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  • When James was beheaded by Herod, they went to Mary’s house to pray (Acts 12:12)

  • Converted by Peter -- ”Marcus, my son” (1 Pet. 5:13)


  • The fear of what lay ahead in arduous missionary enterprise moved Mark to retrace his steps,
    leaving
    (Acts 13:13; 15:38)



  • But in the End, he held firm........ Became a Bishop and Martyr...... St. Mark’s of Venice



  • INTERPRETER OF PETER











  • Ritual sacrifices weren’t enough....... one had to be pure ....... faith is individual

  • Why Would So Many Come to See John??? Resembled Elijah in the Wilderness













  • Do you think you can drink this cup without my help and service?

  • Do you think you can endure the suffering of my baptism without my serving you and helping you?

  • Do you think you can become the kind of person that renounces fame and human status to serve all other people without my

  • serving you....... No you can't.

  • Not Mohammed

  • Not Buddha

  • Not Karl Marx

  • Not Mao ZeDong

  • Not the president







Transcript

  • 1. Mark Serve//Endure//Live
  • 2. Author: John Mark
  • 3. Author: John Mark Jewish Son of Mary -- Wealthy Jewish Widow
  • 4. Author: John Mark Jewish Son of Mary -- Wealthy Jewish Widow Nephew of Barnabass
  • 5. Author: John Mark Jewish Son of Mary -- Wealthy Jewish Widow Nephew of Barnabass **Close companion of Peter -- 12 years**
  • 6. Author: John Mark Jewish Son of Mary -- Wealthy Jewish Widow Nephew of Barnabass **Close companion of Peter -- 12 years** Eyewitness to Christ -- “the certain young
  • 7. Author: John Mark Jewish Son of Mary -- Wealthy Jewish Widow Nephew of Barnabass **Close companion of Peter -- 12 years** Eyewitness to Christ -- “the certain young man,” (Mark 14:51)
  • 8. Author: John Mark Jewish Son of Mary -- Wealthy Jewish Widow Nephew of Barnabass **Close companion of Peter -- 12 years** Eyewitness to Christ -- “the certain young man,” (Mark 14:51) Attendant of Paul & Barnabass (Acts 13:5)
  • 9. Author: John Mark Jewish Son of Mary -- Wealthy Jewish Widow Nephew of Barnabass **Close companion of Peter -- 12 years** Eyewitness to Christ -- “the certain young man,” (Mark 14:51) Attendant of Paul & Barnabass (Acts 13:5) With Barnabass on 2nd Journey (Acts 15:36)
  • 10. Key Themes of Mark
  • 11. Key Themes of Mark Suffering Servant
  • 12. Key Themes of Mark Suffering Servant Humanity & Servant Heart of Christ
  • 13. Key Themes of Mark Suffering Servant Humanity & Servant Heart of Christ Mark 10:45
  • 14. Key Themes of Mark Suffering Servant Humanity & Servant Heart of Christ Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
  • 15. 1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, 3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,
  • 16. Isaiah 40:9 1 The beginning of the gospelway of of A voice cries: In the wilderness prepare the Jesus Christ, the the Lord; make straight Son desert a highwayAs it in the of God. 2 for our God. is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, 3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,
  • 17. Isaiah 40:9 1 The beginning of the gospelway of of A voice cries: In the wilderness prepare the Jesus Christ, the the Lord; make straight Son desert a highwayAs it in the of God. 2 for our God. is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger before your face,3:1 will prepare your Malachi who way, way before me. And the Lord whom you seek Behold,the voice of one crying prepare 3 I send my messenger, and he will in the the wilderness: come to his temple; and the the will suddenly Prepare the way of messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, Lord, makecomingpaths straight, his behold, he is
  • 18. 1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, 3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,
  • 19. 4 John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6 Now John was clothed with camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey.
  • 20. John the Baptist
  • 21. John the Baptist Baptism is found in Inter-Testament Literature
  • 22. John the Baptist Baptism is found in Inter-Testament Literature Rite of passage for Jewish Converts, and the Essenes adapted it to a rite of purity
  • 23. John the Baptist Baptism is found in Inter-Testament Literature Rite of passage for Jewish Converts, and the Essenes adapted it to a rite of purity God spoke in the wilderness
  • 24. John the Baptist Baptism is found in Inter-Testament Literature Rite of passage for Jewish Converts, and the Essenes adapted it to a rite of purity God spoke in the wilderness John seemed similar to Elijah
  • 25. John the Baptist Baptism is found in Inter-Testament Literature Rite of passage for Jewish Converts, and the Essenes adapted it to a rite of purity God spoke in the wilderness John seemed similar to Elijah Jordan River -- crossing to promised land
  • 26. 7 And he preached, saying, After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8 I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.
  • 27. 9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven,You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.
  • 28. Jesus enters the waters of baptism as an act of relating to those he is here to serve
  • 29. Jesus enters the waters of baptism as an act of relating to those he is here to serve In his purity, God the Father is pleased
  • 30. Jesus enters the waters of baptism as an act of relating to those he is here to serve In his purity, God the Father is pleased The descent is like a dove
  • 31. Jesus enters the waters of baptism as an act of relating to those he is here to serve In his purity, God the Father is pleased The descent is like a dove First time we encounter the Trinity
  • 32. 12 The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.
  • 33. the good news is that the radical call to Christian discipleship is NOT a call to serve Jesus, but to be served by Jesus as we serve others, and to be ransomed by him from death.
  • 34. Service is Natural We don’t need a Messiah to realize that We don’t need another religious leader to say “follow me”
  • 35. Service is Natural We don’t need a Messiah to realize that We don’t need another religious leader to say “follow me” Jesus came to:
  • 36. Service is Natural We don’t need a Messiah to realize that We don’t need another religious leader to say “follow me” Jesus came to: 1. be the ransom for our sin
  • 37. Service is Natural We don’t need a Messiah to realize that We don’t need another religious leader to say “follow me” Jesus came to: 1. be the ransom for our sin II. serve his disciples, who must be humble like children and allow Christ to free us from guilt, death & hell
  • 38. Mark 10:45
  • 39. Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
  • 40. He came to Serve
  • 41. He came to Serve So that we may Endure
  • 42. He came to Serve So that we may Endure And through Him, we Live