One of the purpose of the Gospel of Mark is to help all of us know who Jesus is, but all to have each of us grapple with Jesus as the King of everything, including us. Through Jesus’ actions of cursing a fig tree and cleansing the temple, Jesus is providing a living parable of the tragedy of fruitless faith; a faith based on the emptiness of actions and appearances. However there is a faith the stands firm. This is a faith in who the Bible teaches Jesus to be, the holy sovereign Lord Jesus, Messiah, the King of everything. This solid faith produces the fruit of power, purpose and peace.