The Gospel of Mark: Open Your Heart and Believe! Handout #3

The Gospel of Mark: Open Your Heart and Believe!

Adult Vacation Bible School, July 2018

Session 3: On the road to Jerusalem the way of Jesus is the way of the cross

Mark 2:1-8:21

  1. Central section, Inclusio, Mark 8:22-10:52 -- Opening our eyes is costly

  2. Healing a blind man as symbolic of discipleship

  3. 8:14-21 prelude -- struggle to see

  4. 8:22-26 Sight comes gradually

  5. Emperor Vespasian

  6. The confession of Jesus’ identity – who do people say I am? Who do YOU say I am? 8:27-30

  7. First passion prediction and the second temptation, 8:3-33

  8. The call to discipleship 8:34-38

  9. The manifestation of Jesus’identity – a glimpse of glory, 9:2-8

  10. Belief and unbelief, 9:14-24

  11. Second passion prediction, 9:30-31

  12. Costly discipleship, 9:43-10:29

  13. Third passion prediction 10:32-34

  14. Second healing of a blind man

  15. Prelude – struggle to see, 10;34-45

  16. Stepping out in faith/trust 10:46-51

  17. Opened eyes to walk on the way of discipleship 10:52

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

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