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A simple guide to Mark

Author: Paul J McCarren
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The books in the Simple Guide to the Gospels series provide accessible new translations of each gospel to help readers understand the important-but often missed-lessons within. Each section includes scripture and brief, engaging commentary about life in early Christianity and today. The books are available individually or as a set.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Commentaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012031727
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul J McCarren
ISBN: 1442218851 9781442218857 9781299252332 1299252338 9781442218864 144221886X
OCLC Number: 829911013
Notes: "A Sheed & Ward book."
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: Why I Needed a Simple Guide to the Gospels; Why a Simple Guide to the Gospels Might Help You; How Is Mark's Gospel Different from the Others?; A Translation Challenge; Acknowledgments; Chapter One: John the Baptist Proclaims Repentance and Forgiveness; Jesus Demonstrates Them; John the Baptist, Witness to Repentance [Mk. 1:1-8]; Jesus Is Drawn to Baptism, Repentance, and Teaching [Mk. 1:9-20]; Jesus Teaches and Heals [Mk. 1:21-28]; Jesus Teaches Again through Healing [Mk. 1:29-45]; Chapter Two: We Turn to God because God Answers Our Needs. Returning to Capernaum, Jesus Forgives and Heals [Mk. 2:1-12]A Call to a Sinner; an Argument about Religious Practice [Mk. 2:13-22]; Another Argument about Religious Practice [Mk. 2:23-28]; Chapter Three: Who Needs Forgiveness, Healing, and Wholeness?; Another Disagreement about Healing [Mk. 3:1-6]; Many Seek Healing; Jesus Asks Disciples to Heal [Mk. 3:7-19]; Confusion about Healing; Explanation of Healing and Forgiveness [Mk. 3:20-30]; Jesus' Worried Family Appears [Mk. 3:31-35]; Chapter Four: How Does God Get at Us?; A Gift of Plenty [Mk. 4:1-9]; The Gift of Plenty Explained [Mk. 4:10-20]. More Lessons about Learning [Mk. 4:21-25]Lessons about the Kingdom-in Parables [Mk. 4:26-34]; A Lesson in Trust [Mk. 4:35-41]; Chapter Five: Two Healings Provoke a Desire to Testify; An Encounter with a Sick Man across the Lake [Mk. 5:1-10]; The Healing across the Lake Continues [Mk. 5:11-20]; Return to Galilee; More Pleas for Healing [Mk. 5:21-34]; Jairus' Daughter [Mk. 5:35-43]; Chapter Six: Incidents of Rejection; More Examples of Care and Healing; Jesus Gets a Poor Reception at Home [Mk. 6:1-6]; Jesus Shares His Mission with the Twelve; Herod Is Puzzled [Mk. 6:7-16]. A Look Back at Why Herod Killed John the Baptist [Mk. 6:17-29]Jesus' Disciples Return; So Do the Crowds [Mk. 6:30-34]; The Crowd Is Hungry; Jesus Asks for a Blessing [Mk. 6:35-44]; Another Lesson in Trust [Mk. 6:45-52]; More Healing [Mk. 6:53-56]; Chapter Seven: Resistance from Jerusalem Officials; Acceptance among Strangers; Some Officials Claim to Know God's Will [Mk. 7:1-13]; Jesus Describes What It Is to Ignore God's Will [Mk. 7:14-23]; Travel to Gentile Territory, and a Healing [Mk. 7:24-30]; More Traveling in Gentile Territory, and Another Healing [Mk. 7:31-37]. Chapter Eight: More Compassion and Care Unbelief; Suffering; Another Hungry Crowd [Mk. 8:1-10]; Jesus Confronts Disbelief [Mk. 8:11-21]; Jesus Encounters Belief [Mk. 8:22-30]; Those Chosen by God Suffer and Die [Mk. 8:31-38]; Chapter Nine: More Travels-More Teaching about Faith; A Vision of the Glory of God's Kingdom-Not Understood [Mk. 9:1-13]; Jesus Teaches about Repentance, Healing, and Trust [Mk. 9:14-29]; Trust in God Leads to Service to Others [Mk. 9:30-37]; Notice Others' Needs, Not Yours [Mk. 9:38-50]; Chapter Ten: Heading to Jerusalem, Teaching and Healing on the Way.
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