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An outline of Mark’s references to Jesus’ self awareness of the nature and purpose of his death
2:5-7. Jesus forgave sins. Only God can do that. The Old Testament presents a model of forgiveness of sins associated with a sacrifice. I think Jesus here is foreshadowing the sacrifice of himself for the forgiveness of sins (Hebrews 7:27).
2:20. Jesus expects to be taken away from his disciples, in circumstances causing fasting/grief.
8:31, 9:31, 10:33. Jesus expects that he will die and rise again.
8:33. 14:36. Jesus taught that the path he was on towards death and resurrection was God’s will.
8:34-38. He taught that his act of sacrifice and losing his life was a pattern/path for believers to follow
9:1, 14:25, 14:62. Jesus expects that through/after his resurrection that he would come into the kingdom of God in some kind of fuller/more powerful way
10:33. Jesus expected to be betrayed by his own, condemned by Jews and killed by Gentiles.
10:45. Jesus taught that giving his life would be an act of service and function as means of a random.
14:8. Jesus told them that is good to prepare for his burial.
14:22-25. Jesus taught that his life would be ‘poured out’ for many.