Mark 1 - 6

The Start of the Ministry
Miracles and Healings
Sending the 12

Mar - 1 No witness by our Lord
Mar - 2 Starting the Ministry, healing, preaching and calling the 12
Mar - 3 Healing on the sabbath, sin and forgiveness
Mar - 4 Teaching by parables, Jesus in authority over the elements
Mar - 5 Jesus orders demons out and overcomes death
Mar - 6 Sending out the twelve, continued miracles

MAR - 1

No witness by the Lord.

MAR - 2

When John the Baptist had been imprisoned, Jesus came into Galilee preaching, "The time is fulfilled and the Kingdom of God is at Hand. Repent ye, and believe the gospel."

    About the Kingdom

As Jesus walked by the sea, He saw Simon and Andrew and said to them, "Come ye after Me, and I will make you to become fishers of men." He later called the sons of Zebedee to follow Him.

    Jesus teaches Disciples

As Jesus taught in the synagogue, there was a man with an unclean spirit who cried out that Jesus was the Holy one of God. Jesus said to the spirit, "Hold thy peace, and come out of him," and the man was rid of the spirit.

    Other disciple demonstrations

Early in the morning, the disciples had to search for Jesus in a solitary place where He prayed. They told Him that all men sought for Him, and He said, "Let us go into the next towns that I may preach there also; for therefore came I forth." And He preached all about Galilee.

    Christ's purpose

A leper came to Jesus expressing that Jesus could make him clean. Jesus said, "I will; be thou clean," and the man was cleansed of his disease. Jesus charged him, "See thou say nothing to any man, but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded for a testimony unto them."

Back in Capurnaum, when the crowds pressed upon Jesus so that He could not receive them, one sick of the palsy was borne on a stretcher and lowered to Him through a hole that men made in the roof. Jesus told the man, "Son, thy sins be forgiven thee." Jesus spoke to the scribes who were there, "Why reason ye these things in your hearts? Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, 'Thy sins be forgiven thee,' or to say, 'Arise and take up thy bed, and walk;' but that ye may know that the Son of Man hath power on Earth to forgive sins."

He turned again to the man on the bed and told him, "I say unto thee, arise and take up thy bed and go thy way into thine house." The man was healed, and carried his bed away with him.

    Focus on Sins

Later, Jesus saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and He told him, "Follow Me," and he did.

The Scribes and Pharisees asked Jesus's disciples why their Master ate and drank with sinners, and Jesus heard it. He told them, "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."

    Christ's purpose

The disciples of John and of the Pharisees asked Jesus why they fasted, but his disciples did not. Jesus told them, "Can the children of the bridechamber fast while the bridegroom is with them. As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. But the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
    Jesus teaches Disciples

"No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment, else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old and the rent is made worse. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles, else the new wine doth burst the bottles and the wine is spilled and the bottles will be marred. But new wine must be put into new bottles."

    Jesus teaches Disciples

The Pharisees challenged Jesus because his disciples plucked ears of corn on the sabbath, and He answered them, "Have ye never read what David did when he had need and was an hungred, he and they that were with him. How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest and did eat the shew bread which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?

"The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath. Therefore the Son of Man is lord also of the sabbath."

    Jesus teaches Disciples
    Jesus attacks or Defends

MAR - 3

In a synagogue on the sabbath, they watched to see if Jesus would heal a man with a withered hand. He told the man, "Stand forth." He then asked them all, "Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil; to save life, or to kill?" When they did not answer Him, He told the man, "Stretch forth thine hand," and it was restored like the other.

When the scribes explained that Jesus cast out devils by the prince of devils, He answered, "How can Satan cast out Satan? And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.

"No man can enter into a strong man's house and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man, and then he will spoil his house.

    Other disciple demonstrations
    Jesus attacks or Defends

"Verily I say unto you, all sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewithsoever they shall blaspheme. But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation."

    Focus on Sins

Many were about Jesus, and said to Him that his Mother and brethren were standing without. He asked, "Who is my mother or my brethren?" And indicating those who were about Him, "Behold my mother and my brethren. For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother and my sister and mother."

MAR - 4

Jesus sat on a ship and taught the multitudes on the shore, "Hearken; behold there went out a sower to sow. And it came to pass as he sowed; some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. And some fell on stony ground where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered away. And some fell among the thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. And other fell on good ground and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.

"He that hath ears to hear, let him hear."

When Jesus was alone with the disciples, they asked about the parable, and He told them, "Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the Kingdom of God, but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: that seeing they may see and not perceive, and hearing they may hear and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted and their sins should be forgiven them.

    Other Blessings

"Know ye not this parable; and how then will ye know all parables?

"The sower soweth the word. And these are they by the wayside where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan commeth immediately and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground who when they have heard the word immediately receive it with gladness; and have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time. Afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the world's sake, immediately they are offended. And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word and it becometh unfruitful. And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

"Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel or under a bed, and not to be set on a candlestick? For there is nothing hid which shall not be manifested. Neither was any thing kept secret but that it should come abroad.

"If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

    Jesus teaches Disciples

"Take heed what ye hear. With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you; and unto you that hear shall more be given. For he that hath, to him shall be given; and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.

    Jesus teaches Disciples

"So is the Kingdom of God as if a man should cast seed into the ground; and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the Earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle because the harvest is come.

"Whereunto shall we liken the Kingdom of God, or with what comparison shall we compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth; but when it is sown, it groweth up and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it."

    About the Kingdom

Later that day, Jesus told the disciples, "Let us pass over unto the other side." As he slept in the ship, a storm arose that threatened the ship, and they woke Jesus who spoke to the wind and the sea saying, "Peace, be still," and the storm was calmed. Then He said to them, "Why are ye so fearful; how is it that ye have no faith?"

    Other disciple demonstrations

MAR - 5

When Jesus came into the country of the Gadarenes, a possessed man saw Him from afar and cried out in a loud voice that Jesus was the Son of God, and that He should not torment him. Jesus told the spirit, "Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.

"What is thy name?" The spirit said that it was legion for there were many, and Jesus allowed the spirit to enter into a herd of swine, and the herd ran into the sea and were drowned.

When the man, now clothed and in his right mind, asked to accompany Jesus, He told the man, "Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee."

As Jesus went with a ruler of the synagogue to heal his daughter, He felt a touch, and asked, "Who touched my clothes?" A woman who had long had an issue of blood had touched Him and had been healed; and she witnessed to this. He told her, "Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole. Go in peace and be whole of thy plague."

While He spoke a messenger came and announced that the daughter of the ruler was dead; but Jesus said, "Be not afraid, only believe." He, with Peter and James and John, proceeded with the man to his home, where the crowd wept and wailed.

He told the crowd, "Why make ye this ado and weep; the damsel is not dead but sleepeth." They laughed at Him, but those who mourned were all put out of the house.

Then Jesus took the girl by the hand and said, "Talitha cumi," which is interpreted as "Damsel, I say unto thee arise." She rose up and was alive.

    Other disciple demonstrations

MAR - 6

Jesus was not accepted in his home town, and He said to his disciples, "A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house."

    Jesus teaches Disciples

Then Jesus sent out the disciples by twos, and instructed them, "In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place. And whosoever shall not receive you nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city."

When the Apostles gathered, Jesus told them, "Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while."

    Jesus teaches Disciples

And Jesus taught the many in the wilderness, and the disciples said to Jesus that they should be sent away to find food; but Jesus told them, "Give ye them to eat." When they did not know how to do this, He asked them, "How many loaves have ye? Go and see." And Jesus took the few loaves and fishes, blessed and broke them into pieces, and they fed the five thousand men plus women and children, and had twelve baskets full of pieces left over.

"That night, when the disciples were in a ship, Jesus came to them walking on the water, and called to them, "Be of good cheer, it is I. Be not afraid." And He went to them in the boat.

    Other disciple demonstrations

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