Text: Mark 5:21-6:6

Title: Marveling at Faith and Unbelief


I. Belief Tested

(Mark 5:21–24, 35–43)

II. Marvel in Belief

(Mark 5:25-34)

III. Marvel at Unbelief

(Mark 6:1-6)

Personal Reflection & Small Group Questions

Please complete this study on your own, then bring it to your small group for discussion.


  1. How can Jairus's approach to Jesus in his moment of desperation guide us when we face desperate situations?
  2. Describe the interaction between Jesus and the woman who touched His cloak. What details stand out about her faith and Jesus's response?
  3. What parallels do you see between the raising of Jairus’s daughter (Mark 5:21-43) and the raising of Lazarus (John 11:1-44)?
  4. How might you have reacted if you were a part of the crowd witnessing these miracles?
  5. Why do you think the people of Nazareth had such difficulty accepting Jesus as a prophet?
  6. Are there aspects of Jesus’s teaching or actions that you find hard to believe or accept? What steps can you take to help your unbelief/doubt?