Mark Bible Study
Mark's Gospel stresses the deeds, strength, and determination of Jesus in overcoming evil forces and defying the power of imperial Rome. Mark also emphasizes the Passion, predicting it as early as chapter 8 and devoting the final third of his Gospel (11–16) to the last week of Jesus' life.
A challenge from the book of Mark, Chapters 1-16 (King James Version edition)
Step 1: Mark - Chapter 1
Jesus was baptised by John. He called Simon, Andrew, James and John to follow him. He preached and cast out demons. He healed a leper.
Step 2: Mark - Chapter 2
Many gathered at the house. Jesus forgave a paralytic his sins and healed him. He was questioned about fasting and keeping the Sabbath.
Step 3: Mark - Chapter 3
Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath. Great crowds followed him. He appointed twelve apostles. He said, "Whoever obeys God is my family."
Step 4: Mark - Chapter 4
Jesus taught a parable about a sower and many others. He explained everything to the disciples. In the boat he calmed a great storm.
Step 5: Mark - Chapter 5
Jesus delivered a man of many demons. They entered a herd of pigs. He healed a woman with a haemorrhage and raised Jairus' daughter.
Step 6: Mark - Chapter 6
He sent the twelve out to preach. Herod executed John the Baptist. Jesus fed 5,000 men. He came to the disciples walking on the sea.
Step 7: Mark - Chapter 7
The Pharisees questioned Jesus about tradition. He said, "Evil comes from within." He delivered a Gentile girl and healed a deaf man.
Step 8: Mark - Chapter 8
Jesus fed 4,000 people and healed a blind man. Peter said, "You are the Christ." Jesus told them that he must be killed and rise again.
Step 9: Mark - Chapter 9
Jesus took Peter, James and John and was transfigured. He healed an epileptic. The disciples argued about which of them was greatest.
Step 10: Mark - Chapter 10
Jesus was questioned about divorce. He told a rich man to sell everything. He said, "The first must be last." He healed Bartimaeus.
Step 11: Mark - Chapter 11
Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. He drove the money-changers from the temple. The elders asked, "Who gave you this authority?"
Step 12: Mark - Chapter 12
Jesus said, "A man's tenants killed his son." The Pharisees questioned him about the law. He said, "Love God and love your neighbour."
Step 13: Mark - Chapter 13
Jesus said, "In the end you will be hated by all. Let those in Judea flee. The Son of Man will come in glory. No one knows the day."
Step 14: Mark - Chapter 14
Jesus took Passover with his disciples. He prayed in agony in Gethsemane. Judas betrayed him to the chief priests. Peter denied him.
Step 15: Mark - Chapter 15
Jesus was handed over to Pilate. The crowd cried, "Crucify him!" He was mocked and crucified. Darkness fell and he breathed his last.
Step 16: Mark - Chapter 16
The women went to the tomb. A man in white said, "He has risen!" Jesus appeared to the disciples. He said, "Go and preach the gospel."