MARK 1

12 Outlines

 

 

Mark 1:1-8

GOD INTERVENES

 

The great news of the Gospel is that God intervened in men's lives through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. John 1:14, John 3:16

In this passage which introduces the Gospel of Mark we again see God's intervention into our world through the arrival of the Lord Jesus.

 

A PROCLAMATION - Vs. 1

Mark leaves us with no doubt. He proclaims that Jesus is the Son of God.

 

A PROMISE - Vss. 2-3

God promised that Jesus' prophet, John the Baptist, would come before Jesus. See Malachi 3:1 and Isaiah 40:3

 

A PROPHET - Vss. 4-6

John baptized people, preparing them for the coming of the Lord Jesus.

His ministry was a great success.

 

A PROPHECY - Vss. 7-8

John's prophecy was that someone mightier than he would come.

He would baptize with the Holy Ghost.

 

 

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Mark 1:1-8

THE MESSAGE OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

 

PROCLAMATION OF COMING MESSIAH Vss. 1-3

 

PARTICIPATION BY THE HEARERS Vs. 4-6 (Baptism)

 

PREEMINENCE OF THE ONE WHO WOULD FOLLOW Vss. 7-8

 

 

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Mark 1:1-8

A PROPHETABLE (PROFITABLE) MINISTRY

 

THE PREDICTION OF JOHN’S COMING MINISTRY – Vss. 1-3

 

THE PERFORMANCE OF JOHN’S MINISTRY – Vss. 4-6

 

THE PURPOSE OF JOHN’S MINISTRY – Vss. 7-8

The purpose of John’s ministry was to point to the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

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Mark 1:1-8

JESUS IS COMING!

 

John the Baptist had an exciting message.  The Messiah, the Lord Jesus was coming!

 

THE PROPHECY ABOUT JESUS' MESSENGER Vss. 1-3

THE PROCEDURE OF JOHN'S MINISTRY Vs. 4

THE POTENCY OF JOHN'S MESSAGE Vss. 5-6

THE POWER OF JOHN'S MASTER Vss. 7-8

 

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Mark 1:9-20

SEE JESUS!

 

As Jesus begins his ministry, we can see Him doing some important things.

 

SEE JESUS REJOICING THE FATHER - Vss. 9-11

We see the Trinity present at the Baptism of the Lord Jesus.  We also note that the Father was pleased that Jesus took the step of obedience, associating Himself, through baptism, with sinful mankind. The Father rejoiced at the obedience of the Son.

 

SEE JESUS RESISTING THE DEVIL - Vss. 12-13

For more detail about the temptation of Christ see Matthew 4:1-10 and Luke 4:1-13

 

SEE JESUS RECRUITING THE DISCIPLES - Vss. 14-20

Note that following Jesus, learning to know Him, and about Him, will be the basis for Jesus making us "fishers of men."  We can't "fish" for Jesus, unless we learn from Jesus. See Vs. 17

 

 

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Mark 1:9-20

GETTING STARTED

 

JESUS WAS BAPTIZED BY JOHN - Vss. 9-11

 

JESUS BATTLED SATAN - Vss. 12-13

 

JESUS BEGAN PUBLIC MINISTRY - Vss. 14-20

Preaching - Vss. 14-15

Recruiting - Vss. 16-20

 

 

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Mark 1:14-28

BEGINNINGS

 

Most of us recognize the value of a good start!  To begin in the right way and  with the right effort and attitude increases the potential of success.

In this passage we see Jesus beginning his ministry in a great way, that continued throughout his life here on earth.

 

HIS MESSAGE  Vss. 14-15

 

HIS MEN Vss. 16-20

  1. His Recruitment

  2. Their Response

 

HIS MIGHT Vss. 21-28

  1. In The Word Vss. 21-22

  2. Over Satan Vss. 23-28

 

 

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Mark 1:14-34

JESUS!

 

JESUS, THE PREACHER – Vss. 14-15

JESUS, THE RECRUITER – Vss. 16-20

JESUS, THE TEACHER – Vss. 21-22

JESUS, THE DELIVERER – Vss. 23-28

JESUS, THE HEALER – Vss. 29-34

 

 

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Mark 1:21-34

WHO'S IN CHARGE HERE?

 

A small business I was acquainted with changed hands from the father to the son. The Son bought the business, but the father did not retire. This created a problem for one of the employees who used to receive conflicting orders from the two men.  The employee rightly asked the question, "Who's in charge here?"

 

Have you ever served on a committee that had no appointed chairman, or a chairman who didn't give any leadership? There is often confusion because nobody is in charge. But when somebody takes charge and the other committee members cooperated things start to get accomplished. The question, "Who's in charge here?" must be answered.

 

"Who's in charge here?" is also a question that must be answered within your life. Someone or something is going to be in charge of the decisions that you make and the actions that you take.  It can be yourself, a habit, a person, a hobby, an organization, or any number of things.

 

So, "Who's in charge here?"  Who runs your life? Allow me to remind you of the one should be in charge of your life. The one you should allow to run your life is none other than the Son of God. Why should he run your life? He has the authority to lead and guide you better than anything or anybody.

 

According to Webster's Dictionary, authority is "The power or right to give commands, enforce obedience, take action or make final decisions."  In our text we find that Jesus has that type of authority.

 

JESUS HAS AUTHORITY OVER DOCTRINE (TEACHING) - Vss. 21-22

Jesus taught with authority because He is God. Mark 13:31

 

JESUS HAS AUTHORITY OVER THE DEVIL AND DEMONS - Vss. 23-27

1 Peter 5:8-10

 

JESUS HAS AUTHORITY OVER DISEASE - Vss. 28-31

 

If Jesus has this kind of authority, shouldn't you submit to Him?

 

 

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Mark 1:35-45

FOR THE NEW YEAR

 

Follow Jesus example in the New Year!

Like Jesus:

BE DEVOTED TO GOD – Vs. 35

BE DIRECTED BY GOD – Vss. 36-38

BE DEMONSTRATIVE OF GOD’S POWER – Vss. 39-45

 

 

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Mark 1:35-45

IN TOUCH!

 

I have a fairly large phone bell (But please don't try to sell me long distance service!).

One of the reasons my phone bill is large is because Dottie (my wife) and I like to talk to our children.  We want to know what is going on in the lives of our children, and want them to know what's happening to us.  We feel that it is very important to keep in touch!

 

More important than keeping in touch with those we love is keeping in touch with God.  Our Lord Jesus Christ gives us a needed example in this passage. He kept close to His Heavenly Father. He was in touch!

 

PRIVATE CONNECTION - Vs. 35

Jesus was often busy, but Jesus did not neglect his time with God. He did not let an active day and night before (Mark 1:23-34) keep Him from fellowship with God in the morning.

Notice that he got up early to be in touch with God.

Also notice that he went to a private place.

Let us remember than the morning is an important time for prayer. Psalm 5.

Let us also remember that as much as possible, we should spend time alone in prayer. Matthew 6:5-6

 

PERSONAL DIRECTION - Vss. 36-38

Peter wanted Jesus to return to minister to the same crowds from the day before.

Jesus had spent time with God the Father. He had his directions from God. He moved on.

There will always be people who will want to tell us how to spend our time. Remember that time spent with God will help us know what God wants us to do with our time. Psalm 32:8, Ephesians 5:15-17, James 1:5-8

 

PUBLIC MANIFESTATION - Vss. 39

Jesus public ministry was proof that He had been with God in private. He preached publicly, cast our demons, and healed the sick.  Our powers to preach, teach, witness, live Godly lives, and serve will only be present if we abide in Him.  We must be in touch! John 15:1-8

 

 

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Mark 1:35-45

THE ULTIMATE SERVANT

 

Jesus' purpose on earth was to do the will of God. John 4:34

Jesus came and acted as a servant. Philippians 2:5-8

 

JESUS PRAYED - Vs. 35

He arose early and got his directions from God the Father.

 

JESUS WAS PURSUED - Vss. 36-37

Jesus had performed great miracles the previous day.  The crowds were seeking him again.

 

JESUS WAS PREPARED - Vs. 38

He knew God's will because He prayed. It was time to move on. A clamoring crowd could not convince him to stay.

 

JESUS PREACHED - Vs. 39

Jesus faithfully taught God's Word.

 

JESUS WAS POWERFUL - Vss. 39-45

Demons were cast our a leper was healed.

 

 

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