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Scriptue- New Testament Ch. 4

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64 AD
Christians were blamed for the Great Fire
Nero
roman emperor, corrupt, notorious, persecuted Christians in AD 64-65
70 AD
the siege of Jerusalem
messianic secret
hidden answers to these two questions: who is this person?, will you follow Jesus?, only find in Mark, Jesus saying not to tell anyone anything about him
baptism
public ministry-unveils his identity as a dove, a symbol of the Holy Spirit, descends on him and a voice from heaven reveals
40 day retreat in the desert
Jesus tested by Satan, forces of good and evil, Jesus' obedience initiates a new Israel
authority of Jesus
means the right to command, someone with official power, the source of reliable information, the ability to gain the respect of others and influence what they do, knowledge, skill, or experience worthy of respect, teaching with authority, influential teacher
disciple
One who embraces and assists in spreading the teachings of another
apostles
one sent on a mission: as a: one of an authoritative New Testament group sent out to preach the gospel
5 conflicts or controversies
Jesus claims he can forgive sin, the call of the hated Levi and Jesus' table fellowship with sinners, Jesus not fasting according to the strict obligations of Jewish Law, involve the Sabbath, Jesus is free to interpret the meaning of eating customs on the Sabbath, doing good on the Sabbath is always allowed
miracles pattern
introduction-setting situation, display of faith, his response, result, reaction
dynamis / simeon
Power
Mk 8:27-33
heart of the gospel where Jesus is called the Messiah
Bartimaeus
blind man Jesus cured, instantaneous, if we have faith like him, listen to Jesus with open hearts, and depend on him as our savior, then we will understand the secret of his kingdom
Son of Man
he was God in human flesh, means Jesus was human
John Baptist compared
compare him to the Old testament prophet Elijah, John wore a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt, diet consisted of grasshoppers and wild honey, some people thought he was the Messiah
Blasphemy
to say to be a god, impious utterance or action concerning god or sacred things
Paschal mystery
God's love and salvation revealed to us through the life, passion, death, and resurrection and glorification of his Son Jesus Christ, sacraments and the Eucharist celebrate the paschal mystery and enable us to live in our own lives
Passion narratives
the suffering and agony of Jesus of the crucifixion, in the gospels
Pontius Pilate
Roman perfect that sentenced Jesus to crucifixion
Joseph of Arimathea
in the Sanhedrin, was one of Jesus; supporters
Passover / last supper
most important Jewish feast, anticipated Jesus' sacrifice on the cross, the saving event that frees all people from sin and death
Mount of Olives
where Jesus prays after the last supper, where Jesus ascended into heaven
Gethsemane
Aramaic name that means "oil press", garden where Jesus was arrested
Sanhedrin
a major law-making body and supreme court of Judaism
Barabbas
criminal who was released instead of Jesus
Simon of Cyrene
passerby at the walk to the cross, helps Jesus carry cross
Golgotha
"place of the skull"
End of Mark
passion and crucifixion, No resurrection appearances
Chapters in Mark
16, 2 endings were added on
Christian Symbol
winged lion
Parable of the Sower - Mk 4:1-20
the kingdom of God is a mystery
Parable of the mustard seed - Mk 4:30-32
ministry starts small but will become big
Parable of the lamp
what is hidden will become clear