Gospel Of Mark Essay

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In the Gospel of Mark, believed to be written around 67-73 AD, it shows many connections to Peter and what he preached at the time. In this book, Jesus is focused on more based on his deeds, rather than the words he preached, he is seen as being a vivid person through this Gospel. Mark’s writing were believed to target the audience of non-Jewish and Gentile-Christian groups. One of the central themes located within Mark’s Gospel is that following Jesus was often meant that Christians must suffer like Jesus did. Mark paints the portrait that Jesus Christ was a Suffering Messiah for all Christians.
In the Gospel, Mark quickly tells us that Jesus is clearly the Son of God. Along with this, he tells about Jesus’ humanity throughout his writings.
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In passage Mark 8:27-34, Peter reveals to Jesus that they call him the Messiah. Jesus spoke saying that he must suffer, be rejected, be killed, and rise after three days. In Mark’s passage, Peter rebukes Jesus, Jesus would then rebuke Peter. Jesus then summons the crowd telling them, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me”. In Mark’s passage we discover that Jesus will accept the title of Christ from Peter. In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus refers to himself as the Son of God, or a Suffering Servant for his people. Christ means Messiah, which also translates into the “anointed one”. During this time, Jesus’ title of Messiah had many different interpretation throughout the different groups of people. For example, Pharisees thought the Messiah would be a religious leader who would help spread the law throughout; the Essenes thought that their would be two Messiahs that would come; and the Zealots thought that the Messiah would help with military means when it came to the Romans. In Mark’s Gospel he tells us that Jesus did accept the title and role of the Messiah, but that he kept it to himself. After accepting the title, Jesus warns Peter and others not to tell anyone that he is the Son of God/Son of Man who would die for his people. Peter would continue to question Jesus; therefore, Jesus compared him to Satan and judged him by human

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