Have you ever wondered how to pick up your Bible and begin an in-depth study all on your own? Are you confused on how to read a verse in its original historical and theological context? Maybe you're wondering how to take what you've learned and teach it to others.
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Arguably noted as the first Gospel to be recorded, the Gospel of Mark is a rapid fire, action-packed account addressed to Roman believers, more specifically, Gentiles. In writing to Roman Gentiles, Mark omits Jewish elements and makes fewer references to Old Testament text.
Mark’s Gospel is filled with action from the start of the first chapter as John the Baptist is introduced on the scene to make way for the promised Messiah, Jesus Christ. After 400 years of silence after the book of Malachi, the Jewish people were long awaiting their Messianic King.
What was thought to be a triumphal entry to usher in the Messianic Kingdom was the triumphal entry of Christ ushering in a new humanity by way of suffering and dying on a cross. Along with VBVMI’s previous studies in Matthew, Luke, and John, we will see a full picture of Jesus’ life, personhood, work, and ministry on earth.
Mark presents Jesus as a suffering king and in turn encourages believers of Christ to obey both in word and in deed. Join us as we walk through the Gospel of Mark, verse by verse.
Studying the bible together with other believers, in a small group setting, is very beneficial to growing in your faith. We have created these unique study guides, with accompanying videos, to structure your group discussion and application.
Verse by Verse Ministry International is a non-profit, non-denominational, unaffiliated Christian ministry that is dedicated to promoting the preaching and teaching of God's Word clearly and boldly. We present the study of God's Word in its proper historical and theological context, and for the purposes God has ordained: to persuade the unbeliever of the truth of the Gospel and to equip the saints for the work of ministry.