Who do You Say I am? (messianic secret)
- John The Baptist
- Elijah the Prophet
- a prophet
- Peter says, "the Messiah" - but still does not understand
Mark 8: 31-33
compares peter to satan (does not accept that jesus will suffer)
Mark 10: 32 - most detailed account
4 important stories:
1. Mark 9: 33-37 Greatest in the Kingdom
Jesus uses a child as an example of anawim
Mark 10: 15 Blessing of the Children
We must accept the kingdom of god like a child in order to enter it.
Mark 10: 17-31 Rich Man
OT understanding(material goods=God's favor)
NT understanding (salvation = God's gift)
Mark 14: 3-9 Anointing at Bethany
woman anointing jesus' body for death
women could truly recognize jesus
Entry into Jerusalem, Beginning of Paschal Mystery
passion and death story of jesus
Resurrection (2 endings)
Longer ending - probably added later
shorter ending - women go to anoint body (mary magdalene, Mary, salome) and find the stone rolled away, the empty tomb, and the angel
the women are instructed to "go tell everyone"
shorter ending: what would we do?
What would you do?