– Ministry in Galilee: Teaching the Disciples By Example Mark 1 – 6
– Preparation and Early Ministry Mark 1
– Second Visit to Capernaum: Overview of the Lord’s Service (Four P’s) Mark 2
– Teaching and Rejection of Christ: Picture of His First Coming to Israel Mark 3
– Teaching on the Kingdom of God: Picture of Christianity Mark 4:1-34
– First Visit to the Gadarenes: Picture of Millennial Blessing Mark 4:35 – 5:20
– Healing of the Ruler’s Daughter: 2nd Dispensational Outline Mark 5:21-43
– Later Ministry in Galilee: 3rd Dispensational Outline Mark 6
– Ministry in the Surrounding Lands: The Scope of Service Mark 7 – 9
– Human Religion vs. the Heart of God: 4th Dispensational Outline Mark 7:1 – 8:9
– Withdrawal From Public Paths: 5th Dispensational Outline Mark 8:10 – 9:13
– Lessons for the Disciples in Service Mark 9:14-50
– Journey to Jerusalem: Principles of Service Mark 10
– Having God’s Thoughts: the Question of Divorce Mark 10:1-12
– Having a Childlike Attitude: Suffer the Children Mark 10:13-16
– Having a Proper Assessment of Riches and Reward Mark 10:17-31
– Being Humble in Service Mark 10:32-45
– Being Sensitive to Need: Healing of Blind Bartimaeus Mark 10:46-52
– Ministry in Jerusalem: Opposition to Service Mark 11 – 13
– 1st Entry into Jerusalem: The Triumphal Entry Mark 11:1-11
– 2nd Entry into Jerusalem: The Fig Tree and Temple Cleansing Mark 11:12-26
– 3rd Entry into Jerusalem: Three Attempts from the Opposition Mark 11:27 – 12:44
– The Olivet Discourse: The Fate of Jerusalem Mark 13
– Suffering and Death Mark 14 – 15
– Events Preceding the Death of Christ Mark 14:1-52
– Trials of Christ Mark 14:53 – 15:15
– The Death of Christ Mark 15:16-47
– Resurrection, Appearances, and Ascension Mark 16
– The Two Marys at the Empty Tomb Mark 16:1-8
– His Appearing to Mary Magdalene Mark 16:9-11
– His Appearing to the Two Disciples on the Road Mark 16:12-13
– His Appearing to the Eleven and their Commission Mark 16:14-18
– His Continued Work from Heaven Mark 16:19-20
Four gospels, Four perspectives:
  • Matthew - written for the Jew
  • Mark - written for the Roman
  • Luke - written for the Greek
  • John - written for the Church
We can all learn and enjoy each gospel, but they are understood best when we know the perspective they are written from.
Four gospels, Four themes:
  • Matthew – Jesus, the King of the Jews
  • Mark – Jesus, the Perfect Servant
  • Luke – Jesus, the Perfect Man
  • John – Jesus, as God Himself in the Person of the Son
The synoptic gospels are Matthew, Mark, and Luke because they give a short synopsis of the Lord’s life from beginning to end. John doesn’t do that, he focuses on the Lord’s ministry in and around Jerusalem. In the synoptic Gospels, we have Christ presented to man to be received, but man fails the test and Christ is rejected. In John, Christ is rejected by man and Israel from the beginning, and God’s sovereign ways in grace and resurrection are brought in. Another difference is the audience. In the synoptic gospels we often have Jesus preaching to multitudes, but in John He is very often seen in a pastoral role, speaking to individuals... and it is to those individuals that He reveals the deepest truth of His Person!