24 Jun Mark: What is the gospel?, 6/23/2019
Pastor Pete Hartwig
Mark: What is the Gospel? (the good news)
Scripturally based, Relationally Driven, Spirit – led
The Gospel of Mark
Who wrote it? – “John Mark”
No name or credit is given.
Barnabas, his cousin Col. 4:10,
Gave his property Acts 4:36
Mary, John Mark’s mother living in Jerusalem, where church gathers at her home (Acts 12:12).
Apostle Peter angel released from prison
Acts 12:12 When this had dawned on Peter, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying.
Barnabas and Mark had both already shared in Gentile missionary outreach at Antioch in any case, (Acts 12:25),
The Apostle Paul, Barnabas and “John Mark” took a missionary journey Acts 13:2-5,
Mark turns back in Acts 13:13
After the split between Barnabas and Paul over Mark, Barnabas took Mark back with him to Cyprus (Acts 15:39)
Acts 15:39-41 They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, 40 but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the believers to the grace of the Lord. 41 He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.
Whatever Paul felt about Mark’s departure at the time (Acts 15:38), in much later years Mark appears as associated with Paul (Col. 4:10 and 2 Tim. 4:11), and also as a close junior colleague of Peter (1 Pet. 5:13),
1 Peter 5:13 She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark.
. John Mark, – Apostle Paul, Barnabas and apostle Peter
He wrote down all the he heard the Apostle Peter share and preach!
MARK – Young man in the garden-
Mark 14:51-52 A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, 52 he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.
Why did they write it?
The Apostle Peter is getting older.
Oral tradition – writing for others too.
Why – excited or care – Mark, faith for the real world?
You are a Christian – Challenged
You are not a Christian – Clear challenging picture
Mark, action Jesus – no long teachings
Information needed to have a personal relationship. – FAITH
Intellectually sophisticated – easy to grasp
EUNGELION- The Gospel – news to change the world
SLIDE: Mark 1
John the Baptist Prepares the Way
1 The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah,[a] the Son of God, 2 as it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
“I will send my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way”[c]—
3 “a voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.’”[d]
4 And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. 6 John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. 7 And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8 I baptize you with[e]water, but he will baptize you with[f] the Holy Spirit.”
The Baptism and Testing of Jesus
9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, 13 and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted[g] by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.
Jesus Announces the Good News
14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
INTRODUCTION – Hyper speed
Isaiah, John the Baptist, God the Father, the Holy Spirit,
Meet the family!
Fran: Joe, Joey, Charlie, Chaz,
My family – Mom Dad, Fred Scott
Informational – relational
John the Baptist –
Dresses in unusual – eats odd food – DESERT – everyone
Famous – Daily Progress – Cav daily
Isaiah – John the Baptist!
Isaiah points to John – preparing the way! OT! GOD!
John points to Jesus – SANDALS
7 And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8 I baptize you with[e]water, but he will baptize you with[f] the Holy Spirit.”
God the Father points to Jesus – MY SON!
The Holy Spirit points to Jesus – HOVERING
Jesus is NOT a philosophy teacher
Jesus = a teacher – his teachings cannot be separated
A moral code: I want my kids to be good people.
Jesus is a person.
This is about a person: You go to Him.
The Garden – Adam and Eve – Jesus – satan
JOHN PUT IN PRISON!
Won’t be easy!
FEET TO YOUR FAITH!
15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
Repent! Kingdom of God is HERE!
Repent! BELIEVE – the GOOD NEWS!