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                         "THE GOSPEL OF MARK"

                             Chapter Eight

Once again Jesus fed a large multitude, about 4000 with seven loaves.
He then sailed to Dalmanutha (Magdala) on the western shore of the Sea
of Galilee (1-10).  Challenged by the Pharisees for a sign, Jesus
refused and sailed with His disciples to the other side of the Sea.  He
used the disciples' failure to bring sufficient bread to warn them
about the leaven of the Pharisees and Herod, which they failed to
understand (11-21).  Arriving at Bethsaida (northeast of where the
Jordan flows into the Sea), Jesus healed a blind man (22-26).  Then
near Caesarea Philippi, Jesus asked His disciples who people thought He
was.  When He asked the disciples who they themselves thought He was,
Peter confessed Him to be the Christ (27-30).  Jesus then foretold His
death and resurrection, rebuking Peter after he had rebuked Jesus for
saying such things (31-33).  Jesus then called the people and His
disciples to Himself, and spoke to them about the cost (and reward) of
following Him (34-38).


   *  The slowness of His disciples to understand

   *  The cost and reward of discipleship


1) What are the main points of this chapter?
   - The feeding of the four thousand - Mk 8:1-10
   - Pharisees denied a sign, Jesus warns of their leaven - Mk 8:11-21
   - Blind man healed at Bethsaida - Mk 8:22-26
   - Peter confesses Jesus as the Christ - Mk 8:27-30
   - Jesus foretells His death and resurrection - Mk 8:31-33
   - The cost and reward of discipleship - Mk 8:34-38

2) List the two miracles recorded in this chapter (1-10,22-26)
   - Jesus feeds 4000 with seven loaves;  Jesus heals a blind man at

3) List the geographic places Jesus visited in this chapter (10,22,27)
   - The region of Dalmanutha (Magdala), Bethsaida, the towns of Caesarea

4) When Jesus warned of the leaven, what did He mean? (15; cf. Mt 16:12)
   - The doctrine of the Pharisees

5) Who did people say Jesus was?  What did Peter say? (27-29)
   - John the Baptist, Elijah, or one of the prophets;  but Peter said
     "You are the Christ"

6) What is the cost of discipleship? (34)
   - One must deny self, take up their cross, and follow Jesus

7) What is the reward of discipleship? (35-38)
   - The salvation of one's soul, which is greater than gaining the
     whole world
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