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Various Characteristics And Aspects Of Jesus In The Gospel Of Mark

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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. Moreover,…show more content…
Within the gospel of Mark, the bible passage, Mark 6:1-6, portrays the aspect of Jesus teaching. “On the Sabbath He began to teach in the synagogue...’Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that had been given to Him? What deeds of power are being done by his hand!’” The questions asked from the “many who heard Him, were astounded” at the wisdom and power He occupies. This aspect of Jesus is depicted in the middle panel of the poster captioned ‘Who Do You Say I am?’, pronouncing the goodness of God and His kingdom to a small group of followers. The people who heard his teachings proclaimed, “Is not this the carpenter…?”, as they start questioning who He is. The rendition of Jesus as a carpenter is taken place in the first panel on the left side of the portrait. Consequently, the drawing of tools occupied by carpenters illustrate the question asked. In another bible passage (Mark 1:15), Jesus says, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” He would later on educate His followers about God’s kingdom and would recount parables that held a significant message in becoming a good Christian. The gospel/Good News is the coming of the Kingdom of God, and that Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection was to reinstate people’s relationship with God. Spreading the gospel/Good News is important not only…show more content…
From the passages evident in the bible, it is clear to say that he is definitely a healer and a teacher. Hence, through his acts of humility, obedience and forgiveness, he is viewed positively from a majority of individuals. In the book of Mark, the gospel passage, Mark 8:27-30, lists the different perspectives in which his people view him. “Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that I am?’” They answered: John the Baptist, Elijah, One of the Prophets and the Messiah. This bible passage focuses on what Peter says, “You are the messiah.” The disciples were listing names that they had apprehended others say, but they do realise that Jesus is extremely significant to the viewer’s lives, hence Peter’s reply. This bible passage is presented in the ‘Who do you say I am?’ portrait in four different panels. Each of the four boxes at the bottom of the portrait depict each perspective of what the disciples said they had heard from other people of how they see Jesus: John the Baptist, Elijah, One of the Prophets and the Messiah. Through God’s direction, John the Baptist tested the preparation of the people for the imminent coming of the Messiah. This was done by being turned away from sin and being baptized as a symbol of repentance. The prophet Elijah advocated the people of ancient Israel to prevent
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