Mark 3b Notes

Mark 3b (vs7-19)                                       Notes

 

                                                                                                           
  

7 Jesus withdrew -- to the sea

  
  

anachoreo = retire

  

leaving the synagogue & opponents behind

  
  

with His disciples

  
  

taking friends / learners with Him

  

time for more friendly company

  
  

great crowd followed

  
  

polos plethos = abundantly large number

  

akoloutheo = joined road / in same way

  

many seekers

  
  

from Galilee & Judea

  

v8 & Jerusalem

  
  

North & South central Jewry

  

news proceeds His presence there

  
  

and Idumea and TransJordan

  
  

far South -- Edom

  

and East -- Decapolis - edges of Palestine

  
  

and around Tyre and Sidon

  
  

far North coastlands -- Phoenicia / home to Gentiles

  
  

When great crowd heard

  
  

Word travels fast.

  

Even foot travel can carry a message. (1)

  
  

all that He was doing

  
  

attracted to the works. Motive: to see or receive   something marvelous

  
  

they came to Him

  
  

put forth effort to travel -  some far

  

worth working to come to Jesus

  
  

9 He told disciples have boat ready

  
  

precautionary step, held in readiness

  

enlisting help of fishers' equipment

  
  

because of crowd -- crushing him.

  
  

out on water, distance the only protection against force   of crushing crowd (2)

  
  

10 He healed many

  
  

therapeuo = attend, wait upon

  

He expends time and energy on them

  
  

so all with diseases pressed

  

 -- to touch Him.

  
  

epipipto = embrace, seize, fall upon

  

haptomai = attach, cling fast

  
  

11 When unclean spirits saw Him

  
  

again, demons are real

  

they see Jesus

  
  

they fell down before Him

  
  

cause body of possessed to do homage

  

(if only leave person in that position)

  
  

cried out, "You are the Son of God!"

  
  

confession of a demon

  

True, but unavailing / (3)

  
  

12 He strictly ordered them

  
  

The Lord has power over demons

  
  

not to make Him known.

  
  

Reason their confession is rejected:

  

World not ready for the truth (yet).

  

 

                                                                                                           
  

13 He went up on the mountain

  
  

Retreat further into high country

  

time to pay attention to the core (4)

  
  

called to Him whom He desired

  
  

proskaleomai = summon, invite

  

His turn to choose companions

  
  

and they came to Him.

  
  

aperchomai = go off aside, apart

  

and they must choose to answer the call

  
  

14 He appointed

  
  

"I have chosen you" (Jn15:16).

  

none can claim self-appointment

  
  

12 (twelve)

  
  

deliberate number of men

  

as 12 sons/tribes of Israel

  
  

whom He named apostles

  
  

apostello = set apart & sent out

  

divine provision for spreading the word

  
  

to be with Him

  
  

1st job of a learner: be WITH the Master

  

See Acts1:21,22

  
  

and to send them out to preach

  
  

1st job of an Apostle: preach Jesus

  

content: what witnessed & instructed

  
  

15 and have authority to cast out demons

  
  

delegated power: Lord shared

  

to confirm the message as from God

  
  

16 (These are the appointed 12):

  

Simon whom He named Peter

  
  

no provision for succession (re: pope)

  

petros = rock

  
  

17 James

  

& brother John, sons of Zebedee

  
  

1st apostle to die (Acts12:1,2)

  

"beloved" -- dear to Lord / great elder

  
  

whom he named Boanerges:

  

"Sons of Thunder"

  
  

Chaldean / Aramaic: "commotion children"

  

their (later) wrath against cities (Lk9:54)

  
  

18 Andrew

  

(paired with Peter)

  
  

followed Jesus first (Jn1:40-42)

  

brought his brother, Peter

  
  

Philip

  

and Bartholomew

  
  

resident of Bethsaida   (Jn1:43&44)

  

also called Nathaniel (Jn1:45ff)

  
  

Matthew

  

and Thomas

  
  

Levi, the tax collector

  

Didymus -- the Twin (Jn21:2)

  
  

James, son of Alphaeus

  

and Thaddaeus

  
  

another 'Jacobus' / the 'Less' (15:40)

  

only here & Mt10:3, called Lebbaeus

  
  

Simon Cananaean

  

19 and Judas Iscariot

  
  

Chaldean for "zealous"

  

from Kerioth in South Judea / old Moab

  
  

who betrayed Him.

  
  

paradidomi = yield up, deliver over

  

Jesus knew what he would do (Jn6:64)

  

 

 

Note1: 50x150 mile area / walking speed of 2mph / travel day of 6 hours / 4 days to cross, 12 to range / all of Palestine could hear the word in a month.

 

Note2: adoring fans can turn the mob in minutes. See Acts 14:11-13 / v19

 

Note3: there is a principle that to know a name provides intimacy, even power over another / see Ex3:13 / Jdgs13:17 / Mk5:9

 

Note4: critical preparations made here at a critical time in His work: a) offending traditions of religious leadership b) opponents plot His downfall c) crowds increasing and could be turned against Him

 

notes by David Teel Saturday, February 15, 2014




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