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Mobile Ed: NT315 Book Study: The Gospel of Mark (8 hour course)

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Enjoy an in-depth study of Mark’s Gospel from New Testament expert Dr. Mark Strauss. In this course, Dr. Strauss focuses on the words of Mark and the themes, theology, and purpose of the book. He describes the context of the Gospel as a whole and then examines the text passage by passage.

For more dynamic teaching on the gospels by a team of expert scholars, see the Mobile Ed: Studies in the Gospels Bundle (9 courses).

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Identify how themes support the overarching theological message of Mark’s gospel
  • Relate the life and ministry of John the Baptist to Jesus the Messiah
  • Understand the office of Jesus in relation to the Kingdom of God

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Background and Introduction to Mark

  • Introducing Mark’s Gospel
  • The Author of Mark
  • Audience and Place of Writing
  • Date and Occasion of Writing
  • Structure
  • Purpose and Main Themes
  • Literary Features
  • Highlighting Mark’s Use of “Immediately”
  • Method and Approach
  • Finding All the Geographic Places Mentioned in Mark

Unit 2: Part 1: The Authority of the Messiah—Prologue

  • “The Beginning of the Gospel of Jesus the Messiah”
  • Fulfillment of Prophecy
  • John the Baptist
  • Baptism and Temptation of Jesus

Unit 3: The Kingdom Authority of the Messiah

  • Proclaiming the Kingdom
  • Researching the Kingdom of God with the Topic Guide
  • Kingdom Authority in Teaching, Healing, and Exorcism
  • Healing the Leper
  • Researching the “Messianic Secret”
  • Forgiving Sin and the Beginning of Conflict
  • Conflicts with Leaders and Jesus’ Authority
  • Lord of the Sabbath

Unit 4: The Division of Israel

  • Choosing the Twelve—Reconstituting Israel
  • Jesus’ True Family and the Beelzebul Controversy
  • Parables of the Kingdom
  • Authority over Natural and Supernatural Forces
  • Authority over Disease and Death
  • Examining Mark’s Use of Aramaic Phrases
  • Rejection by His Hometown
  • Locating and Labeling the Miracles of Jesus

Unit 5: The Expanding Mission of the Messiah

  • Sending Out the Twelve and Death of John the Baptist
  • Feeding the 5,000 and Walking on Water
  • The Question of Defilement
  • Moving Outside Israel’s Borders

Unit 6: Part 2: The Suffering Servant—The Revelation of the Messiah’s Suffering

  • Beginning an Introduction to Part 2 of Mark’s Gospel
  • The Conclusion of an Introduction to Part 2 of Mark’s Gospel
  • Examining the Different Verbs for “Seeing” in Mark 8:23–25
  • Peter’s Confession and the First Passion Prediction
  • The Transfiguration
  • Exploring the Significance of the Phrase “Listen to Him”
  • Second Passion Prediction
  • Teaching on Divorce
  • Riches and the Kingdom of God
  • Third Passion Prediction and Request of James and John
  • Blind Bartimaeus and the End of the Journey

Unit 7: The Messiah Confronts Jerusalem

  • The Triumphal Entry
  • Finding the Fulfillment of Prophecies in Mark’s Gospel
  • Prophetic Action in the Temple and Cursing the Fig Tree
  • Question about John and the Parable of the Wicked Tenant Farmers
  • Taxes to Caesar and Marriage in the Resurrection
  • The Greatest Commandment and a Riddle
  • Warning against Scribes and Commending a Widow’s Offering
  • The Olivet Discourse

Unit 8: The Passion of the Messiah

  • The Plot against Jesus
  • The Last Supper
  • Gethsemane
  • Understanding Literary Techniques in Mark’s Gospel
  • Arrest and Trial of Jesus; Peter’s Denial
  • Trial before Pilate
  • The Crucifixion
  • Researching the Crucifixion
  • Death and Burial of Jesus

Unit 9: The Epilogue

  • Resurrection Announced
  • Studying Textual Variants in Mark 1:41 and 16:9–20
  • The Endings of Mark


  • Summary Overview and Conclusion to Mark

Product Details

  • Title: NT315 Book Study: The Gospel of Mark
  • Instructor: Mark L. Strauss
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 8
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About the Instructor

Dr. Mark L. Strauss is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in San Diego. He has written several books, including The Davidic Messiah in Luke-Acts, Distorting Scripture?, and Luke in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary series.

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Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.



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