1. Read the headings in Mark 9:2-29.

  2. Highlight verses 5, 7, and 23-24 of chapter 9.

  3. Read Mark 9:2-29.

  4. Consider the following questions.

What was Peter hoping to accomplish by building the three dwellings on the mountain? (9:5)

A voice from heaven has just told the disciples to listen to Jesus.  What is the first thing Jesus tells his disciples? (9:9)  Why is this so important?

Where are you in your relationship with God now?

  • going up the mountain

  • on the mountaintop

  • coming down the mountain

  • on the plains

  • in a rut

Who is the "Elijah" who has already come?  (9:13)  Look again at Mark 1:2-4 and then at Malachi 3:1 and 4:5.  (Matthew 17:10-13 will also help you.)

In the healing of the boy with a spirit (9:14-29), upon whom does the boy's cure depend?

  • the boy

  • his father

  • the disciples

  • Jesus

What are the potentials and the problems with Jesus' statement in 9:23?  "All things can be done for the one who believes."

How have you experienced times in your life when you have said, "I believe; help my unbelief!" (9:24)