So far in chapter 1 of the gospel of Mark, there have been two key moments:
- the Holy Spirit has descended on Jesus
- Jesus says the kingdom of God is here – repent & believe
The ministry of Jesus Christ has begun and Mark explains the many reasons why we should follow Jesus:
- he has authority
- he prays and submits to God his Father who gives him strength and power
- he is our Advocate and cares for us – the leper kneels and begs for help and Jesus touches the untouchable
Jesus’ miracles authenticate his message. Love and compassion will authenticate our witness as God’s people.