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JOHN THE MESSENGER 4-8

His Clothing and Demeanor 6
John was clothed with Camel hair – sound familiar?
They answered him, “He wore a garment of hair, with a belt of leather about his waist.” And he
said, “It is Elijah the Tishbite.” (2 Kings 1:8)
Locusts and wild honey – diet of the desert and those protesHng indulgence
John stood out even in NT Hmes – His message was audible and visible

JOHN THE MESSENGER 4-8

His Character and Message 7-8
AMer him would come One mighHer (stronger)
But “HE” will come with a bapHsm of Spirit – what contrast is John making?

GOSPEL OF MARK

NT352
Mark 1:1-8 “John Prepares the Way”

GOSPEL OF MARK NT352 FALL 2016
Jesus’ Baptism, Temptation and Commission
Mark 1:9-15

JESUS’ BAPTISM BY JOHN IN
THE JORDAN 9-11
Why would Jesus be baptized if it is associated with repentance?
Jesus (and John) gave answer when John tried to stop it (Mt 3:14-15)
Three implications of Jesus’ baptism that correspond to his mission:
Levite consecration of washing and anointing (Ex 29:4-9) – Jesus (Heb 2:17)
Royal consecration (1 Sam 16:13) – Jesus (Jn 18:37; Acts 13:21-23)
Prophetic consecration – Elisha (1 Kings 19:16) – Jesus (Mark 6:4)
Identification = with humanity's sin and need of repentance (Heb 4:15)
Illustration = pointed to His pending death and resurrection (Mt 20:19)
Exemplification = He led the way for baptism command (Mt 28:18-20)

JESUS’ BAPTISM BY JOHN IN
THE JORDAN 9-11

Baptism has more symbolism because in Noah’s Flood comparison (1 Pet 3:21)
Judgment = satisfied by flood then and Christ’s blood now (Gen 6-7; Eph 1:7)
Cleansing = removal of filth of sin (Gen 6-7; 1 Pet 3:21)
Salvation = God’s providence and preservation of those God declares righteous (Gen 6:9)
New Creation = by way of the ark, the righteous enter a new beginning (Gen 8:18)

JESUS’ BAPTISM BY JOHN IN
THE JORDAN 9-11

Heavens torn, visible descent of Spirit and audible voice?
Heavens = God breaking into human experience to deliver his people (Ps 18:9)
Dove = This is the sign John was told to look for (John 1:32-34)
Voice = affirms Jesus as Son and echoes 3 verses (Gen 22:2; Ps 2:7; Isa 42:1)

JESUS’ TEMPTATION BY 

SATAN 12-13

The Spirit (immediately) Drove Him into the Wilderness
A better translation might be “led out / sent out” like a mission
Jesus willfully went - always determined to obey Father’s will
Mark connects temptation and baptism with “Immediately”

JESUS’ TEMPTATION BY 

SATAN 12-13
Forty days in the wilderness – the biblical number of waiting and testing
Like Moses, through whom came the law (Ex 24:18; 34:28; Jn 1:16-17)
Like Elijah whose return Israel expected in Jesus' time (1 Kings 19:8)

Tempted by Satan – the Spirit led Him there, but Satan did the tempting
Preparation – necessary as embarking on his public ministry
Demonstration – showing the Son of God would NOT fail, not to see if he would
Identification – with Israel and with the church

JESUS’ COMMISSION OF 

PREACHING 14-15
John’s Arrest and Jesus’ Preaching 14-15
John’s “End of ministry” and Jesus’ “Start of ministry” are sequential
Why was John taken into custody? He upset Herod!
Gospel of God (Rom 1:1) – it comes from God as a gift
Gospel of Jesus (Mark 1:1) – Jesus is our “door” to the gospel
Gospel of Grace (Acts 20:24) – no salvation apart from God’s grace – GIFT!
Gospel of the Kingdom (Mark 1:14) – you enter into His kingdom

GOSPEL OF MARK NT352 FALL 2016
Jesus’ Baptism, Temptation and Commission
Mark 1:9-15

GOSPEL OF MARK NT352 FALL 2016
Jesus’ Early Ministry Pt.1
Mark 1:16-45

JESUS CALLS FOUR
MEN 16-20

Jesus seeks them out by Sea of Galilee 16
An “intentional” walk by (παράγων) sea of Galilee

JESUS CALLS FOUR
MEN 16-20

They were fishermen from the “blue collar” sector

JESUS CALLS FOUR
MEN 16-20

They were fishermen from the “blue collar” sector

JESUS CALLS FOUR 

MEN 16-20
Jesus Calls them to Follow Him 17-20
1.To begin his ministry, Jesus first calls his disciples
2. Jesus will make them what He wants them to be
3. Not the first encounter with Simon (Peter) and Andrew
4. They left their trade to follow him
5. It is a call to a more abundant life

JESUS’ AUTHORITY IN
CAPERNAUM 21-34

Jesus’ Authority in Teaching 21-22
Jesus taught in the synagogue as a rabbi
Jesus had the authority of God in his teaching

JESUS’ AUTHORITY IN
CAPERNAUM 21-34

Jesus’ Authority in Delivering 23-28
A demon possessed man in the synagogue
Jesus’ presence manifested the problem

JESUS’ AUTHORITY IN
CAPERNAUM 21-34
Jesus’ Authority in Healing 29-34
The house (Peter’s) was Jesus’ base of operation in Capernaum
Simon’s mother-in-law…what does this tell us about Peter?
Whole town gathered at Peter's door (Hyperbole)
He did not permit the demons to speak - why?

JESUS MINISTERS IN 

GALILEE 35-45

Jesus Retreats for Prayer 35-39
Crowd gathered again in early morning but Jesus has gone to pray
Jesus went elsewhere and didn't respond to demands of the crowd

JESUS MINISTERS IN 

GALILEE 35-45
Jesus Heals a Leper 40-45
The leper broke a rule to beseech Jesus
Leprosy is a dynamic illustration of sin’s effects in mankind
Jesus always willing to make the humble sinner clean!

GOSPEL OF MARK NT352 FALL 2016
Jesus’ Early Ministry Pt.1
Mark 1:16-45