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Our current study is on the book of John. Grab your Bible and some note-taking materials and start your study by clicking on the audio links below. (or you can use the Blue Letter Bible links for the scripture reference). There are also some study questions that go along with each session.

For further study on this book, see the links below the audio bible study.

Our next study will be starting on November 30, 2014.

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STUDY JOHN

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Session 15

The Book of Mark

The Gospel of Mark Session 15

Chapter 15

Study Questions:

 (For the Diligent Student)

 

1)       List the six trials that Jesus was subjected to.  Enumerate the various illegalities involved.

 

2)       Why couldn’t the Jewish council administer capital punishment?  Why did they have to involve Pilate?

 

3)       Compare the plight of Barabbas with that of ourselves.

 

4)       Why did Pilate indulge in an acrostic on the titlon he put on the Cross?  Compare with other acrostics in the Bible. 

 

5)       What is the definition of the Gospel?  (Cf. 1 Cor 15:1-4.)

 

6)       What are the evidences that support the “Garden Tomb” as being authentic?

 

7)       What is the significance of the veil of the Temple being torn from top to bottom?  (Cf. Heb 10:12-22.)

 

8)       If the shops were closed on Passover, where did Joseph and Nicodemus acquire the necessary materials for the burial?

Discussion Questions:

 (“Where two people agree, one is redundant”)

 

1)       Read and discuss Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53.

 

2)       Pilate was convinced of Jesus’ innocence.  What else might he have done?

 

3)       Contrast the behavior of the women regarding the Cross with that of the disciples.

 

4)       Why didn’t Jesus defend Himself?

 

5)       Discuss the significance of each of Jesus’ seven declarations from the Cross.

 

6)       What day of the week was the crucifixion?  Defend your answer.

 

7)       Paul emphasizes the resurrection “on the 3rd day according to the [OT] Scriptures” (1 Cor 15:4); identify at least 3 occurrences in the Old Testament Scriptures.

 

Candidate Research Projects:

 (For the truly dedicated)

 

1)     Review the medical aspects of the crucifixion.

 

2)     Study the role of thorns throughout the Scripture.

         

3)     Explore the many ways that Joseph was a type of Christ.
Was Joseph’s “coat of many colors” perhaps seamless?

 

4)     Explain Salvador Dali’s use of a tesseract in his “Corpus Christi” presentation of the crucifixion.

 

Preparation for the Next Session:

 

          For next time: read Mark 16 and discuss the likelihood that it ended at verse 8.


CONTINUE YOUR STUDIES OF JOHN


Articles

Medical Aspects of The Crucifixion: The Agony of Love

Dr. Mark Eastman details the many physical tortures and agonies Jesus experienced as a result of His Crucifixtion. It will put Jesus sacrifice for YOU in a whole new light.

His Unfamiliar Face

Chuck Missler examines the post-resurrection visits of Jesus - and looks at why even his own disciples didn't recognize him at first!

Why Are There Four Gospels?

Chuck Missler overviews the four Gospels and the unique perspectives that each has in giving an account of the person and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Radio/Conferences

66/40 - Learn The Bible In 24 Hours; The Gospels

Chuck Missler reviews particular questions concerning the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in this overview of the Gospels and Acts.

Other Web Sites

Matthew Henry Introduction to John


FOR A MORE IN-DEPTH STUDY


John - MP3 Commentary - Chuck Missler

Because of its emphasis on 'the Love of God' and Jesus as the incarnation of that Love, many believe this gospel is the most important for new and old Christians alike to take to heart.

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