THE GOSPEL OF MARK. What group of people did Mark write to: Romans Who’s apostolic authority is behind the gospel? Peter Is this one of the synoptic gospels? Yes What does synoptic mean? “seen together”
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What group of people did Mark write to:
Who’s apostolic authority is behind the gospel?
Is this one of the synoptic gospels?
What does synoptic mean?
Why does Mark start his story at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry instead of the birth?
The Romans wouldn’t care about any of that
How many times was Jesus tempted?
Multiple over 40 days!!!
What moved you the most about the healing of the leper?
Jesus actually touched him!!
What do you think about the friends of the paralytic?
FAITH – PERSISTANCE – WILL??
What was His point about healing the paralytic?
“But in order that you may know that the Son of Man has the authority to forgive sins”
“I say to you, rise take up your pallet and go home.”
What strikes you about the man with the withered hand?
Courage – Faith
This healing lead to what action by the religious leaders?
They: “immediately began taking counsel against Him as to how they might destroy Him.”
What does each soils type represent:
Side of the road (rocks)
Those that hear and ignore the word
2. Rocky places (thin soil)
Lacking roots, persecution causes them to fall away
3. Among the thorns
Worries of the world and worldly desires choke them out
4. Good soil
Fruitful ChristiansTHE GOSPEL OF MARK CHAPTER 4
THE PARABLE OF THE SEEDS
Why did Jesus send the demons into the pigs?
Jews were raising pigs!!!
Why was Jesus so amazed at the hemorrhaging woman’s faith?
She knew His awesome power and believed that the very garment He wore would allow His healing power to cure her!!
Why send out the twelve?
Spread the word and help grow their faith
How many did Jesus feed?
(44) and there were 5,000 men who ate the loaves
With family…15 -20,000???
What was wrong with the religious leaders pledging their estates to God?
They did so in an effort to keep the money and not provide for their elderly parents!!
Why did the syrophoenician’s answer lead to the healing of her daughter?
Her faith of being willing to fed on the leftovers of the Israelites
What does leaven symbolize?
What did Peter say to Jesus about who he believed He was?
“Thou are the Christ”
Why did Jesus rebuke Peter?
Peter said Jesus should not talk about dying
But, Peter is serving his self interest
not God’s interest.
What did Jesus mean:
…”there are some of those who are standing here who shall not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come to power”?
This was fulfilled with the transfiguration which was a mini preview of the kingdom as Christ appeared to them in His full glory
Did the disciples understand the prophecy Jesus shared with them about His coming death?
The disciples “rebuked” parents bringing their children to Jesus, why?
They weren’t important to them and hindered what the disciples thought Jesus should be doing
Why does Jesus say it is hard for the rich to go to heaven, is there something wrong with riches?
No, it is just that some allow the pursuit of wealth to replace a pursuit for God
HERE IS A HINT
Why did Jesus run the buyers, sellers and moneychangers out of the Temple?
They filled the area called the “Court of the Gentiles” therefore blocking their ability to pray in the Temple area:
…”My house shall be called a house of prayer for all of the nations But you have made it a robbers den”
What was the purpose behind the question from the religious leaders about paying taxes or not?
To trap Jesus
What was His answer?
Give to the government what is theirs and to God what is His
Jesus gave the 2 greatest commandments, what are they?
1. Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and with all of your soul, and with all of your mind, and with all your strength
2. You shall love your neighbor as yourself
Of the teachings about future times, what was His warning that still applies to us today?
(35) Therefore, be in the alert – for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, at cockcrowing, or in the morning -
WHAT IS THIS A MAP OF???
Why did Judas betray Jesus?
Personal gain, forcing the hand of Messiah or simply available for the devil’s use???
What is the purpose of the “last supper” for us today?
A remembrance of Jesus and specifically of His sacrifice for us
Of the events leading up to and including the crucifixion, what impacted you the most based on our presentation?
How do you defend the truth of the resurrection:
He only swooned and didn’t die
Jesus suffered fatal torment. As we covered, beaten flogged, crucified and pierced through the heart
They went to the wrong tomb
Certainly the women knew where they were going and if not, Joseph knew where his family tomb was. Additionally, the religious leaders could also verify the location of the tomb which they most assuredly did and the tomb was empty
So if He really did rise form the dead, name some proof:
Jesus appeared to many believers after His resurrection not only to prove it but to finish some last minute teaching
He appeared to the women at the tomb, the disciples on more than one occasion, the two on the road over 500 at the same time and even Paul
How about one more proof:
What about the transformation of the disciples and other believers?
Hanegraaff: “In the span of a few hundred years, a small band of seemingly insignificant believers succeeded in turning an entire empire upside down. As has been well said, “they faced the tyrant’s brandished steel, the lions gory main, and the fires of a thousand deaths,” because they were utterly convinced that they, like their Master, would one day rise from the grave in glorified, resurrected bodies.”
Appearances of Christ
Evidence of the resurrection = FEAT