Jesus in the Gospel of Mark

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The gospel of Mark is a short recollection of Jesus life, it has many details but is missing pieces or additions to his life. The Gospel of mark was said to have lost pieces, and also the first account of Jesus life. Although it is not as detailed in some areas as it is in others, it tells many accounts of Jesus life on earth and what kind of a person he was, the life he lived, his struggles and his ending. Mark gets right to the point when telling the story of the life of Jesus; he does not talk about the birth, Jesus ancestry, nor his mother, or father. Mark recognizes Jesus as a person, as a messiah, a son of God, he shows that he is the son of God. Mark 1:11 says, “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the son of God”(NIV, p 1653). He shows who Jesus is through the things he does, not so much what Jesus said, Mark focuses more on the life Jesus lived. Showing the miracles Jesus performed, and talks about the people Jesus healed, Mark speaks of over 15 accounts where Jesus preformed these miracles walking on water, healing people/strangers of diseases, sickness, pain and weakness. Jesus says in Mark 11:24, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (NIV, p 1679). Mark does paint a beautiful picture of Jesus but he shows a different side, a side of Jesus who did not flaunt himself as the Messiah. Although Mark refers to Jesus as the Messiah or the Son of God he often shows that Jesus does
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