Encounters With Jesus in The Gospel Of Mark

    Mark is the shortest of the four Gospels, but it presents a lively, fast-paced and fast-moving portrait of the life and labor of Jesus. In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus is the Servant of God, faithfully engaged in God’s work. Mark highlights the deeds of Jesus much more than His teaching. In the opening lines of Mark’s Gospel, we see the quick and hasty move of Jesus into the work He had come to carry out.

    The pace is fast, as indicated by Mark’s “immediate” language. “And immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon Him. (Mark 1:10). “Immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness.” (Mark 1:12.

What follows next? Jesus is God’s Servant doing God’s work. “Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God.” (Mark 1:14).

    Mark invites the reader to embark on an action-packed adventure of Jesus at work! At every turn, Mark presents Jesus faithfully aligned to God’s truth in God’s time. No  delay! No procrastination! No putting off what needed to be done! In Mark, we come to honor and value Jesus for the saving and redeeming work He did on our behalf. But we also learn from Him – that we are to be His disciples faithfully and actively engaged in

His work. This is the focus point of our Wednesday Bible Class: Encounters With Jesus

In the Gospel of Mark. There’s so much to be learned and applied. Join us and be richly blessed by the Word. – Van Hardin

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