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Gospel of Mark

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   1 - THE BEGINNING OF THE GOSPEL (MARK 1:1-6) - "The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Even as it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send My messenger before Thy face
   2 - AT THE JORDAN (MARK 1:7-11) - "And he preached, saying, There cometh after me He that is mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. I ba
   3 - AT THE JORDAN cont. (MARK 1:7-11) - Now it is to be observed that we never read of Jesus being caught up into heaven for a space, like St. Paul or St. John. What we read is, that while o
   4 - THE TEMPTATION (MARK 1:12,13) - "And straightway the Spirit driveth Him forth into the wilderness. And He was in the wilderness forty days tempted of Satan; and He was with the wild
   5 - THE EARLY PREACHING AND THE FIRST DISCIPLES (MARK 1:14-20) - "Now after that John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee preaching the gospel of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God
   6 - TEACHING WITH AUTHORITY (MARK 1:21,22) - "And they go into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day He entered into the synagogue and taught. And they were astonished at His teaching: fo
   7 - MIRACLES (MARK 1:23) - "And straightway there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit." MARK 1:23 (R.V.) WE have just read that Christ's teaching astonished t
   8 - THE DEMONIAC (MARK 1:23-28) - "And straightway there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, saying, What have we to do with Thee, Thou Jesus of Naza
   9 - A GROUP OF MIRACLES (MARK 1:29-34) - "And straightway, when they were come out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon's wife's moth
   10 - JESUS IN SOLITUDE (MARK 1:35-39) - "And in the morning, a great while before day, He rose up and went out, and departed into a desert place, and there prayed. And Simon and they that we
   11 - THE LEPER (MARK 1:40-45) - "And there cometh to Him a leper, beseeching Him, and kneeling down to Him, and saying unto Him, If Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean. And being mov
   12 - THE SICK OF THE PALSY (MARK 2:1-12) - "And when He entered again into Capernaum after some days, it was noised that He was in the house." MARK 2:1 (R.V.) [And when He had come back to Cape
   13 - THE SON OF MAN (MARK 2:10) - "The Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins." MARK 2:10 (R.V.) WHEN asserting His power to forgive sins, Jesus, for the first time in our G
   14 - THE CALL AND FEAST OF LEVI (MARK 2:13-17) - "And He went forth again by the seaside; and all the multitude resorted unto Him, and He taught them. And as He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alph
   15 - THE CONTROVERSY CONCERNING FASTING (MARK 2:18) - "And John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting: and they come and say unto Him, Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast,
   16 - THE SABBATH (MARK 2:23-28) - "And it came to pass, that He was going on the sabbath day through the cornfields; and His disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. A
   17 - THE WITHERED HAND (MARK 3:1-6) - "And He entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had his hand withered. And they watched Him, whether He would heal him on th
   18 - THE CHOICE OF THE TWELVE (MARK 3:7-19) - "And Jesus with His disciples withdrew to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed: and from Judea, and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, a
   19 - CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TWELVE (MARK 3:14-19) - "And He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him, and that He might send them forth to preach, and to have authority to cast out devils: and Simo
   20 - THE APOSTLE JUDAS (MARK 3:19) - "And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed Him." MARK 3:19 (R.V.) THE evidential value of what has been written about the apostles will, to some mind
   21 - CHRIST AND BEELZEBUB (MARK 3:20-27) - "And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. And when his friends heard it, they went out to lay hold on Him
   22 - "ETERNAL SIN" (MARK 3:28,29) - "Verily I say unto you, All their sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and their blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: but whosoe
   23 - THE FRIENDS OF JESUS (MARK 3:31-35) - "And there come His mother and His brethren; and, standing without, they sent unto Him, calling Him. And a multitude was sitting about Him; and they s
   24 - THE PARABLES (MARK 4:1,2,10-13) - "And again He began to teach by the sea side. And there is gathered unto Him a very great multitude, so that He entered into a boat, and sat in the se
   25 - THE SOWER (MARK 4:3-9,14-20) - "Hearken: Behold the sower went forth to sow: and it came to pass, as he sowed, some seed fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured it. An
   26 - THE SOWER cont. (MARK 4:3-9,14-20) - Now because the sense of sin and duty and atonement have not done their sobering work, the feelings, so easily quickened, are also easily perverted: "
   27 - LAMP AND STAND (MARK 4:21-25) - "And He said unto them, Is the lamp brought to be put under the bushel, or under the bed? and not to be put on the stand? For there is nothing hid, sa
   28 - THE SEED GROWING SECRETLY (MARK 4:26-29) - "And He said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed upon the earth; and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spri
   29 - THE MUSTARD SEED (MARK 4:30-34) - "And He said, How shall we liken the kingdom of God? or in what parable shall we set it forth? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is s
   30 - FOUR MIRACLES (MARK 4:39) - "And there was a great calm." MARK 4:39 (R.V.) "Behold, him that was possessed with devils, sitting, clothed and in his right mind, even him that h
   31 - THE TWO STORMS (MARK 4:35-41) - "And on that day, when even was come, He saith unto them, Let us go over unto the other side. And leaving the multitude, they take Him with them, even
   32 - THE DEMONIAC OF GADARA (MARK 5:1-20) - "And they came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes. And when he was come out of the boat, straightway there met Him out of
   33 - THE MEN OF GADARA (MARK 5:14-20) - "And they that fed them fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they came to see what it was that had come to pass. And they come to Je
   34 - WITH JAIRUS (MARK 5:21-43) - "And when Jesus had crossed over again in the boat unto the other side, a great multitude was gathered unto Him: and He was by the sea. And there come
   35 - WITH JAIRUS cont. (MARK 5:21-43) - The disciples wondered at His question: they knew not that "the flesh presses but faith touches;" but as He continued to look around and seek her that
   36 - REJECTED IN HIS OWN COUNTRY (MARK 6:1-6) - "And He went out from thence; and He cometh into His own country; and His disciples follow Him." MARK 6:1-6 (R.V.) WE have seen how St. Mark, to br
   37 - THE MISSION OF THE TWELVE (MARK 6:7-13) - "And He called unto Him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and He gave them authority over the unclean spirits; and He charged t
   38 - HEROD (MARK 6:14-29) - "And King Herod heard thereof; for His name had become known: and he said, John the Baptist is risen from the dead, and therefore do these powers work
   39 - BREAD IN THE DESERT (MARK 6:30-46) - "And the apostles gather themselves together unto Jesus; and they told Him all things, whatsoever they had done, and whatsoever they had taught. And H
   40 - UNWASHEN HANDS (MARK 6:53-7:13) - "And when they had crossed over, they came to the land unto Gennesaret, and moored to the shore. . . . Making void the word of God by your tradition,
   41 - THINGS WHICH DEFILE (MARK 7:14-23) - "And He called to Him the multitude again, and said unto them, Hear Me all of you, and understand: there is nothing from without the man, that going i
   42 - THE CHILDREN AND THE DOGS (MARK 7:24-30) - "And from thence He arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. And He entered into a house, and would have no man know it; and He could
   43 - THE DEAF AND DUMB MAN (MARK 7:31-37) - "And again He went out from the borders of Tyre, and came through Sidon unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis. And th
   44 - THE FOUR THOUSAND (MARK 8:1-10) - "In those days, when there was again a great multitude, and they had nothing to eat, He called unto Him His disciples, and saith unto them, I have com
   45 - THE LEAVEN OF THE PHARISEES (MARK 8:11-21) - "And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with Him, seeking of Him a sign from heaven, tempting Him. And He sighed deeply in His spirit, an
   46 - MEN AS TREES (MARK 8:22-26) - "And they come unto Bethsaida. And they bring to Him a blind man, and beseech Him to touch him. And He took hold of the blind man by the hand, and bro
   47 - THE CONFESSION AND THE WARNING (MARK 8:27-32) - "And Jesus went forth, and His disciples, into the villages of Caesarea Philippi: and in the way He asked His disciples, saying unto them, Who do men
   48 - THE REBUKE OF PETER (MARK 8:32-9:1) - "And He spake the saying openly. And Peter took Him, and began to rebuke Him.". . . . "But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He r
   49 - THE TRANSFIGURATION (MARK 9:2-8) - "And after six days Jesus taketh with Him Peter, and James, and John, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart by themselves: and He was transf
   50 - THE DESCENT FROM THE MOUNT (MARK 9:9-13) - "And as they were coming down from the mountain, He charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, save when the Son of man shou
   51 - THE DEMONIAC BOY (MARK 9:14-29) - "And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great multitude about them, and scribes questioning with them. And straightway all the multitude, whe
   52 - JESUS AND THE DISCIPLES (MARK 9:28-37) - "And when He was come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, saying, We could not cast it out. And He said unto them, This kind can come o
   53 - OFFENSES (MARK 9:38-50) - "John said unto Him, Master, we saw one casting out devils in Thy Name: and we forbade him, because he followed not us. But Jesus said, Forbid him not
   54 - DIVORCE (MARK 10:1-12) - "And He arose from thence, and cometh into the borders of Judea and beyond Jordan: and multitudes come together unto Him again; and, as He was wont, H
   55 - CHRIST AND LITTLE CHILDREN (MARK 10:13-16) - "And they brought unto Him little children, that He should touch them: and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, He was moved with indign
   56 - THE RICH INQUIRER (MARK 10:17-22) - "And as He was going forth into the way, there ran one to Him, and kneeled to Him, and asked Him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eter
   57 - WHO THEN CAN BE SAVED? (MARK 10:23-31) - "And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto His disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! And the disciples w
   58 - CHRIST'S CUP AND BAPTISM (MARK 10:35-40) - "And there came near unto Him James and John, the sons of Zebedee, saying unto Him, Master, we would that Thou shouldst do for us whatsoever we shall
   59 - THE LAW OF GREATNESS (MARK 10:41-45) - "And when the ten heard it, they began to be moved with indignation concerning James and John. And Jesus called them to Him, and saith unto them, Ye k
   60 - BARTIMAEUS (MARK 10:46-52) - "And they come to Jericho: and as He went out from Jericho, with His disciples and a great multitude, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar,
   61 - THE TRIUMPHANT ENTRY (MARK 11:1-11) - "And when they draw nigh unto Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, He sendeth two of His disciples, and saith unto them, Go
   62 - THE BARREN FIG-TREE (MARK 11:12-14,20-25) - "And on the morrow, when they were come out from Bethany, He hungered. And seeing a fig-tree afar off having leaves, He came, if haply He might find a
   63 - THE SECOND CLEANSING OF THE TEMPLE (MARK 11:15-19) - "And they come to Jerusalem: and He entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and them that bought in the temple, and overthrew th
   64 - THE BAPTISM OF JOHN, WHENCE WAS IT? (MARK 11:27-33) - "And they come again to Jerusalem: and as He was walking in the temple, there come to Him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders; and they
   65 - THE HUSBANDMEN (MARK 11:1-12) - "And He began to speak unto them in parables. A man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged a pit for the wine-press, and built a tow
   66 - THE TRIBUTE MONEY (MARK 12:13-17) - "And they send unto Him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they might catch Him in talk. And when they were come, they say unto Him,
   67 - CHRIST AND THE SADDUCCEES (MARK 12:18-27) - "And there come unto Him Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection: and they asked Him, saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's broth
   68 - THE DISCERNING SCRIBE (MARK 12:28-34) - "And one of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together, and knowing that He had answered them well, asked Him, What commandment is the firs
   69 - DAVID'S LORD (MARK 12:35-40) - "And Jesus answered and said, as He taught in the temple, How say the scribes that the Christ is the Son of David? David himself said in the Holy Spir
   70 - THE WIDOW'S MITE (MARK 12:41-44) - "And He sat down over against the treasury, and beheld how the multitude cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there
   71 - THINGS PERISHING AND THINGS STABLE (MARK 13:1-7) - "And as He went forth out of the temple, one of His disciples saith unto Him, Master, behold, what manner of stones and what manner of buildings! And
   72 - THE IMPENDING JUDGMENT (MARK 13:8-16) - "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there shall be earthquakes in divers places; there shall be famines: these things
   73 - THE CRUSE OF OINTMENT (MARK 14:1-9) - "Now after two days was the feast of the passover and the unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take Him with
   74 - THE TRAITOR (MARK 14:10-16) - "And Judas Iscariot, he that was one of the twelve, went away unto the chief priests, that he might deliver Him unto them. And they, when they heard i
   75 - THE SOP (MARK 14:17-21) - "And when it was evening He cometh with the twelve. And as they sat and were eating, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you shall betray Me, ev
   76 - BREAD AND WINE (MARK 14:22-25) - "And as they were eating, He took bread, and when He had blessed, He brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take ye: this is My body. And He took a cup
   77 - BREAD AND WINE cont. (MARK 14:22-25) - (4) We have yet to ask the great question, what is the specific blessing expressed by the elements, and therefore surely given to the faithful by the
   78 - THE WARNING (MARK 14:26-31) - "And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended: for it is written, I will
   79 - IN THE GARDEN (MARK 14:32-42) - "And they come unto a place which was named Gethsemane: and He saith unto His disciples, Sit ye here, while I pray. And He taketh with Him Peter and J
   80 - THE AGONY (MARK 14:34-42) - "And He saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful even unto death: abide ye here, and watch. And He went forward a little, and fell on the groun
   81 - THE AGONY cont. (MARK 14:34-42) - Once more, Jesus returns to His disciples, but no longer to look for sympathy, or to bid them watch and pray. The time for such warnings is now past:
   82 - THE ARREST (MARK 14:43-52) - "And straightway, while He yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the
   83 - BEFORE CAIAPHAS (MARK 14:53-65) - "And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and there come together with him all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes. And Peter had foll
   84 - THE FALL OF PETER (MARK 14:66-72) - "And as Peter was beneath in the court, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest; and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and s
   85 - PILATE (MARK 15:1-20) - "And straightway in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound Jesus, and carrie
   86 - CHRIST CRUCIFIED (MARK 15:21-32) - "And they compel one passing by, Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to go with them, that he might bear His
   87 - THE DEATH OF JESUS (MARK 15:33-41) - "And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, E
   88 - CHRIST RISEN (MARK 16:1-18) - "And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. And very
   89 - THE ASCENSION (MARK 16:19-20) - "So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken unto them, was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went forth, and p

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