By the second chapter of Mark, Jesus was already challenging people’s expectations. Before healing a paralytic, He declared the man’s sins forgiven. Then, instead of choosing honored men for disciples, He called Levi, a scorned tax collector. When the Pharisees confronted Him about His actions, Jesus clearly stated His mission to rescue sinners. Our primary need is salvation, Alistair Begg teaches—whether we proudly think we have kept all the rules or feel helpless because we have broken them.