The Gospel of Mark has long been regarded as "The Gospel of Action." It contains more miracles and supernatural phenomena than Matthew, Luke, or John. In fact, a third of Mark's Gospel is centered on the miraculous deeds of Jesus. Mark is clearly more concerned with what Jesus did than with what He said. From the vision that Jesus experienced at His baptism to the supernatural events surrounding the crucifixion and resurrection, Dr. Spell will take the reader on a journey of exploration through the pages of Mark's Gospel. The miracles of Jesus are as profoundly important for us today as they were for those who experienced them. This study will help to guide readers in finding insights for their own lives.
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"As with any study of Scripture, we do not just want to understand what the writer intended to say to his original audience. We also want to understand what spiritual truths lay hidden in the pages, waiting to be mined through prayer and study. This discussion will examine the miracles and supernatural experiences in both contexts. We will attempt to get the feel of what a first century believer might have felt when hearing these stories for the first time." --from the Introduction
David Spell is a retired police officer. After thirty years of patrolling some of the meanest streets in America, he and his wife, Annie, have turned their attention to South America. They are involved in pastoring, training leaders, and helping plant churches throughout Brazil. David has a PhD in theology and also taught for many years at the C3 Church School of Ministry near Atlanta. David and Annie were part of the leadership team there before being sent to Brazil. David's four books with Wipf & Stock reflect a bit of his diverse background. His doctoral dissertation, Peter and Paul in Acts, was his first book. His second work was Miracles in Mark. These two books are excellent resources and Bible study tools. His next two books are autobiographical looks at his career in law enforcement. Street Cop and Street Cop Two: Reloaded contain exciting stories from his time as a police officer.