The Gospel of Mark narrates the Ministry of Jesus from John the Baptist's baptism of Jesus to the Ascension of Jesus, and it concentrates particularly on the last week of his life (chapters 11â€“16, the trip to Jerusalem). Its swift narrative portrays Jesus as a heroic man of action, an exorcist, a healer and miracle worker.
An important theme of Mark is the Messianic Secret. Jesus silences the demoniacs he heals, keeps his messianic identity secret, and conceals his message with parables. The disciples also fail to understand the implication of the miracles of Jesus.