A Ransom for Many
Mark 10:45 as a Key to the Gospel
Overview"Not to be served, but to serve"
Unlike the Gospels of Luke and John, Mark's Gospel never explicitly reveals any authorial intent. In A Ransom for Many, John J. R. Lee and Daniel Brueske identify Mark 10:45 as the heart of Mark's Gospel. This single verse is the pivot point of Mark's structure, themes, and message. Mark 10:45 is the key that unlocks the Gospel's unique focus on true discipleship. Learn how Jesus's faithfulness is both a summons and pattern for all who carry their cross and follow him.
Author BioJohn J. R. Lee is associate professor of New Testament at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and author of Christological Rereading of the Shema (Deut 6.4) in Mark's Gospel.
Daniel Brueske is adjunct professor of New Testament at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.