Marks Gospel |GNB Bible
1. Background to the Gospel
1 This is the Good News about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
the calming of the storm 4
36 So they left the crowd; the disciples got into the boat in which Jesus was already sitting, and they took him with them. Other boats were there too.37 Suddenly a strong wind blew up, and the waves began to spill over into the boat, so that it was about to fill with water.38 Jesus was in the back of the boat, sleeping with his head on a pillow. The disciples woke him up and said, “Teacher, don't you care that we are about to die?”39 Jesus stood up and commanded the wind, “Be quiet!” and he said to the waves, “Be still!” The wind died down, and there was a great calm.40 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Why are you frightened? Have you still no faith?”41 But they were terribly afraid and said to one another, “Who is this man? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
-traditional view of gospel being written in Rome
-reasons for the gospel: good news for persecuted Christians then and now
-gospel = good news
-the extent of the gospel having relevance for Christians today
2. Jesus’ Ministry
the baptism and temptation 1
9 Not long afterwards Jesus came from Nazareth in the province of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan.10 As soon as Jesus came up out of the water, he saw heaven opening and the Spirit coming down on him like a dove.11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my own dear Son. I am pleased with you.”12 At once the Spirit made him go into the desert,13 where he stayed 40 days, being tempted by Satan. Wild animals were there also, but angels came and helped him.
Caesarea Philippi 8
27 Then Jesus and his disciples went away to the villages near Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Tell me, who do people say I am?”28 “Some say that you are John the Baptist,” they answered; “others say that you are Elijah, while others say that you are one of the prophets.”29 “What about you?” he asked them. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”30 Then Jesus ordered them, “Do not tell anyone about me.”31 Then Jesus began to teach his disciples: “The Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the teachers of the Law. He will be put to death, but three days later he will rise to life.”32 He made this very clear to them. So Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.33 But Jesus turned round, looked at his disciples, and rebuked Peter. “Get away from me, Satan,” he said. “Your thoughts don't come from God…