Mark on Jesus part 2

21 Feb

I started, l think last week, just jotting down a few thoughts I was picking up from Mark about who Jesus is. I only got through chapter 1.

I thought I might list a few more I was noting today from chapter 2.

1. He was a preacher of the Word
2. He valued faith.
3. He had the authority to forgive someone else’s sins.
4. He had the ability to tell what other people were thinking.
5. He was not afraid to confront spiritual leaders who were thinking erroneously.
6. He did not shrink back when people thought he was claiming to be equal with God.
7. His miracles demonstrated that He had the authority to forgive sins.
8. He was sometimes criticized as being arrogant.
9. He was able to make a paralyzed man walk.
10. He considered forgiveness of sin to be a greater priority than even physical healing.
11. He did things that made people say, “We have never seen anything like this before.”
12. He was constantly teaching.
13. He chose His followers.
14. He commanded His followers.
15. He chose followers that would have been looked down upon by others in his society.
16. He had many tax gatherers and known sinners who were attracted to his ministry.
17. He spent a great deal of time with people that the religious elite of his society would have looked down upon.
18. He came to call sinners. He did not come for the righteous.
19. He knew about his death from the beginning.
20. He saw Himself as more important than John the Baptist.
21. He was often criticized by people others thought were spiritual as being unspiritual.
22. He considered His coming a reason for joy.
23. He saw Himself as bringing a substantially different way of looking at religion than the way of thinking about religion that was being taught by the Pharisees and religious leaders of his day.
24. He was sometimes criticized as being disobedient to the law of God.
25. He was often followed by people who were specifically looking at what he did in order to find fault with it.
26. He often responded to criticism with a question.
27. He knew Scriptures.
28. He interpreted the Scriptures.
29. He saw Himself as the Son of Man.
30. He viewed Himself as the Lord of the Sabbath.

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3 Responses to “Mark on Jesus part 2”

  1. jack February 21, 2007 at 5:33 pm #

    …if I could imitate him in #26, my little world would be a nicer place to live 🙂

  2. joshnmarda February 21, 2007 at 5:45 pm #

    No kidding. Mine too! Hope you are having a great day brother…

  3. Patrick April 2, 2007 at 3:03 pm #

    Luke 9:57-62

    [57] As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”

    [58] Jesus replied, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”

    [59] He said to another man, “Follow me.”

    But the man replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”

    [60] Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”

    [61] Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good-by to my family.”

    [62] Jesus replied, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
    Jesus Christ comes before everything. Nothing in my past life gave me any lasting peace or satisfaction. I was always looking, searching; all my vain attempts to be noticed, appreciated, loved, or respected, ended in ashes. I’ve had it all – marriage, kids, house, car, & job security – & lost it all through, sin. My purpose in life is to proclaim the kingdom of God, without looking back on my past life. I am a sinner who deserves to go to hell but Jesus has delivered me from my inequities, through his death on the cross. His love lasts forever. I was lost but was found by Jesus. I love Jesus, so much. Oh! Merciful Jesus! Praise the Lord!!

    Peace Be With You
    Patrick

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