Mark’s Gospel, the first to be written, emphasizes the certainty that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and the fulfillment of God’s purpose. In the pages of Mark’s account, we come to know Him as the Messiah, the Suffering Servant, the Son of God, the Risen Christ, and the Returning King. With nearly a third of the narrative dedicated to the passion and the resurrection of Jesus, the Gospel of Mark aims to persuade all who read to believe.
In chapters 10 and 11 of Mark’s Gospel, Jesus revealed His eternal wisdom as He interacted with those around Him. In their normal pattern, the Pharisees sought to undermine the divine authority of Jesus by questioning His understanding of the law. The disciples, who thought they knew the purpose of Jesus’ mission, displayed great pride and ignorance by their actions. Others sought to prove to Jesus that they were righteous by their own merit. Alistair Begg shows us that God’s people should humbly receive the truth like a little child, knowing that without His grace we are helpless.
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