April9 Gospel of Mark Open My Eyes

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Jesus Open Our Eyes: 

Jesus Open Our Eyes Gospel of Mark To Understand Jesus You Must see him in light of the Cross Must see His suffering and Death More than a third of the book is devoted to the 'Passion Week' (11-16) Readers maybe suffering Jesus is a model of a Servant How to endure suffering faithfully and triumphantly

Features of Mark: 

Features of Mark Fast-moving Action Immediately Frequent scene changes Little dialogue Little summarizing Tone of urgency Mid-point- Pace slows (8-10) Secrecy about Jesus’ identity (1-9) Veil of secrecy is lifted in the Passion Narrative (14:61-62; 15:39)

Jesus Open Our Eyes: 

Jesus Open Our Eyes Stories of Two Blind Men (8 andamp; 10) Between these two stories we see the disciples’ eye also being opened Focus on how Jesus opened their eyes and how he can open ours.

A Blind Man Healed: 

A Blind Man Healed Blind man brought Jesus took him by the hand He spit on his eyes andamp; put His hands on Do you see anything? People like trees Put His hands on his eyes andamp; look up Saw everyone clearly

Open Your Eyes (Confession): 

Open Your Eyes (Confession) Who do people say I am? You are the Christ? Teach them Son of man must suffer, rejected, killed and after three days rise again. Peter rebukes Jesus Jesus rebukes Peter (not God but of man) To see Jesus- deny self, cross, follow me

Open Your Eyes (Transfiguration) : 

Open Your Eyes (Transfiguration) Peter, James and John Jesus, Elijah and Moses Peter- build tabernacles (did know what to say) This is My Son, listen to him! Don’t say anything until you see the Son of man rise from the dead Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected

Open Your Eyes (Boy Healed): 

Open Your Eyes (Boy Healed) Disciples could not heal him Jesus heals him- Prayer Teaches them: Son of Man will be betrayed, killed, three days he will rise They did not understand and were afraid to ask Him.

Open Your Eyes (Who’s Greatest): 

Open Your Eyes (Who’s Greatest) Teaches First/Last and Servant of All Welcomes little children Stopped some from driving out demons Whoever is not against us is for us Lessons of Discipleship: problems of sin, salt, marriage, receiving the kingdom as a child, riches With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

Open Your Eyes See Jesus: 

Open Your Eyes See Jesus Jerusalem- amazed and afraid Son of Man, betrayed, condemned to death, Gentiles, mocked, spit, flog, killed, three day later will rise. James / John: right and left To become great Servant (diakonos) Slave (doulos) 'Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and give His life a ransom for many (10:45).'

Open Your Eyes- Bartimaeus: 

Open Your Eyes- Bartimaeus Jericho to Jerusalem 'Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me! What do you want to do? Raboni, I want to see! Go your way; faith has made you well. Immediately he received his sight Followed Jesus on the road.

See the Road: 

See the Road To the Cross Messiah Servant Endured Suffering Faithfully and Triumphantly! Mk 14:48-50 Mk 15:37-39

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