Those of us who preach the Narrative Lectionary are faced with an interesting challenge this weekend. The NL calls for Mark 1:1-20. It is “the beginning of the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” but…there’s no baby Jesus!!!

It will be the 5th day of Christmas. How do you have a Christmas sermon with no baby Jesus?!?

I’m going to try.

I invite you, dear reader, whether you are a preacher, a teacher, or a student of scripture to explore my Cartoonist’s Guide to Mark 1:1-20

This season I plan to create another graphic novel style visual commentary on the Gospel of Mark (see the one I did on Matthew last year). Each page will include a downloadable PowerPoint that walks through each panel, moment-by-moment, a .zip file with all the images in .jpg format, and an assortment of online resources to aid in your study of the text. 

The quick link is stevethomason.net/mark

All of this is free! 

Blessings on your study. 

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