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Join Pastor Kristian and an interested, engaged group for a weekly Bible study. In January and February we are studying the Gospel of Mark.

Mark is the earliest of the four Gospels, written sometime around the year 70 C.E. amid the trauma of the destruction of Jerusalem. Mark's original audience was an early Christian community struggling to identify itself with its Jewish roots and dealing with challenges, even persecution, from the surrounding Greco-Roman culture. The question thus arose, "What's so good about the 'good news' (Mark 1:1)?" Instead of trying to excite hearers with promises of power and glory, the writer of Mark offers the "secret of the kingdom of God" (Mark 4:11): God's power is experienced in weakness, especially in Jesus' scandalous death on the cross. Jesus' baptism, transfiguration, and cricifixion are the three key events in Mark. Together these events confirm that Jesus is indeed God's Son, even as he is revealed to be the crucified Messiah.

Come on by, Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00, as we explore the questions, "What does this mean?" and--even more importantly--"What does this mean for me?"