This study gives the reader an understanding of Mark's world and some sense of the way this Gospel challenges the future of the Chrisitan life. It includes study helps for group use. Some of the questions it addresses are: What was it like in Mark's world? What does Mark teach us about the human condition? What does Mark teach us about Jesus Christ?, What does Mark teach us about living in the third millennium? Scripture references are based on the New Revised Standard Version. 6 sessions.