Pastors Chris and Lauren walk us through our new series on The Gospel of Mark. Taking us on a journey of the life and ministry if Jesus Christ. Mark is one of the four books that begin the New Testament known as “The Gospels.” Mark is apart of a sub-group of the gospels known as the “Synoptic Gospels.” These include Matthew, Mark and Luke. Scholars group them together because of their similar language style, writing and flow of the account of Jesus. Mark is actually the shortest of all of the Gospels but was the first written and completed. Mark is also very similar to the “Gospel of John” because it starts immediately with the baptism of Jesus with John the Baptist at the Jordan River. You will not find any genealogy or even anything about the birth of Jesus.
Part two focuses on Mark 1:14-45 and the beginning of the public ministry and teaching of Jesus. Christ has begun to do miraculous healing, teaching with authority in the synagogs that people have never experienced before, and the calling of the first disciples. A big part of this series is walking through discussion questions. So watch or listen and then come back and work through these questions guided by Pastors Lauren and Chris.
- Describe a moment when life for you completely changed—where you knew the world was going to be different and there was no going back.
- How did you feel? Were you excited, afraid, nervous?
- What do you stand to lose by following Jesus the way the disciples did?
- What do you stand to gain by following Jesus?
- In this passage, what do all three of the people Jesus healed have in common?
- So what does this mean for us? How do we live differently in light of Jesus’s authority?
- What implications does Jesus’s actions have for us?
- How are you responding to him now? In what ways does your life, your priorities, your attitudes reflect his call on your life?