The Mark Experience

This Saturday, a group from my church is performing a dramatization of the gospel of Mark. We’ve been learning an outline for weeks, but the first rehearsal was only last night. I’ve been asked to play Peter, one of Jesus’ disciples – forthright, impetuous and over-confident. Reading the gospel, it’s clear how little he understood – witness his confident assertion “I will never betray you”, yet he does exactly that a chapter later. Even so, after Jesus rose from the dead, God used him greatly to preach the gospel. Shows how little we can do without His help…

To be honest, one of my greatest fears when I signed up for this was that I’d be forced to act the part of a tree, or something else I’d find embarrassing. And sure enough, I was one of the four people asked to help illustrate the parable of the Sower. Yet “If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.” (Mark 8:37-29). So if it helps get the message across, I’m not going to let myself be ashamed or embarrassed to do it.

I’ll let you know how it goes :-)

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