Lifting Up the King and the King’s Cross

If you’re ever looking for a concise commentary on the life of Christ, I’d like to recommend Jesus the King, which is a powerful exposition on the Gospel of Mark written by Timothy Keller. He divides the book into two sections. Chapters 1-8 authenticate the life of Jesus as the promised Messiah and the King of Israel, and chapters 9-16 explain the death of Christ—what happened and why.

If you’re from a tradition that doesn’t teach much about the life of Christ, or even if you’re like me and just love learning more about Jesus and the Bible, then this is an excellent way of discovering more of the reasons why nearly one-third of the world’s population (some 2.6 billion people) believe that Jesus really is the Son of God and the King of the entire universe!

And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords” (Revelation 19:16).