Thinking about the end of life is something that we spend a lot of time and energy avoiding. In Ecclesiastes chapter seven Solomon tells us that this is something we should consider in order to live wisely, and Jesus takes that one step further in Mark by teaching us that laying down our life for his sake is the way for us to experience eternal life.
This week Solomon will instruct us about the relationships that we have in this life and the way that we can either attempt to use other people for our gain, or we can pursue meaningful relationships with others.
The Father sent Jesus to live and die and be raised from the dead to establish His church as the vehicle to rescue and restore people and ultimately all of creation. Jesus has sent us to carry on His mission by enjoying constant fellowship with the Father, Son, and Spirit, and intentionally pursuing His mission of renewal by making disciples who make disciples.