Mark, the first of the Gospels to be written and the shortest, zeroes in on the proclamation of Jesus as the Christ and the importance of faith in Him. Jesus’ words and works showed Him to be the compassionate and powerful Son of God as He set Himself on a trajectory to the cross to make atonement for sin. The Gospel’s aim is to persuade everyone to repent and believe.
In volume one of this series, Alistair Begg explains that Jesus’ arrival onto the stage of human history was the key to God’s redemptive plan. The first chapters of the Gospel reveal Jesus as Israel’s Messiah proclaiming the kingdom of God, confronting the powers of darkness, compassionately preaching a message of repentance from sin, and confronting legalism. As Alistair reminds us, Jesus Himself is the one in whom we may find salvation.