Day 2

Mark

from the This Is the New Testament reading plan


Mark 9:33-37, Mark 10:35-45, Isaiah 52:13-15, Isaiah 53:1-9, Philippians 2:5-11

BY She Reads Truth

 This Is the New Testament is part of a twelve-week thematic overview of the entire Bible. As we read, we’ll gain a broader understanding of the redemptive story of Scripture. Each day we’ll read a thematic selection from a different book of the Bible, along with supplemental passages that show how the theme of that day’s main reading is found throughout Scripture. We’ll also read a brief summary of each book and a reflection on how the book fits into the larger story of Scripture. 

What Is Mark? The Gospel of Mark is a fast-paced narrative about the ministry of Jesus. Likely written by John Mark, who knew both Peter and Paul, this Gospel emphasizes Jesus as both the Son of Man and the Son of God. It also shows Jesus as a humble servant leader, willing to suffer and die on the cross. 

How Mark Fits Into the Story: The Gospel of Mark clarifies the nature of the promised Messiah. Though many individuals in Jesus’s day tried to claim the title, Mark redefined it in light of Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection. Jesus, the one, true Messiah, was a suffering servant, both fully human and fully divine. Mark’s Gospel shows us how Jesus’s authority, in both teaching and miracles, is present alongside His humanity. 

Reflection Questions: 
1. How do today’s readings about Jesus’s character and demeanor change your understanding of God’s posture toward His people?
2. How does today’s reading shape your understanding of the story of redemption?

Take time to reflect on your responses and share what you are learning with others in the community in the comments.

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91 thoughts on "Mark"

  1. Elizabeth Sheasby says:

    The part that gripped me the most was that through everything that Jesus had to go through, it was prophesied and Isaiah that he would do it humbly. The thought that this was prophesied so far before Jesus went through any of the verbal or physical persecution that he went through, and he did exactly what was prophesied would happen is amazing.

  2. Kamryn Turner says:

    this reading has taught me that although it is human nature to be selfish we should have a servants heart and have a sense of humility.

  3. Rachelanne Craner says:

    God doesn’t ask us to do something that he hasn’t already done himself. He is humble and willing to serve and love to the point of death to save the lives of others.

  4. McKenzie Lenz says:

    God would rather us nail him to a cross and pay the price for our sin than for us to go to hell for all eternity.

  5. McKenzie Lenz says:

    God would rather humble himself and die on a cross and let us nail him to it than we can be saved from eternal hell and be reunited with him.

  6. Margaret Terry says:

    Humbling

  7. Ariana Eller says:

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