This same message has been broadcast throughout the world in the following centuries down to us today.
Connections: Because Mark’s intended audience was the Gentiles, he does not quote as frequently from the Old Testament as Matthew, who was writing primarily to the Jews.
But several faithful women did witness His passion.
After the Sabbath, early in the morning of the first day of the week, they went to the tomb with burial spices.
He does not begin with a genealogy to link Jesus with the Jewish patriarchs, but begins instead with His baptism, the beginning of His earthly ministry.
But even there, Mark quotes from an Old Testament prophecy regarding the messenger—John the Baptist—who would exhort the people to “prepare the way for the Lord” (Mark 1:3; Isaiah 40:3) as they awaited the coming of their Messiah.
He was an associate of the Apostle Peter, and evidently his spiritual son (1 Peter ).In a dynamic profession, the disciples, led by Peter, acknowledged their faith in Him (Mark -30), even though they failed to understand fully His Messiahship until after His resurrection.As we follow His journeys through Galilee, the surrounding areas, and then to Judea, we realize what a rapid pace He set.I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’” Mark : “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Mark : “To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” Mark 16:6: “‘Don’t be alarmed,’ he said. See the place where they laid Him.’” Mark : “He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.’” Brief Summary: This gospel is unique because it emphasizes Jesus’ actions more than His teaching.‘You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. It is simply written, moving quickly from one episode in the life of Christ to another.