For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. – Mark 10:45
Mark (John Mark) was a nephew to Barnabas (Col. 4:10). He was a young man when we find him in the book of Acts chapter 12. He grew up in the church in Jerusalem, it actually met in his mother’s house (Acts 12:12). James, the half brother of Jesus, was his pastor. He heard James and Peter preach on a regular basis. He travels with Paul and Barnabas and was actually a point of contention between these two when he wanted to return home sick. In 2nd Timothy 4:11, Paul tells Timothy to bring Mark with him because he is profitable. They had obviously reconciled and Mark had become a beneficial minister of the gospel.
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