Gospel of Mark Week: 4-Word study “Repentance”

MARK 1:4 Repentance Metanoia (Gk): literally a “change of mind”. The word is used 22 times in the New Testament for a conversion of one’s entire life to the Lord. Based on similar OT concepts, it involves a twofold movement of the heart: one who repents turns away from sin (1 Kings 8:35; Ezek 18:30) [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark Week: 3-The beginning of the Good News

MARK 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ [the Son of God] The first verse of the Gospel is a title to the whole work. Like Matthew and John, Mark opens with an echo of the book of Genesis. The beginning recalls the first line of the creation narrative in Gen 1:1, and  [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark Week: 2- More about the manuscript and some context

A couple of additional items to add to our previous look at the author of Mark and the manuscript. A fragment of 1st century manuscript of the Gospel of Mark has been discovered. We might think this is not that big a deal, but this bit of the interview about it shows the difference it [Read More...]


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