SERIES CURRENTLY RECORDING
The gospel of Mark is a fast-paced and powerful record of the life of Jesus. Mark moves in his narrative from one event in the life of Jesus right to the next. He provides proof that Jesus is God's Anointed, the Messiah. Mark pushes his readers to a decision about accepting or rejecting the truth of who Jesus is.
THE BAPTISM OF JESUS
There are a few scenes recorded in the Bible that I wish I could have been there to see. One of those scenes is the baptism of Jesus.
OUR GREATEST NEED
When Jesus had returned to Capernaum from His short Galilean ministry, word of Jesus was spreading rapidly to the point where crowds were pressing Him from all directions.
OLD AND NEW
There is a new time, a new beginning, the kingdom of God has come. It is like a couple who is newly married, there is a new life, a new beginning.
Despite some critics and those who have questioned Him (ref. 3:7) multitudes continue to gather to Him. Again, in chapter 4, Mark brings to our attention that multitudes are still following Him.
WHO IS JESUS
Toward the end of chapter four of Mark’s gospel, we read of Jesus calming the storm. Continuing to read through chapter five, we read of several other miracles Jesus performs.
URGENCY OF THE GOSPEL
Several times, I have mentioned Mark’s gospel is an urgent gospel. Mark has a message to share about the Messiah. In chapter 6, Jesus shares this sense of urgency concerning the message of the kingdom. However, not everyone is willing to listen.
Traditions and Habits
We all have routines and traditions. It may be something as simple as brushing our teeth in the morning. Even this simple task is a tradition, a habit. In Mark 7, Jesus is questioned about traditions.