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The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

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    • Jesus Cleanses a Leper
      Jesus Calling the First Disciples
      Jesus in Galilee
      The Preaching of John the Baptist
      The Baptism of Jesus
      The Temptation of Jesus
      The Gospel of Mark
      Saint Paul Ministries
      www.saintpaulministries.net
      Chapter 1
      The Holy Bible : Revised Standard Version Second Catholic edition (2006), with the ecclesiastical approval of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Thomas Nelson Publishing for Ignatius Press.
    • 1. The Prologue 1:1-15
      In order to fulfill the Old Testament Scripture, three necessary events needed to take place before Jesus could begin His ministry.
      The appearance of John the Baptist preaching repentance, and preparing the way for Jesus (cf. Malachi 3:1; Isaiah 40:3; Exodus 23:20).
      At the baptism of Jesus, God the Father’s voice from heaven acknowledges Jesus to be his Son, and the holy spirit descends on him (Trinity)  [cf. Isaiah 11:2; 42:1; 61:1; 63:9].
      Successfully overcoming Satan’s temptations in the desert [cf. Ex 16:4; (trust) Ex 17:6 (test); Ex 32:5-7 (Worship)].
    • Mark 1:1-8 The Proclamation of John the Baptist
      Mark’s readers understood the word “gospel” to mean “good news,” that is, the word euangeliou could refer to good news of any kind.
      Mark gave this common word a magnificent new meaning, the good news of Jesus Christ’s life, death, and resurrection is the best news of all because it offers salvation and eternal life.
      1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
    • Jesus Christ
      The story of how God gives us the opportunity for salvation through Jesus Christ is certainly the “gospel,” good news; thus the word euangeliou came to refer to the preaching about Jesus Christ.
      The Good News was Jesus entering into the human experience.
      Mark’s “gospel” consists of two parts:
      (1) WhatJesus taught or preached and
      (2) WhoJesus is—His identity and the importance of his message.
      The name Jesus was a common name in Israel until the Jews recognized Christianity.
      Christ means “the Anointed One” in Greek and in Hebrew it translates as “Messiah.”
    • Christ and Messiah
      Both “Christ” and “Messiah” refer to Jesus the divinely chosen and anointed one by God the Father for a special mission.
      The Anointed One, the Messiah, would also fulfill the Old Testament prophecies (see, for example, Genesis 49:10; Psalms 2; 110; Isaiah 9:1-7; 11:1-9; Zechariah 9:9-10).
    • No Genealogy?
      Mark gave no genealogy, or history of Jesus’ ancestors, because he presented Jesus as aservant.
      A servant needs no pedigree, but demonstrates his value by his service.
      Mark wrote this “gospel” in the form of a fast-paced story, like a popular novel.
      It is sometimes referred to as the “breathless narrative.”
    • Mark’s Gospel begins at the Jordan River
      Mark’s Key Places
    • Mark 1:2-3
      2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way;
      3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight—”
      Malachi was a prophet who gives us a clear picture of life in the Jewish community after the return to Jerusalem from the Babylonian captivity.
      However, Malachi had to confront both priests and people for their neglect of the temple and their marriages to pagan women.
      • These verses are a composite quotes from Malachi, Isaiah and Exodus.
    • Malachi 3:1
      Malachi was inspired by God to write these words.:
      1 “Behold, I send my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts.
    • The Messenger
      In Matthew 11:10 these words are quoted by Christ as referring to John the Baptizer, who prepared the way for the coming of the Savior (cf. Matthew 3:1-3, 11-12; 17:11-13; Mark 1:2-8; Luke 3:2-18; John 1:31-34).
      Malachi also identifies another messenger who is to come before the “day of the Lord,” the second coming, as Elijah (Malachi 4:5 RSVCE)
      St. Matthew
    • Isaiah
      Isaiah was one of the greatest prophets of the Old Testament and is the most quoted in the New Testament.
      The second half of the book of Isaiah speaks about the promise of salvation.
      Isaiah wrote about the coming of the Messiah and the man who would announce his
      coming, that man came to be known as John the Baptist (Isaiah 40:3).
      John, Jesus’ cousin, was born a few months before Jesus but
      John began his ministry several years before Jesus.
      His message was about the approaching arrival of the Messiah and called people to prepare themselves through repentance.
    • Mk. 1:3 A voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
      Some times we hear the word desert used?
      The word “desert,” is also translated “wilderness (RSVCE),” and refers more to a lonely, uninhabited place.
      John preached in the Judean wilderness, the lower Jordan River valley.
      Isaiah’s use of the word “wilderness” alludes to the wilderness, the desert experience, of Israelites on their exodus or evacuation from Egypt to Canaan.
      The “wilderness” represents the place where God would act to save his people and bring them to himself.
    • Jordan River Valley
    • Mk. 1:4 John the Baptist
      To capture the undivided attention of the people;
      To make a sharp break with the hypocrisy of the religious leaders who preferred luxurious homes and positions of authority over doing God’s work; and
      To fulfill Old Testament prophecies that said the Messiah’s forerunner would be preaching “in the wilderness.”
      4 John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
      Why did John appear in the wilderness instead of Jerusalem?
      There a four reasons.
      To get away from commotion of the city so he could listen to God’s instructions.
    • John’s Baptism
      Some scholars think that baptism by immersion (going down into the water) was a rite required by the Jews for Gentiles who wished to convert to Judaism.
      Going down into the water symbolized the death and burial of the old way of life; coming up out of the water symbolized the beginning of a new life.
      John took a known custom and gave it new meaning.
      While it was expected for Gentiles to be baptized in order to become Jews, John was asking that Jews be baptized as a sign of repentance and in preparation for the Messiah.
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