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Of Loving God and Neighbor

Jesus stated of two commandments, “There is no other commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:31): “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:30). Just […]

Jesus: God of Wind and Sea

Mark 4:35–41 records the actions of Jesus, displaying His power over wind and sea (cf. pars. Matt 8:23–27; Luke 8:22–25). His power in quelling the storm shows Him to be no less than God, for God alone is the one who possesses such power. A few passages from the OT inform us as to relationship […]

The Son of Man: What Means This Title?

“The son of man” (ben ʾāḏām) is used 107 times in the OT, 93 of which refer to Ezekiel in the book that bears his name. Of the other 14, Daniel is addressed as Ezekiel was (Dan 8:17), and the remaining 13 uses all refer to man in general in the second line of a […]

Mark the Evangelist: Faithful Despite Failure (Part 2 of 2)

Last week, we looked at Mark’s background, his opportunities for ministry, and his desertion of Paul and Barnabas during a missionary journey. Did he recover? Did he turn out to be faithful after his failure? Read on, and we’ll see. A Second Chance: Rebounding from a Bad Reputation Sometime after his desertion, Mark had apparently […]

Mark the Evangelist: Faithful Despite Failure (Part 1 of 2)

We’ll use a few headings and explanation to look at the life and ministry of Mark the evangelist over the next two or three weeks. As told in the title, Mark could be summarized as one who was faithful despite failure. Beginnings: A Christian Home Mark (also known as John or John Mark; cf. Acts 12:12) […]