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Gospel of Mark Bible study course

Portraits of Jesus

A Study of the Gospel of Mark

by Gary Fisher

Gospel of Mark Bible study course

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Authority of Jesus

Lesson 1


*1* John came to prepare the way for whom? (a) Moses, (b) Mohammed, (c) Jesus, (d) Peter. Answer: (type the letter of the correct answer in the blank) .

*2* What word in our study means "to decide to change"? Answer: The word is .

*3* John said he was unworthy to: a) untie Jesus' shoes; b) carry Jesus' bags; c) stand beside Jesus; d) talk to Jesus. Answer: .

*4&5* What two amazing things happened when Jesus was baptized? Answer: The came on Him in a form like a dove, and a voice spoke from saying, "This is my beloved Son."

*6* Where was Jesus baptized (v9)? Answer: He was baptized in the River.

*7* For how many days was Jesus tempted by Satan in the wilderness (v13; Luke 4:1,2)? Answer: days.

*8* What message did Jesus preach (v15)? Answer: He told people to repent and believe in the .

*9* Which of these things did the disciples not do when Jesus called them? a) decide immediately; b) leave family and job; c) follow Jesus; d) go to school for training. Answer: .

*10* What did Jesus say He would make these men (v17)? Answer: He would make them fishers of .

*11* What amazed the multitudes about Jesus? a) physical appearance; b) intelligence; c) wealth; d) authority in teaching. Answer: .

*12* How did Jesus expel the demon? a) by conducting a seance; b) by a magical formula; c) by a simple command (rebuke); d) by taking up a collection. Answer: .

*13* What purpose did Jesus' miracles serve? a) they made Him rich, b) they demonstrated His authority and proved He was from God, c) they proved people today can do miracles, d) they served no purpose whatever. Answer: .

*14* Whom did Jesus heal in this story? Answer: He healed Simon Peter's .

*15* Which is not characteristic of Jesus' healings? a) He healed many (i.e., all of the many who came); b) He healed completely; c) He healed immediately; d) He healed so He could become rich and popular. Answer: .

*16* Jesus arose early in the morning for what purpose? Answer: He arose to .

*17* After Jesus spoke, how long was it till the leprosy was healed? a) several weeks, b) several days, c) immediate, d) the Bible does not say. Answer: .

*18* After Jesus had healed the leper, He told the man to show himself to whom? Answer: He was to show himself to the .

*19* What result occurred because the leper disobeyed Jesus' orders? a) he became a leper again; b) Jesus was thronged by crowds so large that He couldn't enter a town; c) Jesus praised his evangelism; d) he became an apostle. Answer: .

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Copyright 1999, Gary Fisher

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