November 8, 2015 – Morning Worship
Monday – Mark 15:16-32
See the theme of mocking that runs through this passage. Who are the mockers and why are they mocking Jesus?
Tuesday – Psalm 69
How does this Psalm echo in our passage of Jesus’ scorn and reproach? What reason do we find in the Psalm that Jesus had to endure this (v. 9)? How does that apply to you?
Wednesday – Psalm 22
In what ways do you see this Psalm of King David being fulfilled in a new way in Jesus Christ’s crucifixion? How does this Psalm help you understand what is going on in Mark? Why did Jesus have to suffer shame and suffering and crucifixion? How ought this be a great sadness and comfort to you?
Thursday – I Peter 2
How did Peter apply the reality of Christ’s suffering to the lives of Christians after the resurrection? How does this apply to you?
Notice the similarities and differences in the accounts of the other eyewitnesses to Jesus’ crucifixion? What is unique about Mark’s emphases and what is the significance for you?
Saturday – Genesis 2:25; 3:7-8; Ezra 9; Isaiah 61:7
How is shame related to sin? When do you feel shame, what do you feel ashamed about? How does Jesus enduring the mocking shame he does in Mark 15 deal with our shame?