Gospel of Mark (Lisa Harper)

“Gospel of Mark” blanks & extra resources

Here are the words for the fill-in-the-blanks in our “Gospel of Mark” women’s Bible study with Lisa Harper (via DVDs). You are welcome to join us any time [on Zoom] for this study @ 10:00am – noon on Friday mornings!

Week 1 - Hold Me, Please, part 1

Biblical scholars agree that the Book of Mark was the first Gospel written.

The word gospel, euangelion in Greek, means good news.

Not only is Mark the first Gospel, predating Matthew, Luke, and John, but it is based on the apostolic preaching of Peter.

The Book of Acts records the gathering of the first Christian church.

Despite the early losses in their lives, Peter and John Mark went on to be remembered not as losers but as heroes.

Two Reasons for the Urgency Expressed in the Book of Mark:

  1. Peter and John Mark experienced the undeserved compassion of Jesus.
  2. The compassion their first century audience was so desperate for.

During the first century, the world was under the dominion of Rome.

Homework: p. 11-20

Week 2 - Hold Me, Please, part 2

Our ache accelerates Jesus’ compassion. And the heart of God is moved by the wounds of mankind.

Homework: p. 21-31

Week 3 - The Prize of Discipleship and the Invaluable Prize of a Forever Family, part 1

Jesus’ choosing exactly 12 disciples is likely a New Testament nod to the 12 tribes in the Old Testament.

The Zealots were a radical group committed to overthrowing Rome.

Jesus can mend even the most difficult relationships.

Jesus is the only One with infinite compassion who has the capacity to meet the emotional needs of everyone around you.

All of us come to a point of faith in our life where the cost of discipleship is higher than we were prepared to pay.

Homework: p. 35-44

Week 4 - The Prize of Discipleship and the Invaluable Prize of a Forever Family, part 2

Jesus has to come first.

When being a Christian gets tough, the way we must persevere is to keep our eyes on the end game.

The end game for us is the invaluable prize of being adopted into Jesus’ forever family.

The ache all of us have to belong in a safe, loving, nurturing family is perfectly fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ.

Homework: p. 45-55

Week 5 - The One Who Prefers Our Chopsticks to Beethoven, part 1

When Jesus calmed the storm, He spoke three words: Peace! Be still! [see oh pa oh, fee mow] in Greek.

When Jesus calmed the storm, He demonstrated His absolute authority over the natural world.

Jesus has authority over the supernatural world.

Jesus has authority over death.

The nature of her disease, an ongoing hemorrhage, rendered the woman ceremonially unclean.

Homework: p. 59-69

Week 6 - The One Who Prefers Our Chopsticks to Beethoven, part 2

The woman whom Jesus healed may have been trembling in fear because she was afraid of being pointed out by someone in the crowd.

Sometimes religious superiority masquerades as spiritual maturity.

We all ache for someone to see us when we feel invisible.

Homework: p. 70-79

Week 7 - The Unlikely Catalyst of Unbelief, part 1

The Mount of Transfiguration is on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee.

Theocracy: A people group God sets apart as His very own.

God appeared to His people tangibly in the form of a theophany.

Jewish people call the glory of God Shekinah, which means “The dwelling glory of God.”

We need to acknowledge our spiritual neediness.

Homework: p. 83-92

Week 8 - The Unlikely Catalyst of Unbelief, part 2

“Helplessness, not holiness, is the first step to accessing God.” Dr. Tim Keller

Homework: p. 93-103

Week 9 - Calling All Curb Sitters, part 1

The first chapters of the Book of Mark are all about the compassion of the Christ.

The last eight chapters of the Book of Mark are all about the passion of the Christ.

Bartimaeus’ saying, “Son of David” is a nod to Isaiah’s prophecy that the Messiah would come from Davidic lineage.

In the first half of the Book of Mark, Jesus would often silence those He healed.

The Greek word for rebuke, epitimyo, means “the implication of a threat.”

Jesus wasn’t asking about Bartimaeus’ symptoms; He was giving him the gift of connection.

Homework: p. 107-114

Week 10 - Calling All Curb Sitters, part 2

When Bartimaeus engages with Jesus, he goes from sitting on the curb to joining the cause.

Because of the compassion of Christ, it’s worth following Him to the passion of Christ!

Homework: p. 115-125

Week 11 - When Real Love Leads to Big Trouble, part 1

The point Jesus is making in Mark 13:1-13 is, “Don’t worry. I’m still in control.”

Eschatology is about the doctrine of end times – the return of Christ.

Jesus didn’t just pardon us. He took our place.

Homework: p. 129-138

Week 12 - When Real Love Leads to Big Trouble, part 2

The highlight of Jesus’ lesson on the fig tree is that there will be no more evil and darkness when He returns.

In Mark 13:32 Jesus said that even He does not know when He will return.

Satan knows his time is short.

Homework: p. 139-149

Week 13 - Saving the Last for Best

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