Today, we conclude our series on the Gospel of Mark which identifies Jesus as both the Son of God and the Servant of all – a son with the authority of God and yet a son who chooses to act as servant to those he came to show God’s love. A son who ultimately will give his life on behalf of all people. What can Mark teach us about living in such a way that we are so confident in who we belong to, that we too are prepared to live sacrificially on behalf of others?
This morning, we will be looking at Mark 8:34-38, 9:33-36, 10:35-45. Jesus is clear that to follow him requires us to lay down our lives for the sake of the Gospel (Mark 8:34-38). What does it look like for us today to live in such a way that we seek to serve others? What does serving look like?