Special Sub-Topic: Jesus Raises Jairus' Daughter From the Dead
|According to Mark 5:22, what was the occupation of Jairus?|
Synagogue ruler. The correct answer is synagogue ruler. According to notes in the NIV Study Bible, the synagogue ruler was often a layman and was responsible for a variety of things, including taking care of the building and supervising worship.
|According to Mark 5:22, when Jairus saw Jesus, what's the first thing he did?|
Fell at Jesus' feet.. The correct answer is that he fell at Jesus' feet. It's apparent Jairus wanted Jesus to help and would do whatever it took to get his attention. This must have been unusual for such a distinguished person.
|After Jairus told Jesus his daughter was dying, Jesus agreed to go to his house to heal the girl. Who were the three disciples he took with him? (Mark 5:37)|
Peter, James and John. The correct answer is Peter and the two brothers, James and John. These three disciples were part of the Inner Circle as they were also with Jesus during the transfiguration on the mountain, and in the Garden of Gethsemane prior to his arrest and eventual crucifixion.
|However, before Jesus headed out with the three disciples, disturbing news was heard from some men who came from the house of Jairus, as per Mark 5:35. What's the disturbing news?|
The men stated the girl was dead.. The correct answer is that the men stated the girl had died. In verse 35 of the NIV Bible, they told Jairus, "why bother the teacher anymore?" In other words, the case was closed.
|In verse 38 of the NIV Bible, when Jesus and the three disciples went to the house of Jairus, what was the sight they see?|
A commotion with people wailing and crying loudly.. The correct answer is there was a commotion with people wailing and crying loudly. Re-affirmation was given that the girl was indeed dead. Or in other words, once again, the case was closed.
|When Jesus stated in Mark 5:39 that the child was simply sleeping, what response did he receive?|
Laughter. The correct answer is laughter. There are mixed views on this one as to why the people laughed at him. Notes in the NIV Study Bible state that it was customary for families to hire "professional mourners" to let the rest of people know how deep their grief was. And if these were professional mourners, or actors, one can understand how easy it would be for them to exhibit such diverse emotions as wailing and laughter at the drop of a hat. However, the NIV Study Bible notes also state that not enough time may have elapsed for professional mourners to be secured. Perhaps, the professional mourners were on standby since it was known the girl was about to die, and they were thus able to get "into the act" before Jesus arrived. It's also possible that Jesus' arrival at the house of Jairus was delayed by a few hours, but Mark does not mention this specifically.
|In addition to the three disciples, what two other people did Jesus take into the house with him to see the dead girl? (Mark 5:40)|
The child's father and mother.. The child's father and mother were taken into the house. No other details are given, but common sense dictates that the parents had given up hope of ever seeing their daughter alive again. In other words, case closed.
|Verse 41 says Jesus took the little girl by the hand and uttered eight words. In the NIV translation of the Bible, what are the eight words?|
"Little girl, I say to you, get up!". The correct answer is "Little girl, I say to you, get up!" And she did just that! It's interesting to note that Jesus used almost the same words as when he raised the widow's son from the dead at Nain. In Luke 7: 14 in the NIV Bible, Jesus said eight words to the widow's dead son: "Young man, I say to you, get up!"
|According to Mark 5:42, how old was the dead girl?|
12. The correct answer is 12. The grief the parents experienced when the girl died must have been almost unbearable. At the same time, the immense joy they felt when she rose from the dead would be almost impossible to describe.
|In verse 43, how does the story conclude?|
Jesus gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.. The correct answer is that Jesus gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat. People who read this story are often left wondering why Jesus would give the girl's parents strict orders not to tell anyone about the miracle he performed. Notes in the NIV Study Bible state there is a reason why Jesus did this: "In the vicinity of Galilee, Jesus often cautioned people whom he healed not to spread the story of the miracle. His great popularity with the people, coupled with the growing opposition from the religious leaders, could have precipitated a crisis before Jesus' ministry was completed."
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