Mark 6:14-29

In the middle of Mark chapter 6 we get the complete story of the end of John the Baptist’s life, who died a martyr because he dared to stand up and correct Herod (and his stolen wife, Herodias) for a sinful lifestyle. It is a story of revenge and bitterness, but also one of true freedom in that John the Baptist was freed from this life, having run his race with endurance.