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Mark Introduction and Outline

Lesson # Mark Introduction, Outline
Study Material - Mark, book introduction and outline

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Mark Introduction

Now for the book of Mark. Since we have followed the introduction of Jesus as born King of the Jews in Matthew. Beginning in Mark some 30 years have passed since the birth of Jesus Christ, when John the Baptist is introduced. Now we will pick up on the introduction of John the Baptist as Mark begins his book with the predecessor, of Jesus Christ, the voice crying in the desert, John the Baptist. Mark will introduce Jesus as a servant where John introduced Jesus as God. Matthew introduced Him as a King, and Luke introduced Him as a man. And so all four books of the beginning of the New Testament present a complete picture of Jesus Christ as the unique person of the universe the God/man and the King/servant.

John Mark's mothers name was Mary, a common name in that time. Mark wrote this gospel with an emphasis on the service of Christ, and the fulfillment of many prophecies in Isaiah and Zechariah.

Initially rejected by Paul, Mark was later called by Paul and stood by him just prior to Paul's execution. Mark is the shortest of the gospels as it parallels the gospels of Matthew and Luke.

As we move through these four gospels somewhat simultaneously, as well as continuing through the Old Testament writings, we will paint a picture of Christ, the God of the universe, the creator, the God almighty, as well as the humbled servant who subordinated Himself to His deity and became man in order to go to the Cross an suffer in our place.

A detailed outline of this book in below. It generally covers the introduction of the servant to the public, the work He accomplished, His obedience to death, and His resurrection and ascension and victory.

Mark Outline

I. The title. 1:1.
II. The preparation for Christ's ministry. 1:2-13.
A. His forerunner. 1:2-8.
B. His baptism. 1-9-11.
C. His temptation. 1:12,13.
III. Christ's ministry in Galilee. 1:14-6:30.
A. Call of the first four disciples. 1:14-20.
B. First Galilean preaching tour. 1:21-45,
C. Development of official opposition. 2:1-3:12
D. Appointment of the twelve. 3:13-19.
E. Concern of Christ's friends, and accusations of his enemies. 3:20-35.
F. Parables by the seaside. 4:1-34.
G. Trip to Gadara. 4:35-5:20.
H. The woman with a hemorrhage, and the daughter of Jairus. 5:21-43.
I. Another Galilean preaching tour. 6:1-30.
IV. Christ's withdrawals from Galilee. 6:31-9:50.
A. Withdrawal to the eastern shore of the lake. 6:31-56.
B. Discussion of the unwarranted exaltation of tradition. 7:1-23,
C. Withdrawal to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 7:24-30.
D. Withdrawal to Decapolis. 7:31-8:9.
E. Withdrawal to Caesarea Philippi. 8:10-9:50.
V. Christ's ministry in Perea. 10:1-52.
A. Discussions of divorce, children, and wealth. 10:1-31.
B. Conversation on the way to Jerusalem. 10:32-45,
C. The healing of the blind Bartimaeus. 10:46-52.
VI. Christ's concluding ministry in Jerusalem. 11:1-13:37.
A. The entrance into Jerusalem and the Temple. 11:1-26.
B. Final controversies with the Jewish leaders. 11:27-12-44,
C. The Olivet apocalypse. 13:1-37.
VII. Christ's passion and resurrection. 14:1-16:20.
A. Treachery and devotion. 14:1-11.
B. The Lord's passion. 14:12-15:47.
C. The Lord's resurrection. 16:1-20.

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