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Discover the Book - Nov. 30, 2008

  • 2008 Nov 30

Seeing Christ in the Gospel by Mark


MARK Christ our Servant”


Mark 10:45 "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." (NKJV) Worship Christ the Servant!


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."


Christ in Mark outlines this beautiful portrait of Jesus.




Christ in Mark



What He did.

his Self-Description:

What He said.


What others said.

1.       Mark 2:5 when Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.” HE FORGIVES

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

2.       Mark 2:11 “I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” HE HEALS

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

3.       Mark 4:39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. HE MASTERS THE WEATHER

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

4.       Mark 6:51 Then He went up into the boat to them, and the wind ceased. And they were greatly amazed in themselves beyond measure, and marveled. HE CALMS STORMS

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

5.       Mark 9:3 His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them. HE SHINES WITH GLORY

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

6.       Mark 9:33 Then He came to Capernaum. And when He was in the house He asked them, “What was it you disputed among yourselves on the road?” HE READS MINDS

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

7.       Mark 14:36 And He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.” HE UNIQUELY RELATES TO GOD

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


8.       Mark 15:37 And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last. HE CHOOSES WHEN TO DIE

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




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