When the church ship ran into heavy seas after the sinking of Jerusalem,
Mark gave the slogan: Wake up the sleeping Jesus! (4:38), to remember Jesus.
It was no longer the disciples and apostles of the first generation who, like Paul, could boast of their immediacy to God, Galatians 1:11-12, who led the church.
It was Christians of the second generation who united the church with human energy, 9:39 and placed it on the basis (arche 1:1) of the gospel of Jesus Christ.