Mark's gospel account presents Jesus as Israel's promised Messiah. This book of the Bible makes it clear how Jesus' kingship confounded public expectations. Mark emphasizes the humility, suffering, and sacrifice of Jesus. This handy guide is packed with wise reflections on the biblical text and helps readers understand what vibrant faith and authentic discipleship should look like as we follow a rejected king.
The Knowing the Bible series is a resource designed to help Bible readers better understand and apply God’s Word. These 12-week studies guide participants through books of the Bible and are made up of four basic components:
(1) reflection questions help readers engage the text at a deeper level;
(2) “Gospel Glimpses” highlight the gospel of grace throughout the book;
(3) “Whole-Bible Connections” show how any given passage connects to the Bible’s overarching story of redemption, culminating in Christ;
(4) “Theological Soundings” identify how historic orthodox doctrines are taught or reinforced throughout Scripture.
With contributions from an assortment of influential pastors and church leaders, these gospel-centered studies will help Christians see and cherish the message of God’s grace on every page of the Bible.
- Introduction (1:1–20)
- Jesus’ Early Galilean Ministry (1:21–3:12)
- Jesus’ Later Galilean Ministry (3:13–6:6)
- Jesus’ Work beyond Galilee (6:7–8:26)
- True Discipleship and Transfiguration (8:27–9:50)
- Instruction on Discipleship (10:1–52)
- Entering and Judging Jerusalem (11:1–12:44)
- Jesus and the Coming Judgment (13:1–37)
- Jesus’ Betrayal and Trial (14:1–15:15)
- Crucifixion and Resurrection (15:16–16:8)
- Summary and Conclusion