The Gospel of Mark: Pt. 1 - Overview
If you think of just one word when you think of Mark, think of this one: Discipleship. This Gospel is focused on the disciples’ responses to Jesus—in all their raw, uncensored glory. But that’s not all it’s focused on. Mark is also about how you can be a disciple. Get ready for Discipleship 101!
The Gospel of Mark: Pt. 2 - Structure
Think Mark’s a jumble of action? Then think again. This Gospel actually divides neatly into four distinct sections, each chronicling a specific portion of Jesus’ ministry. Press play to get all the details.
The Gospel of Mark: Pt. 3 - Jesus in the Gospel of Mark
In Mark, we see Jesus from the disciples’ point of view—which means that Jesus can sometimes come across as mysterious, or as difficult to understand. One thing that’s not difficult to understand about Jesus in this Gospel, though? Jesus never, ever lost faith in his disciples.
The Gospel of Mark: Pt. 4 - Mark's Themes
Mark’s themes are tough, but they’re also rewarding. First, Mark highlights the need for humility. And second, it emphasizes the need to endure persecution. The good news is that Jesus’ life shows the triumph that comes from abiding by these themes—triumph for his disciples, and also, triumph for you.
The Gospel of Mark: Pt. 5 - Mark's and Me
In case you missed it, we’ll reiterate: Mark is all about Discipleship. In fact, this second book of the New Testament even offers up a kind of discipleship checklist. Grab a pen and paper and get ready—being a disciple requires a lot!