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The purpose of the Gospel of Mark is to show that The Lord Jesus is The Messiah, The Son of God Who was sent to suffer and to serve in order to rescue and restore mankind. Many times Jesus exercises actions rather than words. Mark portray Jesus as a man of power and miracles, who could set aside the laws of nature at will. Yet this powerful Son of God was the suffering servant Who would give up His life as a ransom for all mankind. The clear purpose of Mark was to encourage those suffering persecution that their Master suffered first and He suffered for them, for us, that we too would do the same. We are to minister as He did, with the same greatness of humility and devotion to the service of others. Jesus exhorted us to remember that to be great in God’s kingdom, we must be the servant of all. Self sacrifice should transcend our need for recognition or reward, just as Jesus was willing to lay down His life for the sheep.