The Crown & The Cross: Overview

Scripture: Mark

Jesus’ Identity as Messiah & King

Jesus’ Purpose Dying
on the Cross


  • Author: John Mark
  • Influencer: Peter
  • Date: 60-70 ad
  • Message: Jesus is Messiah

Three Acts

I. Galilee (1-8a)

II. On the Way (8b-10)

III. Jerusalem (11-16)

Key Verse

“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Mark 10:45 esv

Main Themes

  • Introduction of the Messiah
  • Authority of the Messiah
  • Suffering Way of the Messiah
  • Resurrection of the Messiah

Jesus’ Message

Mark 1:14-15

  • Good News (Gospel) Kingdom of God is near
  • Repent of your sins
  • Believe in the Messiah

Take Homes

  • Do you believe?
  • If you believe, what are you doing about it?
  • If you’re just not sure…