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?