Gospel Of Mark Research Paper

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In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus is presented as the “Christ, the Messiah” (Mk 1:1 NAB). These are the first words of Mark. However, what does this mean? Through the Gospel, Mark wants to answer this question with several facts. The Gospel is divided in two main sections: first, chapter 1 to 8 shows the human part of Jesus and performing several miracles. Moreover the first section is developed in Galilee and its surround. Second, from 8: 27 a number of changes occurred, especially the explicit references to the disciples ' lack of understanding. The presentation of the figure of Jesus also changes in the last half. Mark begins to present Jesus as a figure whose destiny is completely delimited for him, beginning with the first announcement of the passion "the Son of Man must …show more content…

It deals with a community marked by external persecution and by certain internal tensions which made its enlightenment necessary from the experience of Jesus: his death and resurrection. This, however, did not impede the missionary spirit of the community, committed to the evangelization of the pagans. This paper will reflect in short about the two main sections of the Gospel of Mark. Mark shows us Jesus acting in his ministry, words and actions, his passion and his death. From all these, we can deduce that Jesus appears before the people as the great prophet of the eschatological time, the messenger of the Kingdom, the one who is so close to the Father that he is able to call Him “Abba” (Mk 14: 36 NAB). We can say that Mark has one objective: to record in writing all the important events about the life of Jesus, in order not to forget and keep them against distortion or falsification. In doing so, Mark clearly shows us who the Jesus who lived among us is and how great is his Gospel message. This message offers us life in the Kingdom of God with whom we have been reconciled.

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