THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK BIBLE STUDY

Background and Setting While Matthew was written to a Jewish audience, Mark seems to have targeted Roman believers, particularly Gentiles. When employing Aramaic terms, Mark translated them for his readers (3:17; 5:41; 7:11, 34; 10:46; 14:36; 15:22, 34). On the other hand, in some places he used Latin expressions instead of their Greek equivalents (5:9;... Continue Reading →

At Galilee

Perhaps during that first week of the Resurrection there were other appearances of Christ which have gone unrecorded; but through them all there had run one command. The excitement and distraction of Jerusalem were unfitted for that quiet teaching and explanation which the risen Master had still to give; therefore He bade the apostles return... Continue Reading →

Passion Story

Via Dolorosa, JerusalemA section of Via Dolorosa, the traditional route by which Jesus carried His cross to Calvary. The traditional label “passion story” refers to the concluding segment of the Gospels that narrates the circumstances of Jesus’ suffering, crucifixion, death, and resurrection. The word itself is based on the Latin word pati, which means “to... Continue Reading →

PASSION—Acts 17

I. THE SCRIPTURE—vv. 1–9 A. Cities—v. 1. Cities where Paul preached. B. Custom—v. 2. Paul’s custom was to preach in the synagogue. He opens (explains) the Scripture to the people. C. Christ—v. 3. Explains the sufferings of Christ and His resurrection according to prophecy. D. Conversions—v. 4. Greeks and important people accept Christ. E. Confusion—v.... Continue Reading →

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