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Read Plans and Resources
As we walk through the Gospel of Mark, we will provide individual and group study resources on this site and through the YouVersion Bible App.
Mark: The Gospel of the Servant-Messiah
NIV Application Commentary: Mark
ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal: Mark
ESV Scripture Journal, Study Edition: Mark
The Four Themes
There are four themes that pop up multiple times in the Gospel of Mark. We will highlight these themes as they appear because they not only show us who Jesus is, but they point to deep discipleship questions.
Son of God/Man
How does this picture of Jesus compel me to live differently?
What circumstance do I need to see through spiritual eyes?
What’s holding me back from looking more like Jesus?
What is my next small step of obedience today?
First Sermon Posted September 3
We will organize sermons through the three acts in The Gospel of Mark. You’ll find the archive here:
Mark skips the nativity and jumps right in at the start of Jesus’ ministry, beginning with his baptism, temptation, and calling the first disciples. As Jesus walks the villages, roads, and shoreline of Galilee, teaching, healing, and demonstrating every kind of supernatural authority, He establishes His identity as Messiah and Son of God. Every step along the way, He both draws followers and attracts opposition.
With His face set toward Jerusalem, Jesus announces that His mission will be accomplished through His death, and over the coming journey, He warns the disciples three times that suffering is waiting for Him. They struggle to understand what is coming, but soon they will be witnesses.
In fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9, Jesus enters Jerusalem on a donkey as a triumphant king, crowds cheering and hopeful. Yet over the next week, He comes up against the hypocrisy and opposition of the religious leaders who are actively plotting His death. Betrayed by one of His closest friends, Jesus faces the suffering He predicted. But that will not be the end of the story…