What Is So Special About Mark’s Gospel?

My Pastoral Ponderings

The beginning of the good newsof Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Mark 1:1

My congregation, like many others, uses a schedule of Sunday scripture readings called the New Revised Common Lectionary. This lectionary is a three-year cycle of readings which covers most (but not all) of scripture. Each of the three years features one of the four gospels as its primary gospel, with John’s Gospel appearing at different times all three years. This past Sunday we began a new year in this lectionary, Year B. This year the primary gospel that we will be hearing Sunday mornings is the Gospel According to Mark. So I thought it would be helpful to share an overview of Mark’s Gospel, and to share with you why I think Mark’s Gospel is so important.

When I am asked which of the four gospels is my favorite, I sometimes (jokingly) answer that this is…

View original post 1,050 more words

Categories: Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s