September 16th – The Growth of the Kingdom
This week we are resuming our series on Mark. Jeff’s questions for the week are:
- Reflecting on the Parables in Mark 4, to what extent do you think of the Gospel as a person, the Lord Jesus, and to what extent abstractly as “salvation” or “justification”? How can you bring the two together?
- Imagine you are one of the disciples and hearing for the first time Mk 4:21-25 how would you feel? What then do you think Jesus means by v24 -25?
- Read Mk 7:18 in the context of asking questions, for example in Mk 4:10,13, 33-34.
- Do any in your group, like the disciples have difficulty with Jesus’s Parables? Is Jesus’s reply in Mk 7:17 too direct?