purpose of Mark
to present the person, work, and teachings of Jesus
author of Mark
why was Mark written?
to encourage Roman Christians and to prove that Jesus is the Messiah
Jesus was the prime example of _______
what can we learn from the temptations of Jesus?
Jesus could resist temptations so we can too
how is our faith strengthened by Christ's humanity?
it gives us more reason to resist temptation because He knows what our humanly emotions are
what if Christ was never human?
we would not be able to relate to him as easily
to eat bread after the fast
Jesus was told (by the devil) He would be given the entire kingdom if He worshiped the devil
to throw Himself down and see if the angels would catch Him
do we normally see an opportunity to serve?
should we see an opportunity to serve everywhere?
how Jesus served
died on the cross
one who puts himself below others to sacrifice and work to help them
are we instructed to serve others?
another way Jesus served
healing the paralyzed
how does Jesus healing someone on the sabbath show his heart of service?
the sabbath was supposed to be a day of rest, yet Jesus performed works on it anyways because he cared
for even the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to
give his life as a ransom for many
what were Jesus's last words?
he asked for some wine
Luke was known as
"the beloved physician"
the only gentile author of the NT
who was Luke written to?
theme of Luke
Christ as the Son of Man and his humanity
how does Jesus relate to us?
he was human too
Acts is the sequel to
the name Acts shows the book is a
author of Acts
where/when Acts was written
Rome in A.D. 61
mission of the early church as defined by Jesus Christ
to witness to the entire earth
purpose of Acts
registration, vindication, and edification
Acts - registration
the written record of salvation
Acts - vindication
to let the history and message of the church prove its claim to divine origin
Acts - edification
shows us how to live as christians
early Christians were...
separated from the world with childlike obedience
other ways early Christians were different
rejected the world's honors and riches and were completely focused on God
being innocent and listening without question
how have Christians changed?
Christians today think that they can do whatever they want and still go to heaven
what should Christians think of daily?
living a different, more Godly lifestyle than they normally would
to afflict or oppress; to thoroughly injure
why was Stephen killed?
because the people couldn't cope with what he said
why do people persecute others?
to make themselves feel better and be able to look down on other people
belief you can be good without a God
why do people hate Christianity?
they don't want to step out of their comfort zone
where do we find morality?
why is it significant that Christianity spread to Samaria?
because Samarians were unclean people
what did the Romans believe?
they were their own ruler and the world is more important
why are Christians today different?
we do not abstain from the world
if we pursue God we should not be pursuing _______ ______
where was Phillip going when he saw the eunuch?
the 3 synoptic gospels
Matthew, Mark, and Luke
who traveled with Paul back to Jerusalem?
city where people were first called Christians
the book of Mark portrays Jesus as a _______
Saul's mission he was going to do as he was blinded
day church was reserved for
what are we saved by?
where Paul was from
people who were next to the gospel
helped Paul regain his sight
metaphor used to describe Christians scattering
like an anthill
where Jesus was when He was tempted
used to describe early Christians
something people were not warned about
modern day country visited by Paul
how was the first martyr killed?
the first martyr
wordly people look for __________ from service
Christlike people look for _____ ___ ___ from service
glory for God
4 principles of early church
teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayer
people of the early church had the same _______