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 September 7th, Terry Wiebe will be teaching on Mark 6:1-6a titled "Sting of Rejection". It's been said that no one can hurt us quite like a friend can. Jesus understands what this is like because he was misunderstood by folks who knew him well. They doubted the wisdom of his teaching and the genuineness of his miracles. Imagine that. Why is it that some of the biggest skeptics are right in the church?
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. Everyone is welcome to join as we worship God together.