"?Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.?" - ?John 18:37
When you get on an airplane to go somewhere, do you have faith that you are going to get where you are going? Sure you do. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t get on the airplane. Faith in when you will get there, whether your luggage will arrive with you, or whether you will get anything to eat along the way is another story. But then, there are differing degrees of faith, aren’t there?
So how does this relate to religious faith? It really boils down to whether you believe the story. And in the simplest possible terms, this is what faith is all about. It is deciding what you believe about the testimony presented to you. And perhaps even more important, it is deciding what to do about what you believe.
And so the writer of the Book of Hebrews comes along and tells us about all the examples of faith in the Bible.
The Gospel of Mark is a portrait of Christ written from the perspective of a menial laborer. As Dr. Barnhouse observes, A servant doesn't look at things the same way other men do; as Mark looks at our Savior, we shall learn about our service by looking at the servant Savior. Listening to this series will give you a new, different portrait of Christ. The Gospel of Mark is the gospel of action, and it is action of a unique kind. In Mark we clearly see that the glory of God is not only to be found in His power, His majesty, His might, and His dominion-- the true glory of God is in His grace.