Answers Mark 1 A

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Day 1 From the introduction of Mark  

  1. What stood out the most to you and why?

  2. Personal Has there ever been a time when you were amazed by the actions of our Lord? If so what amazed you?

Day 2 Read Mark 1: 1-8

  3. Who was John? See Mark 1:2-3 and Matthew 11:7-10 Luke 1:8-17 and Luke 1:34-45

  A voice crying in the wilderness and a messenger sent to prepare the way of the Lord, a prophet
  And a cousin to Jesus. 

  4. Why do you think God chose the wilderness for the beginning of the gospel or good news?
  It is in the wildernesses of our life we often find the Lord. Most of the prophets came out of the
  wilderness. Moses was called to God after murdering a man from the back side of the dessert &
  David who is called a “man after God’s own heart” and became King over Israel was a simple 
  Shepard out in the wilderness. Elisha dwelt in the wilderness of Israel. 

  5. From verse 4, 7 and 8 what was John’s message?
  Repentance, the turning of the heart, wisdom and making ready a people prepared for the Lord.

  6. How can you be a voice crying in a wilderness place?
   Personal...Try to point those who are going through a tough place to turn their hearts to the Lord. 

Day 3 Read Mark 1:9-13, Matthew 3:13-15, John 1:32-34

  7. Why do you think Jesus was baptized?
 He is our example and to fulfill all righteousness. It became a sign to John that Jesus was the Messiah. 

 8. From Mark 1: 10-11 what was the first thing that happened after Jesus was baptized? 
The heavens were opened, the Spirit descended like a dove upon Jesus and a voice came out of heaven saying
 :Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 

  9. What was the first thing the Spirit did after the baptism of Jesus
  He was driven or compelled by the Spirit to go into the wilderness and there He was tempted by the devil.

  10. Read 1 John 2:16 if sin could be put into 3 major categories; place each temptation Jesus endured in the
  wilderness in its proper category.

  The lust of the flesh, thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread  

  The lust of the eyes, Again, the devil takes him up into an exceeding high mountain, and shows him 
  all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them. All these things will I give thee, if thou will fall 
  down and worship me.  

  The pride of life If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down; for it is written, He shall give his angels 
  charge concerning thee; and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash they 
  foot against a stone

  11. Personal Which area do you struggle with the most? 

  12. How did Jesus overcome the temptations? What does this tell you?
  By the Word of God…it is written. We too overcome temptation by using the word of God against 
  the adversary. Rev. 12:11 And they overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the 
  word (Logos or Word of God) of their testimony

Day 4 Read Mark 1:14-15

  13. In verses 14 the Bible says that Jesus came into Galilee preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God. 
  What did Jesus mean by the Kingdom of God?
  It is the Kingdom that is all around us...just beyond our senses The Spiritual forces at work around us and  
  how we react to those forces. 

  14. From verse 15 give 3 points of Jesus’ message.
  1. Time is fulfilled or the time has come 2. The Kingdom of God is at hand. 3. Repent  
  4 Believe the gospel. 

  15. Challenge: What does the word Repent mean?
  To change your thinking. 

  16. What does it mean to "believe".
  Believe is a verb and takes action

Day 5 Read Mark 1:16-20

  17. From verse 16 Jesus begins to pick his disciples; who were the first two and what do you know about 
  them. See also John 1:35-42 
  Simon/Peter and his brother Andrew. They were fisherman. They had spent time with the Lord 
  before he called them to be his disciples. Peter and Andrew were partners with James, John and their

 18. From verse 19-20 who were the next disciples that Jesus called and what do you know about them from
  these verses? See also Matthew 4:21-22 and Luke 5:1-11
James and John were brothers and partners in the fishing business with Peter and Andrew. 
  They worked with their father. They left all to follow Jesus.