Re:Verse passage – Mark 1:9-15 (day four)
Mark’s goal in writing his book was to accurately communicate the message of Jesus. He was a close associate of the Apostle Peter and worked with him to portray the message. Our Christianity Explored class is based on the study of the entire book of Mark. Mark presents the identity, mission, and call of Jesus. In our passage this week, we see the identity of Jesus revealed. In verse 11, Jesus is proclaimed the beloved Son of God. In verse 15, the call of Jesus is described. Jesus preached, “Repent and believe in the gospel.”
CE answers three questions based on these descriptors…”Who is Jesus?…Why did He come?…and What does it mean to follow Him?” The question most important in each of our lives is the last. What are we going to do with Jesus? Have you answered this question? If no, don’t go any further until you deal with it in your heart. If yes, what difference is it making in your life? Mark wanted to make a difference in people’s lives…we have the same opportunity by sharing the truth!