Lecture 6: Great Commission Passages in the Gospel of Mark
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The verses that contain Mark's version of the Great Commission first appear in later copies, but there are good reasons to treat these verses as part of the inspired text of the Gospel of Mark. In Mark, the proclamation is to be made to all creation. The emphasis in Mark is preaching. The emphasis in Luke is witnessing. The emphasis in John is sending.
I. Great Commission in the Gospel of Mark
A. Question of the validity of the Mark 16:9-20 text
B. Mark uses more geographic terms rather than “people” terms
C. Urgency to preach the Gospel to all individuals in the world
D. Mark does not separate an individual's faith and their incorporation into the Body of Christ
E. Mark graphically portrays the great chasm between those who believe and those who do not believe.
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