Summary: Great faith is cultivated by complete humility and unyielding trust in the absolute authority of Christ. Jesus marvels at such faith. Moreover, because the authority of Christ provides the foundation for the Great Commission, great faith in the authority of Christ is essential to fulfilling the mission of Christ.
Summary: Everyone must respond to the person and work of Jesus Christ. Some embrace him as the Son of God. Others reject him as a liar, lunatic, or reduce him to a great moral teacher. The Gospel of Mark teaches that true disciples embrace the person of Christ, the work of Christ, and the will of Christ.