This is one of, if not, the most important question you could ever ask yourself or someone else. Our answer to this question tells us everything about who we are, how we think, and why we act the way we do. Our answer to this question actually determines our eternal destiny.
Many people want to think that Jesus is their “homeboy,” or a good man, or a great idea, or just a leader of one of the many world religions. The problem is that the Bible says we have all sinned before God, and that the punishment for sin is eternal death. No good man or religious leader can save us from that – we need a true savior!
Jesus asked his disciple Peter, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter responded and said, “You are the Christ.” And he was right! Christ is a Greek word meaning “anointed one.” Jesus was the anointed one of God who left heaven and came to earth to save all those who believe him. Believe what? Believe that Jesus is God’s only son and our only savior.
The Gospel of Mark is a short account of the last 3 years of Jesus’ life. Mark, one of Peter’s disciples, wrote down Peter’s eye witness accounts of Jesus’ life. In the first half of the book, Mark shows us that Jesus is clearly the Son of God, ending with his famous answer, “you are the Christ.” After that, Mark goes on to show us that Jesus, as the Son of God, is also our Savior.
We hope you will journey through this amazing story with us on Sunday mornings as we preach through the Gospel of Mark.
Bible Reading Plan
During the Winter and Spring of 2019 we will be finishing our preaching series through the book of Mark. During that time we will be reading Genesis-Deuteronomy in the Old Testament and the writings of John in the New Testament (John, 1-3 John, and Revelation). This means we will be reading about the beginning of the world (Genesis), the beginning of Israel (Genesis-Deuteronomy), the beginning of Christ’s ministry on earth (John), and the beginning of the end (Revelation). Download our daily worship guide below.
In the Fall of 2018, while we preach through the Gospel of Mark, we will be reading about Christ before, during, and after he came. Isaiah prophecies the coming of Christ hundreds of years before His coming. Of course, the events of Christ’s ministry happen during the book of Mark. In the years that followed after Christ’s time on earth, the apostle Paul wrote the letters that make up most of our New Testament, which explain further who Jesus is and what He came to do for us. Click the link below to find our reading plan and read along with us!
(Our Bible Reading Plans are made available as part of our Daily Worship Guide resource, which includes a Weekly Prayer Guide. Learn more about it on our prayer page.)