Sunday series: 01/18/2009 (#18)
Where: Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church at 11:15am
Adult Education: The Gospel of Mark
- Symbol for Mark — “A Man”
- “human picture” of Jesus
- “the events” of His ministry
- “the facts” of his life marked by reality
- high — more God than man (son of man)
- low — more man than God (divine)
- Jesus is fully God and fully man.
- Parts of a miracle
- a problem
- a solution
- a proof
- The metaphor of the sheep and shepherd has the shepherd is the one who risks his life for his sheep.
- Jesus is both shepherd and teacher.
- The Gospel according to Mark was the first book written, It is the closest to an eye-witness account.
- Mark 5:43, 7:36, 8:26.
- The suffering “son of man.”
“13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 A nd Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar–jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ. 21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.” (Matthew 16:13-21 KJV)
- Whom do you think Jesus is? Make a list, letter, etc. Talk about your faith.
- Every week, I seem to be writing less and less that I seem to have something to say to “shopping for faith.”
- The first comment above refers to what the Church calls a confession of faith. This is needed from any child doing the confirmation.