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                         "THE GOSPEL OF MARK"

                             Chapter Three

Jesus healed on the Sabbath, giving rise to plots on His life and later 
accused of healing by the power of the devil (1-6,22-30).  His popularity
with the multitude continued, and twelve apostles are appointed to preach
and heal (7-19).  Concern by friends and family gave Jesus opportunity to
identify His true family as those who do the will of God (20-21,31-35). 


   *  Increasing opposition, popularity of the crowds, concern of friends
      and family

   *  The blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, and the true family of Jesus


1) What are the main points of this chapter?
   - Jesus heals on the Sabbath - Mk 3:1-6
   - Ministering to the multitudes - Mk 3:7-12
   - Selection of twelve apostles - Mk 3:13-19
   - Concern of friends, accusation by scribes - Mk 3:20-30
   - The true family of Jesus - Mk 3:31-35

2) How did Jesus respond to the charge against healing on the Sabbath? (4)
   - "Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life
     or to kill?"

3) Who began to plot to destroy Jesus? (6)
   - The Pharisees together with the Herodians

4) Where did the multitude come from that followed Jesus? (7-8)
   - Galilee, Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, beyond the Jordan, Tyre, Sidon

5) Why did Jesus appoint twelve disciples (apostles)? (13-15)
   - To be with Him, then send them out to preach, heal sicknesses, cast
     out demons

6) What did some of Jesus' own people think about Him? (21)
   - That He was out of His mind

7) How did Jesus reply to casting out demons by the power of Satan? (22-27)
   - "How can Satan cast out Satan?"
   - A kingdom (house) divided against itself cannot stand

8) What does Mark define as the "unpardonable sin"? (28-30)
   - Blaspheming the Holy Spirit by accusing Jesus of having an unclean

9) Who does Jesus describe as His true family? (33-35)
   - Whoever does the will of God is His brother, sister, and mother  
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