Day 2


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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79 thoughts on "Mark"

  1. Dawn Pennington says:

    No plan of man can stand in Gods way! I can do nothing to save myself except embrace what Jesus did for me. Our redemption is just the first step in His plan! He reveals himself to those who seek Him

  2. ECS says:

    Kathy, I will be praying for your daughter & son-in-law as they move to a new area but above all else that they, as well as my own 2 grown sons, will feel God’s spirit stirring in their lives to draw them back to a day-to-day relationship with Him. A good friend of ours, who has an amazing heart for God and his community, is in leadership in a church near Wake Forest – tell them to check it out. They also live stream the services.

  3. Ayo falegan says:

    God will never leave any question in heart unanswered even when the disciples did not respond he answered them anyway he truly cares about us always ready to help like a servant would. 2. Isa 53:6 struck me because growing up I used to think God is condemning not realising he was just trying to save me his lost sheep. Now I know I am so grateful to God

  4. Jennifer Anapol says:

    I love that God enters into our lives on such an intimate way. I pray I would enter into the lives’ of those around me the same way as Jesus.

  5. Beverly Watley says:

    I still am in awe how God loves me and want me to enjoy my life everyday. I love God, Jesus, and the word. When

  6. C Jones says:

    WoW! Yes, LOVE and Serving are the correct answers. Thanks for the insight!

  7. PamC says:

    Angie, thank you & everyone else for your beautiful prayers yesterday. It seems every time I turn around they find something else wrong. So far the results are good. Fatty liver though…guess it should be expected since I’m both over weight & diabetic. It’s a catch-22. I’ll be praying for your muscle pain and healing rest Angie.
    Mari V I’ve been praying for your daughter at camp.
    Taylor Hite, welcome back.
    Praying we get some news on Churchmouse, that the SRT folks will get a response.

  8. Bridget Vaschak says:

    God’s posture toward His people is one of drawing near to us, wanting to be near to us. The Son of Man taught his followers how to live and served them in the most ultimate way- he saved their lives. Our lives.
    It amazes my brain just how much God desires our redemption, planned for our redemption and provided for our redemption. It is all God’s amazing doing.

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