SERVANT IN ACTION
#1 of 16 – THE ACTION GOSPEL
This week I am beginning a series of outlines in the Gospel of Mark.
These are more for Bible Study/Sunday School than they are for preaching.
They are not usually alliterated outlines.
Matthew - Jesus is presented
as the King,
Luke - Jesus is presented as "the Son of Man", "the perfect man".
John - Jesus is presented as the Son of God.
Mark - Jesus is presented as the Servant.
Ø It is the Gospel of Action. There are not many long teaching passages. Emphasis is on what Jesus did. A key word is "straightway" or "immediately".
Ø The human author was John Mark, perhaps the young man mentioned in Mark 14:51-52.
Ø Mark originally went with Paul and Barnabas on the First Missionary Journey. However he left for home not long into the trip. This desertion later caused a rift between Paul and Barnabas. Acts 13:5, 13, Acts -41
Ø Mark evidently proved himself to be a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus. At the end of Paul's life, he was asking for Mark's assistance.
(Please note that the use of the word "first" in this part of the outline is referring to first in the Gospel of Mark and not Jesus' entire ministry.)