T h e G O S P E L O F m A R K
From its very first words, the Gospel of Mark challenges us to see Jesus is the promised Messiah of the Old Testament, the Son of God. In Mark, things happen "immediately." Through this gospel, God wants us to understand who Jesus is through what He does. This makes the Gospel of Mark the shortest of all the gospel accounts, but the end of the gospel slows down to spend significant time on Jesus' final seven days in Jerusalem leading to the cross. While the beginning of the gospel shows Jesus' miracle-working power, it is in the way Jesus offers Himself on the cross as a ransom for many sinners that the Roman centurion declares, "Truly, this man was the Son of God!" And, on the third day, Jesus proved His power to save sinners when He rose from the grave. Join us this Sunday at North Roanoke as we encounter, learn from, and surrender to Jesus Christ, the Son of God in the Gospel of Mark.