1.) A woman begged Jesus to heal her demon-possessed daughter and Jesus said to her, "Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs." Why did he say this to her?
D). The woman was a gentile. (Matthew 15:21-28)
2.) What was wrong with the man whom Jesus asked, "What do you want me to do for you?"
A). He was blind. (Mark 10:51)
3.) How many lepers were in the group that Jesus healed and told to go and show themselves to the priests?
B). Ten (Luke 17:11-19)
Scripture Reading For this lesson Mark 5
B). Twelve years (Mark 5:25)
According to this study: Questions
1). What is God’s mercy?
The very nature of God is mercy. " But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
2). Have you ever experienced God’s mercy?
Oh so many times in my life! I truly believe each morning I wake I experience God’s mercy on my life. I am so grateful! I was in an accident once which should have killed me, but God’s mercy was on my life and He place an angel between the car I was in and the electric box we were headed for, if it were not for God we would have blew up, I am sure of that. Even the police officer and ambulance attender said the same thing.
3). When they called on Jesus, what was they calling on?
They called on the compassion—or the mercy—of God. In other words, He called on the very nature of God, which was Jesus Himself.
4). Explain the compassion in Mark 9:17, 18, 22.
The issue here was a boy was possessed with a spirit and Jesus (including his disciples) were called upon to cast the spirit out. Jesus disciples were unsuccessful at doing that however. So we could say that there were two issues here.
- The deliverance of the boy from the spirit that tormented him.
- The failure of the disciples to heal the boy.
It is interesting that the failure of the disciples to heal the boy resulted or diverted into an argument with the Scribes. You could probably assume that there attention was taken away from the boy and onto something else, which they were arguing with the Scribes about. Apparently Jesus was not pleased with what he saw. The passage says that he replied to them. Who is the “them?” Was it the disciples or the people who were gathered around? I would have to say that his remarks were directed at his disciples since they were the ones who were expected to heal the boy. The man exercised some faith by bringing the boy to the disciples so it is doubtful that Jesus’ remarks were addressed at him. Notice the emotion suggested by Jesus’ statements. He stated that the disciples were unbelieving (faithless). He also indicated his displeasure with the fact that they failed to heal the boy. However, with all of that Jesus intended to take care of the boy himself since he called for the boy. The compassion was revealed when Jesus looked beyond the disciples’ failure, and saw the need of the young boy, and the heart of his father. There is so much in that passage to consider, but just a thought to share.