What strikes you most about Jesus in Mark’s picture of him at the beginning of his ministry? Of what truths was Jesus most concerned to make people aware? In other words, what is the essence of ‘the gospel of God’ that he preached?
What different kinds of reaction and result did the activity of Jesus provoke? To which class of people was Jesus prepared to give most? What must i be prepared to do to belong to this class? What can I then expect him to give me?