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120831 Fri book of Mark 1, Tony DePalma www.ccbccostamesa.com120831 Fri book of Mark 1, Tony DePalma www.ccbccostamesa.com
TEXT BOOK: Exploring Mark by John Philips
Aim to be like Jesus, serve as Jesus served
after class, I will post a question on Populi, you are required to answer it
keep a journal, every thursday write a summary & hand those in.
Populi is a test right now
email 5 questions with the answer on the text book, 10 question quizzes, next class has 15 question (the toughest week), no make up quizzes
Term Paper, pick 5 verses that speak to you from the book of Mark, pull everything you can from the gospel. I want a one page outline of what you're to be writing about. On the last day these presentation will be done. Audit students are not required to do this. This is a very comfortable class.
we're going to do a overview of the book, you'll see the purpose why Mark wrote these things.
female: When are the questions due?
Tony: midnight Friday morning (thursday night after 11:59pm-12am)
email questions in the email.
When you read I wanted you to read chapter one of the book of Mark & the commentary
I bought everyone journals so you can write in them. If you started one already, that's fine, I started mine too.
Mark, a little bit of background information
The book of Mark, is written by John Mark act12:12-25, 13, 15, col4, philomen4, 1pt 2tim
he's a relative, Mary's son
Barnabas' nephew is Mark, Paul & Barnabas had a falling out because of Mark
at the end of Paul's life Paul calls Mark back
There's thought that Mark puts himself into the text as the boy that ran away,
Mark is attempting to write in written form the oral tradition of the apostles... help to Peter
Act 10:34 So Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,
Act 10:35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.
Act 10:36 As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all),
Act 10:37 you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed:
Act 10:38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
Act 10:39 And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree,
Act 10:40 but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear,
Act 10:41 not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
Act 10:42 And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead.
Act 10:43 To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."
this is the tradition that Mark is trying to write this down
the timing is vague, maybe near Peter's life
Mt, Mk, Luke, synoptic, they have mostly the same content
Mark's gospel speaks of Jesus who He was, its still the same message, we see Him as a servant, Mark-Jesus the Servant, Mat-Jesus the King, Luke-Jesus the Man.
Mark is writing as a servant, restored by Paul
the time it was written: Emperor Nero, Paul in prison, Peter preaching
Nero was raising taxes, oppressing,
its assumed he burned the whole city, to avoid suspicion on himself, Nero blamed Christians
Rome was done with many religions,
Nero chose Christians to be the blame for the fires, he starts killing Christians who were put into arenas to be killed by animals, also Christians were put on poles killed
Mark's heart as a Pastor was to write to the Romans, Christians were meeting in these catacombs where the dead were
Mark was writing to the Christians to persevere, that Christians should suffer because Jesus suffered, Judas betrayed Jesus. Jesus was persecuted by the Pharisees & the Romans were tracking down Jesus
Christians had turned on other Christians, Mark was calling the Christian traders to come back because there was still time for them to come back.
The gospel of Mark, its Jesus is always heading to the cross
the first chapters Mark 1-8 is all about Jesus' ministry
the next 8 chapters is about Jesus going to the cross
Mark is relaying the message: You need to evaluate where you are at, what are you going to do with Jesus, Jesus is reliable
at the end of Mark's gospel the disciples all abandon Jesus
We can take & relate Mark's gospel & bring the teachings of Jesus into our lives today
Jesus continues to serve God the Father & Jesus acts righteously in the face of persecution
We can feel what is being described
This gospel is about Jesus the Faithful Servant of God
Focusing on Jesus' acts
Let's read Mark1
Ryan: the Christians were persecuted for no reason, is it because Christians wouldn't call Nero Lord?
Tony: I don't know, but Christians were isolating themselves from the debauchery of Rome, maybe that's why Nero chose to persecute The Christians. Does that answer you're question
Valerie: I took a class... Nero was trying to kill everyone... the fire didn't work, so Nero chose to blame the Christians who were the underdogs that no one liked.
Tony: I believe Nero killed both Paul & Peter
We're going to read the whole chapter, we'll try to hit as much as we can
after reading Mark1
what do you see stand out to you
male: Jesus ministering.
Tony: Immediately Jesus serves
Valerie: Jesus is very active, though He's giving out lots of power, Jesus takes a moment to pray to get power from the Father.
Tony: Being a servant Jesus has to find out what to do from the Father
male: the birth account of Jesus
Tony: no genealogy, the book of Mark goes directly to the beginning of the good news
What is the good news, what is the gospel?
Jan: forgiveness of sins, salvation
Tony: I think Paul describes the good news in 1cor15
www.blb.org NLT 1Corinthians
1Cr 15:1 Let me now remind you, dear brothers and sisters,[fn1] of the Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then, and you still stand firm in it.
1Cr 15:2 It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.[fn2]
1Cr 15:3 I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said.
1Cr 15:4 He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.
1Cr 15:5 He was seen by Peter[fn3] and then by the Twelve.
1Cr 15:6 After that, he was seen by more than 500 of his followers[fn4] at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died.
1Cr 15:7 Then he was seen by James and later by all the apostles.
1Cr 15:8 Last of all, as though I had been born at the wrong time, I also saw him.
1Cr 15:9 For I am the least of all the apostles. In fact, I'm not even worthy to be called an apostle after the way I persecuted God's church.
1Cr 15:10 But whatever I am now, it is all because God poured out his special favor on me—and not without results. For I have worked harder than any of the other apostles; yet it was not I but God who was working through me by his grace.
1Cr 15:11 So it makes no difference whether I preach or they preach, for we all preach the same message you have already believed.
1Cr 15:12 But tell me this—since we preach that Christ rose from the dead, why are some of you saying there will be no resurrection of the dead?
1Cr 15:13 For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised either.
1Cr 15:14 And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless.
1Cr 15:15 And we apostles would all be lying about God—for we have said that God raised Christ from the grave. But that can't be true if there is no resurrection of the dead.
1Cr 15:16 And if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised.
1Cr 15:17 And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins.
1Cr 15:18 In that case, all who have died believing in Christ are lost!
1Cr 15:19 And if our hope in Christ is only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world.
1Cr 15:20 But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died.
1Cr 15:21 So you see, just as death came into the world through a man, now the resurrection from the dead has begun through another man.
1Cr 15:22 Just as everyone dies because we all belong to Adam, everyone who belongs to Christ will be given new life.
1Cr 15:23 But there is an order to this resurrection: Christ was raised as the first of the harvest; then all who belong to Christ will be raised when he comes back.
1Cr 15:24 After that the end will come, when he will turn the Kingdom over to God the Father, having destroyed every ruler and authority and power.
1Cr 15:25 For Christ must reign until he humbles all his enemies beneath his feet.
1Cr 15:26 And the last enemy to be destroyed is death.
1Cr 15:27 For the Scriptures say, "God has put all things under his authority."[fn5] (Of course, when it says "all things are under his authority," that does not include God himself, who gave Christ his authority.)
1Cr 15:28 Then, when all things are under his authority, the Son will put himself under God's authority, so that God, who gave his Son authority over all things, will be utterly supreme over everything everywhere.
1Cr 15:29 If the dead will not be raised, what point is there in people being baptized for those who are dead? Why do it unless the dead will someday rise again?
1Cr 15:30 And why should we ourselves risk our lives hour by hour?
1Cr 15:31 For I swear, dear brothers and sisters, that I face death daily. This is as certain as my pride in what Christ Jesus our Lord has done in you.
1Cr 15:32 And what value was there in fighting wild beasts—those people of Ephesus[fn6]—if there will be no resurrection from the dead? And if there is no resurrection, "Let's feast and drink, for tomorrow we die!"[fn7]
1Cr 15:33 Don't be fooled by those who say such things, for "bad company corrupts good character."
1Cr 15:34 Think carefully about what is right, and stop sinning. For to your shame I say that some of you don't know God at all.
1Cr 15:35 But someone may ask, "How will the dead be raised? What kind of bodies will they have?"
1Cr 15:36 What a foolish question! When you put a seed into the ground, it doesn't grow into a plant unless it dies first.
1Cr 15:37 And what you put in the ground is not the plant that will grow, but only a bare seed of wheat or whatever you are planting.
1Cr 15:38 Then God gives it the new body he wants it to have. A different plant grows from each kind of seed.
1Cr 15:39 Similarly there are different kinds of flesh—one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.
1Cr 15:40 There are also bodies in the heavens and bodies on the earth. The glory of the heavenly bodies is different from the glory of the earthly bodies.
1Cr 15:41 The sun has one kind of glory, while the moon and stars each have another kind. And even the stars differ from each other in their glory.
1Cr 15:42 It is the same way with the resurrection of the dead. Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever.
1Cr 15:43 Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness, but they will be raised in strength.
1Cr 15:44 They are buried as natural human bodies, but they will be raised as spiritual bodies. For just as there are natural bodies, there are also spiritual bodies.
1Cr 15:45 The Scriptures tell us, "The first man, Adam, became a living person."[fn8] But the last Adam—that is, Christ—is a life-giving Spirit.
1Cr 15:46 What comes first is the natural body, then the spiritual body comes later.
1Cr 15:47 Adam, the first man, was made from the dust of the earth, whi