The Gospel of Mark

01 DAY

Mark 1

As Jesus is preaching and teaching in Galilee, a leper approaches Him. Verse 40 tells us that he bows down and says, "If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean." Now I want you to notice a couple of things about this instance. The first thing that we notice is...
02 DAY

Mark 2

News traveled fast that Jesus was in the area, and the people crowded around to see and hear Him. The house that He was in was at capacity and more. It was in the midst of this chaos that one man needed to get to Jesus. But this one man had a problem...
03 DAY

Mark 3

Jesus didn't have a whole lot of good to say to the religious crowd, but He was full of compassion on the down and outers of His day. The religious leaders were constantly looking for ways to trip Jesus up, and bring accusations against Him. In Mark 3...
04 DAY

Mark 4

In Mark 4, Jesus gives the parable of the sower and talks about the seed falling on different types of soil. The seed has a different reaction to each of the different kinds of soil. He then goes on to explain to His disciples that the seed is the Word of God...
05 DAY

Mark 5

Many people came to Jesus for healing. In Mark 5, a woman that had an issue of blood for twelve years pressed through the crowd to get to Jesus. She had exhausted every resource that she had to take care of her problem, but to no avail. And then she...
06 DAY

Mark 6

In Mark 6, Jesus goes home. Sometimes going home is a good thing. Earlier this week, the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in California for the 2016 NBA championship. When they flew home to Cleveland, they were greeted at the airport...
07 DAY

Mark 7

Throughout Jesus' earthly ministry, He had some harsh words to say to religious leaders. They wrongly believed and taught others that if they just went through the motions doing different things, then God would be pleased with them. In Mark 7...
08 DAY

Mark 8

As Jesus is out and about with His disciples, He wants to know what people are saying about Him. He asks them, "Whom do men say that I am?". People had a wide variety of ideas of who Jesus was. John the Baptist had been beheaded, and some people...
09 DAY

Mark 9

Knowing that your child needs help, but there is nothing that you can do, brings such a feeling of helplessness. One day when Isabella was just a baby, she wasn't breathing. My wife held her as I frantically raced her to the ER. We went as fast as we could to...
10 DAY

Mark 10

We live in such a "me first" society. We are always looking out for number one. We want what is best for us. Jesus' disciples were no different. In Mark 10, that is on full display. Peter wants to know what is in it for them since they have left all to follow Jesus. And...
11 DAY

Mark 11

During Jesus' day, the temple had become something that it was not intended to be. It had become a place for formalism, hypocrisy, and a place to show off how "spiritual" you were. It had become a place where the religious leaders were taking advantage...
12 DAY

Mark 12

The religious leaders liked to make a show of everything. Whether it was their prayers, their clothes, or their offerings. In Mark 12, Jesus is watching them give their offering. Verse 41 says, "And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people...
13 DAY

Mark 13

Throughout the Bible, we are warned that there will be many false teachers, and false messiahs. We are encouraged not to be deceived. There are so many voices out there trying to claim my attention. But how can we make sure that someone doesn't lead us...
14 DAY

Mark 14

Jesus never hid His purpose from His disciples. He let them know that He would die and rise again the third day. He also told His disciples that they would be offended at Him and forsake Him. Peter adamantly denied those claims and vowed to die before...
15 DAY

Mark 15

In Mark 15, we read about two very different individuals. First, we have Barabbas. He was guilty of starting an insurrection against the Roman government, and committing murder. Insurrections brought in more Roman soldiers and Roman oppression, and...
16 DAY

Mark 16

Jesus wants us to be active for Him. He tells us to go. This is a commission for all of His followers, not just a select few. If you know Jesus Christ as your Savior, you are responsible to go. But what are we to do? He goes on to tell us that we are to preach...