Full text of Pastor Jacob Cherian’s teaching titled “The Gospel of Mark: The Servant Messiah (Session 2)”
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Jacob Cherian – SABC, Bangalore
As we have given the title itself is about a Suffering Messiah; a Suffering Servant. That is the theme that will come out especially now as we look at what we can consider the heart of the Gospel.
The Heart of the Gospel, many Marcan scholars think, is found in this section. Now look in your Bibles, Mark 8:22 onwards, till the end of Chapter 10.
What do we see here in this place? And this section is related to the meaning of Christ. The meaning of Christ and the nature of discipleship.
What is Christ? Christ, meaning Messiah, the Anointed One.
Who is this Christ? What kind of Christ do we have? And what is the nature of discipleship?
So this is in a sense we are coming to the heart of the Gospel of Mark. There are many other things that are important, we have looked at a few of them. But this is the heart of the Gospel, and it begins with a very interesting miracle.
Look at chapter Mark 8, verse 22. Quickly, I want you to read that passage, read it yourself and please tell me what is special, unique or characteristic about this story? What miracle is this? Miracle of the healing of a blind man. Very good.