The miracles that Jesus performs in Mark are extremely important for how Christianity was spread. One of the main reasons that Jesus performed miracles was to show what His fathers kingdom was capable of.
Mark 1: 40-42: ” And there come a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him and saying unto him, If thou wilt , thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.”
This definitely shows the power of what the kingdom of God is capable of. You see, back then if anybody had leprosy, they had to go outside the city because they were unclean. Not only that they had to shout ” unclean, unclean!” to make sure everybody knew not to touch them. This guy wasn’t even supposed to be around people that were clean. But he came up to Jesus and asked for healing, Jesus reached out and touched him. He touched him! This would make them both unclean. To put this in modern times, this would be like someone kissing someone with Ebola or Aids. Then you would both have the disease. But Jesus had the power to erase the lepers disease and not get it.
“And they came unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherin the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy “Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.” But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves he said unto them, “Why reason ye these things in your hearts? Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins.( he saith to the sick of the palsy.) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed and go thy way into thine house.” Mark 2: 4-11
Already in only the second chapter of Mark people know His power and are this desperate to get to Him. we, as Christians know His power but this is less then a year into His ministry. But here we also see that He is already being attacked theologically.
The miracles that happen in Mark are vital to the way Jesus’ ministry got spread. And the Bible wouldn’t be as impactful if they hadn’t accrued. And the miracles here are previews to what is going to happen in the end.