|Jesus did not seek honor from people (chap 1:44,25,)
||Why was he humble
||Chap1:45, he avoided the towns(had many people) but people followed him anyway
|Christ ministers to his disciples about the kingdom of God in parables(chap 4:10 )
||Why did he use parables?
||So that he may pass the message more clearly to those that could not understand
|The unity with which evil spirits have in the man possessed by the same and their fear of Jesus(chap 5:12)
||Who is greater, the evil spirit or Christ himself
||That Jesus is more powerful than the evil spirits and that they act by his permission
|The Pharisees would rather obey the teachings made by man than follow the teachings of Jesus. (chap 7:5)
||What makes one unclean?
||What makes one unclean is what comes out of his heart not what gets into his stomach
|Jesus asks for blessings from God for the fish and bread before giving it out to the crowds to eat.(chap 8:7)
||Why did he ask for blessings while he was Christ?
||The power of God in blessing our food is far beyond the means. Man cannot live by bread only.
|Jesus takes three of his disciples, Peter, James and John up the mountain (chap9:2)
||Why only these three disciples?
||Probably because they were more filled with grace and passion for Christ than the rest and hence chosen to witness his transfiguration (his glory).
|Jesus talks of institution of marriage as one that began at the beginning(in creation) (chap 10:2)
||What did Jesus teach about divorce?
||Only by unfaithfulness should a man divorce his wife not by what Moses taught
|Jesus sends his disciples to take a donkey that was tied in the next village, and the owner obliges without hesitation(mark 11:2)
||Why did the owner agree without hesitation? How did Jesus know of the donkey?
||The event reflects the sovereignty of Jesus to use anything for his service when he needed it.
|A poor widow gives two coins as offering, and Jesus regards her as the one who has put in more than the other rich men(chap 12:41)
||Why did Jesus regard the offering of the poor widow more than that of the rich who gave in plenty?
||In all acts of charity, God looks at the heart of the giver, not the quantity given.
|Jesus tells his disciples of the suffering they will undergo while preaching the Gospel(chap 13:11)
||Why should the disciples not worry?
||The Holy Spirit will fight for them