The Gospel of Mark (pt. 24) / The last chapter of Mark’s Gospel contributes 3 very important truths to His account of Christ’s life: it verifies the resurrection, it provides further information on the Great Commission, and establishes apostolic authority and credentials.
The Gospel of Mark (pt. 23) / After enduring illegal and unjust trials, Christ is placed on a cross, bearing the sin of the world, subsequently dying to pay the penalty for sin. Being dead He is placed in a tomb, as witnessed by numerous people.
The Gospel of Mark (pt. 18) / Jesus’ teaching concerning the final 3 1/2 years of the future Tribulation, also known as the Time of Jacob’s trouble, or the Great Tribulation.
The Gospel of Mark (pt. 18) / In response to two questions, Christ outlines what the future will be for Israel after His death and resurrection, until His return.
The Gospel of Mark (Part 17) / Following the Triumphal Entry, over the next two days, the Lord takes possession of the Temple and exercises His Messianic authority as He never had up to that point in His ministry.
The Gospel of Mark (pt. 15) / Along the way during the final journey to Jerusalem, Jesus takes the opportunities to give further instruction on a number of issues like marriage and divorce, trusting in one’s wealth and religious observances to gain eternal life, and humility, while reemphasizing the time of His crucifixion is approaching.
The Gospel of Mark (pt. 14) / The Lord teaches His own disciples the priority of humility & the reality of eternal hell fire
The Gospel of Mark (pt. 13) / In fulfillment of the Lord’s prophecy in Mark 9:1, Peter, James, and John bear witness to the Lord in His majestic glory and splendor on the Mount of Transfiguration
The Gospel of Mark (pt. 12) / Though desiring privately prepare the disciples for His approaching departure and the future ministry they will have, nevertheless, Christ continues to display His mercy upon the people, while instructing His followers as the importance of His identity, Christ, God come in the flesh!
The Gospel of Mark (pt. 11) / Using the OT, Jesus not only rebukes the Pharisees and Scribes who continually challenged Him over His ministry, but He completely destroys their verbal arguments and accusations toward Him, exposing the inner evil within their hearts, all the while compassionately dealing with common people who sought His healing, love, and mercy.
The Gospel of Mark (pt. 10) / Returning to Nazareth, Jesus and His disciples find the rejection of His person and claims to be unchanged. Yet He continues to saturate Galilee with His message, coming to the attention of Herod Antipas. Additionally, He feeds 5, 000 men, and walks on water, coming to the rescue of His disciples.
The Gospel of Mark (pt. 9) / The performance of Kingdom miracles, while somewhat curtailed, continued to affirm the claims of Jesus, to be the King offering the Kingdom
The Gospel of Mark (pt. 8) / After the nation rejected the offer of the Kingdom by Jesus, His strategy changes as He teaches in parables. Afterward, He again demonstrates His authority by instantly calming a raging storm of wind and waves of the sea.
The Gospel of Mark (pt. 7) / The unpardonable sin, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit was the ultimate complaint the Jewish leaders of Jesus’ day brought against Him, thus sealing their fate as well as those of the nation who followed them. After continually complaining about Jesus, this was the last straw as far as the Kingdom offer was concerned.
The Gospel of Mark (pt. 6) / Upon His return to Capnaum, the Lord Jesus heals a man paralyzed, calls Levi, a tax collector to discipleship, addressing numerous complaints lodged against Him by His enemies, namely over the Sabbath.
The Gospel of Mark (pt. 5) / Upon His return to Galilee from Judea, Jesus regathers initial disciples, casts out a demon, heals Peter’s mother-in-law from a serious fever, spent time praying, and healed/cleansed a leper, all authenticating His claims concerning Himself.
The Gospel of Mark (pt. 4) / The Fall of Adam in Eden resulted in loss not just of dominion over the earth, but of fellowship with God Himself. The victory secured by Christ in the temptation He faced in the wilderness demonstrates once for all that He is the Victor, and He is worthy of our allegiance and worship
The Gospel of Mark (pt. 2) / The writers of the four Gospel accounts of the Life, Ministry, & teaching of Christ were credible, compelling, & complimentary in the information they left us in the records that they provided.
The Gospel of Mark (pt. 1) / A brief look at some background of the Lord’s Life and Ministry, divided into two distinct periods, as He made two specific claims about His identity.