The baptism. Men fishing. A man possessed. A leper. A paralyzed man. A tax collector and sinners. The Disciples. Family. A man with a shriveled hand. The multitudes. Each approaching Jesus with faith and hope for the future. Each wanting a better life. Each trusting Jesus for an answer to their problems.
Mark, Chapters 1-3, is an incredibly fast-paced start to the earliest historical account of the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. Mark’s narrative moves quickly and reflects the “no time to waste” action in Jesus’ life. There is certainly a sense of urgency that resonates in Mark’s Gospel.
Christianity is not a passive faith. It is an exciting and proactive way of life where God’s love motivates us to help those in need, to serve those around us, and as a result, to experience what it means to be a true servant leader. And there is no better example of this than Christ Himself whose life was defined by serving others.
This study of Mark 1-3 takes an in-depth look at the character of Christ and His remarkable message at the very beginning of His ministry. We see clearly, in these three chapters, how the heart of God is moved by the heart of His children. Our prayer is that this study will inspire you to pursue a lifestyle of serving others.