Who do you think you are?
What right did Jesus have to speak as he did?
This study is one of a series of Studies in Markís Gospel. It is a draft study that we are rewriting in EasyEnglish.
Mark 11:27-33 (see Markís Gospel in EasyEnglish)
The religious leaders wanted to stop Jesus teaching so they tried to trap him into saying something wrong.
V27 Who were the people who asked Jesus a question?
V27 Why did they ask it?
V28 What Ďthingsí was Jesus doing? (See Mark 11:15-18)
V30 Why did Jesus ask the leaders about Johnís baptism?
V31 How could the leaders answer Jesusí question?
V32 Why didnít the leaders answer?
V33 Why didnít Jesus answer? How would you react to this statement?
What powers are important in the world?
How important is it to accept Jesus?
Have you already made up your mind about Jesus?
Authority ~ power or right to give orders.
Baptism ~ when they put a person under water or put water on a person; it is to show that they want to follow Christ.
Chief priests ~ most important men who offered gifts to God on behalf of other people.
Elder ~ leader in the House of God.
Scribes ~ a teacher of the law of Moses.