Read: Mark 1:1-20 1. The word "gospel" means "good News." Mark begins his book of good news with three statements about Jesus: a) by the Old Testament prophets (messengers) Mark 1:2-3 b) by John the Baptist (Mark 1:7) c) by God Himself (Mark1:11) Read: Mark 1:21-2:17 2. In chapters 1 & 2 Jesus shows His authority in different situations. (see Mark 1:16-20, 21-22, 23-28, 40-45; 2:1-12.) When Jesus speaks of acts, what sorts of things happen? Read: Mark 2:18-3:6 3. Even at this early stage, Jesus divided opinions. Some people were amazed by Him, while others were enraged, What are your early impressions of Jesus?
Identity Week 2
Read Mark 3:7-5:43 1. In this passage Mark records Jesus doing four specific miracles:
a) calming a storm (Mark 4:35-41) b) healing a demon-possessed man (Mark 5:1-20 c) healing a sick woman (Mark 5:25-34) d) raising a dead girl to life (Mark 5:35-43)
What does Jesus show authority over in these events?
2. When Jairus' daughter died, and all hope seemed to be lost (Mark 5:35), what did Jesus ask Jairus to do (verse 36).
3. Looking at all four events (see question 1). what are the different ways in which people respond to Jesus?