The Gospel of Mark was written around 60-70 AD and is the oldest of the four Gospels. It is believed that John Mark was the writer of this Gospel, hints the name, this was due to his close relationship with Peter in his later years. Mark interpreted and wrote all that the Apostle Peter had spoken of eye witness account concerning the Lord’s life, death and resurrection. During the time that this manuscript was being penned the persecution of the church was heavy and Nero had made Christians an outlet for his wrath prior to the city of Rome catching fire.
The purpose of Mark’s writings was to encourage the Gentile Church during their Roman persecution. These scriptures point to Christ as the Suffering Servant, who by his suffering became our Savior.
Mark 10:45- “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
As a disciple of Christ we too must put on the servanthood of our Lord and Savior modeling: his life, death and resurrection no matter what comes our way.
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