Preaching the Gospels Year B: Mark – The Hidden Glory: Son of God and Son of Man
Instructor: Paul Wendland
Here’s a case where shorter in length does not mean smaller in theological heft, power, and weight. From the beginning, Mark proclaims the glory of God’s Son and the good news of the LORD who comes near to rescue his people. Mark writes in vivid and sometimes startling detail—exactly what you would expect from someone who is reporting almost verbatim the words of his mentor, Peter. He uses no romantic filter to screen out the failings of Christ’s chosen disciples. We see them in all their flawed frailty. Above all we see the glorious Son and hear him tell his disciples, “I must go to Jerusalem, to rejection, to beating, to condemnation and cross.” At the climax of the book, we look into that ravaged face, laid low in death, and say with the centurion, “Surely, this man was the Son of God!” Join us in a preaching journey through Mark and fill your eyes with his hidden glory.
Course Number: NT5282
Course Credits: 2.0