When I read Mark during church we would read the long ending, at the time I didn’t know the difference between the endings. I was confused to why there were three different parts to it and they were broken up as if they were supposed to be a new verse. When I asked the leader of the class she couldn’t give me an explanation. With the research I have done I feel that I have come to a conclusion as to which ending is the most correct and why there are multiple endings.
Throughout the Gospel of Mark, Jesus exercised his divine power to perform miracles and bring healing to people of many nations. At one point Jesus is confronted by a Jewish leader, Jairus. He comes begging Jesus to lay his hands on his daughter because she is facing death. Mark specifies that Jairus was a Jewish man to show that Jesus had no bias when it comes to who he is willing to help, Jew or Gentile alike. Jairus begs Jesus to follow him and heal his daughter; Jesus agrees since he knows that this man has faith in him. Jesus follows Jairus to his daughter, however, he attracts a large crowd along the way. The crowd symbolizes the number of people that Jesus always had following him. However, like the Jewish leadership, not all the people
Gromacki’s book is comprised of fifteen chapters. The book focuses on the personality, deity, and symbols of the Holy Spirit. Six chapters are dedicated to the various aspects of the Holy Spirit’s ministry. There is a chapter that focuses on the baptism of the Holy Spirit as well as one that discusses what it means to be indwelled and filled by the Holy Spirit. The gifts of the Holy Spirit as well as speaking in tongues are covered in the book. Each chapter is divided by headings and these headings are separated into sub-headings. Theses headings and sub-headings keep the reader focused on what the chapter is about. The book ends with a discussion of the future of the Holy Spirit.
He is praying to request assistance from the god. He needs help getting his daughter Chryseis
The gospel of Mark is a short recollection of Jesus life, it has many details but is missing pieces or additions to his life. The Gospel of mark was said to have lost pieces, and also the first account of Jesus life. Although it is not as detailed in some areas as it is in others, it tells many accounts of Jesus life on earth and what kind of a person he was, the life he lived, his struggles and his ending.
Both assessments also placed him in the Secure/ low avoidance category. Upon consideration of the participant’s answers to the assessment’s questions, he is currently in Elkind’s final stage, the search for comprehension and Fowler’s fifth stage, Conjunctive Faith. The participant in this interview has indeed reach a point in his spiritual growth where he can see the underlying meaning/reasoning of his relationships. While some times still baffled by the behavior of his father, the relationship that he has with his father, other constants in his life, have meaning can ultimately explained through scripture and personal a connection with God. According to Elkind, religion is a natural result of mental development with such complexities, that it ultimately requires our intellectual needs to be gratified by spiritual development as we progress in age, and it is evident that the interviewee has allowed spiritual development to satisfy and bring meaning to that which he could not understand on his own (Hood, Hill, &Spilka, 2009). As for Fowler’s stage of Conjunctive Faith, it is described as place in one’s development where a willingness to converse with those of other faiths in the belief that they might learn something that will allow them to correct their own truths. As minister and someone that has studied theology, the interviewee has had the opportunity to dialogue with several people different faiths and openly admitted that many of them have contributed to his spiritual growth. No longer viewing everything that is found in biblical scripture in a literal sense, he views the theological challenges that are presented to him by those of a different faith as tool to discover as
Richard J. Bauckham, the author of The Eyewitnesses in the Gospel of Mark demonstrates the relationships between Jesus Christ and His disciples, specifically His connection to Simon Peter. He establishes Mark’s reliance on major and minor eyewitnesses as resources in his writings. In the Gospel of Mark a pattern of reference to Simon Peter is noted more than any of other disciples or eyewitnesses who accounted for the events encompassing Jesus Christ. Bauckham’s main point in his argument was that the text as written, relied more on the testimony of eyewitnesses (pg 1). In addition, he argued his inclusion of the literary device inclusio as related to the repetitive testimonies of Peter, Mark’s leading source of information. Inclusio is a word, phrase, or person mentioned at the beginning, repeated throughout the body, and the end of a writing at the highest rate (pg 2). Simon Peter’s name was repeated more than any other disciple. He was the prominent character and the major eyewitness concerning the events, which encircled Jesus Christ. Simon Peter was present from the beginning to the resurrection of Jesus Christ and mentioned throughout the Gospels (pg 2). Peter’s presence reveals his
When you open the Gospel of Mark, you will find that it does not end with the eight sections (MK 16:1-8) of the chapter sixteen. Because there are twelve sections (MK 16: 9-20) for the end of the Mark after that eight sections. However, some Bible scholars believe that twelve sections are not the original ending, because its writing style and sentences are obviously different from the Mark. This text is obviously added to the list after Mark. Scholars believe that there are two relatively credible reasons: First, in the early church, some of the scribes tried to make the story’s outcome more satisfactory; second, Some Bible scholars believe that the original ending of Mark has been lost, so people tried to make up. So why the original ending of the Mark is an omit ending?
When the members and I were discussing our interpretations and understandings of the essay, I was slightly surprised by their response since my assumption was that we would have the same or similar opinion about Answering the Big Question by Father Raymond de Souza. Their analysis was Father Raymond suggesting that parents should discuss religion to their children more frequently, those who fail to are lazy and that children should not spend so much time with extra-curricular activities. The members dislike and disagree with what the essay is conveying, stating that parents have no need to discuss religion with their children and that the children are allowed to believe whatever they wish.
The story in Chapter 6, verses forty-nine to fifty is similar. "It's a ghost!", the disciples screamed when they saw Jesus walking on water. "They were all terrified when they saw
Mark: The Gospel of Mark tells the story of Jesus Christ’s life from when he was baptized by John the Baptist until the days of his death, and his resurrection. Mark was the second of four Gospels although some Scholars argue and insist Mark was the first Gospel written 1. Mark was written by John Mark in AD 65, with a target audience of Roman Christian beleivers 2. Mark was written in a unique manner in regards to literary genre, as it contains figures of speech, and portray life situations in a passionate story like setting that can make the reader feel as if he is there 3. The Gospel of Mark is the shortest of the four Gospels, however it is written in a manner that emphasizes more so on Jesus’s works than Jesus’s words 4. The key theme in Mark is to portray the life of Jesus Christ as the son of God 5, and the purpose was to show the human qualities and emotions that Jesus displayed from anger (Mark 3:5), and compassion (Mark 1:41). Some of the key events of Jesus Christ’s life in the Gospel Mark include his miracles, his entrance into Jerusalem, the last supper, his arrest and trial, his crucifixion, his resurrection, and his ascension 6. The Gospel of Mark ends with his instruction to the eleven Apostles “And he said unto them “Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to the whole creation” (Mark 16:16), and his ascension into Heaven (Mark 16:19).