We are on a quest to read 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?