Questions Mark 7 A

Day 1 Review Last Weeks Questions

1. From our discussion on the questions or the lecture what stood out the most to you?

2. What have you applied to your life this week from our study last week?

Day 2 Read Matthew 15:1-9 with Mark 7:1-8

3. From reading this account in Matthew 15:1-3 what makes you realize that the question about washing hands was a serious question that required a direct answer from Jesus?

4. From Mark 7:1-4 what are some of the detail given about this tradition?

5. What are some of the traditions that the church or people hold today as though it were a law?

6. Do you know God’s word good enough to separate traditions from God’s truth? If not how can you change this? See 2 Timothy 2:15-16

7. Explain how Mark 7:6-8 could apply to present-day religious traditions and even cover a heart that is cold towards God, or even inward rebellion?

8. Considering the word “motives” are you ever over-zealous for the outward appearance of godliness.

Day 3 Read Mark 7:9-13 and Exodus 20:12

9. The word “Corban” means money dedicated for use in the temple, but were these men using this excuse to selfishly escape the support of their parents?

10. How do you apply Exodus 20:12 and Ephesians 6:1-3 to your present circumstances?

11. Search your heart and share with the group how you have in the past are maybe still are twisting God’s word to excuse selfish desires?

Day 4 Read Mark 7:14-16

12. In your own words give the meaning of Mark 7:15

13. What was Jesus trying to teach his disciples with this statement?

14. When circumstances squeeze you, what comes out of your inner man?

Day 5 Read Matthew 15: 12-14 and Mark 7:17-23

15. From Matthew 15:12 what were the disciples afraid of?

16. Explain Jesus answer to the disciples concern in Matthew 15:13-14

17. List the things that defile a man. Seek the Lord at to want things may still have a strong hold in your life? If you can share with the group your need from prayer and support. (Sometimes when we are willing to share honestly it will show others they are not alone in their weak areas and this gives them courage to overcome.)