For many today, Christianity is about morality, knowledge, or social connections. But for first-century Christians, it was first about identity with Jesus—being like Him, following after Him, doing what He did, saying what He said, and obeying His commands.
The Gospel of Mark is all about action. Does it teach deep theology? Absolutely. Does it tell us interesting and insightful things about Jesus? Of course it does. But why? Perhaps to spur us to action, to cause us to take the truth we hold in our hearts and demonstrate it with our hands. Mark’s Gospel is all about being doers and not merely hearers of the Word.
For the next six weeks, LifeWay is offering a free Bible study on Mark to anyone who wants to participate. As you walk through this short but powerful book, many of your preconceptions about Christianity may be challenged. You may find yourself faced with difficult questions about what it actually means to be a follower of Jesus. And if this happens, you will be blessed.
To access the first week of the study, entitled Calls, just click here!
This six-week Bible study is an excerpt from a 13-session study in the Explore the Bible Daily Discipleship Guide. Explore the Bible helps your whole church grow together in God’s Word one book at a time, learning how to know, love, and invest in God’s truth in a way that is practical enough for daily application, sustainable in individual and group settings, and age-appropriate for the entire church.