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Gospel of Mark Bible study course

Portraits of Jesus

A Study of the Gospel of Mark

by Gary Fisher

Gospel of Mark Bible study course

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Opposition to Jesus Grows

Lesson 2


*1* What did the paralytic and his friends do when they were unable to reach Jesus? a) gave up and went home; b) waited for God to open a path through the crowd; c) offered a financial contribution; d) took off part of the roof so the paralytic could enter the house through the opening. Answer: .

*2* What did Jesus do for the paralytic before healing him? Answer: He his sins.

*3* Who alone can forgive sins? Answer: Only can forgive sins.

*4* How did Jesus prove He has the power to forgive sins? Answer: He the paralyzed man.

*5* Name the tax collector whom Jesus called. Answer: His name was .

*6* What reason did Jesus give to explain why He socialized with sinful people? a) He wanted to participate in their sins; b) He did not believe that sinful people can be a bad influence on good people c) He wanted to teach the sinners to repent; d) He believed sinners will be saved, even if they don't change. Answer: .

*7* How did Jesus explain why His disciples didn't fast? a) He said they did fast, but did it secretly; b) He said that His presence made it a time of joy in which fasting was inappropriate; c) He condemned all fasting; d) He admitted they were wrong and should have fasted. Answer: .

*8* What did Jesus call Himself? Answer: He was Lord of the .

*9* How many sins did Jesus commit during His lifetime (see 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:21,22; Hebrews 4:15)? Answer (give a number): .

*10* The activities Jesus did on the sabbath violated what rules? a) only uninspired Jewish traditions; b) the 10 commands; c) the Law of Moses; d) the New Testament; e) all the preceding. Answer: .

*11* What did Jesus' enemies do after He had healed the man with the withered hand? Answer: They plotted to Jesus.

*12* What work did Jesus empower the apostles to do (read Mark 3:15 and Matt. 10:1)? a) preach the gospel; b) heal diseases, c) cast out demons, d) all the preceding. Answer: .

* 13* How did Jesus' enemies explain His ability to cast out demons? a) He did it by the power of the devil; b) He did it because He was the Son of God; c) it just seemed like He expelled demons but He really didn't; d) they didn't try to explain it. Answer: .

*14* What did Jesus say would happen to a kingdom that was divided against itself (v24)? Answer: He said that kingdom cannot .

*15* Who wanted to talk to Jesus? a) His aunt and cousins, b) His mother and brothers, c) His father, d) all the preceding. Answer: .

*16* Who did Jesus say are His real family members? Answer: Those who the will of God.

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* These lessons used by permission. Adaptations in the questions have been made by David Pratte with the permission of the author.

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