Mark’s Gospel emphasizes the certainty that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and the fulfillment of God’s purpose. Attributed to John Mark, a contemporary of the disciple Peter, this Gospel is identified as Peter’s first-hand account of life with Jesus. Mark provides vivid descriptions of the relationships between Jesus and the religious leaders, Jesus and His disciples, and Jesus and the multitudes who sought His miracles. Misconceptions about Jesus motivated each of these three groups to action: the religious leaders arrested Him, the disciples abandoned Him at the cross, and the crowd betrayed Him.
With nearly a third of the narrative dedicated to the passion and the resurrection of Jesus, the Gospel of Mark aims to persuade its readers to believe in Christ’s sacrifice and come to saving faith in Him. In these studies by Alistair Begg, we’ll come to know Jesus as Mark presents Him: Messiah, Suffering Servant, Son of God, Risen Christ, and Returning King.