Mark 3:7-19a

  1. At this stage in his ministry, what obvious dangers and what positive desires made Jesus withdraw and go up into the hills?
    Whom did he take with him, and why?
    What were the overriding aims and the underlying strategy of his method?
  2. The Twelve are first described as ‘disciples’ (i.e., ‘learners’) and later as ‘apostles’ (see 3:14, i.e., ‘men sent on a mission’). What kind of response did each calling demand?
    Can we become one without becoming the other?
    How far have you got in this sequence?