Mark's Gospel- Background

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  • Mark's Gospel- Background
    • What is a Gospel?
      • Means "Good News ". It's a written record of Jesus' actions and techings
    • Importance of the Gospel
      • 21st Century Christians
        • Tells us the story of Jesus- life, death and ressurection
      • 1st century Christians
        • To encourage faith of Christians facing persecution
    • Background to Mark's Gospel
      • No precise date- some contents from chapter 13 suggest 70CE
    • Why is it no longer relevant to Christians today?
      • Language is outdated
      • A lot more distractions these days
      • Situations are more complex now
    • Sources of Mark's Gospel
      • Primary
        • Peter- no.1 source - Mark quotes Jesus in Aramaic
        • Disciples- another close source to Jesus
        • Simon of Cyrene and Bartimaeus- eyewitnesses to key events
      • Secondary
        • Mathews Gospel- could have possibly been written first
        • Ur Markus- Early version of the Gospel in Aramaic- possibly written by Mark
    • How do the sources at authority to the Gospel?
      • Improves the reliability of the Gospel
        • peter and disciples close to Jesus witness God's acts
        • Some quotes in Aramaic proving key events were witnesses
    • Themes of the Gospel
      • Encourage Faith, To teach, Life of Jesus
    • Reasons for writing the Gospel
      • Stop the threat of heresy
      • Support Christians facing persecution
      • Highlight the demands, teachings and rewards of discipleship
    • Where was the Gospel written
      • Most people think Rome - some think Syria or Egypt
    • Why is Mark 1:1  a fitting introduction to the Gospel?
      • It clearly shows Mark's intention for his Gospel
      • "The beginning of the Gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God"


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