The Birth and Preparation of Servant Jesus 1:1 – 13;
Servant Jesus Speaks and Serves 1:14 – 13:37;
Servant Jesus Suffers and Triumphs in Passion Week 14:1 – 16:20.
In a gospel written from Peter’s words to the fast paced Roman Empire, Jesus is constantly in action!
Mark, perhaps the first gospel account written, opens with: The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”
God Himself ratifies the declaration in 1:11: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
One of the clearest pictures of Jesus can be found in the Gospels. Tonight trace three lines that together give us a snapshot of Christ as seen through the eyes of PEOPLE AROUND Him.
Christ in Mark outlines this beautiful portrait of Jesus.
Christ in Mark
What He did.
What He said.
What others said.
||Mark 2:19 And Jesus said to them, “Can the friends of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast. HE IS OUR BRIDEGROOM||Mark 1:7 And he preached, saying, “There comes One after me who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose. HE IS DIVINE|
||Mark 2:28 “Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.” HE IS LORD OF THE LAW, SABBATH
|Mark 1:24 saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!” HE HAS DIVINE TITLES KNOWN IN SPIRIT WORLD|
||Mark 3:14-15 Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach,15 and to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons: HE CALLS A NEW PEOPLE AND EMPOWERS THEM||Mark 3:11 And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw Him, fell down before Him and cried out, saying, “You are the Son of God.” HE TERRIFIES DEMONS|
||Mark 8:38 “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.” HE IS THE JUDGE OF ALL
|Mark 5:7 And he cried out with a loud voice and said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God that You do not torment me.” HE HAS THE POWER OF ETERNAL DESTRUCTION|
||Mark 9:31 For He taught His disciples and said to them, “The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him. And after He is killed, He will rise the third day.” HE EXACTLY KNEW THE FUTURE||Mark 8:29 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said to Him, “You are the Christ.” HE IS VERIFIED BY CLOSEST FRIENDS AS SUM OF ALL Old Testament PROPHESIES|
||Mark 13:32 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. HE IS LIMITED IN HIS INCARNATION||Mark 16:6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. HE IS VERIFIED BY ANGELS AS IMMORTAL|
||Mark 13:35 “Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning— HE DETERMINES DESTINY AS MASTER|
||Mark 14:24 And He said to them, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many. HE INAUGERATES THE GREATEST COVENANT|
|Mark 14:62 Jesus said, “I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” HE IS MESSIAH|