According to one New Testament specialist, as far as we can tell, Mark is the first Christian book (memoir) about Jesus Christ to be written and circulated [Ralph Martin].
It is also the most action-orientated of the Gospels. Forty times Mark uses a Greek word usually rendered immediately or at once to portray the licketly-split action. In Mark, there are plenty of action-sequences.
The Gospel of Mark is the shortest of the four Gospels. It stresses the true identity of Jesus - he's the One promised long ago whom God would send to rescue the world. So it shouldn't surprise us that he possessed and exercised unique authority. Actually, his authority bothered a lot of people including those regarded as especially in touch with God!
Balmoral Chapel has long been known as a communtiy that values the example and teaching of our Lord. As we work through Mark's tight summary of Jesus' life, we hope you will be encourged "to obey everything" Jesus commanded (Mt. 28.20).
On Easter Sunday, April 5th, Terry Wiebe will be teaching from Mark 15:42-16:8, titled "Jesus' Burial & Resurrection". Three days after Jesus' burial, several of his female followers make the entirely unexpected discovery that the tomb is empty. The story ends on a note of "fear". The reader is left wondering... What happened next? I guess you could say, we are part of the answer to that question, eh?
Please feel welcome to join us on Sunday at 10:30 AM as we worship together with singing (a mix of contemporary & traditional), prayer, expository teaching from the scriptures, and communion, all followed by fellowship over “coffee & sweets”. In addition, on the last Sunday of the month, we also meet from 9-10 AM for a service of communion, sharing and hymns. However, please note that for the month of March, we met on March 22nd for the Breaking of Bread Communion Service. Thus, on March 29th, despite being the last Sunday of the month, we will meet at 10:30am for our regular service. Everyone is welcome to join as we worship God together.