Bible Study: “Jesus Mocked”

Bible Study – Mark 15:16-20

Why do you think some people feel the need to mock others? What is it born from?

What did the soldiers say in mockery of Jesus? What is the supreme irony of this?

What does this tell us about how the Romans saw the Jews?

Why were condemned criminals flogged so brutally? How did this help accomplish the Roman’s task to subdue the Jews?

Who else mocked Jesus that day? Verse 27-32; Luke 23:10-11

Name some ways people tend to mock Jesus even today, many times without even thinking of it.

In what ways has some parts of society mocked our belief in Christ?

Have you ever been mocked for being a Christian? How did it feel?

What are some things we might do to stop the mocking?

Why does God allow good Christian believers to suffer?

What should Christians do in response? Is there a different response we should have between people mocking our faith and those actually mocking God Himself?

Ultimately, should we care what other people think? Why or why not?

What difference does it make that Jesus endured harsh ridicule and pain for your sake?

What does this passage tell you about yourself, and your own relationship with and to God?

What does God have to say about those who mock Him? 2 Kings 19:21-28; Proverbs 19:28-29; Galatians 6: 7-8

How did the purple robe and the crown of thorns play into their mockery?

Is it clothes or crowns that make the king? If not, what does in the worldly sense? In the Spiritual sense?

How does Jesus fulfill both?

Why do you suppose Jesus never tried to save Himself? Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:22

What can we learn from Jesus about how to deal with pain and suffering?

(Note:  Bible study materials are gathered from various resources, i.e. Bible.org)

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