Today, we begin a new book study on Sunday mornings, which will be the gospel of Mark.
The message of Mark’s gospel is captured in a single verse, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). Chapter by chapter, the book unfolds the dual focus of Christ’s life: service and sacrifice. Mark portrays Jesus as a Servant on the move, instantly responsive to the will of the Father. By preaching, teaching, and healing, He ministers to the needs of others, even to the point of death. After the resurrection, He commissions His followers to continue His work in His power—servants following in the steps of the perfect Servant.
In this week’s study, we will be looking at the man and the message of the one God sent to prepare the way for the Lord Jesus.