The Gospel of Mark: Open Your Heart and Believe! Handout #2

The Gospel of Mark: Open Your Heart and Believe!

Adult Vacation Bible School, July 2018

Session 2: Jesus’ mission in Galilee proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God

Mark 2:1-8:21

1.Themes

God’s reign is at hand – don’t tell anybody (4:10-12)

Healing and forgiveness (2:1-12)

Clean and unclean, insiders and outsiders –What is true Torah? (5:21-43;7:5-30)

Abundance and feasting 2:15-20

Release from the power of demons (5:1-20)

Riddles (4:1-20)

2. What has spoken to you in this section of Mark’s Gospel?

NOTE: While the ESV Bible translation is not a bad one, the translation O actually meant to recommend along with the NRSV, is the Common English Bible

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