Mark 1:40 – 2:17
ECF LG Bible Study
Opening Question
Leviticus 13:45-46 states that a leaper “must wear
torn clothes, let his hair be unkempt, cover the
lower...
What risks did the leper take in coming to Jesus
(1:40-45)?
What risks did Jesus take in responding to him
as he did?
How does Jesus respond to the man’s total
need?
Why do you think these four men went to such
lengths to bring their paralyzed friend to Jesus?
Considering their example, ...
Were the friends hoping that Jesus would
forgive the paralytic’s sins or were they hoping
for something else?
Why would Je...
What is the answer to Jesus’ question in Mark
2:9? What did His command to the paralytic
demonstrate to those watching? Wh...
Contrast the Pharisees’ attitude toward tax
collectors and ‘sinners’ with Jesus’ attitude.
Why was it significant that Jesus would call Levi,
a tax collector, to follow Him? What was
significant about the meal tha...
Jesus came announcing the kingdom and calling
people to follow him. What change would need
to take place in these Pharisee...
What do you take from todays discussions?
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Mark1 40 to 2-17

  1. 1. Mark 1:40 – 2:17 ECF LG Bible Study
  2. 2. Opening Question Leviticus 13:45-46 states that a leaper “must wear torn clothes, let his hair be unkempt, cover the lower part of his face and cry out, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’ As long as he has the infection he remains unclean. He must live alone; he must live outside the camp.” Imagine yourself in his place. How would this disease affect you psychologically, religiously and socially?
  3. 3. What risks did the leper take in coming to Jesus (1:40-45)? What risks did Jesus take in responding to him as he did?
  4. 4. How does Jesus respond to the man’s total need?
  5. 5. Why do you think these four men went to such lengths to bring their paralyzed friend to Jesus? Considering their example, to what lengths have you gone in order to bring your friends to Jesus Christ?
  6. 6. Were the friends hoping that Jesus would forgive the paralytic’s sins or were they hoping for something else? Why would Jesus’ words cause such a stir amongst the scribes
  7. 7. What is the answer to Jesus’ question in Mark 2:9? What did His command to the paralytic demonstrate to those watching? Why was it crucial for Jesus to demonstrate this?
  8. 8. Contrast the Pharisees’ attitude toward tax collectors and ‘sinners’ with Jesus’ attitude.
  9. 9. Why was it significant that Jesus would call Levi, a tax collector, to follow Him? What was significant about the meal that Jesus share at Levi’s house (Mark 2:15)? How does Jesus model ministry for us here? Would your reaction have been like that of the scribes (or “teachers of the law,” NIV) of the Pharisees in Mark 2:16? Who might be the “tax collectors and sinners” around us today?
  10. 10. Jesus came announcing the kingdom and calling people to follow him. What change would need to take place in these Pharisees before they could answer Jesus’ call?
  11. 11. What do you take from todays discussions?

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