Impressions of Jesus from the Gospel of Mark

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In the Gospel of Mark, I see Jesus, the Son of God, as a loving, faithful, obedient servant who walks in compassion; doing the will of His Father. He is a servant. His message to us all is “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). Jesus witnessed to us on how to be great, by giving our life in service to God. Jesus taught us a new definition for greatness, the word servant. “Anyone can be great, because anyone can serve.” He gave of Himself. Jesus showed us all by example how to be great; by giving our lives in service to God. His service to humankind was motivated by Love. Mark Twain said, “Kindness (Love) is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” That is the language that Jesus spoke. This leads me to my next point. My impression of Jesus in the book of Mark is a Man of love on a mission. Service is the outward expression of love. Jesus was our best example of love and service. He loved and lived to do the will of His Father. He had an assignment from God. He had to complete his assignment in a short time. You find Him busy about His father’s business. He does not have time to waste. But yet He takes time for everyone, even children that need to be blessed by Him. He is a man that is focused. He is a man that keeps on the move; moving for God. Jesus was always doing something productive. At the perfect time and in perfect manner He was always meeting the needs of those He came into contact with. Either counselling, casting out unclean spirits, preaching, healing the sick, feeding the hungry, and at the end, He gave His life a ransom for many. He did so that we could have life, and have life more abundantly. Jesus made the supreme sacrifice of servanthood. He became the Redeemer of men through His death, burial, and resurrection. He did so because of His

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