The Gospel of Mark – Wk. 1

Faith Talk Questions

  1. Talk about a time when you heard, said or read a shocking statement? Do you typically think about Mk. 1:1 as this kind of statement?
  1. What does the word “gospel” mean and how would it have been understood in the Roman culture of the day of Mark’s writing?
  1. What does it mean Jesus to be the “Christ”?
  1. Why is Mark’s identifying Jesus as the “Son of God” such a big claim during the time of his writing?
  1. What does it mean to “repent” and what kind of belief is Jesus requiring in Mk. 1:15?
  1. What does your response (between the two mentioned in the sermon) need to be to the message of the gospel?