Mark 9-16: The Servant King [Good Book Guides]
Have you ever arranged to meet someone for the first time, only to miss them because you expected someone who looked quite different? But more serious would be to miss God Himself, just because He didn't look like we expected...
This is exactly what happens in the second half of Mark's Gospel. Jesus is the King. But He comes to serve and suffer, not to fight political battles. He is Israel's Messiah. But He comes to judge those who believe they are already God's people. He is the promised Rescuer, but He can't even seem to save himself. Rejected by religious leaders, deserted by His followers, it seems everyone is missing who He really is.
Could we make the same mistake as the people of Jesus' day? This Good Book Guide will help you to know and understand Jesus, just as Mark knew Him - nothing that people expected, but more than any of us could hope for.
Published May 2005
About the Author
Tim Chester is involved in The Crowded House, a church-planting initiative in Sheffield, England. He is the author of Awakening to a World of Need, The Promise of Salvation and The Message of Prayer.
About this Series: Good Book Guides are an expanding and flexible range of Bible studies with a strong focus on application. Series editor Tim Chester ensures that each session not only seeks to uncover the meaning of the passage and see how it fits into the big picture of the Bible, but also leads people to apply what they have learnt to their lives. Ideal for small groups or individual study.