In this passage in this middle section of Mark we find Jesus for a second time predicting his death and rising from the dead. The purpose of The Daily is that we grow in our affection for Jesus. They are a practical guide for you and as you walk with others (your groups) to grow in or discover Jesus. A portion of this weeks readings will be taught on this Sunday at Downtown Hope's gathering- look forward to seeing you there as we continue to join Jesus vision for the world!
CONNECT (Take time to write down responses to these questions)
_ What is one thing you are grateful for today? What is one area you are struggling with?
_ Who are you walking with (to help grow in or discover Jesus), how is the Lord working in their lives, and when will you get to spend time with them this week?
_ Take some time to praise God, to pray for those you are walking with, for the needs you/group are facing, and for the Spirit to highlight truth as you read.
DISCOVER [ Mark 9.30-32 ] 30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he did not want anyone to know, 31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.” 32 But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him.
+ WHAT do we learn from this passage? (Use these questions to help make additional observations)
_ What is the background to the passage?
_ What is happening in this passage? How would you say it in your own words?
_ Why do you think Jesus doesn't want anyone to know in vs. 30?
_ What would you have thought if Jesus said this to you?
_ Is there anything you don't understand about Jesus that you are afraid to ask?
_ What good-news do we find in this passage?
+ HOW does the truth of this passage compel me to confess sin and take a simple step of action and how has it gone since last time? (In groups discuss this in guy/girl break-outs, use these questions to help)
+ WHO in your life might you share what you learned, with today? (e.g., your family, a friend, co-worker or neighbor you are walking with to discover the message Jesus)