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  1. What scripture is: “When Barnabas and Saul had finished their mission, they returned from Jerusalem [to Antioch], taking with them John, also called Mark.”
    Acts 12:25
  2. In the article, Our Brother – John Mark, who does the author say has one of the most inspirational lives recorded in the scriptures?
    John Mark
  3. Who wrote the first widely accepted “Gospel of Jesus” book of Mark?
    John Mark
  4. What is Mark’s Hebrew name?
    John
  5. What is John Mark’s Hebrew name John translated as?
    Yohanan
  6. What does John Mark’s Hebrew name John translated to Yohanan mean?
    Grace
  7. What is John Mark’s latin name?
    Marcus
  8. What does John Mark’s latin name Marcus indicate?
    That John Mark was most likely a Roman citizen.
  9. What is the most likely reason that John Mark was known as that in his younger years?
    To distinguish him from others who had the common Jewish name of John.
  10. Who were the people mentioned in the article that John Mark had the privilege to walk with?
    Jesus, Barnabas, Peter, and Paul.
  11. Who does the Article about John Mark say Peter was?
    The apostle to the Jews
  12. Who does the Article about John Mark say Paul was?
    The apostle to the Gentiles
  13. Who does the Article about John Mark say Barnabas was?
    The son of encouragement
  14. What does The Coptic (Egyptian Orthodox) Church tradition, backed by Alfred Edershim’s extensively researched book The Life And Times Of Jesus The Messiah, holds that Jesus and His Twelve had their last Passover meal together where?
    in the “upper room” in the home of Mary and her husband, the parents of a teenage John Mark. (Mark 14:12-16)
  15. Who backs the The Coptic (Egyptian Orthodox) Church tradition, and what was the name of the extensively researched book called?
    Alfred Edershim’s extensively researched book The Life And Times Of Jesus The Messiah
  16. In what scripture in Mark does The Coptic (Egyptian Orthodox) Church tradition, backed by Alfred Edershim’s extensively researched book The Life And Times Of Jesus The Messiah, holds that Jesus and His Twelve had their last Passover meal together in the “upper room” in the home of Mary and her husband, the parents of a teenage John Mark.
    Mark 14:12-16
  17. What do most people believe was the age of John Mark during the Passover at his parents’ home?
    14 or 15 years old
  18. What do some even connect regarding the Passover’s “upper room” of Mark and Luke 22, to be one and the same of?
    They connect that the “upper room” as Luke mentions in Acts 1-2, where the 120 gathered led by the Twelve after Jesus’ ascension. Here, they collectively receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit to be the same room where they met for the Passover with Jesus 50 days prior.
  19. What in the article on John Mark does not one scholar doubt that we are “officially” first introduced to John Mark in his gospel?
    when Judas – accompanied by the temple guards and “a crowd armed with swords and clubs” – has Jesus arrested. Only Mark of the four gospel evangelists records that after “everyone deserted [Jesus] and fled” that there was a “young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, [that] was following Jesus. When they seized him, he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.” This is Mark humbly introducing himself to his readers. His point is simply, if you leave Jesus, you have nothing. This is a lesson, he himself would learn years later.
  20. What is mentioned in the article about John Mark that he was the only one to record?
    Only Mark of the four gospel evangelists records that after “everyone deserted [Jesus] and fled” that there was a “young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, [that] was following Jesus. When they seized him, he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.” This is Mark humbly introducing himself to his readers. His point is simply, if you leave Jesus, you have nothing. This is a lesson, he himself would learn years later.
  21. Why did John Mark introduce himself in his gospel in Mark 14:51-52 as the one running away naked?
    His point is simply, if you leave Jesus, you have nothing, which is a lesson, he himself would learn years later.
  22. In what year did King Herod put James, the apostle, to death?
    42 AD
  23. Who was arrested immediately following the death of James the apostle by King Herod?
    Peter
  24. In which scripture does it say how the church was praying for Peter’s release?
    Acts 12:5
  25. Upon being miraculously rescued by an angel in prison, where does Peter go?
    “to the house of Mary, the mother of John, also called Mark.” Acts 12:12
  26. How old was John Mark at the time Peter was freed from prison by an angel?
    About 25 years old
  27. At the time that Peter was freed from the prison by an angel, was John Mark’s dad still alive?
    His father had passed away and some traditions say by martyrdom
  28. What does it seem that Peter was a frequent visitor to John Mark’s mother’s house?
    Because the servant girl, Rhoda, recognized his voice as he tried to gain entrance to the house church.
  29. What was John Mark’s mother’s name?
    Mary
  30. How can we surmise that John Mark comes from a wealthy family?
    As from Acts 12:13 and Luke 22:10 where they had a servant girl named Rhoda and his home was a large two-story building.
  31. Could we call John Mark a kingdom kid?
    yes
  32. Who is Mark’s cousin?
    Barnabas (Colossians 4:10)
  33. How do we learn that Mark is the cousin of Barnabas?
    From the epistles in Colossians 4:10, My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.)
  34. Who is Mark’s father in the faith and what scripture do we gather that from?
    Peter in 1 Peter 5:13,  She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark.
  35. From which scripture do we surmise that Mark must have been a young disciple of great promise?
    “When Barnabas and Saul had finished their mission [to bring relief funds to the Jerusalem Church – during which was Peter’s release from prison] they returned [to Antioch], taking with them John, also called Mark.” (Acts 12:25)
  36. What year and what scripture does Mark go to be an intern in Antioch?
    In 44 AD found in Acts 12:25
  37. After three years in Antioch, from 44 to 47 AD, what does John Mark go to do?
    “John was with them as their helper.” (Acts 13:5), as the Holy Spirit sets apart Barnabas and Saul from the other leaders of the Antioch Church for the first planned missionary journey.
  38. What scripture states how John Mark went to be the helper of Barnabas and Saul for the first planned missionary journey?
    Acts 13:5, John was with them as their helper.
  39. On this first planned missionary journey, where did it begin by sailing to?
    By sailing to Cyprus, which is Barnabas’ home nation.
  40. In Cyprus, which is Barnabas’ home nation, where did they establish churches?
    In the cities of Salamis and Paphos
  41. What happened in Paphos?
    despite strong opposition to the gospel from the wicked Elymas the sorcerer (ironically named Bar-Jesus – son of Jesus – but blinded and called “Bar-Devil” – son of the Devil – by Paul), the proconsul Sergius Paulus becomes a disciple!
  42. Who was named Bar-Jesus -son of Jesus- but blinded and called “Bar-Devil” by Paul?
    Elymas the sorcerer
  43. Who becomes a disciple in Paphos?
    the proconsul Sergius Paulus
  44. After the events on Cyprus, where do Barnabas, Paul and John Mark sail to?
    They sail to our modern world, the southern coast of central Turkey
  45. What churches get planted on the second phase of the first planned missionary journey?
    The Galatian churches of Pisidian Antioch, Iconium, Lystra and Derbe
  46. When did John Mark leave Paul and Barnabas?
    Before Paul and Barnabas had begun to travel to the first Galatian city of Pisidian Antioch, when they docked at the first coastal city of Perga, “John left them to return to Jerusalem.”
  47. What happened at Perga?
    John Mark left Paul and Barnabas to return to Jerusalem.
  48. Was there an explanation for why John Mark left Paul and Barnabas to return to Jerusalem?
    no
  49. What had John Mark lost?
    His “first love” and his faith, even having witnessed so much.
  50. What are some things that John Mark got to witness?
    Miracles and conversions in Cyprus, answered prayers, including Peter’s release from prison, being raised by awesome Christian parents, having been there at Jesus’ arrest and seeing Jesus’ courage.
  51. What was John Mark’s shame for years to come?
    His desertion from the mission of Jesus when he left Paul and Barnabas to return to Jerusalem.
  52. What was John Mark mentored to be?
    the next great preacher
  53. What did John mark get labeled as?
    A coward and a failure
  54. In 49 AD, after the great Jerusalem Council, what happened between Barnabas and Paul?
    Wanting to revisit the churches they had planted in Cyprus and Galatia, they begin their 2nd missionary journey, they had a sharp disagreement and parted company.
  55. Where did Barnabas and Mark go after they departed company with Paul?
    Barnabas took Mark and sailed (home) to Cyprus. Acts 15:37-40
  56. Where did Paul go after his disagreement with Barnabas?
    Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers and went through Syria and cilicia. Acts 15:37-40
  57. Who does Kip agree with?
    He believes Paul was correct for his “hard-line stand” on who should be on a mission team and it seems the brothers agreed with Paul too.
  58. What was Barnabas’ heart in this situation with John Mark?
    He had a healing heart, to disciple, heal and believe in John Mark
  59. How did Barnabas’ heart for John Mark help him?
    By 61 AD, Mark is again ministering with and to Paul in his first imprisonment in Rome. (Colossians 4:10; Philemon 24)
  60. Where was Mark in 61 AD?
    Ministering with and to Paul in his first imprisonment in Rome (Colossians 4:10; Philemon 24)
  61. Where was John Mark mentioned in 64 AD?
    He is mentioned in Peter’s first epistle as a son in the faith to Peter himself and most likely, since he was highly educated coming from a rich family, Peter’s amanuensis. a literary or artistic assistant, in particular one who takes dictation or copies manuscripts.
  62. What did the Roman disciples plead with John Mark?
    To put in writing what Peter had taught them about his days of walking with Jesus
  63. What do most agree about the outline of the book of Mark?
    That the outline was approved by Peter, but since Peter died in 67 AD, he did not get to see the “final product”
  64. Which men all signify that Peter was indeed the true author?
    Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Eusebius, Tertullian and St. Jerome
  65. What is the reason why the Book of Mark is wholeheartedly accepted to be included in the New Testament canon?
    Because Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Eusebius, Tertullian and St Jerome all signify that Peter was indeed the true author in that substance, it was Peter’s Gospel, except for the description of Jesus’ arrest, as Mark was an eyewitness.
  66. In Paul’s 2nd imprisonment in Rome, when Paul is quite lonely, what does he write to Timothy, the “Lead Evangelist” in Ephesus in late 66 AD before his death in early 67 AD?
    That “only Luke is with me.  Get Mark and bring him with you, because he’s helpful to me in my ministry.”
  67. Who were the people Paul desired to spend his last days with?
    Luke, Timothy and John Mark
  68. How do most people feel after failing the Lord?
    Shame and often discouraged to never strive again to do great things for God.
  69. What are some achievements of John Mark’s life?
    He penned the gospel of Mark from which Matthew and Luke borrow heavily, early church history records that Mark travels to Alexandria, Egypt where he preaches the Word with incredible fervour that only grace can bring,
  70. What does church history record where John Mark travels to?
    Alexandria, Egypt
  71. How does John Mark die?
    in 70 AD, he confronts a pagan parade in honour of the god Serapis, and the mob ruthlessly seizes this seasoned and steeled preacher now 55 years ole, and ties him with ropes to the back of a chariot dragging him to pieces ending his earthly life.
  72. Who was the god that the pagan parade was honouring that killed John Mark?
    Serapis
  73. What has Kip learned from John Mark?
    How to overcome failure and the ensuing “deadly sin of acedia”
  74. How does Acedia manifest itself?
    Lethargic depression and spiritual numbness
  75. What 7 examples can we follow in John Mark?
    • When you fail the Lord,
    • 1. repent and
    • 2. accept God’s grace 
    • 3. shedding all shame,
    • 4. draw close to strong disciples who desire to help you,
    • 5. believe that God will use you in even greater ways and
    • 6. never look back
    • 7. but only look forward to bring “as many as possible” to Heaven
  76. What does Matthew 25:21 say?
    “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

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