The Message & Ministry of Jesus
The shortest gospel presents us with unique insights into the message and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. But it also presents us with riddles and puzzles. Mark is about God’s reign, its present hiddenness but also future glory, its surprising way of coming, and its challenge. This Gospel is about discipleship, its costs and rewards, its failures, and its renewal. Mark is also about grace, and the way Jesus and his followers cross religious and social barriers to pass grace on to those who have been excluded from it.