The Word Is Alive

The Gospel of Mark

It is generally accepted that Mark wrote this account on behalf of the apostle Peter, thereby giving this account both apostolic authority and eye witness credibility.

The ultimate purpose and theme of Mark is to present and defend Jesus’ universal call to discipleship. Mark returns often to this theme, and as the narrative unfolds he categorises his main audience as either followers or opponents of Jesus.

The outline demonstrates that Mark’s central effort in presenting and supporting this call is to narrate the identity and teaching of Jesus. This fact implies that discipleship for Mark is essentially a relationship with Jesus, not merely following a certain code of conduct. Fellowship with Jesus marks the heart of the disciple’s life, and this fellowship includes trusting him, confessing him, taking note of his conduct, following his teaching, and being shaped by a relationship to him. Discipleship also means being prepared to face the kind of rejection that Jesus faced.

Book Youtube Date
Introduction Watch 1 Mar 13
Chapter One Watch 6 Mar 13
Chapter Two Watch 8 Mar 13
Chapter Three Watch 11 Mar 13
Chapter Four Watch 14 Mar 13
Chapter Five Watch 15 Mar 13
Chapter Six Watch 19 Mar 13
Chapter Seven Watch 21 Mar 13
Chapter Eight Watch 23 Mar 13
Chapter Nine Watch 27 Mar 13
Chapter Ten Watch 31 Mar 13
Chapter Eleven Watch 3 Apr 13
Chapter Twelve Watch 5 Apr 13
Chapter Thirteen Watch 6 Apr 13
Chapter Fourteen Watch 11 Apr 13
Chapter Fifteen Watch 14 Apr 13
Chapter Sixteen Watch 14 Apr 13
Summary Watch 14 Apr 13

The studies in this book are based primarily on the NIV translation published in 2011.

There is some supplementary material for this Gospel and a mind map of its structure that may prove useful for study.