Of the four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, each has a unique flavor and style. Each gives us a different impression or thought on the life, ministry of Jesus and his followers. Luke, a Doctor, and Historian, perhaps gives us the best historical data on the early church along with the life of Christ.
John, well there is none other like it because John had a unique relationship with Jesus. Jesus even entrusted the care of His mother to John. John was concerned with establishing and for us to understand the Divinity of Christ.
Matthew, not part of the inner circle of disciples, but wrote about the kingdom of heaven and its significance and how Jesus was heir to the throne of David. He also gives us the best account of the greatest sermon ever preached, the sermon on the mount which takes up three complete chapters.
The smallest and yet the closest to chronological is the gospel of Mark which the original manuscripts do not say gospel, only According to Mark. Interestingly enough Mark was just a young child when Jesus was crucified. The gospel that he wrote is actually the gospel account of as narrated to him by the most outspoken and brash of all the disciples, Peter. This gives Mark’s gospel a unique perspective and interestingly enough teaches us that Jesus took on the form of a servant, not a king during his earthly ministry and he taught that his true followers would also be servant leaders.
For the next few weeks and four times a week, we will explore this wonderful little gospel According to Mark.
I hope you will enjoy this little exploration into what I have come to see an an under appreciated gospel.
The Posts will be listed below as they published each day. Thanks once again for each of you that take time out of your busy lives visit each day to read my blog.
Part 1: The Crier posted on September 4, 2017
Part 2: The Town Crier posted on September 5, 2017
Part 3: A Message With Simplicity posted on September 7, 2017
Part 4: The Baptism of the Servant posted on September 8, 2017
Part 5: The Temptation of Christ posted on September 11, 2017
Part 6: Beginning to Change the focus Posted on September 12, 2017
Part 7: Follow Me Posted on September 14, 2017
Part 8: I Know Who You are Posted on September 15, 2017
Part 9: The Fever of Sin
Part 10: Where is the Source of Power
Part 11: Leprosy as Sin
Part 12: When the Roof was Opened
Part 13: Easting with Sinners
Part 14: Fasting and Traditions
Part 15: Lord of the Sabbath
Part 16: Grasping For the Gospel
Part 17: Jealousy, Hatred and Plottings
Part 18: Prayer For The Chosen
Part 19: House Divided
Part 20: The Battle Between Family and Ministry
Part 21: The Reckless Farmer
Part 22: Hide It under a Bushel NO!
Part 23: The Mystery of the Gospel
Part 24: The Insignificance of a Mustard Seek
Part 25: Faith Through Wind and Waves
Part 26: The Power of One Witness
Part 27: The Book Ends of Faith
Part 28: The Other Book End of Faith