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  1. The Salvation of Yahweh - (The name ‘Jesus’ means “salvation of Yahweh,” for, in him, the salvation promised to Ancient Israel has arrived in all its glory) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Son of David - (Jesus is the son of David and heir to the messianic throne, the beloved Son of God, and the ruler of the kings of the earth) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Son of Abraham - (Jesus is the true “son of Abraham,” the heir of the covenant promises, and the one who receives and implements the inheritance) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Beginning of the Good News - (In the ministry of Jesus, the kingdom of God arrived, beginning with his baptism by John the Baptist) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Voice in the Wilderness - (John arrived in Judea to prepare the way for the Messiah and to herald the Good News of the Kingdom) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Herald of the Kingdom - (Victorious over the Devil and empowered by the Spirit, Jesus appears in Galilee of the Nations to proclaim the Kingdom) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Christ and Caesar - (Satan offered Jesus unlimited political power to achieve his messianic mission if only he acknowledged him as his overlord) - {PDF Copy}
  8. This is My Son! - (The Spirit of God and the divine voice from heaven confirmed the calling and identity of Jesus - Son of God and Messiah of Israel ) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Who Is This Man? - (No one recognized who Jesus was except the demons exorcised by him. Only in his sacrificial death can his identity be understood) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Kingdom in Adversity - (Jesus began to proclaim the kingdom following the arrest of John the Baptist, and this was in fulfillment of Scripture) - {PDF Copy}
  11. On the Way - (On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus explains to his disciples just what it means to be the Messiah of Israel) - {PDF Copy}
  12. Servant and King - (At his baptism, the “voice from heaven” called Jesus “my beloved Son,” identifying him as the Messiah and the “Servant of Yahweh) - {PDF Copy}
  13. Revealed on Calvary - (In Mark, the "Son of Man" is revealed and understood in his sufferings and death for others on a Roman Cross) - {PDF Copy}
  14. His Suffering and Death - (To be the Messiah means suffering and death, and he summons his disciples to follow the same path) - {PDF Copy}
  15. True Discipleship - (To be his disciple means to emulate his self-sacrificial service to others, especially to the weak and marginalized) - {PDF Copy}
  16. To Follow Jesus - (The Messiah of Israel submitted to the way of the Cross and summoned his disciples to follow his example) - {PDF Copy}
  17. His Impending Death - (Jesus explained that he was “on the way” to Jerusalem where he would be arrested, tried, and executed per the plan of God) - {PDF Copy}
  18. Ransom For Many - (His disciples are called to live lives of self-sacrificial service to others, just as Jesus gave his life a ransom for many) - {PDF Copy}
  19. The Son of Man - (The one like a Son of Man from Daniel is the source of Christ’s self-designation as the Son of Man and his authority) - {PDF Copy}
  20. The Centurion - (In Mark, only at his death did the Roman centurion who was present at his execution recognize who Jesus was) - {PDF Copy}
  21. The Way of the Cross - (To follow Jesus “wherever he goes” necessitates a lifetime of self-denial and sacrificial service for others) - {PDF Copy}
  22. Suffering and Discipleship - (To follow Jesus means self-denial and a willingness to suffer for his sake, and for disciples, enduring persecution is the highest honor) - {PDF Copy}
  23. Disciples and Persecutors - (When Christians react to hostility with hostility, whether from government, society, or individuals, Satan triumphs) - {PDF Copy}
  24. Mercy is NOT Optional - (Mercy and love are the defining characteristics of his true disciple, and they epitomize the cruciform life) - {PDF Copy}
  25. Cost of Discipleship - (To be his disciple means taking up the cross and following in his footsteps, even if it results in death - Mark 6:7-30) - {PDF Copy}
  26. Jesus Reveals God - (John’s Gospel contrasts Jesus with the old era. Ture light, life and truth are found in Jesus, the only one qualified to interpret the Father) - {PDF Copy}
  27. The Life-Giving Word - (Jesus is the Word made flesh in whom the glory of God is revealed, the same word by which God created all things) - {PDF Copy}


Suffering Servant

Revolt Against the Son