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The Joy of Unit-Reading #13 (the Gospel of Mark)

17 Jan

We are on a quest to Screenshot 2015-12-24 05.52.28read 65 (of the 66) of the books of the Bible in one sitting — one book at a time, of course.   Some of the longer books may take an hour or two.  But there are benefits to reading a whole book at one time — and that’s called unit-reading.

Our book today is the second gospel, the Gospel of Mark.  Reading straight through Mark — a gospel that has you running from one event to the next — leaves you panting in exhaustion.  If Mark’s theme is Christ as the Perfect Servant, then his presentation of the works of Jesus (rather than His words) makes perfect sense.

I agree with others that the theme seems to be “the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for sinners” (10:45).  How good to be ransomed, right?

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