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  1. Call His Name Jesus - (The name ‘Jesus’ means “salvation of Yahweh.” In him, the salvation promised to Israel by Yahweh has arrived) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Son of David - (Jesus is the “son of David,” the heir to the Davidic 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. Battle in the Wilderness - (After his baptism, the Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness to be tested by the Devil. But he succeeded where Israel failed) - {PDF Copy}
  7. 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}
  8. 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}
  9. 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}
  10. On the Way to Calvary - (On the way to Jerusalem and his death, Jesus explained to his disciples just what it means to be the Messiah of Israel) - {PDF Copy}
  11. 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}
  12. 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}
  13. His Suffering and Death - (To be the Messiah means suffering and death, and he summons his disciples to follow the same path) - {PDF Copy}
  14. True Discipleship - (To be his disciple means to emulate his self-sacrificial service to others, especially so to the weak and marginalized) - {PDF Copy}
  15. To Follow Jesus - (The Messiah of Israel submitted to the way of the Cross and summoned his disciples to follow his example) - {PDF Copy}
  16. 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}
  17. 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}
  18. The Son of Man - (The “one like a Son of Man” from Daniel is the source of Christ’s self-designation, the “Son of Man) - {PDF Copy}
  19. The Centurion - (In Mark, only at his death did the Roman centurion who was present at his execution recognize who Jesus was) - {PDF Copy}
  20. The Way of the Cross - (To follow Jesus “wherever he goes” necessitates a lifetime of self-denial and sacrificial service for others) - {PDF Copy}
  21. 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}
  22. Cost of Discipleship - (To be his disciple means taking up the cross daily and following in Christ’s footsteps, even when doing so means death) - {PDF Copy}
  23. Jesus Reveals God - (The fullness and truth of God are unveiled in the Word made Flesh, namely, Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified Messiah – John 1:14-18) - {PDF Copy}

"The Son of man is delivered up into the hands of men, and they shall kill him. and when he is killed, after three days he shall rise again."

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[Big Sur, Photo by Daniel Gregoire on Unsplash]