Christ in the Bible: Mark’s Gospel

Christ in Mark’s *Gospel

An EasyEnglish Bible Commentary (1200 word vocabulary) on the Gospel of Mark

Keith Simons

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Last part: The teacher’s question

Mark chapter 12

The son of David

Verses 35-37

Jesus wanted the crowd to think about something that the teachers taught. They said that the Christ was the son of David. (See my notes about Mark 8:27-30 and Mark 11:1-11.)

Jesus did not say that the teachers were wrong about that. Perhaps the teachers meant that the Christ belonged to David’s family. That was right (Isaiah 9:7; Isaiah 11:1; Matthew 1:1).

But the word ‘son’ shows the idea that the ‘father’ is more important. And David is not more important than the Christ.

David knew this. God’s *Holy Spirit helped David to write about the Christ in Psalm 110:1. There, David calls the Christ ‘my *Lord’, which means ‘my master’. Nobody calls his son, ‘my master’.

Next part: People who think that they are great

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