Series: Servant King
Servant King - Jesus Our Friend
June 27, 2021 | John Walls
For Jesus not to associate with sinners would have been as foolish for a doctor not to associate with sick people. It is the Pharisees who see themselves as morally superior to others. Jesus is the friend of the outcast. Which are you? The Outcast or the Pharisee?
Plan to join us as we dive in to the gospel of Mark. Even though it is the shortest of the four gospels, it contains more miracles of Jesus than the other gospels.
Mark is a book of motion and urgency, focusing more on the actions of Jesus than His teachings. Mark gives us unique glimpses into the emotions of Jesus and how He moves quickly to meet needs around Him. Forty percent of the book is about the last week of Jesus’ life.
The purpose of Mark’s writing was to encourage the Gentile church in Rome, who was undergoing tremendous suffering and persecution. Jesus is seen as the Suffering Servant Savior/King who is able to identify with us in our lowest moments. Jesus is the one who still speaks, acts and delivers in the midst of our crises today.
You won’t want to miss a single week of this series: The Servant King!