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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

Gospel of Mark NT352
Fall 2016
Jesus’ Early Ministry Part two
Mark 2:1-12

Jesus Sees Faith 1-5
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Speaking the Word 1-2
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Capernaum was his ministry “Hub” - the house is likely Peter’s

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Average house held 50 max – much more in this case here

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Jesus “spoke the Word to them” = casual way to say “taught them”

House of Peter
excavations are
adjacent to the
synagogue in
Capernaum
(Mark 1:29)

Stairs to the
rooftop were
a common
feature of 1st
century
homes

SYNAGOGUE
AT
CAPERNAUM
(from here
to adjacent
house)

Jesus Sees Faith 1-5
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Seeing (authentic) Faith 3-5
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Authentic faith is visible in our response to Jesus (the object of our faith)

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Authentic faith is practical and goes beyond theological concepts into life

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Authentic faith is assiduous and presses on in the face of hardships

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Authentic faith is resourceful, joining and balancing God’s part with ours

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Authentic faith is salvific as Jesus shows by the forgiveness of sin

Jesus Forgives Sin 6-12
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Jesus Offends the Scribes 6-7
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No one but God can forgive sins and he is blaspheming. True or false?

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Can we forgive people’s sins against us as Jesus says? (Matt 6:15)

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What of priestly absolution? Jesus is high priest (Heb 2:17; 3:1)

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They expect healing but Jesus forgives sins!

Jesus Forgives Sin 6-12
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Jesus Questions the Scribes 8-12
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“Why reason like this?” = Intended to make them think!

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Correct premise but bad conclusion – Jesus prepares them for next

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Consider Jesus’ question “Which is easier to say?” -let’s answer it

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Jesus’ visible display of power proves his invisible proclamation of
authority

Gospel of Mark NT352
Fall 2016
Jesus’ Early Ministry Part two
Mark 2:1-12

Gospel of Mark NT352
Fall 2016
Jesus’ Early Ministry Part Three
“Jesus and the Pharisees” Mark 2:13-28

Jesus Offends the Pharisees 13-17
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Jesus Teaches Beside the Sea 13-14
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ministered here for its amphitheater

“Cove of
the
Parables.”
Approx. 1
mile
southwest
of
Capernaum

Jesus Offends the Pharisees 13-17
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Galilee shore was a great place to reach common folk

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Levi was considered a “Friend of Cesar” and thus an enemy to the Jews

Early
Palestinian
Tax Collector’s
Booth (Artists’
depiction)

Jesus Offends the Pharisees 13-17
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Jesus Eats at Levi's House 15-17
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Reclining at the table in Levi’s house for his banquet (Lk 5:29)

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Many other tax collectors and sinners followed Jesus!

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Religious elite offended in their traditions and misconceptions of God’s heart

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Jesus answers the Pharisees and scribes with a perfect illustration

Jesus Answers the Pharisees 18-28
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Jesus Answers in Regard to Fasting 18-22
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The disciples of Jesus are being criticized right as they begin to follow Him

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The disciples were not accused of following Jesus but of not following tradition

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This accusation regarded a twice-weekly fast which they were not keeping

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Jesus answers with three examples – one about joy and two about “newness”

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Jesus is alluding to his work and the new covenant in his blood (Lk 22:20)

Jesus Answers the Pharisees 18-28
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Jesus Answers in Regard to the Sabbath 23-28
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Accused again of doing “what is not lawful” according not to law but tradition

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Moses forbade work but did not give many specifics (Ex 20:10)

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Rabbis filled Judaism with elaborate rituals for the Sabbath

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Should Christians keep the Sabbath or are we free not to keep it?

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Jesus shows that human need surpasses the importance of religious ritual

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Ahimelech, not Abiathar, was the High Priest at the time (1 Sam 21:1-6)

Gospel of Mark NT352
Fall 2016
Jesus’ Early Ministry Part Three
“Jesus and the Pharisees” Mark 2:13-28