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.
|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.