Bible Study: Beyond Reason


Bible Study Questions – Mark 16:1-8

The earliest manuscripts end Mark here. If this is truly the ending to Mark, why would he end it in such a way?

Considering the above question, why would the additional verses have been added later?

Jesus foretold His death numerous times Mark 8:31, 9:31, 10:32–34. Why was the empty tomb so shocking to them then?

Why did the women visit the tomb? What does their action indicate?

Why didn’t they think about the stone until they were almost there?

Why do you think Mark chose to describe the man in the white robe as a young man instead of an angel?

In verse 6 the ESV version reads, “You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified.” The Greek reads as a title, “The Crucified One (“You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the Crucified One).” Why would this “title” be proper? 1 Corinthians 1:23; 2:2; Galatians 3:1; Revelation 5:12

Are angels always depicted as male? Zechariah 5:9-10 

Why does the angel single out Peter as the one who is especially to be told about Jesus’ resurrection?

Why do you think the women chose to tell no one, even after being told to do so? Verse 8; Mark 4:39-41; 5:15, 30-33; 6:40-50; 9:5-6; 10:32

The story implies that Jesus had better things to do then to hang around in an empty tomb until someone came. What do you think He went to do?

Why would Jesus choose to go to Galilee to meet up with His disciples? Mark 1:14, 28, 3:7, 15:40-41

Should the disciples have known to meet Jesus in Galilee already? Mark 14:28

How were all three persons of the Trinity active in Christ’s resurrection? The Father: Acts 2:24; 3:15; 4:10; 5:30; 10:40; 13:30,33,34; 17:31. The Spirit:  Romans 8:11 and The Son John 2:19-22; 10:17-18.

Why is the resurrection the central pillar of Christian faith?

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