The Gospel of Mark is the
second book in the New Testament part of the Bible. Mark was the first person
to write a Gospel. A Gospel is a book that describes the life and death of
Jesus. The Gospels also explain how Jesus came back to life again.
People think that Mark got
his information from Peter. Peter was a friend of Jesus.
Mark's Gospel is the
shortest life story of Jesus. It is an exciting book. Jesus did many wonderful
things. He cured ill people. He spoke wise words about God. And he warned about
future events. The people were excited about Jesus. They followed Jesus. They
listened to him. But they did not realise why God sent Jesus. They thought that
Jesus would become their king. But Jesus knew the real reason why God sent him.
The rulers hated Jesus.
They thought that Jesus would destroy their country. They did not care whether
God had sent Jesus. They decided to kill Jesus. Jesus knew about this. But
Jesus allowed these things to happen, because this was God's plan.
When Jesus was dying, the
people were very afraid. Even Jesus' friend, Peter, denied that he knew Jesus.
Even the priests insulted Jesus. Jesus' death was a terrible death (Mark
But some important people
believed Jesus, even when he died. An important soldier said, 'This man (Jesus)
was God's son.' And Joseph from Arimathea was bold, and he buried Jesus' body
in his own grave. But, two days later, an angel (servant of God from heaven)
announced that Jesus was alive again. Later, Jesus himself met his friends. They
saw that he was alive. And he told them to take God's message to people from
Mark wrote his gospel for
everyone. He did not only write it for his own people. People from all nations
can become Christians.