2021-12-05 Religion Today – Read the Gospel of Mark For Christmas and it Will Enhance Your Understanding of Our Savior
In this episode of Religion Today, host Martin Tanner suggests that during the Christmas Season, reading the Gospel of Mark, all at once, which will take about 1 1/2 hours, will enhance your understanding of our Savior. It was the first Gospel written, and it was written in “first person.” For example God says “I love you and am so pleased with you my own dear Son” in Mark. In other Gospels God says “This is my beloved son, with whom I’m well pleased” seemingly talking to others. Mark has details like Jesus holding a child in the “crook” of his arm; and, how Jesus fell asleep on the “rower’s cushion” before calming the sea. Mark is Peter’s Gospel. John Mark, its author, was Peter’s missionary companion. Try reading Mark in the “Contemporary English Version” or the “New Revised Standard Version” both available free online.
Published: Saturday December 04, 2021