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Mark 16:20 And they went out and proclaimed the good news everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that accompanied it.
Mark’s Gospel is the shortest of the four. A friend of mine used a sabbatical to memorize the entire gospel, and he regularly recites the whole thing for rapt audiences. It takes a little over an hour, and the story is gripping as it moves along at what seems like a breakneck pace.
I hope you’ll consider reading the whole Gospel of Mark. Reading an entire gospel at once gives us the big picture. And I know that every time I read an entire gospel at once, I am inevitably inspired to proclaim good news, because the story of Jesus Christ is too good to keep to myself.
MOVING FORWARD: Visit thecenterforbiblicalstudies.org for reading plans and study guides for the Gospel of Mark.