(From: MARK #2 - 1:9-39)
II. 1:9-6:29 JESUS COMMENCES A STORMY MINISTRY OF GOSPEL POWER
A. 1:9-13 THE BAPTISM AND TESTING OF JESUS
1. 1:9-11 THE FATHER CONFIRMS THE BAPTISM OF JESUS
a. 1:9 JESUS' BAPTISM IN WATER
E-GEne-to en eKEInais tais heMErais, ELthen IeSOUS aPO Na-zaRET tes Ga-liLAIas,
It came to pass in those :days, thatJesus came from Nazareth of :Galilee,
kai e-bapTIStheeis ton IorDAnen huPO IoAnou.
and was baptized of John into the Jordan.
b. 1:10-11 JESUS' BAPTISM IN THE SPIRIT
kai euTHUS a-naBAInon ek tou HUda-tos, EIden schi-zoMEnous tous ou-raNOUS,
And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens being rent,
kai to PNEUma hos pe-ri-steRAN ka-taBAInon eis auTON:
and the Spirit as a dove descending upon him:
kai phoNEeGEne-to ek ton ou-raNON, Su ei ho huiOS mou ho a-ga-peTOS , en soi euDOke-sa.
11 and a voice came out of the heavens, You are my :beloved :Son, in you I am well pleased.
2. 1:12-13 FORTY DAYS OF TESTING
a. 1:12 And straightway the Spirit drives him forth into the wilderness.
Kai euTHUS to PNEUma auTON ekBALlei eis ten Ere-mon.
b. 1:13 THE TEMPTATION OF JESUS
kai en en te eREmo tes-seRAkon-ta heMEras pei-raZOme-nos  huPO tou Sa-taNA ;
And he was in the wilderness forty days tempted of :Satan;
kai en meTA ton theRIon ; kai hoi AGge-loi di-eKOnoun  auTO.
and he was with the beasts; and the angels were ministering to him.
B. 1:14-20 JESUS STARTS PREACHING AND CALLS FIRST DISCIPLES
1. 1:14-15 JESUS STARTS PREACHING THE GOSPEL
Kai meTA to pa-ra-doTHEnai  ton IoAnen,
And after :John was delivered up,
ELthen ho IeSOUS eis ten Ga-liLAIan, keRUSson to eu-agGEli-on tou TheOU,
:Jesus came into :Galilee, preaching the gospel of :God,
kai LEgon [HOti], PePLEro-tai  ho kaiROS ,
15and saying [that], The season is fulfilled,
kai EGgi-ken he ba-siLEIa tou TheOU: me-ta-noEIte , kai piSTEUe-te en to eu-ag-geLIo.
and the kingdom of :God is at hand: repent, and believe in the gospel.
2. 1:16-20 THE CALLING OF THE FIRST FOUR DISCIPLES
a. 1:16 SIMON AND ANDREW
Kai paRAgon paRA ten THAlas-san tes Ga-liLAIas, EIden SImo-na
And passing along by the sea of :Galilee, he saw Simon
kai AnDREan ton a-delPHON SImo-nos am-phiBALlon-tas  en te thaLASse; Esan gar ha-leEIS .
and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in the sea; for they were fishers.
b. 1:17 And :Jesus said to them, Come after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
kai EIpen auTOIS ho IeSOUS, DEUte oPIso mou, kai poiEso huMAS geNESthai ha-leEIS anTHROpon.
c. 1:18 And straightway they left the nets, andfollowed him.
kai euTHUS aPHENtes ta DIKtu-a , e-koLOUthe-san auTO.
d. 1:19 JAMES AND JOHN
kai proBAS  oLIgon, EIden IAko-bon ton tou Ze-beDAIou,
And going on a little, he saw James the sonof :Zebedee,
kai IoAnen ton a-delPHON auTOU, kai auTOUS en to PLOIo ka-tarTIzon-tas  ta DIKtu-a .
and John his :brother, who also were in the boat mending the nets.
e. 1:20 THEIR CALLING AND THEIR LEAVING
kai euTHUS eKAle-sen auTOUS: kai aPHENtes ton paTEra auTON Ze-beDAIon en to PLOIo
And straightway he called them: and they left their :father Zebedee in the boat
meTA ton mis-thoTON, aPELthon oPIso auTOU.
with the hired servants,andwent after him.
C. 1:21-39 PREACHING IN POWER
1. 1:21-28 CAPERNAUM: PREACHING AND CASTING OUT UNCLEAN SPIRITS
a. 1:21 TEACHING IN SYNAGOGUE AT CAPERNAUM
Kai eis-poREUon-tai eis Ka-phar-naOUM; kai euTHUS tois SABba-sin
And they go into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath
ei-selTHON eis ten su-na-goGEN  eDIda-sken .
he entered into the synagogue andtaught.
b. 1:22 EFFECT ON HIS HEARERS
kai e-xePLESson-to  ePI te di-daCHE  auTOU:
And they were astonished at his :teaching:
en gar diDAskon auTOUS hos e-xouSIan Echon, kai ouch hos hoi gram-maTEIS.
for he was teaching them as having authority, and not as the scribes.
c. 1:23-24 UNCLEAN SPIRIT RECOGNIZES JESUS
kai euTHUS en en te su-na-goGE auTON ANthro-pos en PNEUma-ti a-kaTHARto; kai aNEkra-xen ,
And straightway therewas in their :synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
LEgon, Ti heMIN kai soi, IeSOU Na-za-reNE?
24saying, What have we to dowith you, Jesus Nazarene?
ELthes a-poLEsai heMAS? OI-DA se tis ei, ho HAgi-os tou TheOU.
are you come to destroy us?I know you who you are, the Holy One of :God.
d. 1:25 And :Jesus rebuked him, saying, Be silent, and come out of him.
kai e-peTIme-sen auTOho IeSOUS, LEgon, PhiMOthe-ti , kai Exel-the ex auTOU.
e. 1:26 And the unclean :spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.
kai spaRAxan auTON to PNEUma to aKAthar-ton, kai phoNEsan phoNEmeGAle, eXELthen ex auTOU.
f. 1:27 EVEN GREATER EFFECT ON HIS HEARERS
kai e-thamBEthe-san  haPANtes, HOste sun-zeTEIN  pros he-auTOUS, LEgon-tas,
And all were amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying,
TI es-tin TOUto? di-daCHE kaiNE! kat' e-xouSIan
What is this? a new teaching! with authority
kai tois PNEUma-si tois a-kaTHARtois e-piTASsei , kai hu-paKOUou-sin  auTO.
he commands even the unclean :spirits, and they obey him.
g. 1:28 And the report of him went out straightway everywhere into all the region of :Galilee round about.
Kai eXELthen he a-koE  auTOU euTHUS pan-taCHOU eis HOlen ten peRIcho-ron tes Ga-liLAIas.
2. 1:29-31 JESUS HEALS PETER'S MOTHER-IN-LAW
a. 1:29 FROM SYNAGOGUE TO PETER'S HOUSE
Kai euTHUS, ek tes su-na-goGES e-xelTHON-tes,
And straightway, when they were come out of the synagogue,
ELthan eis ten oiKIan SImo-nos kai AnDREou, meTA IaKObou kai IoAnou.
they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
b. 1:30-31 JESUS HEALS PETER'S MOTHER-IN-LAW
he de pen-theRA SImo-nos kaTEkei-to  puRESsou-sa; kai euTHUS LEgou-sin auTO peRI auTES:
Now Simon's :mother-in-law lay in a fever; and straightway they tell him of her:
kai pro-selTHON Egei-ren  auTEN, kraTEsas  tes cheiROS;
31and he came andtook her by the hand, andraised her up;
kai aPHEken auTEN ho pu-reTOS, kai di-eKOnei auTOIS.
and the fever left her, and she ministered to them.
3. 1:32-34 MANY HEALED; DEMONS CAST OUT
a. 1:32 SICK AND DEMONIACS BROUGHT TO JESUS
O-PSIas de ge-noMEnes, HOte Edu-sen ho HEli-os ,
And at even, when the sun didset,
Ephe-ron pros auTON PANtos tous kaKOS Echon-tas kai tous dai-mo-ni-zoMEnous .
they brought unto him all the ailing and the demoniacs.
b. 1:33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.
kai en HOlehePOlis e-pi-su-negMEnepros ten THUran .
c. 1:34 JESUS HEALS THE SICK AND CASTS OUT DEMONS
kai e-theRApeu-sen  polLOUS kaKOS Echon-tas poiKIlais  NOsois ,
And he healed many ailing with diverse sicknesses,
kai daiMOni-a  polLA eXEba-len ; kai ouk Ephi-en  laLEIN ta daiMOni-a,
and cast out many demons; and he suffered not the demons to speak,
HOti Edei-san  auTON ChrisTON EInai.
because they knew him to be Christ.
4. 1:35-39 PRAYER PRECEDES MINISTRY IN MANY PLACES
a. 1:35 THE PRAYER LIFE OF JESUS
Kai proI, ENnu-cha  LIan , a-naSTAS eXELthen,
And in the morning, long before day, he arose andwent out,
kai aPELthen eis Ere-mon TOpon, ka' 'KEI proSEUche-to .
and went off into a desert place, and was praying there.
b. 1:36-37 PETER REPORTS TO JESUS
kai ka-teDIo-xen auTON SImon kai hoi met' auTOU;
And Simon and those with him followed after him;
kai HEUron auTON, kai LEgou-sin auTO [HOti] PANtes zeTOU-SIN se.
37and they found him, and say to him [that] All are seeking you.
c. 1:38 PATTERN OF JESUS: TO GO TO OTHER TOWNS
kai LEgei auTOIS, Ago-men al-laCHOU eis tas e-xoMEnas ko-moPOleis ,
And he says to them, Let us go elsewhere into the next towns,
HIna kai eKEI keRUxo ; eis TOUto gar eXELthon.
that I may preach there also; for to this endcame I forth.
d. 1:39 HIS PATTERN THROUGHOUT GALILEE
kai ELthen keRUSson eis tas su-na-goGAS auTON eis HOlen ten Ga-liLAIan,
And he went into their :synagogues throughout all :Galilee,
kai ta daiMOni-a  ekBALlon .
preaching and casting out the demons.
NOTE: 1:9-11 - Three times the Father from Heaven confirms His pleasure audibly in His only begotten Son, Jesus! At His baptism, is the first confirmation. No doubt, this helped the disciples in their faith.
1:12-13 - The word used by the Holy Spirit to “drive Jesus forth” into the wilderness is “ekBALlei”. This is a very strong word in the Greek. It is not along the line of “leading one” - it is almost as if He were cast into this 40 days of fasting, and then being tested by Satan. It was such a severe testing, that the Father sent angelsto minister to His Son, just as He did for Elijah before he made his arduous trip to Mount Sinai after Jezebel's threatening. Angels appear many times in the Scriptures. “Visions Beyond the Veil” by H.A. Baker record angelic visitations to little Chinese boys at the Adullam mission in S.W. China.
1:14-15 - The initial message of Jesus is the same as that of John the Baptist - 'The Kingdom of God is at hand!” The Kingdom of God is“righteousness, and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit”according to Paul in Romans 14:17. It wasn't till Jesus died, rose again, ascended to heaven, and poured out the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost - that this announcement came into reality. Repentance and faith are the two key words for entrance into this Kingdom. See Hebrews 6:1-2 for the six foundation truths of the Kingdom. Peter in Acts 2:38 spells this out with simple clarity: “Repent (which includes faith here) and be baptizedeach of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto remission of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” The Greek word “gift” here is “do-reA”, and is used but 11 times in the NT. Its first reference is John 4:10, where it is described as an artesian wellwithin each of us - flowing up into eternal life. This is the Kingdom of God in reality! This is normalChristianity, as described by Watchman Nee.
1:16-20 - Two of the first 4 disciples Jesus called to be with Him were “mending their nets,” - ka-tarTIzon-tas. This word appears in the NT 13 times in the verbal form, plus 3 other times in three other forms. It is a keyword in the NT. One of its most important appearances is in Ephesians 4:12. Here the Holy Spirit through the apostle Paul tells us that the 5-fold ministry of Ephesians 4:11 is to equipthe saints for the work of the ministry. It is notthe pastor or evangelist or apostle's job to do all the ministry. It is the job of the 5-fold ministry to perfect, equip, and chiropractically adjustthe saints into a functioning body under their Head, Jesus Christ! He then by the Spirit uses eachmember of His body for His purposes on earth. We are notcalled to be pew-warmers! We are called to let the 5-fold ministries adjust us to be every oneused in Christ's Vineyard! Disciples fit into this function. Pew-warmers or mere converts do not really count!
1:21-39 - Jesus teaching was always accompanied “with signs following!” Healing the sick and casting out demons. When we come to Mark 16:9-20, we see from the last 12 verses of this Gospel, that every believercan and should expect the 5 signs following his ministry to take place. My wife Marie and I don't count ourselves as evangelists with this extraordinary type of ministry. Yet, we dosee as prophetic teachers this portion of the Scripture fulfilled in our ministry. Satan hatesand fearsthese 12 verses. He seeks to have them omitted from many translations. But God's Bible Numerics through Ivan Panin tell us that if any portion of the Scriptures can be omitted, these 12 verses would be the very lastto go! More Bible Numerics appear in these 12 verses than perhaps any other portion of the NT. J.A.W.