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Mark 10:32-45

Key Verse: 10:45


1.    What made the disciples astonished and those who followed afraid (32)? What progressive revelation did Jesus share about his death and resurrection (33-34; 8:31-32; 9:12; 9:31-32)?


2.    What might have motivated James and John’s request (35,37)? What can you learn about Jesus from his response (36,38-39)? To what do “cup” and “baptism” refer? What did Jesus invite them to share? Why was their request not granted (40)?


3.    Why were the ten indignant with James and John (41)? How did Jesus describe the mindset of worldly rulers (42)? How must his disciples be different (43-44)? What does it mean to be “servant” and “the slave of all” (Php 2:3; 1 Pe 5:2-3)?


4.    Read verse 45. Who is “the Son of Man” (Rev 5:12)? What does “even” imply (Jn 13:14-15)? What does “give his life as a ransom for many” mean? What is the significance of Jesus’ example for the Christian community?