Monday, January 4, 2016

A 35 minute challenge: I dare you to read Mark's Gospel

Mark 1:14-15 "Now after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

Today I would like to issue forth a challenge to readers of this post. We have been in recent posts aiming to know Jesus Christ through the Gospel of Mark. In the course of writing and preparing these posts, I felt compelled to read through Mark's Gospel just to see how long it would take in one sitting. On average, a person can read Mark's Gospel in roughly 35 minutes from beginning to end. This got me to thinking about how one could add Mark's Gospel to their spiritual regiment this upcoming New Year. 

Thus I issue a 35-minute challenge to readers to take Mark's Gospel and simply read it from beginning to end. This may entail doing so in one sitting, or over the course of a month. If you were to read Mark's Gospel for 90 seconds everyday, you could complete it in one month. Or, if you decided to just take 5 minutes every day, you could read Mark's Gospel in one week. However you choose to take up the challenge, the more important thing is that you're getting exposed to the Person and work of Jesus Christ. Try the challenge and see how you do.

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