Jan 31, 2021
The Author of Mark’s Gospel
- The human author of this Gospel is John Mark.
This was validated by several early church fathers, including
Papias in 120 A.D.
- He served with the Apostle Paul and became a
useful servant of Christ. He was also a protégé of the Apostle
Peter and drew his Gospel account primarily from him.
The Audience of Mark’s Gospel
- The Gospel of Mark was most likely written
between A.D. 60-70, during the reign of Roman Emperor
- The Gospel of Mark was written to Gentile
Christians in Rome who were enduring persecution for their faith
and identity in Christ.
The Arrangement of Mark’s Gospel
- The Gospel of Mark can be divided up into two
parts: The Identity of Jesus and the Mission of Jesus.
- The Gospel of Mark points us to Christ’s
authority and service
The Aim of Mark’s Gospel
- The ultimate purpose and theme of Mark is to
present and defend Jesus’ call to discipleship.
- As disciples of Christ, we are called into a
relationship with Christ that compels us to follow Him and be
shaped by Him.