Gospel of Mark | 2015

Annually, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary offers the community a fall Bible teaching series through the Thursday Evening Bible Class. These biblical lectures are delivered by faculty of the seminary and typically run from 8-10 weeks. More than a hundred individuals from the community attend each series, representing a variety of Christian denominations and associations.

The Gospel of Mark

Mark's Gospel is likely the first one of the four Gospels to be written. While in many ways it is the simplest, a close study of Mark reveals its many mystifying and challenging aspects. Mark writes to reveal Jesus' identity as the Son of God and the character of the Kingdom as the reign of God that confronts the darkness and overturns cultural corruptions. Jesus calls disciples to inhabit God's life-giving reign and follow Jesus on the way to the cross.

Class Overview

Thursday Evenings
Sept. 10 - Nov. 5*
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Dr. Tim Gombis

*No TEBC on Sept. 24


Pirsig-DeBruyn Chapel
Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
3000 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, Mich.


Schedule of Teachings

Week 1
September 10

Week 2
September 17

Week 3
October 1

Week 4
October 8

Week 5
October 15

Week 6
October 22

Week 7
October 29

Week 8
November 5

Introduction to the Gospel of Mark

Mark 1:1 - 3:6

Mark 3:7 – 6:6a

Mark 6:6b – 8:30

Mark 8:31 – 10:52

Mark 11:1 – 12:44

Mark 13:1 – 14:31

Mark 14:32 – 16:8