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Mark is most likely the first of the Gospels to be written because it is the shortest and tells of the ministry of Jesus Mark stresses Jesus message about the kingdom of God and how it is breaking into human life as good news and that Jesus himself is portrayed as the gospel of God Jesus is explained as the Son of God who is sent down to rescue everyone His life is predestined as a sacrifice for humanity The beginning of the book sets the tone of Mark by the actions of John the Baptist and God as he speaks during Jesus baptism declaring Jesus his son Also in the beginning Jesus is supposed to baptize the Holy Spirit and that the temptation of Satan fails Examining the verse 14-15 of chapter 1 one can understand Jesus proclamation as Gospel fulfillment the nearness of the kingdom and therefore the need for faith From this point on we see miracles being performed on the people It almost seems as though he is carrying out these miracles in order to make people either fear him or prove to people who he is People then start to take a real liking to him as he helps them unconditionally with all of their ailments Jesus later appoints 12 disciples to carry out his reign and to drive out the demons as he is doing Though we see in chapter three the introduction of the Apocalyptic thought Jesus is accused of being Beelzebul which is a word used for Satan they say this because they do not have an explanation for him driving out the demons We also see in this chapter that Jesus says that his family is those that believe in God and follow his reign This insinuates the idea that Jesus is in all of us Continuing the story we see Jesus is preparing for everything that is to happen He
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