The Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Mark

v9 – It came to pass – it speaks of being at the right time
-things will happen at the right and proper time
-James 5:7-8 – Be Patient
-Galatians 6:9
baptized – means to immerse…….overwhelm…….make fully wet…….submerge
          a. Jesus was baptized to identify with man & to be an example to people
v10 – immedaitely – sometimes things happen NOW , but sometimes it takes awhile for things to happen…
The heavens opened – we need an open heaven
parting – means to tear apart………to split apart
     a. Prayer opens heavens
     b. the anointing of the Holy Spirit comes through an open heaven – Acts 10:38
                  *The Spirit is described as a Dive – speaks of being gentle, soft & tender
Beloved Son – this is an affectionate and loving term
                        it speaks of Jesu being unique and one of a kind
TRINITY – the trinity is spoken of here
        Jesus – being baptized
        Father – the voice of the Father
        Holy Spirit – came upon Jesus as a Dove
v12 – Immediately- this is a key word in Mark used almost 50 times
*a work of the Holy Spirit is to send us out into the wilderness
*wilderness – is a dry spiritual place…a place of difficulty…a hard place…a lack of feelings
         —we will all enter into wilderness times
        What do we do when we find ourselves in a wilderness area?
             1. Continue on – pray and serve anyway…no matter how you feel
             2. Do not isolate yourself – vs16-18
             3. Realize you are never alone – v13
                      —angels were present
                      —this is continual
             4. Understand wilderness times will end – v13
                      —it was 40 days
                      —it was a time to grow and learn and mature
     What happens in the wilderness?  The Enemy Attacks & Speaks to us
             Temptation – it speaks of enticing someone to turn aside from their appointed path
v14 – John the Baptist was placed into prison
-bad things can happen to anyone even when they are doing right
Galilee – means circle
-Jesus taught in a circle of cities in the area of Northern Israel called Galilee
-Jesus preached the gospel
preached – means to share with passion and emotion
-this is a public crier heralding out the news of the King
-gospel – means good news
     The Kingdom of God – is receiving the rule and reign of Jesus in ou lives & being born again
v15 – The Time Is Fulfilled
-means the time has come – a new order or occasion has come
-this is the arrival of Jesus Christ
fulfilled – means to be crammed full
-Israel was crammed full of the goodness and love and ministry of Jesus Christ
The kingdom of God is at hand – means to be near
-this speaks of Jesus Christ being present
-Jesus was trying to bring an Awakening to Israel
-Israel missed their day of visitation – Luke 19:41-44
*Repent – means to change your mind
*Believe – make a commitment to follow Jesus
v16 – Jesus saw – Jesus did not see people.  He saw potential…
mending notes – its the same word as setting a broken bone
vs16-19 – Jesus had already met these men and they were saved.  These verses are about their call to serve and to ministry
Follow Me – this means to be on the same road as Jesus is on
-an invitation and not an order
I will make you – it means to become
-Eph 4:32 & 1 Peter 1:15-16
Fishers of Men – a call to ministry and soul winning
v16 – casting a net means to throw around…throw on both sides
-Jesus is always looking for people who are busy
vs8, 20 – they immediately left their livelihood, family and own plans and followed Jesus
-this is once and for all decision…