Mark’s gospel like never before: enjoy hearing about Jesus’ launch into revival ministry then his journey down to Jerusalem where he would face the authorities and the cross.
Presented by Richard George, director of The Way of The Spirit. For more info go to www.thewayofthespirit.com.
Separation, Isolation and Hope
Three groups, representing the whole of humanity, reject Jesus as he approaches the cross. It gets even worse when, at the point of death, he experiences even abandonment by his father in heaven. Knowing who he is allows him to keep going.
One like a Son of Man
The mystery of Jesus’ identity begins to unfold as he describes, albeit rather bewilderingly, future events for Israel and the world. The listener must think back to the book of Daniel to make sense of it all.
Jesus enters Jerusalem and goes straight to the temple, but doesn’t find any good fruit there any more than he did in the fig tree. The religious interrogate him, trying to catch him out, but he in turn interrogates them, fearlessly challenging their religious mindsets.
Some see, some don’t
Sandwiched between two physical healings of blindness, Jesus now addresses spiritual blindness in the disciples. Even when Jesus speaks about his death and resurrection loud and clear they misunderstand and don’t seem to hear it.
The religious leaders come up from Jerusalem to spy on Jesus as his Galilean ministry draws to a close. Jesus challenges their hearts while a gentile woman expresses what is in hers.
Now it is the disciples’ turn to preach, drive out demons and heal the sick! Jesus has compassion for Israel's sheep without a shepherd and feeds them; the disciples get into trouble again on the lake and Jesus walks on water to rescue them.