Mark – immediately
Ever been in a hurry?
Why – what is at the heart of hurry?
Unusual Emphasis – 39 in Mk / 108 NT
How does Mark start?
How does Mark end?
Immediately …. Asking why?
Sooner than shortly
But Remember :
Here is the secret of Jesus’ life and work for God: He prayerfully waited for His Father’s instructions and for the strength to follow Him…… He discerned the Father’s will day by day in a life of prayer.”
Charles E. Hummel Tyranny of the Urgent
9 (H)In those days Jesus (I)came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
10 And immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens [h]opening, and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon Him; 11 and a voice came from the heavens: “(J)You are My beloved Son; in You I [i]am well pleased.”
12 (K)And immediately the Spirit *brought Him out into the wilderness. 13 And He was in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by (L)Satan; and He was with the wild animals, and the angels were serving Him.
Jesus Preaches in Galilee
14 (M)Now after John was [j]taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, [k](N)preaching the gospel of God, 15 and saying,
JESUS CALLS- THE TIME IS NOW
“ The time IS fulfilled, and the
kingdom of God IS at hand;
believe in the gospel.”
16 As He was going along the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, the brother of Simon, casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen.
17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will have you become fishers of people.” 18 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
19 And going on a little farther, He saw [n]James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John, [o]who were also in the boat mending the nets.
20 Immediately He called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and went away [p]to follow Him.
21 (R)They *went into Capernaum; and immediately on the Sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and began to teach. 22 And they were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
23 Just then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, 24 saying, “What business do you have with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are: the Holy One of God!” 25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!” 26 After throwing him into convulsions and crying out with a loud voice, the unclean spirit came out of him. 27 And they were all (X)amazed, so they debated among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.”
28 Immediately the news about Him spread everywhere into all the surrounding region of Galilee.
29 And immediately after they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law was lying sick with a fever; and
they immediately *spoke to Jesus about her. 31 And He came to her and raised her up, taking her by the hand, and the fever left her, and she served them.
32 Now when evening came, after the sun had set, they began bringing to Him all who were ill and those who were demon-possessed. 33 And the whole city had gathered at the door. 34 And He healed many who were ill with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew who He was.
35 And in the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and prayed there for a time. 36 Simon and his companions eagerly searched for Him; 37 and they found Him and *said to Him, “Everyone is looking for You.” 38 He *said to them, “Let’s go somewhere else to the towns nearby, so that I may also preach there;
for this is why I came.”
39 And He went into their synagogues preaching throughout Galilee, and casting out the demons.
40 And a man with leprosy *came to Jesus, imploring Him and kneeling down, and saying to Him, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” 41 Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out with His hand and touched him, and *said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.”
42 And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed. 43 And He sternly warned him and immediately sent him away, 44 and He *said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” 45 But he went out and began to proclaim it freely and to spread the news around, to such an extent that [aa]Jesus could no longer publicly enter a city, but stayed out in unpopulated areas; and they were coming to Him from everywhere.
Unlike money time comes to all of us in equal amounts. In fact, everyone has all the time there is—twenty-four hours a day. But what an astonishing variety in our use of that time and the results of our choices!
Why / Why not?
Tyranny of the Urgent ?
Tyranny of the Urgent by Charles E. Hummel. “Your greatest danger is letting the urgent things crowd out the important.” “There is an insidious tendency to neglect important tasks that do not have to be done today—or even this week.”
Important Time Wasted ?
- Mark 1:10
And immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opening, and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon Him;I
And immediately the Spirit *brought Him out into the wilderness.
- Mark 1:18Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
- Mark 1:20Immediately He called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and went away to follow Him.
- Mark 1:21
They *went into Capernaum; andimmediately on the Sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and began to teach.
Immediately the news about Him spread everywhere into all the surrounding region of Galilee.
- Mark 1:29
Andimmediately after they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
- Mark 1:30
Now Simon’s mother-in-law was lying sick with a fever; and theyimmediately *spoke to Jesus about her.
And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed.
- Mark 1:43
And He sternly warned him andimmediately sent him away,
- Mark 1:43