An Unexpected King
Meeting The Messiah In Mark's Gospel
Jesus was an unexpected king because He was not what people wanted. He was, however, exactly what they needed. And, throughout His ministry, Jesus would prove Himself a prophetic voice, revealing truth from heaven. He would become a mediating priest, offering Himself as a sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins. And He would reveal Himself as a servant king who had come to establish the Kingdom of God—a kingdom not of this world, but more far-reaching.
We have the benefit of reading Jesus' life in hindsight. We know the end of the story. And so, we can read each episode forward with the knowledge that He is exactly the unexpected King that we need.
This devotional walks you through the life of Jesus, showing the gradual revelation of His ministry, His identity, and His destiny in Mark's Gospel. Each chapter is designed to appeal to both head and heart. As each passage is unpacked, the historical and cultural details will be studied to understand what the author's intent of the text was and connecting each lesson to our personal lives today. An Unexpected King is theological and personal—to help you grow in knowing and being.