Thursday, July 28, 2016

Bible Study Mark 12:1-12

Have your answers ready for August 3rd and August 4th!
Mark 12:1-12

  1. What is a parable?
  2. Why did Jesus use parables?
  3. What is a vineyard and how significant is it in the culture of Jesus?
  4. Who do the characters in the parable represent?
  5. From what old testament scripture does Christ quote “ The stone that the builders rejected...”?
  6. What  do you think is the reason religious rulers wanted to arrest Jesus?
  7. Why do you think Christ had such a difficult time with religious people?
  8. What would you consider a religious person and are you one?
  9. What do you think are the reasons that Christ is no appealing to most people?
  10. How would you present Christ to someone that would make Him more appealing?

Mark 12:1-12 

The Parable of the Tenants 

12 And he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a pit for the winepress and built a tower, and leased it to tenants and went into another country. When the season came, he sent a servant[a] to the tenants to get from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed. Again he sent to them another servant, and they struck him on the head andtreated him shamefully. And he sent another, and him they killed. And so with many others: some they beat, and some they killed.He had still one other, a beloved son. Finally he sent him to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But those tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ And they took him and killed him and threw him out of the vineyard. What will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the tenants and give the vineyard to others. 10 Have you not read this Scripture:
“‘The stone that the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone;[b]
11 this was the Lord's doing,
    and it is marvelous in our eyes’?”
12 And they were seeking to arrest him but feared the people, for they perceived that he had told the parable against them. So theyleft him and went away.

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