Mark – Week Seventeen

Group Discussion & Life Challenge

Use these notes as discussion prompts for your group, or in your personal time with God.


Get to know each other. Connect, warm up to each other, fellowship.


Carry each other’s burdens. Share life’s challenges and practice Soul Care. Pray together.

Dive into God’s Word. Use these discussion questions. Learn from each other’s insight

Reflection/Discussion Questions:

  1. Name a few of the strengths of having a creed that Christians recite all over the world like the Apostles’ Creed….
  2. Name a few of the weaknesses of creeds…. 
  3. What struck you as new information as you read over this timeline as outlined by the Harmony of the Gospels: 
    Harmony of the Gospels:

    • 1. Betrayed & Arrested
    • 2. First Jewish Phase, Annas (father-in-law of Caiaphas) 
    • 3. Second Jewish Phase, Caiaphas (high priest that year) 
    • 4. Peter’s Denials 
    • 5. Third Jewish Phase, Sanhedrin
    • 6. Judas: remorse & taking his own life 
    • 7. First Roman Phase, Pilate
    • 8. Second Roman Phase: Pilate sends him to Herod Antipas 
    • 9. Third Roman Phase: Pilate gives the death sentence 
    • 10. Mockery by the Roman Soldiers 
    • 11. Journey to Golgotha 
    • 12. First 3 hours of crucifixion 
    • 13. Last 3 hours of crucifixion 
    • 14. Witnesses of Jesus’ death 
    • 15. Certification of death, body taken down 
    • 16. Tomb 
    • 17. Tomb watched by the women & guarded by soldiers 
    • 18. Tomb visited by the women 
    • 19. Stone rolled away (earthquake) 
    • 20. Tomb found empty by the women, then Peter & John 
    • 21. Jesus’ appearances 
    1. What does this personally look like today? How does envy get such an easy foothold sometimes, and what are the consequences? 

    10 For he (Pilate) realized by now that the leading priests had arrested Jesus out of envy.

    1. What does it now mean to you to say the words… …suffered under Pontius Pilate?

Does anyone need clarity on something? Are there any big God questions you are wrestling with?

Celebrate life’s successes and God’s provision. Worship God’s presence. Time to brag about God.

Through the Bible in one Year

Join us in reading through the entire Bible in one year. Each day of this plan guides you through passages from both the Old and New Testaments, allowing you to see connections between the history of our faith, and the fulfillment of God’s redemptive plan. Readings average four chapters in length, so it is posible to do. When you use the YouVersion Bible App, you can even have the app read the Bible text to you – very useful when you are in the car or otherwise occupied with your hand.

All you need to do is click the link to the Bible Plan, which should lead you straight to the Bible app. Your two options are now (1) to read the plan on your own, one day at the time. Or (2) you can make it more fun and rewarding, by sharing the plan with one or more friends, and then even “Talk about it”.


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