Mark, The Gospel According to

Mark, The Gospel According to

The Bible book believed by most (but not all) scholars to be the earliest of the four NT Gospels and to have served as one of the sources used by the authors of the Gospel of Luke (Luke 1:1) and the Gospel of Matthew. The Gospel of Mark tells the story of Jesus in a way that shows he could be recognized for what he was, God’s own Son, only after his death on the cross and resurrection.

Outline of Contents

Mark

I. Jesus appears, preaching the kingdom of God with power (Mark 1:1-3:6)

A. Beginnings—John the Baptist (Mark 1:1-13)

B. Jesus’s ministry introduced (Mark 1:14-45)

C. Conflict with religious authorities (Mark 2:1-3:6)

II. Jesus’s ministry in Galilee (Mark 3:7-6:6)

A. True followers of Jesus (Mark 3:7-35)

B. Teaching in parables (Mark 4:1-34)

C. Working miracles (Mark 4:35-5:43)

D. Conflict with his own (Mark 6:1-6)

III. Jesus begins his final journey to Jerusalem (Mark 6:7-8:21)

A. Mission of the Twelve and John’s death (Mark 6:7-29)

B. Feeding and healing miracles (Mark 6:30-56)

C. Teaching about the law (Mark 7:1-23)

D. Healing and feeding miracles (Mark 7:24-8:10)

E. Foes and friends misunderstand (Mark 8:11-21)

IV. Jesus heals blind eyes—teaching on discipleship (Mark 8:22-10:52)

A. Blind eyes opened (Mark 8:22-26)

B. First passion prediction and attendant events (Mark 8:27-9:29)

C. Second passion prediction and attendant events (Mark 9:30-10:31)

D. Third passion prediction and attendant events (Mark 10:32-45)

E. Blind eyes opened (Mark 10:46-52)

V. Final week in Jerusalem (Mark 11:1-16:8)

A. Jesus teaches in the Temple (Mark 11:1-12:44)

B. On times before the end (Mark 13:1-37)

C. Final acts of Jesus (Mark 14:1-42)

D. Jesus tried and condemned (Mark 14:43-15:47)

E. The empty tomb (Mark 16:1-8)

VI. Later epilogue: Jesus appears (Mark 16:9-20)

Luke 1:1

Dedication to Theophilus
1Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us,

Mark 1:1-3:6

The Proclamation of John the Baptist
1The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.2As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,
“See, I am sending ... View more

Mark 1:1-13

The Proclamation of John the Baptist
1The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.2As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,
“See, I am sending ... View more

Mark 1:14-45

The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry
14Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God,15and saying, “The time is fulfill ... View more

Mark 2:1-3:6

Jesus Heals a Paralytic
1When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home.2So many gathered around that there was no longer ro ... View more

Mark 3:7-6:6

A Multitude at the Seaside
7Jesus departed with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him;8hearing all that he was doing, they c ... View more

Mark 3:7-35

A Multitude at the Seaside
7Jesus departed with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him;8hearing all that he was doing, they c ... View more

Mark 4:1-34

The Parable of the Sower
1Again he began to teach beside the sea. Such a very large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat on the sea and sat there, ... View more

Mark 4:35-5:43

Jesus Stills a Storm
35On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.”36And leaving the crowd behind, they took him w ... View more

Mark 6:1-6

The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth
1He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him.2On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagog ... View more

Mark 6:7-8:21

7He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.8He ordered them to take nothing for their journey ... View more

Mark 6:7-29

7He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.8He ordered them to take nothing for their journey ... View more

Mark 6:30-56

Feeding the Five Thousand
30The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught.31He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place ... View more

Mark 7:1-23

The Tradition of the Elders
1Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him,2they noticed that some of his disci ... View more

Mark 7:24-8:10

The Syrophoenician Woman's Faith
24From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Y ... View more

Mark 8:11-21

The Demand for a Sign
11The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, asking him for a sign from heaven, to test him.12And he sighed deeply in his spirit and ... View more

Mark 8:22-10:52

Jesus Cures a Blind Man at Bethsaida
22They came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to him and begged him to touch him.23He took the blind man by the ... View more

Mark 8:22-26

Jesus Cures a Blind Man at Bethsaida
22They came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to him and begged him to touch him.23He took the blind man by the ... View more

Mark 8:27-9:29

Peter's Declaration about Jesus
27Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people s ... View more

Mark 9:30-10:31

Jesus Again Foretells His Death and Resurrection
30They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it;31for he was teaching h ... View more

Mark 10:32-45

A Third Time Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection
32They were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; they were amazed, a ... View more

Mark 10:46-52

The Healing of Blind Bartimaeus
46They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind begga ... View more

Mark 11:1-16:8

Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
1When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples2an ... View more

Mark 11:1-12:44

Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
1When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples2an ... View more

Mark 13:1-37

The Destruction of the Temple Foretold
1As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildin ... View more

Mark 14:1-42

The Plot to Kill Jesus
1It was two days before the Passover and the festival of Unleavened Bread. The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to ar ... View more

Mark 14:43-15:47

The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus
43Immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, arrived; and with him there was a crowd with swords and c ... View more

Mark 16:1-8

The Resurrection of Jesus
1When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint h ... View more

Mark 16:9-20

THE LONGER ENDING OF MARK
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
9[Now after he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom ... View more

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