by P. David Baik
Mark Lesson 9 (2022)
JESUS APPOINTED THE TWELVE
Key Verse: 3:14
What qualities do you think are important in a friend? What qualities do you think are essential for a person who is a leader in the church?
Read verses 7-8. Why might Jesus withdraw with his disciples to the lake? Where did such large crowds come to see Jesus? What was unusual about the groups that came to Jesus? Why was the public so interested in following Jesus?
Read verses 9-12. What did Jesus tell his disciples to get? Why? How were the crowds approaching Jesus with their needs? How did the evil spirits respond to Jesus when they saw him? What warning did Jesus issue? Why?
Read verses 13-15. When Jesus went up on a mountainside, who did Jesus call to come with him to the mountain? What did Jesus want his designated apostles to do? What authority did he give to his apostles?
Read verses 16-19. Think about the differences between disciples and apostles? What did Jesus do with some of his followers and not others? What was unusual about some of the men Jesus chose? (Why do you think Mark didn’t mention much about them, except their names?)
What specific role do you think God has given you to fill in this world?