Gospel Of Mark Summary

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I chose to do my analytical review on The Gospel of Mark. Mark is known as The Gospel of the Wonder-Working Servant. The book of Mark is written by John Mark, in Rome between 60-70 c.e. Mark’s beginning of religious followings came when he accompanied Barnabas and Paul on the first missionary journey. After that journey Barnabas wanted to take Mark on the second journey, but Paul would not let him go because he said he was a failure, so Barnabas and Paul went back to Cypress. According to the Mighty Acts of God, Mark had changed for the better because Peter later asked Mark to join him in Rome, saying he was now useful in the ministry. Mark was a close disciple of Peter so he heard Peter tell stories about Jesus everywhere they went. I believe …show more content…
I definitely understand why this is called the wonder working gospel, as it seems most of the time Mark is talking about Jesus’ miraculous acts through out his life time. “The ministry of Jesus according to the author of the Gospel of Mark is one of healing the sick, lame, and blind who come to him in overwhelming numbers; of arguing with religious leaders who oppose his work, and plot to kill him” (Harrelson 1801). In the gospel of Mark we see many stories where Jesus heals people who are born with diseases or acquires them in their lifetime. There are many examples of his miracles throughout the gospel. A good example is when a paralyzed man was brought to Jesus in hopes of being healed. There were so many people in the crowds around Jesus that four men had to bring the paralyzed man through the roof to actually get to …show more content…
Jesus answered to them by saying you give them something to eat. He gave the disciples loaves of bread and two fish and it fed all five thousand people” (Harrelson 1820). The miracles that Jesus performed during this gospel is amazing to me, and I could not imagine being able actually see them happen in person. Jesus used parables often to tell the common people stories. One of the scribes asked Jesus which commandment was first of all? Jesus answered, “The first is, the Lord our God, the Lord is one: you shall love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength”. The second is this, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these” (Harrelson 1834). This is a verse that really stood out to me that shows Jesus’ power and the importance of our faithfulness and love for our God. At the end of the book it talks about the crucifixion of Jesus, his burial and his resurrection. In these verses we see exactly what Jesus went through to save us from our earthly sins. While reading the book of Mark, it made me think of how all of the miracles and the tribulations the people went through can relate to my own life. I have applied my reading of this gospel by remembering that when we believe and trust in our Mighty God, that miracles can

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