The Gospel of Mark - Introduction

January 17, 2021 • Dominic Dinger

The Gospel according to Mark was written in a time of incredible political and societal upheaval. A time when people were concerned about their children’s future. A time when quitting and running away was a tempting prospect.

Mark wrote this book for a specific purpose. He didn’t just want people to know about Jesus—he wanted them to know the grace of Jesus. How the grace of Jesus is sufficient to sustain anyone though any difficulty. How this amazing grace floods a heart with the love of God and renders fear powerless. How this grace is only given to failures and sinners.

Mark knew about this grace so well because he had failed. He had endured struggle after struggle that made him cherish the grace of Jesus more and more. But how did Mark come to know of this grace and who strengthened him with the grace of Jesus that inspired Mark to write a book about it?

Watch a replay or listen to our study as we considered this man Mark and the influence that the grace of Jesus had on his life.

The Gospel of Mark 15:42-16:20

December 26, 2021 • Dominic Dinger

Scripture is full of unlikely heroes—people who simply offer up what they have to the Lord’s service rather than using what they don’t have as an excuse for inaction. At the end of the Gospel of Mark, we meet some unlikely ones. These were people whose hearts were reached by Jesus, whose lives were changed by His ministry, and whose examples show us what courageous faithfulness looks like.

The Gospel of Mark 15:1-41

December 19, 2021 • Dominic Dinger

In Hebrews 12:3, we are invited to “consider Him”. Jesus—the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross (Hebrews 12:2). As we encounter the cross in Mark 15, we consider Him—we wonder together what (or who) that joy is that empowered Jesus to endure the cross.

The Gospel of Mark 14:37-72

December 12, 2021 • Dominic Dinger

In our previous study in the Gospel of Mark, Peter and the other apostles made a bold declaration to Jesus that they didn’t live up to. No one felt this failure more than Peter. His failure taught him some important lessons—lessons we can learn so that we don’t repeat his mistakes.