Essay on Mark Of Mark Is Written By John Mark

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The book of Mark was written by John Mark around 50 – 60 AD. John Mark was a missionary who worked and traveled with Peter and recorded his recollections of the life and work of Jesus. The principal theme of Mark is the story and ministry of Jesus Christ. Mark records Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of God, and the suffering servant who was sent to serve as liberation and restoration for God’s creation. Mark wrote a detailed description of who Jesus was, the miracles he did, the sermons and parables he told, the prophecies he fulfilled, and the positive impact he had on those who came in contact with him. Mark’s ultimate goal in writing his gospel was to share the gospel or the good news of Jesus Christ. So much so that he uses the word gospel seven times in five of the sixteen chapters he wrote. The first three times Mark uses the word gospel, is in his introduction. Mark begins his recollection with the ministry of John the Baptist who came prior to Jesus. In this passage, John is preaching and proclaiming a baptism of repentance and forgiveness of sins in the wilderness. He also baptizes Jesus in the Jordan river. “Rather than emphasizing the events leading up to Jesus’ ministry in terms of genealogy and family roots, or theological foundation mark focuses on the actual beginning” (ESV Notes). For Mark the gospel is the beginning. “The gospel is the good news of the fulfillment of God’s promises. In the Old Testament good news is connected with the saving intervention of…

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