by P. David Baik
Mark Lesson 10 (2022)
WHOEVER DOES GOD’S WILL IS MY FAMILY
Key Verse: 3:35
With whom do you feel a kindred spirit? Why?
Read verses 20-21. What was the problem at the onset of this story? (20) Who tried to solve Jesus’ dilemma? Why do you think Jesus’ family thought Jesus was “out of his mind”?
Read verses 22-27. How did the teachers of the law try to explain Jesus’ behavior? How did Jesus refute his opponents’ accusation that the devil possessed him? (23-27) What does Jesus’ speech about a “kingdom divided” tell us about the kingdom of God? (24-26)
Read verses 27-30. Whom was the strong man of whom Jesus spoke? Who was the robber? What was the “blasphemy of the Holy Spirit” of which Jesus said? (28-30)
Read verses 31-35. How did Jesus’ family summon him? What rhetorical question did Jesus ask? Why? Whom did Jesus designate as his family? (34) What unique name is given to “whoever does God’s will”? (35)
What can you do each day to cultivate a kindred spirit with Christ?