ABF Series: The Gospel of Mark Lesson 4


In our Adult Bible Fellowships we learned in our bible study over the Gospel of Mark that:

  1. The book of Mark is a biography of Jesus…so it is good to ask what does the author want us to learn about Jesus
  2. The author writes to Roman Christians who grew up in unbelieving homes without the background of Jewish Customs and Scripture.
  3. Mark wrote to Christians in Rome to encourage and strengthen their faith.

Mark speaks to two main questions. 

  • Who is Jesus? (1:1-8:30)
  • What does Jesus expect from those who follow him? (8:31-16:8)

So far we have seen that the Gospel of Mark answers the first question as follows

  1. Mark 1:1-13 = Jesus is Yahweh, God Himself Come to earth
  2. Mark 1:14-20 = Jesus is on a mission, to call people to repent and believe in the Gospel.
  3. Mark 1:21-45 = Jesus has authority over Satan and Sickness

1:21-28: Demon-possessed man

1:29-31: Peter’s Mother In law

1:32-34: People from all over the region with sicknesses and demons

1:35-39: Jesus leaves the area to preach despite the desire for more to be healed

1:40-45: The unclean man who is made clean by Jesus


So in preparation for ABF on Sunday please read the passages listed below and think about the following discussion questions.

Mark 2:1-3:6

  1. What stands out in v1-12 about Jesus teaching and the people’s response?
  2. What was the Paralytic looking for and what did he receive?
  3. What do you learn about Jesus from this discourse? cf. Isaiah 43:25, 44:22

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Dustin Folden
Pastor Dustin Folden and his wife Trisha joined the Pastoral Staff in 2010. They have two children, Sawyer and Mackenna who absolutely love children’s ministries, mostly because of the singing and snacks. Pastor Folden shepherds the 9:30 worship service, oversees the Adult Bible Fellowship ministry, as well as serves in the Biblical Counseling Ministries.