Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bible Study Lesson: The Cursed Fig Tree (Mark11:12-19)

Lesson of the Cursed Fig Tree
Have Answers by 7-20-2016 / 7-21-2016

Study Text
Mark 11:12-19 (ESV)
12  On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry.
13  And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.
14  And he said to it, May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it.
15  And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.
16  And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple.
17  And he was teaching them and saying to them, Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.
18  And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and were seeking a way to destroy him, for they feared him, because all the crowd was astonished at his teaching.
19  And when evening came they went out of the city.

Study QUESTIONS for MARK 11:12-19
1. Research "fig trees" and find out what was the season for figs to ripen and be available for eating.(HINT! CLICK ME!)
2. Do you think Jesus knew it was not the "right time" for figs? 
3. Why do you think Jesus cursed the fig tree for not having fruit if it was not the right time of the season for figs?
4. What was the "Temple" and why was it significant?
5. Why were people selling animals?
6. What is a money changer?
7. What made Jesus so upset?
8. Where was it written "my house shall be called a house of prayer for all nation"?
9. Why do you think the religious leaders wanted to kill Jesus?
10. How should the worship of God be seen today?

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