Mark 1

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.

FOUR GOSPELS = FOUR VIEWS OF JESUS

 

Matthew - Jesus is presented as the King, Israel's Messiah.

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.

THE GOSPEL OF MARK

 

     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".

     The human author was John Mark, perhaps the young man mentioned in Mark 14:51-52.

     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 15:36-41

     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.

 

I. THE PREPARATION FOR SERVICE - Vss. 1-13

A.   THE MINISTRY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST - Vss. 1-8

B. THE BAPTISM OF JESUS - Vss. 9-11

C. THE TEMPTATION OF JESUS - Vss. 12-13

 

II. THE INITIATION OF SERVICE - Vss. 14-28

 

(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.)

A. FIRST PREACHING - Vss. 14-15

B. FIRST CALL TO DISCIPLESHIP - Vss. 16-20

C.   FIRST CONFRONTATION WITH DEMONS - Vss. 21-28

III. THE CHARACTER OF SERVICE - Vss. 29-45

A.   TIME FOR THE HOME - Vss. 29-31

B.   TIME FOR PEOPLE - Vss. 32-34

C.   TIME FOR GOD - Vss. 35-39

D. TIME FOR THE UNLOVELY - Vss. 40-45