMPLE OF A CHILD - Vss. 36-37

 

q       Why did Jesus continue to speak of His death? Vs. 31

q       Why do you think they were afraid to ask Him about His death? Vs. 32

q       The key problem the disciples had was pride. How does pride show among Christians? How can we spot pride in ourselves? Vss. 33-34

q       Describe a servant's heart. Vs. 35

q       Why is a child an excellent example of humility?

q       What does verse 37 mean?

IV. AUTHORITY AND SECTARIANISM - Vss. 38-41

 

A.    THE REPORT OF JOHN - Vs. 38

B.     THE REBUKE BY JESUS - Vss. 39-41

 

      What is sectarianism? Is there much sectarianism today?

      Why does Jesus forbid sectarianism?

      How easy is it to be rewarded for service to Christ? Vs. 41

V. AUTHORITY AND OFFENSES - Vss. 42-50

 

A.    IT IS BETTER TO DROWN THAN TO OFFEND - Vs. 42

B.     IT IS BETTER TO BE MAIMED THAN TO OFFEND - Vss. 43-46

C.    IT IS BETTER TO BE BLIND THAN TO OFFEND - Vss. 47-48

D.    IT IS BETTER TO BE SALTY THAN TO OFFEND - Vss. 49-50

 

      How can we offend Christians who are both young in age and/or maturity? Vs. 42

      How can we offend ourselves? Vss. 43-44

      Is Jesus speaking literally in Vss. 43-46? What does He mean?

      How can our eyes offend us? Vss. 47-48

      How can we control what we look at?

      In what sense is every Christian a sacrifice? Luke 9:23, Romans 12:1

      Of what value is salt?

      What happens when salt loses its saltiness?