The Gospel of Mark

a commentary & meditation for daily reflection and study


Mark 1:1-8 John the Baptist preaches
Mark 1:9-13 Jesus baptized by John
Mark 1:14-20 Jesus preaches gospel
Mark 1:21-28 Jesus' fame spreads
Mark 1:29-39 Jesus healed many
Mark 1:40-45 Jesus heals a leper

Mark 2:1-12  Jesus heals a paralytic
Mark 2:13-17 Jesus with tax collectors
Mark 2:18-22 new wine & old wine skins
Mark 2:23-28 Lord of the sabbath

Mark 3:1-6 a withered hand restored
Mark 3:7-12 "You are the Son of God"
Mark 3:13-19 Jesus appoints the Twelve
Mark 3:20-21 Jesus' family upset
Mark 3:22-30 divided realm cannot stand
Mark 3:31-35 true spiritual kinship

Mark 4:1-20 parable of the sower
Mark 4:21-25 parable of the lamp
Mark 4:26-34 parable of mustard seed
Mark 4:35-41 wind & sea obey Jesus

Mark 5:1-20 Jesus frees possessed man
Mark 5:21-43 Jesus raises dead girl

Mark 6:1-6 without honor at home
Mark 6:7-13 Twelve sent out
Mark 6:14-29 Herod kills the Baptist
Mark 6:30-34 sheep without shepherd
Mark 6:35-44 Jesus feeds 5000
Mark 6:45-52 Jesus walks on sea
Mark 6:53-56 Jesus heals everywhere

Mark 7:1-13 clean and unclean
Mark 7:14-23 God's law & men's rules
Mark 7:24-30 Jesus delivers at Tyre
Mark 7:31-37 Jesus heals at Sidon

Mark 8:1-10 Jesus feeds 4000
Mark 8:11-13 Pharisees argue with Jesus
Mark 8:14-21 true bread
Mark 8:22-26 Jesus heals blind man
Mark 8:27-33 Jesus professed as Christ
Mark 8:34-9:1 cost of discipleship

Mark 9:2-13 Jesus' transfiguration
Mark 9:14-29 Jesus frees possed boy
Mark 9:30-37 Jesus predicts crucifixion
Mark 9:38-41 tolerance versus envy
Mark 9:42-50 causing sin and scandal
Mark 10:1-12 marriage and divorce
Mark 10:13-16 Jesus blesses children
Mark 10:17-27 rich young man meets Jesus
Mark 10:28-31 receive a hundredfold
Mark 10:32-45 crucifixion predicted again
Mark 10:46-52 Jesus heals blind beggar

Mark 11:1-10 Jesus enters Jerusalem
Mark 11:11-26 cursed figs & temple
Mark 11:27-35 Jesus' authority challenged

Mark 12:1-12  parable of the vineyard
Mark 12:13-17 question of the taxes
Mark 12:18-27 question of the resurrection
Mark 12:28-34 first commandment
Mark 12:35-37  Christ is the son of David
Mark 12:38-44  wrong kind of religion

Mark 13:1-13 things to come
Mark 13:14-32 Jesus' second coming
Mark 13:33-37 watch for Lord's return

Mark 14:1-11 extravagant love
Mark 14:12-21 passover preparation

Mark 14:22-25 Jesus' last supper
Mark 14:26-42 agony in the garden
Mark 14:43-52 Jesus' arrest
Mark 14:53-72 Jesus' trial & Peter's denial

Mark 15:1-20 Jesus before Pilate
Mark 15:21-32 Jesus crucified
Mark 15:33-41 Jesus' death
Mark 15:42-47 Jesus' burial

Mark 16:1-13 empty tomb & resurrection
Mark 16:14-20 Jesus' great commision

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