Jesus ' Miraculous Birth, The Gospel Of Mark Essay

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Though Mark is the shortest of the four gospels, it seems to be the most “action packed” of them all. Mark also tells the events in more of a chronological order than the other gospels. Skipping the story of Jesus’ miraculous birth, the gospel of Mark begins with verse one proclaiming that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, then continues straight to John the Baptist preaching and preparing the people for the coming of the Messiah. Only nine verses into the opening chapter, Jesus enters the scene. He is coming to be baptized by John. After coming up out of the water, the heavens are opened. In Mark 1:11, God speaks from heaven saying, “this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Here we learn from the Father himself that Jesus of Nazareth is truly the Son of God. Jesus soon goes on to call his disciples and begins teaching with authority. People quickly hear about Jesus’ message, his miracles, and who he claims to be. In Mark 1:23, Jesus confronts a man with an unclean spirit. Mark 1:24 says, “Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.” Again, in Mark 3:11 unclean spirits fall before him and say, “Thou art the Son of God”; and in Mark 5:7 they call him “Jesus, Son of the most high God.” Even the demons know who Jesus is and they fear him. As Jesus continues to gain popularity among the people, he is given many other titles. In Mark 6:3 the people of Nazareth call him
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