Who is Jesus: In the Book of Mark

In Mark, Jesus is introduced as the suffering servant. Most thought that the messiah was going to come, over throw Rome, and set up his kingdom. That is not the way that God chose to do it. He sent Jesus to suffer and die on the cross. He came to “serve and not to be served.” (10:45) This is also a big theme through out this book. To serve others, one must be willing to humble himself and to think more highly of others. This is an odd thing for God to do, but he did this according to Philippians Two. He emptied himself by veiling some of his attributes to be a bond-servant. It is an awesome thing to see God in flesh willing to be the perfect example for us and be willing to serve others.

Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

Philippians 2:5-7 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.