I would encourage you to be a part of The Good Book Club in the reading of the Gospel of Mark during the Season of Epiphany (Jan. 1-Feb. 16). I’ve shared the link below, or you can go directly to The Good Book Club, Episcopal Church and it should come up.
As of tonight you should have read Mark 1:1-3:12. If you wish to participate in our Wednesday Bible Study I’m sharing the Zoom link for today at 12:30 PM. You can join any Wednesday if today is not convenient.
Wednesday Bible Study Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/91477770100
General information about the Gospel of Mark:
- Likely written in the years 64-66 CE (AD) soon after a major fire in Rome that Nero and government officials blamed on this new religious group call Christians
- Mark is fearful persecutions will begin, so he writes short quick stories that they will remember when they encounter trouble
- Mark’s Gospel focuses on “What Jesus is doing” rather than what he is saying
- The book is often described by scholars as “the beginning of the good news”, which still applies to us today
- The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus comprises the “beginning” of which the apostolic preaching in Acts (written by Luke much later) is the continuation
NOTE: If you would like to receive the readings via email, go to https://www.goodbookclub.org/readings/ and sign up with your email address.