Unexpected Savior

An Inductive Study on the Gospel of Mark

Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”.
– Mark 1:14-15

The Gospel of Mark challenges the expected ideal of the Messiah—not a conquering king or a wish-granting genie, but rather a man of sorrows and a suffering servant.

This short yet impactful account of Jesus’ life reveals the character of the One who came to save us. Jesus mourned the brokenness around Him: the sickness, the pain, the hardness of heart. He grew angry at the sin of those who led His sheep astray. He was the One who came not to be served, but to serve. He came to prove the faithfulness of God and provide unshakeable hope as we walk through hardships.

Jesus was not what they were expecting; He was better. And that’s good news!

This study is designed to provide a foundation for inductive Bible study and will help you: 

  • Release the bonds of a “perfect quiet time” to find deeper, richer time in the Word 
  • Build confidence as you learn how to study the Bible firsthand 
  • Discover truths about God and His character 
  • Connect the Old and New Testaments 
  • Grow in your faith and knowledge in a way that produces life change 

Teachings will be available on YouTube and on Season 10 of the Feasting on Truth podcast in mid-September. 

Fall Bible study will meet on Tuesdays at 7:30pm/et on Zoom starting September 5.

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“And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.'”
Mark 8:34

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