The Bible: The Power of Rebirth

The Beginning Of Jesus’ Ministry

To Read Click Mk 1:14-20

  • This Gospel reading is a continuation of Last Sunday’s theme
    • But there is a difference
    • Here John the Baptist is already arrested
    • And more importantly, what Mark is saying is that, Jesus starts his ministry after John’s arrest.
    • It is not Andrew who brought Peter to Jesus, but Jesus sought Andrew, Peter, James and John himself.
  • This does not mean there is something wrong with both the Gospels talking in opposite directions.
    • Here Mark is trying to tell a very different Theological and Spiritual Truth.
    • It is God who searches and orchestrates everything.
      • And in accordance with that, all these four came to be the disciples of Jesus.
    • But there is another Insight he wishes to highlight.
      • He will be using the theme of Jesus as wisdom a little later in his Gospel.
      • Here Mark is drawing attention to Wisdom, more precisely Lady Wisdom.
      • The Book of Wisdom shows that Lady Wisdom out in the streets gathering Disciples.
      • What Mark has shown us is Jesus the Wisdom of God is not laid back.
      • He is out in the streets gathering Disciples.
  • And the message of Jesus the Wisdom of God is the same as John the Baptist’s.
    • Yet it is different.
    • John the Baptist said the Kingdom is about to come,
      • So, prepare yourself.
      • Prepare your hearts.
      • That you may be found worthy to enter the Kingdom of God
    • Jesus’ Message is
      • The Time of Kairos (grace) has already begun.
      • The Kingdom of God is getting established…
      • e. in the person of Jesus, his vocation and ministry
      • come and see (like Jesus told the first disciples in last Sunday’s Gospel)
      • and then repent and believe.
Search
Archive
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
       
     12
3456789
10111213141516
24252627282930
31      
     12
       
      1
2345678
30      
   1234
262728    
       
  12345
2728     
       
    123
45678910
       
  12345
27282930   
       
      1
3031     
    123
       
 123456
28      
       
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
       
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
       
Suggested Posts
Categories
Daily Reflection
(957)
Programmes
(1)
Features
(1)
Reviews
(1)
Entertainment Reviews
(21)
Ask Salvation Bible Cell
(1)
Tags
© 2023 SalvationBibleCell.com