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Category: Mark

Jesus’ Last Passover – Mark 14:1–31

Read the Passage: Mark 14:1-31 Preparation (14:1–16) As Mark 14 begins, it is Wednesday evening of the Passion Week. Mark 14:1–2 reports that, having failed to cause Jesus to stumble […]

The End of the Age – Mark 13

Read the Passage: Mark 13 Suffering of Believers (13:1–20) Mark 13 contains what has become known as the Olivet Discourse. This chapter records Jesus’ response, while sitting on the Mount […]

Questioning Jesus – Mark 11–12

Read the Passage: Mark 11-12 Elders’ Question (11:27–33) The questioning of Jesus by the chief priests, scribes, and elders (cf. Mark 11:27–33) followed Christ’s cleansing of the Temple, which was […]

Riches and Rewards – Mark 10:17–31

Read the Passage: Mark 10:17-31 Ruler’s Question (10:17–22) In Mark 10, as Jesus began to make His way toward Jerusalem, Mark records Christ’s encounter with a rich, young, ruler. At […]

Jesus’ Transfiguration – Mark 9:1–13

Read the Passage: Mark 9:1-13 Context (9:1–4) Mark 9:1–13 records the transfiguration of Jesus, an event reported in all three of the Synoptic Gospels, at John 1:14, as well as […]

Teaching and Healing – Mark 7

Read the Passage: Mark 7 Pharisees Confronted (7:1–23) In Mark 1–3 Jesus had several meaningful, albeit less than cordial, interactions with the scribes and Pharisees. Yet, interestingly, these religious leaders […]

Public Miracles – Mark 6

Read the Passage: Mark 6 Feeding of Five-Thousand (6:32–44) After reporting several miracles in the preceding chapter, the first half of Mark 6 records the rejection of Jesus at Nazareth […]

Three Healings – Mark 5

Read the Passage: Mark 5 Requests (5:1–34) Mark 5 narrates three separate miracles of Jesus, which are the ninth, tenth, and eleventh miracles of Christ that Mark records. Note that […]

Jesus’ Parables – Mark 4

Read the Passage: Mark 4 Parable of the Soils (4:1–20) The Parable of the Soils, which is the longest of all of Jesus’ parables, is also recorded at Matt. 13:1–23 […]

Early Galilean Ministry – Mark 3

Read the Passage: Mark 3 Healing (3:1–6) The Sabbath is an important theme in this book, as in his Gospel Mark mentions the Sabbath 11 times. In Mark 2:23–28 Jesus […]

Healing of a Paralytic – Mark 2:1–12

Read the Passage: Mark 2:1-12 Faith of the Paralytic (2:1–5) As this chapter begins we find Jesus in Capernaum, where He had taken up temporary residence, likely in Peter’s home […]

Mark: Introduction – Mark 1

Read the Passage: Mark 1 Authorship and Date – As with all the Gospel narratives, the Gospel of Mark is technically anonymous. The name of John Mark, however, has long […]