The Gospel of Mark

Called to Follow

If it’s been a while since you have read The Gospel of Mark, or would like an overview of Mark in the context of the overall story of redemption, feel free to take some time to dig into the resources below.

In the Gospel of Mark, the author doesn’t shy away from the unexpected nature of Jesus’ arrival on Earth, but he also makes clear that Jesus is who he says he is: the Jewish Messiah and the son of God.

Many of the Jewish people hoped that the Messiah would come to overthrow the Romans and rule as king, but that wasn’t what Jesus did. He came to serve and to usher in God’s Kingdom on Earth. And he didn’t come in royal authority and power – he came to humbly sacrifice his life in order to save his people.

Mark includes specific details and stories to show Jesus’ messianic authority and identity as God’s son. He makes a case for who Jesus is, and he leaves the answer up to the reader to ponder. What will you choose to believe? Will you answer the call to follow?

This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.

John 3:16 MSG