Biblical Illiteracy: Battling the Skeptics

Ask a silly question... (Mk 12:18-27)

5 Principles for "Bible Debates"

  1. Be READY. (Mk 12:19-23)

  2. Be CLEAR. (Mk 12:24, 47)

  3. Be a Bible STUDENT. (Mk 12:24-26)

  4. Be looking for common GROUND. (Mk 12:26)

  5. Be focused on big ISSUES. (Mk 12:26-27)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Mark 12:18-27

  1. Why did the Sadducees ask Jesus a question about "life after death" if they didn't believe in it? What were the two problems they had that Jesus pointed out ? (Mk 12:24)
  2. How did Jesus describe life in heaven? Is that different from beliefs that you have held?
  3. Why did Jesus ask them a question after answering theirs? Why did Jesus take them to Exodus 3?

Breakout Questions:

How do YOU study the Bible? What techniques do you use to help you in growing in the knowledge of God’s Word? How can you be a better student of the Bible?