Mark may be the most important book in the word! Why? It is earliest written account of the life of Jesus. It is carefully designed to show us who Jesus is and it teaches us how to follow him. Mark carefully curates the story of Jesus as a fast-moving drama in three acts. Act One is set in
Galilee. Act Three takes place in Jerusalem. Act Two takes place on the way between the two. Everything about this story is extraordinary – and exciting! Mark reveals Jesus as extremely powerful and highly compelling. He has all authority from God. People are amazed by Jesus, especially because he uses all his power and authority to serve others,
continuously giving himself away. Ultimately, he gives his own life for our benefit. Mark is fast paced, always moving. He moves us to evaluate our own relationship with Jesus and our purpose as His disciples here on earth. The challenge of this book is completely counter cultural.
Followers of Jesus are called to serve other people rather than just taking from them. Over and over, this book pushes us to action as it forces us to examine Jesus and His purpose on earth.
How well do you know Jesus? Would you like to know him better? To be better? To live better? Through Easter, using Mark as our guide, we will engage with Jesus, explore his purpose, and grow our faith. Our goal – to make Jesus and his purpose our own.
March 28, 2021
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