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What the syllabus says:
In this topic, candidates should show understanding of Mark's
portrayal of Jesus in his account of Jesus' life and through his use
of certain titles, together with the significance of this for
Christians in their assessment of Jesus.
­ Jesus the teacher and miracle worker
­ Titles for Jesus: Christ/Messiah, Son of Man, Son of God.
Set Texts:
· The Baptism of Jesus: 1:9­11
· The Paralysed Man: 2:1­12
· The Feeding of the 5000: 6:30­44
· Caesarea Philippi: 8 27­33…read more

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· The Baptism ­ Mark 1:9-11
­ Jesus is baptised by John in the wilderness. As he comes out of the water, the heavens open,
the Holy Spirit comes down on him like a Dove and a voice from heaven says "This is my own
dear son; I am pleased with Him." The Holy Spirit sends Jesus into the wilderness where he
is tempted for 40 days and nights, helped by the angels.
· The Paralysed Man ­ Mark 2:1-12
­ Jesus is teaching a large crowd and four men cannot reach him with their paralysed friend.
They make a hole in the roof and lower him to Jesus. When Jesus sees their faith he says
"My son your sins are forgiven." The teachers of the Law accuse him of blasphemy but Jesus
tells them the Son of Man has God's authority to forgive sins. The man picks up his mat and
walks and they are all amazed.
· The Feeding of the 5000 ­ Mark 6:30-44
­ Jesus and the disciples go off but are followed by a crowd. Jesus teaches them all day. The
disciples want to send them away for dinner but Jesus asks them to gather the food they
have (five loaves and two fish) and sit the people in rows of 50 and 100. Jesus takes the
food, thanks God, and breaks it to share. 5000 ate and there were 12 baskets left over.
· Caesarea Philippi: Mark 8:27-33
­ Jesus asks who people say he is and the disciples tell him they say John the Baptist, Elijah or
a prophet. He asks who they say he is and Peter answers "the Messiah". Jesus tells them not
to tell anyone and that the Son of Man must suffer, be rejected, put to death and rise three
days late. Peter tries to rebuke him but Jesus calls him `Satan' and says his thoughts don't
come from God but from human nature.…read more

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Baptism
· What happens:
· Jesus is baptised by John in the wilderness. As he comes out of the water, the
heavens open, the Holy Spirit comes down on him like a Dove and a voice from
heaven says "This is my own dear son; I am pleased with Him." The Holy Spirit
sends Jesus into the wilderness where he is tempted for 40 days and nights,
helped by the angels.
· Important because:
· Son of God ­ Voice from heaven, helped by angels
· Messiah ­ Anointed by the Holy Spirit, baptised by a prophet
· Things to note:
· Heavens opening, Holy Spirit, Voice, Angels ­ Mission from God
· Dove ­ Peaceful ministry
· Tempted ­ Fully Human
· Questions
· Does this story prove Jesus is the Son of God?
· Is Jesus the Messiah?…read more

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The Paralysed Man
· What happens:
­ Jesus is teaching a large crowd and four men cannot reach him with their paralysed friend.
They make a hole in the roof and lower him to Jesus. When Jesus sees their faith he says
"My son your sins are forgiven." The teachers of the Law accuse him of blasphemy but Jesus
tells them the Son of Man has God's authority to forgive sins. The man picks up his mat and
walks and they are all amazed.
· Important because:
· Son of God ­ forgives sins
· Messiah ­ supernatural powers ­ healing miracle, reading thoughts?
· Son of Man ­ refers to himself
· Things to note:
· Faith is shown before healing, but not of the person being healed
· Healing miracle linked to forgiveness
· Jesus knows what the teachers of the law are thinking
· Questions
­ Is Jesus blasphemous?
­ Does Jesus the miracle-worker demand faith?…read more

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The Feeding of the 5000
· What happens:
­ Jesus and the disciples go off but are followed by a crowd. Jesus teaches them all day. The
disciples want to send them away for dinner but Jesus asks them to gather the food they
have (five loaves and two fish) and sit the people in rows of 50 and 100. Jesus takes the
food, thanks God, and breaks it to share. 5000 ate and there were 12 baskets left over.
· Important because:
· Teacher ­ teaches them all day long
· Messiah ­ Good Shepherd, miracle worker, saviour, messianic banquet
· Miracle-Worker ­ nature miracle
· Things to note:
· Symbols of completeness ­ 12, 7
· Literal feeding is metaphorically linked to spiritual feeding in teaching.
· Links to the Last Supper and the Eucharist
· Questions
­ Did this story happen literally or is it symbolic?
­ Does prayer give Jesus God's power?…read more

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