Gospel of Mark Week: 5-The Baptism of Jesus

MARK 1:9-11 I’m so used to reading these passages and accepting them as matter of fact when, of course, there is nothing matter of fact about them. The “simple” fact of Jesus’ baptism carries a wealth of information that affects us deeply, as we can see. This not only helps me understand the great power [Read More...]

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...]


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