For the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many. – Jesus Christ in Mark 10:45
Great customer service is becoming a thing of the past. Right next to holding a door for a lady and giving your bus seat to the elderly, good service is about to take its seat in the box labeled, “Things from days gone by.” Today it is common for you to expect to wait indefinitely in a fast food line than to get prompt service with a smile. Yet in spite of changing expectations in the world, the followers of Jesus are called to display the Gospel of the kingdom by serving in the model of our Lord.
The Gospel According to Mark presents a fascinating picture of the servant ministry of Jesus. It begins without a birth story of Jesus, moves at breakneck speed with healings, exorcisms, and other miracles occurring “immediately” in succession, and oddly ends without a post-resurrection account. Between its pages, the work of the Servant is so powerful that we are left to conclude with a Roman Centurion, “Surely this man was the Son of God!” (Mk. 15:39)
Join us Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM, beginning February 6, at New Canaan Baptist Church as we take an incredible journey through an account of a Man who demonstrated that servanthood and great service should not be associated with being weak, a pushover, or a doormat, but instead with the rule and power of the kingdom of God. Along the way, watch your life as a servant begin to look much more like the mighty works of the Servant who came to rule.
Feb 6 An Introduction to Mark’s Account
Feb 13 Mark 1: He Came to Serve as God
Feb 20 Mark 1: He Came to Make You Love Fishing
Feb 27 Mark 4: He Came So You Might Grow
Mar 6 Mark 5: He Came So You Can Regain Control
Mar 13 Mark 7: He Came Against Religious Tradition
Apr 3 Mark 9: He Came to Prevent Hell
Apr 17 If we have Mark, why then Matthew and Luke?
Apr 24 Mark 10: He Came to Give Kingdom Seating
May 8 Mark 11: He Came to Make You Great
May 15 Mark 15: He Came to be Crowned King
May 22 Mark 16: He Came without Mk. 16:9-20