Series: Name of Jesus

Mark 4:1-24


What does it mean for us that Jesus is our Rabbi?

Our series to lead us into Christmas is on the various names of Christ and what they mean for us today.

We know Jesus is our Rabbi, our “Teacher.” In fact, we correct people who try to reduce Him to just that. But, the fact that He is our Rabbi carries a lot more significance than just the One who teaches us.

 Discovery Questions


Read Mark 4:1-24. What are ways you can be more responsive to Jesus as Rabbi, like the disciples and like the good soil?

With your family:

Use a park or your own lawn to read through and explain the Parable of the Sower.

With your small group:

  1. Read Mark 4:1-24.
  2. What stands out to you in these verses? Why?
  3. What bothers you about these verses? Why?
  4. Discuss the self-reflection question above.
  5. Discuss Jesus as the expert teacher, authoritative teacher, “unfair” teacher, and exclusive teacher.
  6. Given this passage, what should you do this week?


Next week, the children will present their annual Christmas musical.

Reading the Bible Through as a Church for 2017

Reading Tips:

  1. Start reading the Bible today.  There is no better time to & no reason to wait.
  2. Set aside a specific time each day to read and work to stick to it.
  3. Read the Bible to learn and ask the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom & understanding.

We are reading through the plan created by Dr. George Gutherie. It is entitled Reading God’s Story: One-Year Chronological Plan.

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