It does not take long when reading the gospel of Mark to encounter the first miracle that Jesus does. Most of the Gospel itself is dedicated to the miracles that he performed. In the gospel of Mark there is a great emphasis on the mysteriousness surrounding Jesus. Jesus according to Mark was very keen about keeping his identity a secret. There is a point in the gospel where Jesus cures a deaf man.
This is a very important scene because it displays John’s power by having him perform the baptisms, which would mean that he is in some way held in high respect and in proximity with God. But at the same him, John is humble and as God's promised messenger, his mission is to "prepare the way for the Lord" (Mark 1:2-3). He does this by informing the people that one more powerful than himself is coming (Mark 1:7) and that he, John, was but a servant of Christ, and that Christ was his Lord. This is a very vivid scene that is described in detail, from what John is eating and wearing, to specific dialogue. It’s very easy to picture this scene, especially when Jesus himself is baptized in the Jordan by John.
The principal plot in the book of Luke is the life of Jesus Christ, his sacrifice, His ability to beat death and remain perfect as the son of GOD despite being human as well. Jesus is seen as the perfect savior for humans in the book of Luke. Luke not only gives multiple examples of the power of Jesus but also it gives us a look at The Lord’s triumph over temptation. Luke also depicts Jesus as a man/GOD who had a very deep concentration on people and relationships. The book of Luke gives Jesus a loving characteristic but doesn’t shy away from showing that at times Jesus got angry too.
Towards the end the accounts however, the characters go in search for God’s blessing, unlike their early counterparts they demand or challenge God and their enthusiasm is rewarded. The different episodes show the gradual change between God and humanity. Throughout the accounts in the Bible God has loses favor with man, and this loss of favor is due chiefly to man’s failure to obey God’s laws. God’s selection of His chosen people reflects clearly God’s love for the early patriarchs. God did love the later characters, but towards the end of the accounts God loses a tremendous amount of faith in humanity.
The Gospel of Mark: Mark viewed Jesus as a miracle worker with mighty power. This is seen in Mark’s account of Jesus healing a man with leprosy. A man with leprosy asked Jesus to heal him, and Jesus simply touched him and said “Be Clean” (Mark 1:41). Leprosy was a disease that had no cure, so the fact that this man was healed immediately when Jesus touched him and spoke showed that Jesus was no ordinary man. He had mighty, unordinary power.
Because Matthew tells of this story, he clarifies Jesus’ uniqueness from the beginning. Jesus is the Son of God who fulfills all of God’s promises, and he will change the world forever. Matthew further depicts Jesus as the Savior of the world when he tells of the wise men coming to visit him as a baby in Bethlehem. The wise men were surely blessed because they took notice of the once in a lifetime miracle that took place in Bethlehem. Matthew 2:6 says, “for from you shall come a ruler who is to S... ... middle of paper ... ...ically stay with the people for long, so he knew that he must direct them as to what to do in order to keep the message of God alive in the world forever.
This verse, along with the ones before it, from the prophet Isaiah, explain why Jesus healed the crippled man; Jesus’s miracle will bring hope to the Gentiles. This hope to the Gentiles brings God to all nations, as part of the global restoration
I also was very excited by how much love Jesus showed for the Gentiles. There seems, in some circles, to be a view that the Jews are and have always been God's favorite people. This is shown again and again in the Old Testament when the Jews won battles against or took land from people of other nations. It is sometimes easy to forget, when reading the Old Testament, that God loves all of his children. His love for both Jew and Gentile in the Gospel According to John gives a new and more loving perspective to God.
The last two are not depicted in the movie but are the basis of the modern church. The movie, Jesus of Nazareth depicts the first three well, but leaves out the last two, even though Jesus is very present in them. The movie did capture the true religious message of it but also showed it in a secular way that everyone can understand The Paschal Mystery starts with the Passion of Jesus. The Passion can be said to start when Jesus entered Jerusalem, which was glorious. The Sadducees and Pharisees did not like this.
The gospels portray various characteristics and aspects of Jesus. This forms the representation of who people say and think He is. Through the gospel of Mark, the responders come across many events where He performs miracles, from the power and benefit of good deed, of healing the sick and casting away demons possessed in those who have enough faith in God. Proceeding towards the end of the gospel, the responders learn that He is the Messiah - the ‘anointed one’ or ‘the chosen one’ and that He has come to offer the responders forgiveness for their sins and that He promises them salvation and a place in His coming kingdom. The audience encounters many parables where He preaches the goodness of the Lord and proclaims the Good News.