Marking the Gospel

Marking the Gospel

by Jody Seymour

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Overview

Join Jody Seymour as he leads us on a journey through the Gospel of Mark. A Senior Minister in the United Methodist Church for many years, Jody has drawn from his learning and his lively imagination to introduce-or reintroduce-you to the hero of this Gospel. This devotional commentary will, when read alongside the Gospel itself, give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the story of Jesus' life and come closer to the heartbeat of God. Let the words of this first and oldest Gospel make a mark on you, as you discover in a fresh way its power to transform. Includes a guide for personal reflection or group discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610973403
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jody Seymour is the Senior Pastor of Davidson United Methodist Church in Davidson, North Carolina. He is the author of four other books: Lost but Making Excellent Time (2009), Looking for God in All the Wrong Places? (1990), A Time for Healing: Overcoming the Perils of Ministry (1995), and Finding God between the Lines (1997).

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Introduction The Book of Mark xiii

Chapter 1 1

Mark 1:1 "The Beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God."

Mark 1:2-8 John of the Desert

Mark 1:9-11 The Baptism of Jesus

Mark 1:12-13 The Temptation of Jesus

Mark 1:14-15 Jesus' Message

Mark 1:16-20 Calling the First Disciples

Chapter 2 12

Mark 2:1-12 Jesus Heals the Paralytic in Capernaum

Mark 2:13-17 The Call of Levi/Eating with Tax Collectors

Mark 2:18-28 Controversy over the Old and the New

Chapter 3 21

Mark 3:1-6 Healing the Man with a Withered Hand

Mark 3:7-12 The Crowds and the Demons

Mark 3:13-19a Choosing the Twelve

Mark 3:19b-27 Jesus and Beelzebul: The Devil Made Him Do It

Mark 3:28-35 The Unpardonable Sin/Jesus' Real Family

Chapter 4 32

Mark 4:1-34 Parables of the Kingdom

Mark 4:35-41 Jesus Quiets the Storm

Chapter 5 37

Mark 5:1-20 The Gerasene Demoniac

Mark 5:21-43 The Miracle on the Way to a Miracle: The Healing of Jairus' Daughter and the Woman with a Hemorrhage

Chapter 6 43

Mark 6:1-6 Jesus Rejected in His Home Town

Mark 6:7-13 The Mission of the Disciples

Mark 6:14-29 The Death of John the Baptist

Mark 6:30-44 Feeding the Five Thousand

Mark 6:45-52 Jesus Walks on the Sea

Mark 6:53-56 A Sweeping Conclusion

Chapter 7 58

Mark 7:1-23 Keeping the Rules and Keeping the Faith

Mark 7:24-37 The Syrophoenician Woman/The Deaf Mute of Decapolis

Chapter 8 65

Mark 8:1-21 More Food and More Questions: Feeding the Four Thousand and the Yeast of the Pharisees and Herod

Mark 8:22-26 Double Vision: The Blind Man of Bethsaida

Mark 8:27-9:1 The Really Big Show: Peters Confession/The Way of Discipleship

Chapter 9 73

Mark 9:2-13 The Transfiguration and the Question about Elijah

Mark 9:14-29 The Boy Who Could Not Be Healed by the Disciples

Mark 9:30-50 The Second Prediction of the Passion/The Cost of Discipleship

Chapter 10 84

Mark 10:1-12 Jesus Said What? Teaching about Marriage and Divorce

Mark 10:13-45 Acting like Children or Acting Childishly? Receiving the Kingdom as Children/The Rich Man/James and John's Request

Mark 10:46-52 Who Is Really Blind? The Healing of Blind Bartimaeus

Chapter 11 94

Mark 11:1-11 The Beginning of the End: The Entry into Jerusalem

Mark 11:12-26 Cursing and Cleansing: Cursing the Fig Tree and Cleansing the Temple

Mark 11:28-33 The Question about Authority

Chapter 12 102

Mark 12:1-12 The Parable of the Wicked Tenants

Mark 12:13-17 Paying Taxes to Caesar

Mark 12:18-27 The Sadducees and the Resurrection

Mark 12:28-37 More Questions: What Is the Greatest Commandment and Who Is the Christ?

Mark 12:38-44 The Widows Offering

Chapter 13 112

Mark 13:1-37 The Sky Is Falling: The End Times

Chapter 14 116

Mark 14:1-11 Jesus' Anointing

Mark 14:12-25 The Last Supper

Mark 14:27-42 Jesus Tells Peter of His Denial/The Garden Scene

Mark 14:43-52 The Arrest

Mark 14:53-72 The Trial and the Denial

Chapter 15 129

Mark 15:1-20 Jesus Before Pilate and the Abuse by the Soldiers

Mark 15: 21-41 The Crucifixion

Mark 15:42-47 The Burial

Chapter 16 139

Mark 16:1-8 The Empty Tomb

Questions for Reflection and/or Discussion by Gail Spach 143

Bibliography 155

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