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.
In the winter of 2014, I had the privilege of going on a journey through the Gospel of Mark with a group of students at one of my high schools. To set the stage for this study, I began by giving them an overview of the Bible as well as three claims Catholics place […]