Mark's gospel is known to be the earliest and shortest of the synoptic gospels and its own goal was to impart a written declaration of the redemption caused through Jesus with an importance befitting Gentile Christians. Though it includes very few of Jesus' parables compared to the other gospels, Make tried to identify with Jesus through what he does alternatively that what he said. John Kilgallen wrote, "If we are to know the incidents of Jesus' life, our company is brought to them only through Mark's storyline telling. " This article is going to take a look at the characteristics and theological seeks of Mark's gospel, and further analyse and measure the discussions to be able to learn of in what ways they need to affect the church's teaching.
Mark's gospel is symbolised with a lion which presents the sovereign power and the effectual ability of the kid of God as well as perhaps that's why it is fully packed with action in regards to Jesus' ministry. Referring to the prophecy in Isaiah, presumably Symbol didn't want his listeners to doubt about the testimony of Jesus who was on the planet to complete the mission of redemption for mankind. The reason and whole ministry of Jesus, matching to Symbol was to die and save sinners. (1: 14-15) "Now after John was caught, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good thing of God, and stating, 'the time is satisfied, and the kingdom of God has come close to; repent, and have confidence in the good thing. '
The proven fact that Mark described the meanings of Jewish custom and translated some Aramaic words demonstrates his gospel was intended for the non Jewish audience and you can claim that he wanted to express a clearer communication of the Gospel, without blockage of understanding the purpose of Jesus on earth. This implicated the importance of discipleship (1: 17) Jesus said to them, 'Follow me and I'll make you catch people. ', and beliefs in The Kid of God being essential to those who considered in the case of the paralytic man who was taken to Jesus to be healed, but as a result of massive group they showed the extremity of these faith when they broke through the roofing in order to have the suffering man in Jesus' presence. May be that is why Mark recorded such high amounts of miracles set alongside the other synoptic gospels.
An illustration of the sort of opposition Jesus experienced from some of His family, friends, followers, spiritual leaders and politics information was also portrayed in Mark's gospel, but Jesus had taken carriage and did not deviate from His goal according to Symbol who told of the many places that Jesus visited deliver His subject matter. This implies that Jesus was always on the move. He suggested the major tasks of Jesus' ministry were to serve and suffer through his sacrificial love
Mark's goal could broadly be interpreted as a pastoral mission, that had a purpose of coaching and building up the faith of his listeners by demonstrating the relevance of Jesus' teachings in their own lives as it is in the chapel today. (3: 14-15) "And he appointed twelve, whom he also known as apostles, to be with him, and to be delivered to proclaim the message, and to have authority to cast out demons. Jesus entrusts His supporters with the proclamation to all or any nations to the finish. " As Jesus provided authority then, it is the same authority given to the cathedral today until the good reports is proclaimed to all or any nations.
Overall, the characters and theological purpose in Mark's gospel can be attended to in the chapel as a continuation of what Jesus started when He announced that the Kingdom of God was accessible. Which means call of repentance and belief should be the theme in the chapel. Jesus came up to serve never to be offered, and he sacrificed his life for all those mankind, so the church should illustrate this type of servant hood as emphasised by Lightfoot, "The purpose of the Lord's manifestation in the future is not really much to introduce a new order of things, but rather to complete that which already prevails. "
The church can be changed through the impact of Mark's gospel by compelling to a divine mission of not our very own agenda but that of Christ and acknowledging for who He is (8: 29) He asked them, 'But who can you say that I am?' Peter responded to him, 'You will be the Messiah. Dependency on God is a requirement today up to interdependency to each other employed in unity in order to continue reaching out with the gospel no matter criticism and opposition as regarding to Tag.
**Jesus often warned His disciples of the hardship and struggling that they would encounter as He did. The Cathedral still encounters persecution such as the times of Symbol, but we should remain steadfast in our beliefs as then.
The characteristics and theological goals, of Mark's Gospel teach the church, agent of Christ, to keep spreading the term of God. Discipleship is an integral part of life for Christians as evidently demonstrated in Symbol. Known as missionaries today, discipleship duties of servant hood continues to be the core that is required, and through the teachings of Jesus who came across both the sick and the sinful in this gospel transformation is relevant but still acts as a model for the chapel. Jesus has always been the representation of the just man, who was cared for unjustly, but he responded with patience and he did not give up hope and trust in God.
The theological goal of evangelism should be another impact in chapel as indicated in the first verse of Mark, to proclaim that Jesus is kid of God and saviour. The necessity to lose one do it yourself remains as necessary and true now as it was then. In terms of discipleship it is from Jesus that discipleship started and that is still a relevant feature in church to check out the example of Jesus, which is another effect in knowledge of Christian trust.
Mark expressed a higher degree of honesty in the disciples of Jesus then by giving an account about their misunderstanding of what Jesus was sharing with them and the fearful result of the occurrences that surrounded the resurrection which mirrors the weakness in the cathedral. Consumed by satisfaction of who's the greatest rather than confronting the fear of being misunderstood, has overcome the chapel of the twenty first hundred years.
The chapel should continue steadily to teach that true discipleship is only possible after the resurrection as explained in Mark, and that is when the entire significance of the life span, loss of life and resurrection of Jesus can be known. The church today does not have any reason than those first followers if it does not teach the believers to take up the mix and follow Jesus.
The Gospel of Tag strengthened his listeners to stand strong in their faith even through an interval of persecution as Jesus do; it is a characteristic that still must influence the cathedral as it has never ended being persecuted even in this 21st hundred years. The need for faith is stressed as the ambience in which Jesus mighty works were performed (6: 5, 6)
From the research of the key features in Mark's gospel, it becomes possible to attract certain conclusions when it comes to his intent. Jesus well prepared himself to total conformity to God as presented by Tag 'The Child of God'. The church should continue to have total trust and conformity in God as Jesus performed in order never to deviate from the truth. It could be argued to a certain extent that the teaching and activities of Jesus have an ongoing value in both Christian life and fatality and that the fatality of Jesus was not in vain. Therefore, in line with the examination of the aforementioned characteristics and theological goals in Mark's gospel, the cathedral should be strongly influenced, by that same subject matter of redemption by following the example of Jesus who was simply a servant of the Lord regardless of deeds of suffering, conditioning in the beliefs and continue to spread the good thing according to the gospel of Make. (10: 44-45) "And whoever wants to be first must be slave of most. For even the Son of Man did not come to be dished up, but to provide, and to give his life as a ransom for most. "