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 three of this series, Alistair Begg examines Jesus’ determination to preach the Gospel even as He faced contempt, spiritual shallowness, and blind legalism. Jesus was and is a compassionate and powerful Savior who accepts all who come to Him in faith. What we need most is for God to intervene in our very hearts so that we will bow before Him.