Scott Grant - August 29, 2010
A Disciple's Story
The Way of the Lord ##Mark 1:1-16:8 The Gospel of Mark has much to say about the way we live our lives. Mark, at the outset, writes of “the way of the Lord,” which is the way of Jesus. In one sense, the way of the Lord is literal: Mark depicts Jesus’ journey from Galilee in the north to Jerusalem in the south. Far more significant are why Jesus takes the journey, how he goes about it and what he accomplishes. By depicting a literal journey as the setting for the way of Jesus, Mark invites us to join Jesus on the road from popularity in Galilee to crucifixion in Jerusalem. We learn the way of the Lord by walking with Jesus. The Gospel of Mark, then, inspires us, as individuals and as a church, to follow Jesus wherever he leads. The way of the Lord leads Jesus to Gethsemane, where he wrestles in prayer for the kingdom; to Golgotha, where he hangs from a cross; and finally to a tomb hewn out of rock. As we journey with Jesus to all those places, we wonder: Where will the way of the Lord lead us?
Scripture References: Mark 5:1-43, Mark 11:1-33, Mark 4:1-41, Mark 10:1-52, Mark 16:1-8, Mark 3:1-35, Mark 9:1-50, Mark 15:1-47, Mark 2:1-28, Mark 8:1-38, Mark 14:1-72, Mark 1:1-45, Mark 7:1-37, Mark 13:1-37, Mark 6:1-56, Mark 12:1-44