Mark is for ‘doers’. Mark is the shortest Gospel, and in it everything seems to happen “immediately… immediately… immediately…” (1:18,20,21,23).
Mark, the first Gospel to be written, is based on the eyewitness experience of the apostle Peter, a family friend of Mark (Acts 12:12). Both Mark and Peter were all-or-nothing men who wanted to follow Jesus completely—but had messed up in significant ways: Peter had denied Jesus after promising he would die for him; Mark had gotten homesick and given up halfway through his first missionary trip (Acts 15:38).
Mark’s Gospel is an action-packed account of the ‘Suffering Servant’ who “came not to call the righteous—but sinners”.
We’ve been marking Mark together during our Tuesday night gatherings at Ashvale.