MARK. The Son who Came to Serve. The Gospel According to Mark. The Author: John Mark Writes to the Gentiles No Genealogy Only a single quote from the Old Testament Shortest of the four Gospels. Short, vivid details. Jesus loved the rich, young ruler
The Son who Came to Serve
What did He come to Accomplish?
Who is Jesus?
42 And calling them to Himself, Jesus said to them, "You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them.
43 "But it is not so among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; 44 and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all.
45 "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
There are nine Greek words used in the longer ending that are unique to Mark.
References to tongues and handling snakes seen as a problem.
It is found in all of the families of texts.
Codex Vaticanus leaves a large blank space, indicating the scribe’s awareness of the longer ending.
Previous chapter also has unique words.
Tongues and snake prophecy fulfilled in Acts.Mark 16:9-20