As Mark begins the 2nd major section of his Gospel account, we are immediately introduced to a new element in the Kingdom mission of Jesus: His 12 disciples. These men, chosen from among those who were following Him, will come to play a decisive role in the extension of the Kingdom and promotion of its redemptive message. By the end of the book, these twelve men will be given the privilege of taking the message of Jesus Christ to the world! But first there was much they had to learn.At this point in the book we see Jesus the Sovereign Son also becoming the great discipler and trainer of others. And as we watch Jesus instruct and grow His disciples, we come to understand just what we need to know and do in order to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ through Grace to the world.