Summary of Mark
The book of Mark contains a Narrative History, Sermons, Parables and Prophetic words. The Gospel of Mark is the shortest of the other Gospels; Matthew, Luke, and John. Mark emphasizes more of the miracles performed by Jesus; 27 in total. Mark moves a lot faster than the other gospels and uses the word ‘immediately’ to quickly move through the story of Jesus. If you want to understand the most amount of information about the life of Jesus in the shortest amount of time, Mark is the book to read.
The book is supposedly written by John Mark, who was one of the missionaries who accompanied Paul and Barnabas on different trips. The book can be divided into two sections; chapters 1-8 deal with Jesus traveling north while preaching and chapters 9-16 deal with Jesus teaching His Apostles what to do and follows His life up until His death on the Cross of Calvary.
Mark 16: Christ is Risen!
After the Sabbath had passed, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James, and Salome brought sweet spices to anoint Jesus. When they arrive at the tomb where Jesus was buried they find that the large stone had been rolled back and upon entering they were frightened by a young man sitting on the right side wearing a long white garment. The young man tells them to not be afraid, but to run and tell the Apostles that Jesus has risen.
Jesus appears first unto Mary Magdalene and then later to the eleven as they sat eating. The eleven were in disbelief, but Jesus commanded them; “…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved… these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues.” (Mark 13:15-17)
After He has finished talking to the Apostles, the Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven, to sit on the right hand of God.