At the beginning of Mark 3, Jesus cures a man with a withered hand (3:1-6). This isn’t abnormal, except that He performs this healing on the Sabbath day – infuriating the Pharisees. Jesus, in turn, “…looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their hardness of heart” (3:5) – and this is the only time […]
gospel of mark
Mark 2 is a fascinating chapter which begins with the story of a paralyzed man and his four friends (2:-12). When the four friends hear about Jesus’ ability to heal others, they stop at nothing for the chance to heal their friend: they carry him to the house where Jesus is staying, and finding it […]
Mark’s Gospel begins with his thesis statement: “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” (Mark 1:1). Mark’s selection of parables, his presentation of Christ’s miracles, and his overall tone will all serve his desire to present Jesus as being truly God and truly man.