“opinions” – It is interesting that Jesus would want to know the opinions of the people he has been ministering to. The results of the poll? “John the Baptist”, “Elijah”, “the prophets”: Amazing that people’s lives were completely turned around and yet they didn’t know who it was that did the healing. We have to be careful today that our message is clear and that people understand who they are joining with when they come down the isle.
“mind”: At this time when Jesus is making the turn towards Calvary, it was probably reassuring to Him that the disciples were finally starting to “get it” about who He was. “Thou art the Christ” KJV – notice the Mark gives the brief version of this episode.
Matthew 16:13-20 captures this incident as does Luke 9:18-21“source”: The light came on for Peter by the way of heaven and not any earthly impetus. If you want to understand and grasp the deep things of God, such knowledge comes by the way of the Holy Spirit and relationship with God. “bedrock”: Jesus is to be considered the head of the church, not Peter. Our Catholic friend consider this confession the origin of the papacy. See Colossians 1:18, Ephesians 5:23
“change”: Jesus began to teach them about the suffering that he was going to endure in the days ahead. “plain”: Luke 19:10,10For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” ; Matthew 20:28,28just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” 2 Corinthians 5:19,19that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”
“suffer” & “rejected”“killed”“rise”v. 32 let’s us know that Jesus was very clear about what was going to take place. I know that it’s clear to us reading it 2000 years later but why do you suppose the disciples didn’t get it? (their own expectations; their emotions for Jesus didn’t want this kind of ending; etc.)
“yourself”: the very opposite of what this world emphasizes“lives”: Ephesians 1 hammers this idea of the believer being “in him” (Jesus Christ). Vv. 4, 7, 11, 13; 2:21, 22; 3:12“condition”: We have to remember that the soul without Christ is going to Hell. Whether it is Adolf Hitler or the sweet little lady who is our neighbor.
“ashamed”: why should be ashamed of that which we believe? I believe that many are “undercover” because they have not made a decision that they are going to go all the way with Jesus. We aren’t ashamed of other things in our lives (career, associations, material things, etc.). “lives”, “tongues”: Living the Christian life is one things but we also have to speak it.
The Gospel Of St Mark – Part 1 Life Enrichment University St Mark Missionary Baptist Church Session 12 Ps Darryl M. Matthews, Instructor
The Meaning OfJesus’ Ministry The Gospel of St Mark – Part 1
The Meaning Of Jesus’ Ministry Significant Events We’ll Examine: The Great Confession (8:27-30) The Meaning of Jesus Ministry (8:31-33) The Way Of Discipleship (8:34-37) Confessing Christ (8:38) Gospel of St Mark Pt 1 – Lesson 11
The Meaning Of Jesus’ Ministry The Great Confession (8:27-30) Jesus asked the disciples about the __________ of himself among the people. The responses: _______________, __________ or ________________ Gospel of St Mark Pt 1 – Lesson 11
The Meaning Of Jesus’ Ministry The Great Confession (8:27-30) Jesus wanted to know what was in the disciple’s __________ about Him. Their response: “__________________________” Gospel of St Mark Pt 1 – Lesson 11
The Meaning Of Jesus’ Ministry The Great Confession (8:27-30) Matthew’s version of this event includes: The __________ of the revelation Jesus pronouncement of this confession as the __________ of the church Gospel of St Mark Pt 1 – Lesson 11
The Meaning Of Jesus’ Ministry The Meaning Of Jesus’ Ministry (8:31-33) Jesus lets his disciples know that life for them was about to __________. Jesus had been __________ with them about his purpose for coming. Gospel of St Mark Pt 1 – Lesson 11
The Meaning Of Jesus’ Ministry The Meaning Of Jesus’ Ministry (8:31-33) What The Disciples Could Expect: __________ & be __________ by the elders Be __________ __________ after three days Gospel of St Mark Pt 1 – Lesson 11
The Meaning Of Jesus’ Ministry The Way of Discipleship (8:34-37) You must deny __________ Our __________ should be lost in Christ Nothing is more important than the __________ of our soul. Gospel of St Mark Pt 1 – Lesson 11
The Meaning Of Jesus’ Ministry Confessing Christ (8:38) We must not be __________ of Jesus on earth before humankind. Our __________ and our __________ will be a powerful witness of the Lord Jesus Christ to the world. Gospel of St Mark Pt 1 – Lesson 11