Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Great Controversy in the Gospel of Mark

Mark's account of the life of Jesus presents the great controversy as the clash of two kingdoms. Throughout the book the kingdom of God (Mark 1:14, 15) and the authority of Christ (Mark 1:22, 27) are emphasized. To Mark, Jesus faces one conflict after another and meets each confrontation successfully. More than once is the Sabbath a point of contention, because it is the sign of Christ's authority. Mark describes the development of Christ's kingdom, the appointment of leadership, and the parables Jesus told as to the nature of His kingdom. From the book's opening assertion (1:1) to the final acknowledgment by His executioner (15:39), Jesus' authority as the Son of God is declared. The preaching of the gospel of the kingdom, initiated by Jesus in chapter one, is commissioned to all His disciples in chapter 16. View the detailed outline

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