I chose to preach through the Gospel of Mark because of the book’s two main focuses:
Our world is in need of a higher view of both of these concepts. We need to know who Jesus is and we need to know what discipleship is.
Planning sermon series regarding direction, content, and schedule can be a daunting task. When I decided that I wanted to study a Gospel and focus on discipleship, I chose Mark because of the focus. As I drafted out potential sermons, I first came up with 48 sermons and tried to reduce the number but felt like our church family would miss out if I did.
God blessed the nation of Israel in order to be a blessing to all other nations, but eventually, they refrained from sharing that salvation with others. After the work of Jesus in our lives, we are called to go outside the walls of the church to multiply as we make disciples and plant churches.