Table of Contents

 

Introduction

Writer

Date

Origin and Destination

Characteristics

Purpose

Mark's position among the Gospels

Outline

Message

Exposition

I. Introduction 1:1-13

A. The title of the book 1:1 (cf. Luke 3:1-2)

B. Jesus' preparation for ministry 1:2-13

1. The ministry of John the Baptist 1:2-8 (cf. Matt. 3:1-6, 11-12; Luke 3:3-6; 15-18)

2. The baptism of Jesus 1:9-11 (cf. Matt. 3:13-17; Luke 3:21-23)

3. The temptation of Jesus 1:12-13 (cf. Matt. 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13)

II. The Servant's early Galilean ministry 1:143:6

A. The beginning of Jesus' ministry 1:14-20

1. The message of the Servant 1:14-15 (cf. Matt. 4:12, 17; Luke 4:14-15)

2. The first disciples of the Servant 1:16-20 (cf. Matt. 4:18-22; Luke 5:1-11)

B. Early demonstrations of the Servant's authority in Capernaum 1:21-34

1. Jesus' teaching and healing in the Capernaum synagogue 1:21-28 (cf. Luke 4:31-37)

2. The healing of Peter's mother-in-law 1:29-31 (cf. Matt. 8:14-15; Luke 4:38-39)

3. Jesus' healing of many Galileans after sundown 1:32-34 (cf. Matt. 8:16-17; Luke 4:40-41)

C. Jesus' early ministry throughout Galilee 1:35-45

1. The first preaching tour of Galilee 1:35-39 (cf. Luke 4:42-44)

2. The cleansing of a leprous Jew 1:40-45 (cf. Matt. 8:1-4; Luke 5:12-16)

D. Jesus' initial conflict with the religious leaders 2:13:6

1. The healing and forgiveness of a paralytic 2:1-12 (cf. Matt. 9:1-8; Luke 5:17-26)

2. The call of Levi and his feast 2:13-17 (cf. Matt. 9:9-13; Luke 5:27-32)

3. The religious leaders' question about fasting 2:18-22 (cf. Matt. 9:14-17; Luke 5:33-39)

4. The controversies about Sabbath observance 2:233:6

Picking grain on the Sabbath 2:23-28 (cf. Matt. 12:1-8; Luke 6:1-5)

Healing on the Sabbath 3:1-6 (cf. Matt. 12:9-14; Luke 6:6-11)

III. The Servant's later Galilean ministry 3:76:6a

A. The broadening of Jesus' ministry 3:7-19

1. Jesus' ministry to the multitudes 3:7-12 (cf. Matt. 12:15-21)

2. Jesus' selection of 12 disciples 3:13-19 (cf. Luke 6:12-16)

B. The increasing rejection of Jesus and its result 3:204:34

1. The increasing rejection of Jesus 3:20-35

The plan of Jesus' family 3:20-21

The unbelief of Jesus' enemies 3:22-30 (cf. Matt. 12:22-37; Luke 11:14-26)

The interference of Jesus' family 3:31-35 (cf. Matt. 12:46-50; Luke 8:19-21)

2. Jesus' teaching in parables 4:1-34

The setting 4:1-2 (cf. Matt. 13:1-3a; Luke 8:4)

The parable of the soils 4:3-9 (cf. Matt. 13:3b-9; Luke 8:5-8)

Jesus' explanations to His disciples 4:10-29

The purpose of the parables 4:10-12 (cf. Matt. 13:10-17; Luke 8:9-10)

The explanation of the parable of the soils 4:13-20 (cf. Matt. 13:18-23; Luke 8:11-15)

The parable of the lamp 4:21-25 (cf. Luke 8:16-18)

The parable of the seed growing by itself 4:26-29

The parable of the mustard seed 4:30-32 (cf. Matt. 13:31-32; Luke 13:18-19)

The summary conclusion 4:33-34 (cf. Matt. 13:34-35)

C. Jesus' demonstrations of power and the Nazarenes' rejection 4:356:6a

1. The demonstrations of Jesus' power 4:355:43

The stilling of a storm 4:35-41 (cf. Matt. 8:18, 23-27; Luke 8:22-25)

The deliverance of a demoniac in Gadara 5:1-20 (cf. Matt. 8:28-34; Luke 8:26-39)

The raising of Jairus' daughter and the healing of a woman with a hemorrhage 5:21-43 (cf. Matt. 9:18-26; Luke 8:40-56)

2. Jesus' rejection by the Nazarenes 6:1-6a (cf. Matt. 13:54-58)

IV. The Servant's self-revelation to the disciples 6:6b-8:30

A. The mission of the Twelve 6:6b-30

1. The sending of the Twelve 6:6b-13 (cf. Matt. 9:3511:1; Luke 9:1-6)

2. The failure of Antipas to understand Jesus' identity 6:14-29

The varying opinions about Jesus' identity 6:14-16 (cf. Matt. 14:1-3; Luke 9:7-9)

The death of Jesus' forerunner 6:17-29 (cf. Matt. 14:4-12)

3. The return of the Twelve 6:30 (cf. Luke 9:10)

B. The first cycle of self-revelation to the disciples 6:317:37

1. The feeding of the 5,000 6:31-44 (cf. Matt. 14:13-21; Luke 9:11-17; John 6:1-13)

2. Jesus' walking on the water and the return to Galilee 6:45-56

The walking on the water 6:45-52 (cf. Matt. 14:22-33; John 6:14-21)

Healings near Gennesaret 6:53-56 (cf. Matt. 14:34-36)

3. The controversy with the Pharisees and scribes over defilement 7:1-23 (cf. Matt. 15:1-20)

The religious leaders' objection 7:1-5

Jesus' teaching about the source of authority 7:6-13

Jesus' teaching about the true nature of defilement 7:14-23

4. Jesus' teaching about bread and the exorcism of a Phoenician girl 7:24-30 (cf. Matt. 15:21-28)

5. The healing of a deaf man with a speech impediment 7:31-36

6. The preliminary confession of faith 7:37 (cf. Matt. 15:29-31)

C. The second cycle of self-revelation to the disciples 8:1-30

1. The feeding of the 4,000 8:1-9 (cf. Matt. 15:32-38)

2. The return to Galilee 8:10 (cf. Matt. 15:39)

3. Conflict with the Pharisees over signs 8:11-13 (cf. Matt. 16:1-4)

4. Jesus' teaching about the yeast of the Pharisees and Herod 8:14-21 (cf. Matt. 16:5-12)

5. The healing of a blind man near Bethsaida 8:22-26

6. Peter's confession of faith 8:27-30 (cf. Matt. 16:13-20; Luke 9:18-21)

V. The Servant's journey to Jerusalem 8:3110:52

A. The first passion prediction and its lessons 8:319:29

1. The first major prophecy of Jesus' passion 8:31-33 (cf. Matt. 16:21-23; Luke 9:22)

2. The requirements of discipleship 8:349:1 (cf. Matt. 16:24-28; Luke 9:23-27)

3. The Transfiguration 9:2-8 (cf. Matt. 17:1-8; Luke 9:28-36)

4. The coming of Elijah 9:9-13 (cf. Matt. 17:9-13)

5. The exorcism of an epileptic boy 9:14-29 (cf. Matt. 17:14-20; Luke 9:37-43a)

B. The second passion prediction and its lessons 9:3010:31

1. The second major prophecy of Jesus' passion 9:30-32 (cf. Matt. 17:22-23; Luke 9:43-45)

2. The pitfalls of discipleship 9:33-50

The desire for greatness 9:33-37 (cf. Matt. 18:1-5; Luke 9:46-48)

The folly of a sectarian attitude 9:38-42 (cf. Matt. 18:6-7; Luke 9:49-50)

Failure in self-discipline 9:43-50 (cf. Matt. 18:8-14)

3. Lessons concerning self-sacrifice 10:1-31

The transition from Galilee to Judea 10:1 (cf. Matt. 19:1-2)

Jesus' instruction about marriage 10:2-12 (cf. Matt. 19:3-12)

Jesus' instruction about childlikeness 10:13-16 (cf. Matt. 19:13-15; Luke 18:15-17)

Jesus' instruction about wealth 10:17-31

The encounter with the rich young ruler 10:17-22 (cf. Matt. 19:16-22; Luke 18:18-23)

Jesus' teaching concerning riches 10:23-31 (cf. Matt. 19:23-30; Luke 18:24-30)

C. The third passion prediction and its lessons 10:32-52

1. The third major prophecy of Jesus' passion 10:32-34 (cf. Matt. 20:17-19; Luke 18:31-34)

2. Jesus' teaching about serving 10:35-45 (cf. Matt. 20:20-28)

3. The healing of a blind man near Jericho 10:46-52 (cf. Matt. 20:29-34; Luke 18:35-43)

VI. The Servant's ministry in Jerusalem chs. 1113

A. Jesus' formal presentation to Israel 11:1-26

1. The Triumphal Entry 11:1-11 (cf. Matt. 21:1-17; Luke 19:29-44; John 12:12-19)

2. Jesus' condemnation of unbelieving Israel 11:12-26

The cursing of the fig tree 11:12-14 (cf. Matt. 21:18-19)

The cleansing of the temple 11:15-19 (cf. Matt. 21:12-13; Luke 19:45-48)

The lesson of the withered fig tree 11:20-26 (cf. Matt. 21:19-22)

B. Jesus' teaching in the temple 11:2712:44

1. The controversy over Jesus' authority 11:2712:12

The authority of John the Baptist 11:27-33 (cf. Matt. 21:23-27; Luke 20:1-8)

The parable of the wicked tenant farmers 12:1-12 (cf. Matt. 21:33-46; Luke 20:9-19)

2. The controversy over Jesus' teaching 12:13-37

Jesus' teaching about the poll tax 12:13-17 (cf. Matt. 22:15-22; Luke 20:20-26)

Jesus' teaching about the resurrection 12:18-27 (cf. Matt. 22:23-33; Luke 20:27-40)

Jesus' teaching about the greatest commandment 12:28-34 (cf. Matt. 22:34-40)

Jesus' question about Messiah's sonship 12:35-37 (cf. Matt. 22:41-46; Luke 20:41-44)

3. Jesus' condemnation of hypocrisy and commendation of reality 12:38-44

Jesus' condemnation of hypocrisy 12:38-40 (cf. Matt. 23:1-39; Luke 20:45-47)

Jesus' commendation of reality 12:41-44 (cf. Luke 21:1-4)

C. Jesus' teaching on Mt. Olivet ch. 13

1. The setting 13:1-4 (cf. Matt. 24:1-3; Luke 21:5-7)

2. Warnings against deceptions 13:5-8 (Matt. 24:4-8; Luke 21:8-11)

3. Warnings about personal danger during persecution 13:9-13 (cf. Matt. 24:9-13; Luke 21:12-19)

4. The coming crisis 13:14-23 (cf. Matt. 24:14-28)

5. The Second Coming of the Son of Man 13:24-27 (cf. Matt. 24:29-31; Luke 21:25-28)

6. The time of Jesus' return 13:28-32 (cf. Matt. 24:32-41; Luke 21:29-33)

7. The concluding exhortation 13:33-37 (cf. Matt. 24:42; Luke 21:34-36)

VII. The Servant's passion ministry chs. 1415

A. The Servant's anticipation of suffering 14:1-52

1. Jesus' sufferings because of betrayal 14:1-11

The plot to arrest Jesus 14:1-2 (cf. Matt. 26:1-5; Luke 22:1-2)

The anointing at Bethany 14:3-9 (cf. Matt. 26:6-13; John 12:1-8)

Judas' betrayal of Jesus 14:10-11 (cf. Matt. 26:14-16; Luke 22:3-6)

2. Jesus' sufferings because of desertion 14:12-52

Jesus' farewell in the upper room 14:12-26

Preparations for the Passover meal 14:12-16 (cf. Matt. 26:17-19; Luke 22:7-13)

The announcement of Jesus' betrayal 14:17-21 (cf. Matt. 26:20-25; Luke 22:14, 21-23; John 13:21-30)

The institution of the Lord's Supper 14:22-26 (cf. Matt. 26:26-30; Luke 22:17-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26)

Jesus' agony in the garden 14:27-52

The prediction of Peter's denial 14:27-31 (cf. Matt. 26:31-35; Luke 22:31-34; John 13:36-38)

Jesus' sufferings in Gethsemane 14:32-42 (cf. Matt. 26:36-46; Luke 22:40-46)

Jesus' betrayal, arrest, and abandonment 14:43-52 (cf. Matt. 26:47-56; Luke 22:47-53; John 18:2-12)

B. The Servant's endurance of suffering 14:5315:47

1. Jesus' Jewish trial 14:5315:1

The hearing before Caiaphas 14:53-65 (cf. Matt. 26:57-68; Luke 22:54, 63-65; John 18:24)

Peter's denial of Jesus 14:66-72 (cf. Matt. 26:69-75; Luke 22:55-62; John 18:16-18, 25-27)

The verdict of the Sanhedrin 15:1 (cf. Matt. 27:1-2; Luke 22:66-71)

2. Jesus' Roman trial 15:2-20

Jesus' first appearance before Pilate 15:2-5 (cf. Matt. 27:11-14; Luke 23:1-5; John 18:28-38)

Jesus' second appearance before Pilate 15:6-15 (cf. Matt. 27:15-26; Luke 23:13-25; John 18:3919:16)

The Roman soldiers' mockery of Jesus 15:16-20 (cf. Matt. 27:27-31; John 19:16-17a)

3. Jesus' crucifixion, death, and burial 15:21-47

The crucifixion of Jesus 15:21-32 (cf. Matt. 27:32-44; Luke 23:26-43; John 19:17b-27)

The death of Jesus 15:33-41 (cf. Matt. 27:45-56; Luke 23:44-49; John 19:28-30)

The burial of Jesus 15:42-47 (cf. Matt. 27:57-66; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:31-42)

VIII. The Servant's resurrection ch. 16

A. The announcement of Jesus' resurrection 16:1-8 (cf. Matt. 28:1-8; Luke 24:1-8; John 20:1)

B. the appearances and ascension of Jesus 16:9-20

1. Three post-resurrection appearances 16:9-18

Jesus' appearance to Mary Magdalene 16:9-11 (cf. John 20:11-18)

Jesus' appearance to two men 16:12-13 (cf. Luke 24:13-32)

Jesus' appearance to the Eleven 16:14-18 (cf. Luke 24:36-43; John 20:19-23)

2. Jesus' ascension 16:19-20 (cf. Luke 24:50-53; Acts 1:9-12)

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