Bible Stories for Adults
Jesus Raises Jairus' Daughter from the Dead
Mark 5:21-42 (Luke 8:40-56; Matthew 9:18-26)
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Jesus Comes to Capernaum (Mark 1)
What town served as the base of Jesus' ministry and why?
What did the people of Capernaum think about Jesus when He began teaching there?
What event happened as Jesus began teaching that help spread word of Him?
What else happened as a result of this exorcism?
With such a good reception, why didn't Jesus just stay put in Capernaum?
Jesus Returns to Capernaum (Mark 2)
Did the people of Capernaum remember Jesus when He returned?
Was everything Jesus said accepted by everyone in Capernaum?
Did Jesus do anything else that bothered the Jewish leaders in Capernaum?
How seriously did Jesus' actions bother the Jewish leaders?
Mark 2:23-24, 27-28
Jesus is Popular in Capernaum (Mark 3-4)
Were the Jewish leaders able to turn the people away from Jesus?
How was the crowd problem worsened when Jesus cast out evil spirits?
Mark 3:11-12; 1:45
Did Jesus find a need to have a small intimate Life Group?
Once He had a Life Group, did Jesus treat the rest of the people as less important?
Mark 3:20-21, 31-35
Did Jesus ever find a need to just get away?
Mark 4:1, 35-36
Back to Work in Capernaum (Mark 5:21-24)
Had the novelty of Jesus worn off by the time He returned to Capernaum?
Were any of the Jewish leaders there to try to trick Jesus or collect evidence?
Why would Jairus risk his reputation and job by falling at Jesus' feet?
Synagogue ruler - Supervised worship, ran weekly school, maintained building
Does Jesus use this opportunity to take a pot-shot at the misguided Jewish leadership?
An Unplanned Miracle on the Way (Mark 5:25-28)
Who was among the crowd that followed Jesus to Jairus' house?
How serious was her problem?
Did she follow Jesus to wait her turn to be healed after Jairus' daughter?
The Healing (Mark 5:29-30)
Why didn't she just go up to Jesus and ask to be healed?
Leviticus 15:25-27, 31
Could she really be healed just by secretly touching Jesus' cloak?
What example did the woman have of the power from touching a faithful servant of God?
2 Kings 13:20-21
Could the healing stay a secret?
Did Jesus really get His power involved when He healed people?
Wouldn't it wear Jesus out if He constantly gave His power and took others' diseases?
The Cloak (Luke 9:44)
What part of Jesus' cloak did she touch?
What is significant about that part of Jesus' cloak?
How does the woman looking to the end of Jesus' robe in faith point to our salvation?
The Woman Confesses Her Faith (Mark 5:31-34)
Did Jesus really feel His power going out or did He just feel someone touch Him?
Could He have just felt someone bump into Him?
Did the woman raise her hand, say it was her and thank Jesus for the healing?
Did Jesus reprimand her for stealing His healing?
Why was it important for Jesus to get the woman to verbally confess?
Was there a risk that Jesus might put her to shame?
What deeper meaning did Jesus have by saying, go in peace & be freed from your suffering?
Jairus' Problem Gets Worse (Mark 5:35-36)
How was the crowd reminded of where Jesus was heading before the woman touched Him?
Had Jesus wasted too much time dealing with the woman?
If his daughter was already dead, why should Jairus believe she could get better?
How did Jesus respond when Martha questioned Jesus for waiting too long to help Lazarus?
John 11:5-6, 21, 38-40
Only the Faithful Can Enter (Mark 5:37-40)
Did Jesus bring the whole crowd or just His Life Group to see His power at Jairus' house?
Were the people at Jairus' house waiting for Jesus to come and save the day?
How did they respond when Jesus called them to faith?
Why did Jesus put them all out and allow only the girl's parents and His 3 disciples to stay?
What will happen to people who reject the wedding clothes of faith which God gives us?
Rise and Shine (Mark 5:41-43)
What elaborate ritual did Jesus have to perform to bring the dead girl back to life?
How are we given the same call to wake up from our dead sinful lives?
How effective was Jesus' touch and word?
What happens when we hear His word, accept it and obey it?
After the girl rose, did Jesus call in the reporters from the Capernaum Chronicle?
Didn't Jesus want people to know about His great ability to perform miracles?
Then why did Jesus heal so many people?
Mark 5:34, 36
Matthew 11:2-5 (Isaiah 35:5-6; 61:1)
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