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Rev of servant to the world jan 13 2013 (1) (2)

  1. 1. The Essential Jesus asRevealed in the Gospel of Mark
  2. 2. “If we only spent more of our time in looking at Christ we should soon forget ourselves.” D. Martyn If we want to become likeLloyd-Jones Christ, then we must get to know Christ!
  3. 3. Sharpening Our Focus on Christ!Five passages each week to help us “fix our eyes upon Jesus!”
  4. 4. The Essential Jesus asRevealed in the Gospel of Mark
  5. 5. Gospel of Mark: Background▪ The author - “John Mark” - Mentioned 8 times in the NT - Was Roman (Marcus) - Close associate of Apostle Peter
  6. 6. Gospel of Mark: Background▪ The recipients – From evidence fromwithin the book, it appears that Markwas writing his gospel primarily for aRoman audience.
  7. 7. Gospel of Mark: Background▪ “Signature” word: Mark uses a certainword 42 times in his gospel (a word usedonly 7 times in Matthew and once in Luke)- “eutheos” = immediately, straightway
  8. 8. Gospel of Mark: Signature WordMark’s emphasis in his gospel account isnot so much on what Jesus taught as it ison what Jesus did!The Gospel of Mark contains : - Only 18 of the 70 parables of Jesus - Over half of the 35 miracles of Jesus
  9. 9. Gospel of Mark: Signature Word The Gospel of Mark is a fast-flowing narrative. Among the gospels it is the Gospel of Action!
  10. 10. Gospel of Mark: Gospel of Action Who was his target audience? Romans!
  11. 11. Gospel of Mark: Signature Word The Gospel of Mark is a fast-flowing narrative. Among the gospels it is the Gospel of Action! The Gospel of Mark is also the Gospel of Passion!
  12. 12. Gospel of Mark: TheEmotional Side of JesusReferences to the emotions of Jesus:Matthew – 6 referencesLuke – 7 referencesJohn – 4 referencesMark – 16 references to Jesus’emotions!
  13. 13. Gospel of Mark: Background The Gospel of Mark is the Gospel of Action and the Gospel of Passion! Very relevant to us in 21st century America as we tend to be both pragmatic and passionate!
  14. 14. Gospel of Mark: Theme Verse and StructureMark 10:45“For even the Son of Man came not to beserved but to serve, and to give his life asa ransom for many.”
  15. 15. Mark Mark Mark Mark 1:1-14 1:15-10:52 11:1-15:47 16:1-20 ACT 1 ACT 2 An “Even the and to give Aninformative Son of Man His life a incredible PROLOGUE did not ransom for CONCLUSION come to be many.” served, but (10:45) to serve. . . The The The The Servant’s Servant’s Servant’s Servant’s revelation serving sacrifice resurrectionto the world (3 ½ years) (8 months) from the tomb
  16. 16. The Servant’s revelationto the world (1:1-13)Mark 1:1The beginning of the gospel of JesusChrist, the Son of God. GOOD NEWS!
  17. 17. The Servant’s revelationto the world (1:1-13)The Servant’s IDENTITYMark 1:1The beginning of the gospel of JesusChrist, the Son of God.
  18. 18. The Servant’s revelationto the world (1:1-13)The Servant’s IDENTITYHe is JESUS, our Savior, fully man andfully God, the Messiah of God!
  19. 19. The Servant’s revelation to the world (1:1-13)The Servant’s IMPORTANCEMark 1:2-4aAs it is written in Isaiah the prophet,“Behold, I send my messenger before yourface, who will prepare your way, the voiceof one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare theway of the Lord, make his paths straight,’”John appeared . . .
  20. 20. The Servant’s revelationto the world (1:1-13) Air Force One
  21. 21. The Servant’s revelationto the world (1:1-13)John the Baptist . . .▪ He fulfilled prophecy▪ He experienced a fruitful ministry
  22. 22. John the Baptist . . .Mark 1:4-5John appeared, baptizing in thewilderness and proclaiming a baptismof repentance for the forgiveness ofsins. And all the country of Judea andall Jerusalem were going out to himand were being baptized by him in theriver Jordan, confessing their sins.
  23. 23. The Servant’s revelationto the world (1:1-13)John the Baptist . . .▪ He fulfilled prophecy▪ He experienced a fruitful ministry▪ He practiced a simple lifestyle
  24. 24. John the Baptist . . .Mark 1:6Now John was clothed with camelshair and wore a leather belt around hiswaist and ate locusts and wild honey.
  25. 25. The Servant’s revelationto the world (1:1-13)John the Baptist . . .▪ He fulfilled prophecy▪ He experienced a fruitful ministry▪ He practiced a simple lifestyle
  26. 26. From outside of Mark . . .John the Baptist . . .▪ All four gospel writers begin theiraccounts of the ministry of Jesus withthe ministry of John the Baptist! (as doPeter and Paul in their sermons in thebook of Acts!)
  27. 27. From outside of Mark . . .John the Baptist . . .▪ Even later in his ministry, Paulencountered disciples of John in far offEphesus (Acts 19:4)
  28. 28. From outside of Mark . . .John the Baptist . . .▪ Jesus had this to say about his cousin,“Truly, I say to you, among those bornof women there has arisen no onegreater than John the Baptist.”(Matthew 11:11)
  29. 29. The Servant’s revelationto the world (1:1-13)Mark 1:7-8And he preached, saying, “After mecomes he who is mightier than I, thestrap of whose sandals I am not worthyto stoop down and untie. I have baptizedyou with water, but he will baptize youwith the Holy Spirit.”
  30. 30. The Servant’s revelationto the world (1:1-13)The Servant’s IDENTITYThe Servant’s IMPORTANCEThe Servant’s MISSIONMark 1:9In those days Jesus came from Nazarethof Galilee and was baptized by John inthe Jordan.
  31. 31. The Servant’s revelation to the world (1:1-13)Matthew 3:14-15John would have prevented him, saying,“I need to be baptized by you, and doyou come to me?” But Jesus answeredhim, “Let it be so now, for thus it isfitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.”Then he consented.
  32. 32. The Servant’s revelation to the world (1:1-13)2 Corinthians 5:21For our sake he made him to be sin whoknew no sin, so that in him we mightbecome the righteousness of God.
  33. 33. The Servant’s revelationto the world (1:1-13)Mark 1:10-11And when he came up out of the water,immediately he saw the heavens beingtorn open and the Spirit descending onhim like a dove. And a voice came fromheaven, “You are my beloved Son; withyou I am well pleased.”
  34. 34. The Servant’s revelationto the world (1:1-13) In allowing John to baptize him, Jesuswas making his mission known. He was here to save sinful humanity! To takeman’s place on the cross! His baptism marked the public declaration of his mission!
  35. 35. The Servant’s revelationto the world (1:1-13)The Servant’s IDENTITYThe Servant’s IMPORTANCEThe Servant’s MISSIONThe Servant’s CONFIRMATION
  36. 36. The Servant’s revelationto the world (1:1-13)Mark 1:12-13 The Spirit immediately drove him outinto the wilderness. And he was in thewilderness forty days, being temptedby Satan. And he was with the wildanimals, and the angels wereministering to him.
  37. 37. The Servant’s revelationto the world (1:1-13)Hebrews 1:14Are they not all ministering spirits sentout to serve for the sake of those whoare to inherit salvation?
  38. 38. The Servant’s revelationto the world (1:1-13) So what is the significance of Christ’s temptation by Satan?- Stones to bread- Worship Satan for world’s glory- Jump off Temple to see God save
  39. 39. The Servant’s revelationto the world (1:1-13)Each temptation was an enticementfor Jesus to take a short cut --- to gothe easy way rather than God’s way. With each temptation, Jesuswithdrew a sword from its scabbard and he slew the temptation with three simple words: “It is written!”
  40. 40. The Servant’s revelationto the world (1:1-13) In turning back the Tempter’stemptations, Jesus confirmed that He was indeed qualified to be the sin-bearer of all humanity!Mark introduces us to the servant’sidentity, importance, mission and confirmation.
  41. 41. Today’s Takeaways1. God calls us all to live for Christ andto point others to Him! Does your lifereflect that? And does your lifestylehelp or hinder you in the fulfilling ofthis call?
  42. 42. Today’s Takeaways2. If Jesus Christ, the Son of Godrequired the anointing of the HolySpirit to fulfill his mission and aknowledge of God’s Word to apply ashe resisted temptation … how muchmore do we need the Spirit and theWord in our lives?!!

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