From Browncroft Community Church in Rochester, NY.
Description: The focus of Mark’s gospel is Jesus–but it’s more his actions than his words or teaching. It was written in a time of crisis (Nero’s persecution of the church in Rome) for the purpose of helping believers identify with Jesus and learn better how to follow him. Jesus is not simply an important historical figure, but a living reality. One that addresses us today and is to be the organizing principle of our lives. The coming of Jesus calls for decisive action.