Mark the eighth chapter tells of Jesus teaching the desciples about the path He must follow
even to His death and resurrection. When Peter lashes out in reluctance to accept this,
Jesus sternly rebukes him about his failure saying "Get behind me Satan." reminding to
set his mind on divine instead of human things.
Mark the first chapter speaks of Jesus teaching and casting out demons in the Synagogs.
The new desciples are exposed to His stunning works as they move from city to city
very early In their experience of following Jesus whose pace tires Him causing
him to need refreshing solitude, prayer and rest.
Mark the First Chapter tells the story of Jesus teaching in the synagog with authority that no one has seen before. He calls the unclean spirit out of a possessed man. We need to learn from this that we too need to call out eveil where we see in in our daily lives and learn to deal and cope with it..
Mark the First Chapter tells of of the willingness to drop everything and leave life behind to follow Jesus by four brothers, the first of the desciples. We too need to allow our faith to take us through life as true believers and followers of Jesus' teaching. That faith and courage can be difficult or even missing at times.