A Study of the Gospel of Mark

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A Study of the Gospel of Mark

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AMAZED BY JESUS
After He is declared to be the Messiah by His disciples in the Gospel of Mark, Jesus immediately connects His identity as the anointed King with suffering,  death, and resurrection.

This is the person of Jesus:
He is the one who came not to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. He is, in the very essence of His character, is One who sacrifices Himself, One who gives Himself over to judgment and death, in order to give forgiveness and eternal life to those whom the Father has given Him.

The question before us is this: can we surrender to this kind of love, even if it costs us all of our so-called control?
AMAZED BY JESUS
There is good reason to put yourself in the shoes of those who first encountered Jesus. After all, it is one thing to believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and that He has accomplished redemption, but it is something else entirely to believe that Jesus did this for you.

The gap between knowledge about Jesus and knowing Jesus personally is as wide as the gap between East and West. The Gospel of Mark was written to bridge that gap.

As Mark takes us right to the dirt paths Jesus traversed throughout His ministry, he does so as if he has a camera right alongside him. You can almost picture him dumbfoundedly pointing the cameraman to focus in on the moment Jesus’ fingers briefly settle on the blind beggar’s eyelids to heal his life-long disability. Mark wants us to perceive that, in a moment such as this, God Himself has physically invaded a dark spot in the universe and put it to flight with His glorious power.