Focused Biblical Scholarship to Teach the Text Effectively
Mark's concern in his Gospel is that his readers know the good news of who Jesus is: God's Son and suffering Messiah. It is a book of action, demonstrating Jesus's identity with a strong emphasis on what he did--acts of service and of power that often left onlookers amazed. Inherent in this revelation of Jesus's identity is a call to radical discipleship fueled by total dependence on him. Renowned scholar Grant R. Osborne provides keen insights to help preachers and teachers bring Mark's important message to life for today's listeners.
About the Series:
The Teach the Text Commentary Series gives pastors the best of biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to move seamlessly from the meaning of the text to its effective communication. By concentrating each carefully selected preaching unit into six pages of focused commentary, each volume allows pastors to quickly grasp the most important information. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage; sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text; and full-color images.
Grant R. Osborne (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author of a number of books, including The Hermeneutical Spiral and commentaries on Matthew, John, Romans, and Revelation.