I’m pleased to announce that this week we begin a new sermon series on Mark’s Gospel called, “King’s Cross: The Purpose and Identity of Jesus.” I got the idea for this series from Pastor Timothy Keller’s book, King’s Cross (Dutton, 2011), which is a study of the Gospel of Mark. As we come to the end of the season of Epiphany, and enter the Season of Lent, we continue to focus on the life and ministry of Jesus. And Mark is a great place to dwell, as it is a short, action-packed gospel that really focuses on the activities of Jesus. As we explore the life of Jesus through Mark’s Gospel, we are, with the original Jews, forced to respond. Will we receive the Good News? Will we follow Jesus the Messiah (the Christ), the Son of God? I pray that as we journey with Jesus through Mark, you would become a more devoted follower (student, apprentice) of Jesus, and really come to know the Good News.