No Plan B


Sunday, July 7th, 2019

  1. Describe a time when you tried to help someone, but it only made matters worse.
  2. Bartimaeus talked to (or tried to talk to) Jesus three times in Mark 10:46-52.
  3. What did Bartimaeus say to Jesus? Why are the three things different?
  4. What question did Jesus ask Bartimaeus? Why do you think Jesus asked this?
  5. How were Jesus’s interactions with Bartimaeus different from the crowds interactions with him?
  6. After studying Mark 10:46-52, what do you think it means to show Christ-like mercy?
  7. What things happened before and after Bartimaeus tossed his cloak aside?
  8. What do you think is the significance of the timing of the tossing?
  9. What steps do you think are usually necessary before people are ready to follow Jesus without reservation?
  10. What are the kinds of things that hinder people from following Jesus completely today?
  11. According to Mark 10:52, Jesus commanded Bartimaeus to go.
  12. Where do you think Jesus had in mind for him to go?
  13. Do you think Bartimaeus was obedient or disobedient to this commandment? Why?
  14. What do you hear Jesus asking you or telling you today?