June 14, 2019 – July 19, 2019
The Gospel of Mark
The shortest gospel of the New Testament, the Gospel of Mark contains an imperative, urgent message for its readers: Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Messiah. The writer, John Mark, employs unique literary structure, recurring themes, and dramatic style to drive our focus to recognize Jesus’ true identity and to correct our human understanding of what he came to do. In this Groundwork series, we’ll study the ministry and teaching of Jesus as told in the Gospel of Mark. Together we’ll explore its distinctive features to help us grasp the radical truth of Mark’s message and we’ll discuss the implications its abrupt and unexpected ending has for our lives.
Episodes in this Series
June 14 , 2019
Jesus on the Move
Study Mark’s stories of Jesus' earthly ministry and recognize the power and authority of Jesus still on the move, in and through his people, today.
June 21 , 2019
Jesus: Misunderstood and Rejected
As Jesus Christ began his earthly ministry, even those closest to him struggled to understand his teaching and believe in him.
June 28 , 2019
Jesus repeatedly warns anyone who calls him the Son of God or the Messiah to not tell anyone. Why? What does this teach us about who Jesus is and what he came to do?
July 5 , 2019
Where Jesus Goes, Peace Follows
Jesus the Messiah does not hesitate to enter into the hard places, and wherever he goes he brings hope and peace to those who recognize him.
July 12 , 2019
Jesus Changes Our Perspective
Will we acknowledge Jesus as our Messiah, the Son of God and in faith open our hearts and minds to hear the transformational insight and wisdom he shares?
July 19 , 2019
The Story Continues
Mark's job is done. He has revealed the Son of God and what the Messiah came to do. Yet the story is not over; discover what Mark is calling us to do now.