DAY 8 STUDY QUESTIONS
Chapters 8,9, and 10
I. What is the significance of Jesus touching the man with leprosy?
II. Why is it unusual that a centurian came to Jesus?
III. Why was Jesus astonished at the centurion’s words?
IV. What race was the centurion?
V. Was Peter married? Why do both Matthew and Mark emphasize that Peter’s mother-in-law got up and waited on Jesus?
VI. Why does Jesus cross to the other side of the lake?
VII. What does Jesus mean, “let the dead bury their own dead?”
VIII. Was Jesus homeless?
IX. What does Jesus sleeping the storm teach his followers about trusting in God?
X. How many men were possessed by demons in the Gadarenes? Is this a contradiction to Mark?
XI. What do you think demons are? Do demons need bodies? Do angels? Why do these demons live around tombs?
XII. Why did the town plead with Jesus to leave?
XIII. Why did the teachers get so mad that Jesus told the paralytic that his sins were forgiven?
XIV. Why did Jews hate tax collectors so much?
XV. What does Jesus mean, “I desire mercy, not sacrifice”
XVI. Who did Jesus come to save?
XVII. What is the “new wineskin” comment a direct answer to? What is its meaning, in context? How have you heard it used “out-of-context”?
XVIII. What healed the woman who touched Jesus’ cloak?
XIX. Why did the Pharisees think that Jesus was casting out demons by Beelzebub?
XX. What is the context of “the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few”? What is Jesus making a direct reference to? Is it evangelism?
XXI. At the beginning of Chapter 10, there is a subtle change to what Jesus’ main followers are called. What were they called before and what are they called after Chapter 10? What is the significance of this?
XXII. Why does Jesus tell his apostles not to go to any Gentile or Samaritan town?
XXIII. Why does Jesus tell them not to take gold, silver, copper, luggage, or a staff?
XXIV. Are the apostles supposed to be strategic in their mission?
XXV. Is Jesus’ instructions for us or just for the apostles? Why or why not?
XXVI. In 10:27, what is Jesus telling the apostles to do, in regards to his teaching?
XXVII. What does Jesus mean when he says he came to bring a sword?
XXVIII. Who do you love more than Jesus? What does Jesus say about that?