Mark 1-16 Mark A Jew writing to the Gentiles!
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A Jew writing to the Gentiles!
Mark was a scribe for Peter and a missionary companion for Paul.
Material exclusive to Mark
1. One parable -
“Preach the Gospel” (It’s a simple analogy!)Slide3
Suppose Peter had not left his nets “straightway?” (Mark 1:18) He might have become the respected president of the local Galilean fishermen’s association. But he would not have been on the Mount of Transfiguration with Jesus, Moses, and Elias and heard the voice of God (Neal A. Maxwell,
, May 1985, 72).Slide4
A Solitary Place
Elder Boyd K. Packer commented on the example set by the Savior:
“I have learned that the best time to wrestle with major problems is early in the morning. Our minds are fresh and alert. The blackboards of our minds have been erased by a good night’s sleep. The accumulated distractions of the day are not in our way. Our bodies have been rested also. That is the time to think something through carefully and to receive personal revelation…” (Teach Ye Diligently, Deseret Book Company, 1975, 244)Slide5
“I heard President Harold B. Lee begin many a statement about matters involving revelation with an expression something like this, ‘
In the early hours of the morning
, while I was pondering upon that subject…’ He made it a practice to work in the fresh, alert hours of the early morning on the problems that required revelation (Doctrine & Covenants 88:124,
Teach Ye Diligently, 1975, 204-5).Slide6
Jesus Christ Brothers and Sisters
James, Joses, Juda, Simon and his sisters!
Deny himself and take up His cross!
When, for the moment, we ourselves are not being stretched on our particular cross, we ought to be at the foot of someone else’s --- full of empathy and proffering spiritual refreshment (Neal A. Maxwell,
, May 1990, 34).Slide8
Commendable generosity in one thing does not reduce our accountability for smallness of soul in another. Remember “one thing thou lackest” (Neal A. Maxwell,
A Wonderful Flood of Life
Other unique insights
“Sore amazed and very heavy”
Terrified and affrighted!”Slide9
It appeared to be worse than even He imagined it would be!
Mark 14:36 “Abba” means “daddy” or “papa” in Aramaic. Mark 16:17-18 “Drink any deadly thing” Mission story! (Elder Condry)Slide10