Mark wrote specifically to show that Jesus came as the Son of God to serve and to save all mankind.
Mark is the shortest of the 4 gospels. The word gospel means “good news” and is used to describe the first 4 books of the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
The book of Mark is action packed. It has two major parts.
Part 1 is the Service of a Servant. In this section Mark writes about how Jesus served God’s people by healing all kinds of diseases, casting out demons, exposing religious lies that are weighing them down, saving lives by calming a storm, feeding the 5,000, teaching about the unconditional love of God.
Part 2 is the Sacrifice of the Servant. In this section Mark provides the details of Jesus’ giving away His life as a servant for His people. It includes Jesus’ prediction of His death and encouraging His disciples at the last supper, prayer at Gethsemane, betrayal, unfair trial, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension.
The key verse of Mark is 10:45, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many”. (NASB)
Key New Testament Kids Application:
- Jesus’ life was all about service. “Catch” your children serving others this week and praise them. Let them know that they are acting like Jesus when they serve others. Read Mark 10:45 with them.
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