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Apostle Mark

MARK: THE SERVANT JESUS


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THE LIFE OF CHRIST SHOWING COVERAGE BY MARK (SHADED AREA)


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HENRY ALFORD
The New Testament for English Readers
Mark Commentary

Read Alford's fascinating brief biography and Phil Johnson's related comments

James Rosscup writes that Alford's series on the New Testament "contains much that is valuable in the Greek New Testament...though all of the Greek New Testament words have been changed to English throughout." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (see his comments in following entry on Alford).

Editorial Note: If you are not proficient in Greek, you will find this work considerably more useful than the following work by Alford, because in this volume he translates the Greek and Latin into English. While the "The Greek New Testament" is longer (e.g., English version of 1John = 66 pages compared to Greek version = 94 pages in part because the latter includes comments of more technical nature), the substance of the commentary is otherwise similar to that found in the "NT for English Readers".


HENRY ALFORD
The Greek New Testament
Commentary on the Gospel of Mark

James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols.). Alford was a Calvinist, conservative and premillennial, though not dispensational. He takes a literal interpretation of the thousand years in Rev. 20 and has a famous quote there, is strong on sovereign election as in Ro 8:29, 30 and 1Pe 1:2, but, unfortunately, holds to baptismal regeneration in such texts as Titus 3:5 and John 3:5. He shows a great knowledge of the Greek text and faces problems of both a doctrinal and textual nature." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

John Piper writes ""When I’m stumped with a...grammatical or syntactical or logical [question] in Paul, I go to Henry Alford. Henry Alford...comes closer more consistently than any other human commentator to asking my kinds of questions."

Charles Haddon Spurgeon writes that this text "is an invaluable aid to the critical study of the text of the New Testament. You will find in it the ripened results of a matured scholarship, the harvesting of a judgment, generally highly impartial, always worthy of respect, which has gleaned from the most important fields of Biblical research, both modern and ancient, at home and abroad. You will not look here for any spirituality of thought or tenderness of feeling; you will find the learned Dean does not forget to do full justice to his own views, and is quite able to express himself vigorously against his opponents; but for what it professes to be, it is an exceedingly able and successful work. The later issues are by far the most desirable, as the author has considerably revised the work in the fourth edition. What I have said of his Greek Testament applies equally to Alford’s New Testament for English Readers,* which is also a standard work." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)


PAUL APPLE
Commentary on the Gospel of Mark

WILLIAM BARCLAY
Commentary on the Gospel of Mark
Daily Study Bible

D Edmond Hiebert - Prints the author's own translation.  Valuable for its numerous helpful word studies and background material. Barclay holds that Christ's descent into Hades gave those who there heard Him a second chance.

Comment: I appreciate Barclay's unique insights on Greek words, but clearly his teaching about a "second chance" is NOT sound doctrine! Be an Acts 17:11 Berean with Barclay. See discussion of his orthodoxy especially the article "The Enigmatic William Barclay".


ALBERT BARNES
Commentary on the Gospel of Mark
Notes on the New Testament

BRIAN BELL
Sermons on Mark

CHRIS BENFEILD
SERMONS
MARK

JOHANN (JOHN) BENGEL
Gnomon of the New Testament

JOHANN (JOHN) BENGEL
The Critical English Testament

BIBLE.ORG RESOURCES
Resources that Reference Mark

BRIAN BILL
Sermons on Mark

Pastor Bill's sermons are recommended as they focus on Scripture with frequent illustrations, quotes and practical applications.

JIM BOMKAMP
SERMONS
GOSPEL OF MARK

A B BRUCE
The Expositor's Greek Testament
Commentary
Gospel of Mark

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR
Commentary
Gospel of Mark

CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
Commentary on the Gospel of Mark

Rosscup writes - "This is an excellent liberal study of the book from the standpoint of the Greek. There are excellent cross-references on key words, and usually serious efforts to explain the meaning." (Ed note: The word "liberal" is cause for considerable discretion if you use this work by Alfred Plummer.)

CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
Commentary on the Gospel of Mark

JOHN CALVIN
Commentary on the Gospel of Mark

ALAN CARR
Sermons on the Gospel of Mark

W A CRISWELL
SERMONS ON
GOSPEL OF MARK

OSWALD CHAMBERS
Devotionals on the Gospel of Mark

ADAM CLARKE
Commentary on the Gospel of Mark
Click for caveat on Clarke

THOMAS CONSTABLE
Expository Notes and Commentary
Conservative, Millennial

RON DANIEL
Sermon Notes on the Gospel of Mark

DEFENDER'S STUDY BIBLE
Notes on the Gospel of Mark
Dr Henry Morris

EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY OF TEXTS
Gospel of Mark

EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE COMMENTARY
Gospel of Mark
G A Chadwick

DOUG GOINS 
Sermons on the Gospel of Mark

DAVE GUZIK
Commentary on the Gospel of Mark

JAMES HASTINGS
Great Texts of the Bible
Messages on the Gospel of Mark"
Note: These are in depth

DAVID HOLWICK
SERMONS ON
GOSPEL OF MARK

Uses frequent illustrations.

MATTHEW HENRY
Commentary onthe Gospel of Mark

H A IRONSIDE'S NOTES
Gospel of Mark

ICC NEW TESTAMENT COMMENTARY
Commentary on the Gospel of Mark
E. P. Gould

ILLUSTRATIONS ON MARK
Bible.org

J P LANGE
Commentary on the Gospel of Mark

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN
Commentary on the Gospel of Mark

DAVID LEGGE
Sermons on the Gospel of Mark

JOHN LIGHTFOOT
Commentary on the Gospel of Mark

JOHN MACARTHUR
Sermons on the Gospel of Mark

ALEXANDER MACLAREN
Sermons on the Gospel of Mark

These function much like devotional commentaries

F B Meyer
Our Daily Homily or Our Daily Walk (ODW)
On the the Gospel of Mark

J VERNON MCGEE
'Thru the Bible'
Gospel of Mark

JEFF MILLER
Commentary Notes
The Gospel of Mark

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES
Conservative, Evangelical, Commentaries, Sermons
The Gospel of Mark

JAMES ARLANDSON

BEST COMMENTARIES

DICTIONARY ARTICLES

BIBLEGATEWAY

BIBLE.ORG

DARRELL L BOCK

GOSPELS IN PARALLEL

JAMES GRAY

HOLMAN

D L MOODY Dwight L Moody's Notes from his Bible related to 1 Peter

Christ, the servant, goes about his work at once.

Mk 1:22. There is an awful possibility of being “astonished,” without being convinced, persuaded, saved.

Mk 1:23.  A devil in a synagogue!

Mk 1:30. The French for mother-in-law is “belle-mère”—beautiful mother.

Suffering everywhere:—

  • In the synagogue. Mk 1:23.
  • In the home. Mk 1:30.
  • In the city. Mk 1:32.

But Christ is there too.

Mark 2:1. If Christ is in the house, your neighbors will soon know it.

Mark 2:3. Four men thought it worth while to bring one man to Christ.

Mark 2:4. They thought it more important to get to Christ than to have an orderly meeting.

Mark 2:5. Christ saw not their “perseverance” or “ingenuity,” but their “faith.”

Christ’s coming—

  • Awakens hope, effort.
  • Brings pardon, power.
  • Calls forth praise.

Mark 2:6. A new religion provoked opposition. Formality versus Will of God.

Mark 2:8. To know the hearts of men was, with the Jews, a test of the true Messiah’s claims. See Isa. 11:3.

Mark 2:9. The true character of a miracle: the outward manifestation of the power of God, in order that we may believe in the power of God in things that are invisible.

Mark 2:11. “Thy sins be forgiven thee.… Arise and walk.” A separate miracle,—being healed. So to-day, a drunkard may be forgiven, but he does not at once recover his steady hands, etc. The spiritual miracle must come first. Matt. 6:33.

Mark 2:17. Christ, the Great Physician.
How do we know when people are sick in mind? in body? in soul?
What is the medicine? Prisons, hospitals, etc.
Who are sick in soul? Isa. 1:6; 1 John 1:7.

Mark 2:23–28.      Withered hearts.

Mark 3:1–5.      Withered hand.

Mark 3:3. “Stand forth”—as a confession of need.

Mark 3:5. “Stretch forth”—as a confession of faith.

Mark 3:4. These are indeed obstinate in their infidelity who, when they can say nothing against a truth, will say nothing for it; and when they cannot resist, yet will not yield.

Mark 3:5. Every conversion is a miracle. The sinner can no more “believe” than this man could raise his withered hand, without power being given from on high.

Mark 3:6. Christ’s enemies.

Mark 3:7–12. Christ’s friends.

Mark 3:13–19. Christ’s messengers.

Mark 3:13.

  • Chosen,
  • Bought,
  • Planted,
  • that they should bear fruit.

Mark 3:28–30. The unpardonable sin: A union of light in the head and hatred in the heart. Not a sin of ignorance or presumption, but of defiance.

Mark 4:26. The seed passed through seven stages:

  1. cast into the ground;
  2. springing up;
  3. growing;  
  4. blade;
  5.  ear;
  6. full corn in the ear;
  7.  harvest.

Mark 4:28.      

  1. Blade of thought.
  2. Green ear of conviction.
  3. Full ear of faith.

Christ overcomes

  • the storm, Mk 4:39;
  • the devil, Mk 5:13;
  • disease, Mk 5:29;
  • death, Mk 5:42.

Mark 5:

  • Devils prayed, and Jesus answered.
  • A wicked man prayed, and Jesus answered.
  • A believing woman prayed, and Jesus answered.
  • All asked for something, and all got it.

Three very bad cases—devils, disease, death—beyond the reach of man (for man had tried and failed), cured by Christ.

Note the testimony of the evil spirit to Christ: saw Him afar off: ran and worshiped: confessed His divinity: dreaded His indignation.

Mark 5:2. Satan as a master is bad; his work worse; his wages worst of all.

Mark 5:19. A missionary convert.

Mark 5:22.It was his daughter’s trouble that drove the ruler to Jesus.

Mark 5:23. “My daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her that she may be healed: and she shall live.” A short prayer, and to the point.

Mark 5:35. “Thy daughter is dead.” A great part of the business of preachers to-day is to contradict this statement. Thy daughter, thy son, is not dead. Instead of ceasing to pray, be more urgent and earnest than ever.

Mark 6:20. “Herod feared John … and did many things.” Had he feared God, he would have done everything.

Herod was once a hopeful case Mark 12:34. but the sin of adultery kept him back. It was the price of his soul.

Mark 6:27. John the Baptist, the last of the prophets, died as a martyr for the law of Moses, not because of his testimony concerning the Messiah.

Mark 6:31. “Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest awhile.” There is progress in a Christian’s life when he may not seem to be going ahead. Like a canal-boat in a lock, when it stands still but is rising all the time.

Mark 6:34. God the Father, “full of compassion.” Ps. 145:8; 78:38. God the Son, “moved with compassion.” Luke 7:13; Mark 1:41.
Mark 6:37. “Give ye them to eat.” Christ uses us and our resources.

Mark 6:41. “Christ gave them to his disciples to set before them.” Go and distribute.

Mk 7:24. “He could not be hid.” As it is with the head, so it is with the members. Matt. 5:14.

Mk 7:29. The Syrophœnician woman did what the lawyers and scribes could not do—she entangled Jesus.

Mk 8:34. You cannot follow after Jesus, until you have first come to him.
Mk 8:36. He who sins for profit shall not profit by his sins.
Mk 8:38. We are most ashamed of Jesus when He has most cause to be ashamed of us.

Mk 9:8.   Jesus only.
Mk 9:34. Man only.

Jesus alone on the mount of transfiguration, and alone on the mount of suffering.

The Christian Life:—

  • “On the mountain-top” (Mark 9:2).
  • “In the plain” (Mark 9:9).
  • Spiritual.
  • Practical.
  • Communion.
  • Conflict.
  • Occupied with Jesus.
  • Occupied for Jesus.

JESUS ONLY

  • Once it was the blessing—now it is the Lord:
  • Once it was the feeling—now it is His word;
  • Once His gifts I wanted—now Himself alone:
  • Once I sought for healing—now the Healer own:
  • Once ’t was painful trying—now ’t is perfect trust:
  • Once a half salvation—now the uttermost:
  • Once ’t was what I wanted—now what Jesus says:
  • Once ’t was constant asking—now ’t is ceaseless praise;
  • Once it was my working—His it hence shall be:
  • Once I tried to use Him—now He uses me;
  • Once the power I wanted—now the Mighty One:
  • Once I worked for glory—now His will be done!

Mk 9:20.  Like a bad tenant, the devil tried to do as much harm as he could when he got notice to quit.

Mk 10:17. Salvation sought and missed.

  1. Mk 10:21. Jesus’s first look was one of love: “Jesus beholding him loved him.” 
  2. Mk 10:23 Jesus’s second look was one of sorrow: “Jesus looked round about,” and said, “How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God.”
  3. Mk 10:27 Jesus’s third look was one of hope: “Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.”
  • “One thing thou lackest.” One leak can sink a ship, one sin destroy the sinner.

Mk 10:22.Men read the Old Testament story of earthly prosperity held out as a reward for well-doing, and the New Testament disclosure of heavenly joys beyond the highest earthly possessions, and they say they would like to have the Old Testament rewards in this world, and the New Testament treasures for the next world. The call of the Master comes in to decide for one or the other: not both.

Mk 10:33. Jesus proclaimed his coming sacrifice; hence He did not die a mere martyr’s death.

  • Jesus gave His life a ransom for many. Mk 10:45
  • Jesus gave Himself for the church. Eph. 5:25.
  • Jesus gave Himself for me. Gal. 2:20.

Mk 13:36. A watchman on a boat was asked what he did when he felt sleepy. “I clean the lamp,” he replied.

Mk 14:9.It is God’s way, to magnify any good point He sees in us. Love hides sin.

Mk 15:21. Rutherford speaks of the sweet burdensomeness of Christ’s cross. It is such a burden as wings to a bird or sails to a ship—it carries one forward to the desired haven.

JOHN MACARTHUR 

Mark Introduction - excellent

Outline

I. Prologue: In the Wilderness (Mark 1:1–13)

A. John’s Message (Mark 1:1–8)

B. Jesus’ Baptism (Mark 1:9–11)

C. Jesus’ Temptation (Mark 1:12, 13)

II. Beginning His Ministry: In Galilee and the Surrounding Regions (Mark 1:14–7:23)

A. He Announces His Message (Mark 1:14, 15)

B. He Calls His Disciples (Mark 1:16–20)

C. He Ministers in Capernaum (Mark 1:21–34)

D. He Reaches Out to Galilee (Mark 1:35–45)

E. He Defends His Ministry (Mark 2:1–3:6)

F. He Ministers to Multitudes (Mark 3:7–12)

G. He Commissions the Twelve (Mark 3:13–19)

H. He Rebukes the Scribes and Pharisees (Mark 3:20–30)

I. He Identifies His Spiritual Family (Mark 3:31–35)

J. He Preaches in Parables (Mark 4:1–34)

1. The sower (Mark 4:1–9)

2. The reason for parables (Mark 4:10–12)

3. The parable of the sower explained (Mark 4:13–20)

4. The lamp (Mark 4:21–25)

5. The seed (Mark 4:26–29)

6. The mustard seed (Mark 4:30–34)

K. He Demonstrates His Power (Mark 4:35–5:43)

1. Calming the waves (Mark 4:35–41)

2. Casting out demons (Mark 5:1–20)

3. Healing the sick (Mark 5:21–34)

4. Raising the dead (Mark 5:35–43)

L. He Returns to His Hometown (Mark 6:1–6)

M. He Sends out His Disciples (Mark 6:7–13)

N. He Gains a Powerful Enemy (Mark 6:14–29)

O. He Regroups with the Disciples (Mark 6:30–32)

P. He Feeds the Five Thousand (Mark 6:33–44)

Q. He Walks on Water (Mark 6:45–52)

R. He Heals Many People (Mark 6:53–56)

S. He Answers the Pharisees (Mark 7:1–23)

III. Broadening His Ministry: In Various Gentile Regions (Mark 7:24–9:50)

A. Tyre and Sidon: He Delivers a Gentile Woman’s Daughter (Mark 7:24–30)

B. Decapolis: He Heals a Deaf-Mute (Mark 7:31–37)

C. The Eastern Shore of Galilee: He Feeds the Four Thousand (Mark 8:1–9)

D. Dalmanutha: He Disputes with the Pharisees (Mark 8:10–12)

E. The Other Side of the Lake: He Rebukes the Disciples (Mark 8:13–21)

F. Bethsaida: He Heals a Blind Man (Mark 8:22–26)

G. Caesarea Philippi and Capernaum: He Instructs the Disciples (Mark 8:27–9:50)

1. Peter confesses Jesus as Christ (Mark 8:27–30)

2. He predicts His death (Mark 8:31–33)

3. He explains the cost of discipleship (Mark 8:34–38)

4. He reveals His glory (Mark 9:1–10)

5. He clarifies Elijah’s role (Mark 9:11–13)

6. He casts out a stubborn spirit (Mark 9:14–29)

7. He again predicts His death and resurrection (Mark 9:30–32)

8. He defines kingdom greatness (Mark 9:33–37)

9. He identifies true spiritual fruit (Mark 9:38–41)

10. He warns would-be stumbling blocks (Mark 9:42–50)

IV. Concluding His Ministry: The Road to Jerusalem (Mark 10:1–52)

A. He Teaches on Divorce (Mark 10:1–12)

B. He Blesses the Children (Mark 10:13–16)

C. He Confronts the Rich Young Ruler (Mark 10:17–27)

D. He Confirms the Disciples’ Rewards (Mark 10:28–31)

E. He Prepares the Disciples for His Death (Mark 10:32–34)

F. He Challenges the Disciples to Humble Service (Mark 10:35–45)

G. He Heals a Blind Man (Mark 10:46–52)

V. Consummating His Ministry: Jerusalem (Mark 11:1–16:20)

A. Triumphal Entry (Mark 11:1–11)

B. Purification (Mark 11:12–19)

1. Cursing the fig tree (Mark 11:12–14)

2. Cleansing the temple (Mark 11:15–19)

C. Teaching in Public and in Private (Mark 11:20–13:37)

1. Publicly: in the temple (Mark 11:20–12:44)

a. Prelude: the lesson of the cursed fig tree (Mark 11:20–26)

b. Concerning His authority (Mark 11:27–33)

c. Concerning His rejection (Mark 12:1–12)

d. Concerning paying taxes (Mark 12:13–17)

e. Concerning the resurrection (Mark 12:18–27)

f. Concerning the greatest commandment (Mark 12:28–34)

g. Concerning the Messiah’s true sonship (Mark 12:35–37)

h. Concerning the scribes (Mark 12:38–40)

i. Concerning true giving (Mark 12:41–44)

2. Privately: on the Mount of Olives (Mark 13:1–37)

a. The disciples’ question about the end times (Mark 13:1)

b. The Lord’s answer (Mark 13:2–37)

D. Arrangements for Betrayal (Mark 14:1,2,10,11)

E. Anointing, the Last Supper, Betrayal, Arrest, Trial [Jewish Phase] (Mark 14:3–9; 12–72)

1. The anointing: Bethany (Mark 14:3–9)

2. The Last Supper: Jerusalem (Mark 14:12–31)

3. The prayer: Gethsemane (Mark 14:32–42)

4. The betrayal: Gethsemane (Mark 14:43–52)

5. The Jewish trial: Caiaphas’ house (Mark 14:53–72)

F. Trial (Mark Roman Phase), Crucifixion (Mark 15:1–41)

1. The Roman trial: Pilate’s Praetorium (Mark 15:1–15)

2. The crucifixion: Golgotha (Mark 15:16–41)

G. Burial in Joseph of Arimathea’s Tomb (Mark 15:42–47)

H. Resurrection (Mark 16:1–8)

I. Postscript (Mark 16:9–20)

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WIL POUNDS

AREND REMMERS

J.C. RYLE

PETER SMITH

CHARLES SWINDOLL

  • Book of Mark Overview
  • Book of Mark Summary Chart (Here is chart from another source)
  • Excerpt - Why is Mark so important? - Mark’s gospel portrays Jesus as constantly on the move. The forward motion in Mark’s writing keeps the knowledgeable reader’s mind continually looking ahead to the cross and the resurrection. Thirty-nine times Mark used the word immediately, giving a sense that Jesus’s time on earth was short and that there was much to accomplish in His few years of ministry.
  • What's the big idea? - While Matthew’s gospel portrays Jesus as the King, Mark reveals Him as God’s Servant. Jesus’ work was always for a larger purpose, a point clearly summarized in Mark 10:45, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Mark filled his gospel with the miracles of Jesus, illustrating again and again both the power and the compassion of the Son of God. In these passages, Mark revealed more than Jesus as the good teacher who offered people spiritual renewal; the book also portrays Jesus as the true God and the true man, reaching into the lives of people and effecting physical and circumstantial change. But Jesus’ life as the agent of change wasn’t without an ultimate purpose. Amid His hands-on ministry, Jesus constantly pointed to the definitive way in which He would serve humanity: His death on the cross and His resurrection from the dead. It is only through faith in these works of Jesus Christ that human beings find eternal redemption for their whole selves. Moreover, Jesus becomes our model for how to live our lives—serving others as He did.
  • How do I apply this? Three times in three consecutive chapters—Mark 8, Mark 9, and Mark 10—Mark pictured Jesus informing His disciples of His great sacrifice and ultimate victory. His disciples either rejected the teaching altogether (Mark 8:31–32) or they showed themselves concerned with other matters (Mk 9:31–34; 10:32–37). As Jesus prepared to perform the greatest service in the history of the human race, His disciples could only think about themselves—their position or safety. Do you find it a struggle to get yourself oriented toward sacrificial service, as Jesus’ disciples did? The temptations we all wrestle with when faced with an opportunity to serve another person are to pull back within ourselves, to seek our comfort, or to protect our own interests. The challenge that Jesus presents to us in the book of Mark involves breaking out of those patterns of self-absorption and giving ourselves in service and love to others.

JAMES VAN DINE

DANIEL WALLACE

SERMONS ON MARK

RICH CATHERS - frequent illustrations

Here is an example of the genre of illustration of fishers of men in Mark 1:17 - The True Hero of the Titanic

John Harper was born to a pair of solid Christian parents on May 29th, 1872. It was on the last Sunday of March 1886, when he was thirteen years old that he received Jesus as the Lord of his life. He never knew what it was to “sow his wild oats.” He began to preach about four years later at the ripe old age of 17 years old by going down to the streets of his village and pouring out his soul in earnest entreaty for men to be reconciled to God.

As John Harper’s life unfolded, one thing was apparent...he was consumed by the word of God. When asked by various ministers what his doctrine consisted of, he was known to reply “The Word of God!” After five or six years of toiling on street corners preaching the gospel and working in the mill during the day, Harper was taken in by Rev. E. A. Carter of Baptist Pioneer Mission in London, England. This set Harper free to devote his whole time of energy to the work so dear to his heart. Soon, John Harper started his own church in September of 1896. (Now known as the Harper Memorial Church.) This church which John Harper had started with just 25 members, had grown to over 500 members when he left 13 years later. During this time he had gotten married, but was shortly thereafter widowed. However brief the marriage, God did bless John Harper with a beautiful little girl named Nana.

Ironically, John Harper almost drowned several times during his life. When he was two and a half years of age, he almost drowned when he fell into a well but was resuscitated by his mother. At the age of twenty-six, he was swept out to sea by a reverse current and barely survived, and at thirty-two he faced death on a leaking ship in the Mediterranean. Perhaps, God used these experiences to prepare this servant for what he faced next...

It was the night of April 14, 1912. The RMS Titanic sailed swiftly on the bitterly cold ocean waters heading unknowingly into the pages of history. On board this luxurious ocean liner were many rich and famous people. At the time of the ship’s launch, it was the world’s largest man-made moveable object. At 11:40 p.m. on that fateful night, an iceberg scraped the ship’s starboard side, showering the decks with ice and ripping open six watertight compartments. The sea poured in.

On board the ship that night was John Harper and his much-beloved six-year-old daughter Nana. According to documented reports, as soon as it was apparent that the ship was going to sink, John Harper immediately took his daughter to a lifeboat. It is reasonable to assume that this widowed preacher could have easily gotten on board this boat to safety; however, it never seems to have crossed his mind. He bent down and kissed his precious little girl; looking into her eyes he told her that she would see him again someday. The flares going off in the dark sky above reflected the tears on his face as he turned and headed towards the crowd of desperate humanity on the sinking ocean liner.

As the rear of the huge ship began to lurch upwards, it was reported that Harper was seen making his way up the deck yelling “Women, children and unsaved into the lifeboats!” It was only minutes later that the Titanic began to rumble deep within. Most people thought it was an explosion; actually the gargantuan ship was literally breaking in half. At this point, many people jumped off the decks and into the icy, dark waters below. John Harper was one of these people.

That night 1528 people went into the frigid waters. John Harper was seen swimming frantically to people in the water leading them to Jesus before the hypothermia became fatal. Mr. Harper swam up to one young man who had climbed up on a piece of debris. Rev. Harper asked him between breaths, “Are you saved?” The young man replied that he was not. Harper then tried to lead him to Christ only to have the young man who was near shock, reply no. John Harper then took off his life jacket and threw it to the man and said “Here then, you need this more than I do...” and swam away to other people. A few minutes later Harper swam back to the young man and succeeded in leading him to salvation. Of the 1528 people that went into the water that night, six were rescued by the lifeboats. One of them was this young man on the debris. Four years later, at a survivors meeting, this young man stood up and in tears recounted how that after John Harper had led him to Christ. Mr. Harper had tried to swim back to help other people, yet because of the intense cold, had grown too weak to swim. His last words before going under in the frigid waters were “Believe on the Name of the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.” While other people were trying to buy their way onto the lifeboats and selfishly trying to save their own lives, John Harper gave up his life so that others could be saved. A REAL FISHER OF MEN!

D MARION CLARK

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

DAN DUNCAN

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DON FORTNERMark Sermon Outlines - 79 messages - available titles:

  • Mark 1:40-45 How Can A Sinner Obtain Mercy?
  • Mark 1:40-45 How Can A Sinner Obtain Mercy?
  • Mark 1:35-39A Sunday With The Savior
  • Mark 1:35-39 A Sunday With The Savior
  • Mark 1:21-34 Lessons From A Day Of Miracles
  • Mark 1:9-20 The Baptism Of The Master
  • Mark 1:9-20 The Baptism Of The Master
  • Mark 1:1-8 The Beginning Of The Gospel
  • Mark 1:1-8 The Beginning Of The Gospel
  • Mark 2:23-28 The Lord Of The Sabbath
  • Mark 2:23-28 The Lord Of The Sabbath
  • Mark 2:13-22 Don't Put Old Wine In New Bottles
  • Mark 2:13-22 Don't Put New Wine In Old Bottles
  • Mark 2:1-12 Four Fantastic Friends
  • Mark 3:31-35 The Master's Family
  • Mark 3:22-30 The Glory Of The Gospel And The Danger Of Unbelief
  • Mark 3:13-21 The First Twelve Preachers
  • Mark 3:1-12 They Watched Him
  • Mark 3:1-35 Watch Him
  • Mark 3:1-35 Watch Him
  • Mark 4:35-41 A Parable Of Every Believer's Life
  • Mark 4:35-41 The Voyage
  • Mark 4:30-34 The Parable Of The Mustard Seed
  • Mark 4:26-29 Spiritual Growth
  • Mark 4:21-25 Some Matters Of Personal Responsibility
  • Mark 4:1-20 The Parable Of The Sower
  • Mark 5:21-34 Who Touched Me?
  • Mark 5:1-20 My Own Experience Of Grace
  • Mark 5:21-24, 35-43 Talitha Cumi!
  • Mark 6:45-56 Reasons For Good Cheer
  • Mark 6:30-47 They Have Nothing To Eat
  • Mark 6:14-29 Seven Lessons From A Seductive Party
  • Mark 6:7-13 Messengers Commissioned
  • Mark 6:1-6 Is Not This The Carpenter?
  • Mark 7:31-37 Ephphatha!
  • Mark 7:24-30 "Mercy Needed, Mercy Sought, Mercy Given"
  • Mark 7:14-23 Total Depravity
  • Mark 7:1-13 The Religion Of The Pharisees
  • Mark 8:34-38 Truths Of Deepest Importance
  • Mark 8:27-33 A Conversation By The Way
  • Mark 8:22-26 He Took The Blind Man By The Hand
  • Mark 8:10-21 Watch Out For The Leaven!
  • Mark 8:1-9 Satisfaction Found In The Wilderness
  • Mark 9:38-50 The Salt Of Hell And The Salt Of Grace
  • Mark 9:30-37 Matters Of Tremendous Importance
  • Mark 9:14-29 A Welcome Intrusion
  • Mark 9:8 Jesus Only
  • Mark 9:1-13 The Transfiguration
  • Mark 10:46-52 Jesus Stood Still
  • Mark 10:35-45 Five Great Things
  • Mark 10:28-34 Christ's Amazing Doctrine
  • Mark 10:17-27 Jesus Beholding Him Loved Him
  • Mark 10:1-16 The Master Teaches About Marriage And Children
  • Mark 11:27-33 Three Spiritual Evils
  • Mark 11:20-26 Have Faith In God
  • Mark 11:12-19 Lessons From The Fig Tree And The Temple
  • Mark 11:1-11 Blessed Is He That Cometh In The Name Of The Lord!
  • Mark 12:41-44 Lessons From A Certain Poor Widow
  • Mark 12:35-44 Temple Teachings
  • Mark 12:28-34 "So Near Home, Yet Lost!"
  • Mark 12:18-27 The God Of The Living
  • Mark 12:13-17 Knowing Their Hypocrisy
  • Mark 12:1-12 "This Was The Lord's Doing, And It Is Marvelous In Our Eyes."
  • Mark 13:31-37 No One Knows When
  • Mark 13:24-31 The Lord Is Coming
  • Mark 13:14-23 The Abomination Of Desolation
  • Mark 13:9-13 Take Heed To Yourselves
  • Mark 13:1-8 The Beginnings Of Sorrows
  • Mark 14:66-72 Peter's Fall And Restoration
  • Mark 14:66-72 Peter's Fall And Restoration
  • Mark 14:53-65 They Led Jesus Away
  • Mark 14:43-52 He Fled From Them Naked
  • Mark 14:32-42 Gethsemane
  • Mark 14:26-31 A Great Savior For Great Sinners
  • Mark 14:17-25 Lessons From The Last Upper
  • Mark 14:10-16 Furnished And Prepared
  • Mark 14:3-9 A Good Work Done For Christ
  • Mark 14:1-9 A God To Trust And An Example To Follow
  • Mark 15:39-47 The Savior's Burial
  • Mark 15:34 Christ Forsaken
  • Mark 15:33-39 What Convinced Him?
  • Mark 15:15-39 He Saved Others; Himself He Cannot Save.
  • Mark 15:1-15 Barabbas A Picture Of Substitution
  • Mark 16:19-20 So Then.
  • Mark 16:15-18 The Great Commission
  • Mark 16:9-14 When Jesus Was Risen
  • Mark 16:1-8 When The Sabbath Was Past

GENE GETZ - short video emphasizing principles

  • Mark. 1:12-13; Our Great High Priest: When we're tempted to sin, we should take comfort in the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ is our great high priest who can identify with every temptation we face. Video
  • Mark 1:21-39; Renewing Our Strength: To renew our strength physically, psychologically, and spiritually, we must plan times to be alone with God. Video
  • Mark 2:1-12;Physical Healing: Though many illnesses are certainly not caused by specific sins in our lives, we should always confess any known sins and restore our fellowship with God.Video
  • Mark 3:13-19; Transformation: We should allow the Holy Spirit to transform our negative tendencies into positive qualities that God can use to accomplish His purposes in this world.Video
  • Mark 3:20-35; Unfair Accusations: When we devote our lives to following Christ, we must not be surprised and intimidated when unsaved family members and unconverted religious leaders accuse us falsely.Video
  • Mark 4:1-20;Being Faithful Witnesses: Although many will not respond positively, we are to communicate the message of the Bible faithfully, both by word and by example. Video
  • Mark 4:21-34; God's Power: We must remember that salvation and spiritual growth are always a supernatural process.Video
  • Mark 4:35-41; Trusting God: Regardless of the challenges we face as Christians, we are to trust God to deliver us. Video
  • Mark 5:1-20; Sharing Christ's Love: When we experience deliverance from the penalty of sin, we are to openly share our experiences with family and friends. Video
  • Mark. 5:21-6:13;Experiential Learning: To be equipped adequately to serve the Lord Jesus Christ, we need to learn from experience. Video
  • Mark. 6:14-29; The Power of Pride: When we create embarrassing situations for ourselves, we must avoid protecting our pride by engaging in actions that we know are wrong. Video
  • Mark 6:30-52; Putting Others First: Even though we need time to rest, we must be prepared to meet the needs of people who interrupt our schedules. Video
  • Mark 7:1-13; Truth and Traditions: When we develop traditions, we must make sure that they are in harmony with God's truth in Scripture. Video
  • Mark 8:1-21;Remembering God's Grace: When we face various crises in our lives, we must not forget how God has cared for us in the past. Video
  • Mark 8:27-38; Pure Motives: Even though we may be dedicated Christians, we must make sure our motives are to honor God and not ourselves. Video
  • Mark 9:1-10; Christ's Authority: In a world that is permeated with many religious and philosophical messages, we must discern truth from error by listening carefully to the words of Jesus Christ. Video
  • Mark 9:14-29;The Object of Faith: To experience a growing faith, we must believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is God, and that He is able to do anything He wishes. Video
  • Mark 9:38-41; Nonjudgmental Attitudes: Even though there are various opinions among Bible-believing Christians, we are to demonstrate love and acceptance of one another. Video
  • Mark 10:13-16; The Younger Generation: Whether in the family or in the church, we are to do all we can to meet the needs of children. Video
  • Mark 10:17-31;Material Possessions: If we are blessed with wealth, we must realize that money will never enable us to inherit eternal life. Video
  • Mark 10:35-45; Modeling Christ's Likeness: Parents are to model servant-leadership to their children. Video
  • Mark 11:12-21; Bearing Fruit: We are to do all we can to develop churches that manifest the fruit of the Spirit. Video
  • Mark 11:22-26; Becoming a Healthy Church: To become the church God intends us to be, we must develop our faith, be devoted to prayer, and live in harmony with one another. Video
  • Mark 12:38-44; True Generosity: When we engage in various worship functions, we are to keep our motives pure. Video
  • Mark 13:1-37; Alertness without Specificity: Though God wants us always to be ready for Christ's coming to remove the church from this earth, we are not to set specific dates. Video
  • Mark. 14:27-42; Spiritual Tests: There are times in our lives when we should expect to face spiritual tests that may be painful and even embarrassing. Video
  • Mark 14:43-52; Embarrassing Moments: When we at times engage in actions that are shameful, we should be on guard against our tendency to try to hide our identity. Video
  • Mark 15:40-41; Godly Women: We must never overlook or take for granted the significant ministry contributions God designed for committed Christian women. Video

GOSPEL COALITION

GOTQUESTIONS - Related to the Gospel of Mark

JOE GUGLIELMO - study notes and sermon notes

MATT HEIDELBAUGH

GREG HERRICK

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

STEVE KRELOFF

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

MONERGISM

GENE PENSIERO - sermon transcripts (also available in Espanol)

RICK RENNER - studies

KIM RIDDLEBARGER

SERMONS BY VERSE

Beginnings C. S. Robinson, D. D. Mark 1:1
Christ not a Son, But the Son H. M. Grout, D. D. Mark 1:1
Christ's Divinity Practically Proved Joseph Parker, D. D. Mark 1:1
How to Receive the Gospel G. Petter. Mark 1:1
One Gospel R. Glover. Mark 1:1
The Author and Subject of the Gospel G. Petter. Mark 1:1
The Beginning of the Gospel Anon. Mark 1:1
The Beginning of the Gospel J. C. Gray. Mark 1:1
The Beginning of the Gospel A.F. Muir Mark 1:1
The Beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ M. Henry. Mark 1:1
The Bible Without Christ Foster Mark 1:1
The Commencement of the Gospel Joseph S. Exell, M. A. Mark 1:1
The Divinity of Christ J. Cumming, D. D. Mark 1:1
The Genesis of the New Kingdom D. Davies, M. A. Mark 1:1
The Gospel Dr. Hoge. Mark 1:1
The Gospel of Jesus Christ J. A. Alexander, D. D. Mark 1:1
The Great Scheme Started T. Kelly. Mark 1:1
The Origin of the Gospel The Evangelist Mark 1:1
The Son of God R. Watson. Mark 1:1
The Strong Forerunner and the Stronger Son Alexander Maclaren Mark 1:1
The Substance and Design of the Gospel P. J. Wright. Mark 1:1
Unity and Progress of Divine Dispensations J. Parker, D. D. Mark 1:1
What 'the Gospel' Is Alexander Maclaren Mark 1:1
Glad Tidings E. Johnson Mark 1:1-8
The Beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ R. Green Mark 1:1-8
The Ministry of John the Baptist J.J. Given Mark 1:1-8
Christ Entering Jerusalem C. S. Robinson, D. D. Mark 1:1-11
Christ Entering Jerusalem J. R. Danford. Mark 1:1-11
Honouring Christ E. H. Chaplin, D. D. Mark 1:1-11
The Triumphal Entry J. R. Thomson. Mark 1:1-11
Who is This? J. Jowett, M. A. Mark 1:1-11
A Happy Town Trapp. Mark 1:1-12
Christ in the House G. Rogers. Mark 1:1-12
Christ in the House J. S. Exell, M. A. Mark 1:1-12
Christly Influence in the Home C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 1:1-12
Family Worship J. N. Natron. Mark 1:1-12
How Christ Enters the House J. N. Natron. Mark 1:1-12
It was Noised that He was in the House L. Palmer. Mark 1:1-12
Jesus in the House: Piety At Home J. N. Natron. Mark 1:1-12
Piety in the House Proved by Virtue in the Children Arnot. Mark 1:1-12
Shiloh M. Henry. Mark 1:1-12
The General Ministry of Christ D. Davies, M. A. Mark 1:1-12
The King and His Court Anon. Mark 1:1-12

R C SPROUL - Devotionals from Ligonier Ministries

RAY STEDMAN

JOHN STEVENSON

DEREK THOMAS

GEOFF THOMAS - sermons

MULTIPLE COMMENTARIES
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W C ALLEN

JOSEPH A ALEXANDER

JOHANN A BENGEL

JOSEPH BENSON

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WILLIAM BURKITT

EARLY CHURCH

J N DARBY

JOHN DUMMELOW

EASY ENGLISH

CHARLES ELLICOTT

JOSEPH EXELL

A C GAEBELEIN

JOHN GILL

RICHARD GLOVER - "A Teacher's Commentary" - an older work (1884), but with excellent devotional comments

Review - Richard Glover (1837-1919) minister of Tyndale Baptist Church, Bristol has a very fine devotional commentary hidden under a bad title. “A Teachers Commentary on Matthew” (also a separate volume on Mark) is misleading, sounds D.O.A., and is easily passed over for something glossy. But as far as commentaries are concerned, Glover’s title is one of his only weaknesses. Glover writes with a deceptively simple style. He meditates on the text in front of him, looks for the heart, feeling, and experimental sense, gives instructive hints primarily for meditation but is wholly quotable. In a word, he is a fine example of expository writing,

A Teacher's Commentary on the Gospel of Mark 

WILLIAM GODBEY

HARVEY GOODWIN

E P GOULD

L M GRANT - only wrote 4 chapters

JAMES GRAY

RICHARD HAWKER

MATTHEW HENRY

F B HOLE

JAMIESON, F, B

WILLIAM KELLY

PAUL KRETZMANN

J P LANGE

J VERNON MCGEE

F B MEYER

H A W MEYER

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

JAMES MORISON

  •  A Practical Commentary on the Gospel According to St. Mark - 478 pages, nice 11 page index
  • Spurgeon - “A deeply learned work; we know of none more thorough.  Differing as we do from this author’s theology, we nevertheless set a high price upon this production.”
  • Cyril Barber - A very full, devotional treatment.  The overall strength of this exposition far outweighs its syntactical deficiencies.”

ROBERT NEIGHBOUR

JAMES NISBET

JOSEPH PARKER

ARTHUR PEAKE

PETER PETT

E H PLUMPTRE

MATTHEW POOLE

JOHNNY SANDERS

PHILLIP SCHAFF

SERMON BIBLE

SPEAKER'S COMMENTARY

JOSEPH SUTCLIFFE

HENRY BARCLAY SWETE (1902)

Rosscup writes - "Swete’s work is one of the best older conservative commentaries on the Greek text. Swete was an Anglican minister and a scholar in Latin, Greek, and theology, and taught at Cambridge. He does a fairly good job on the Messianic character of the suffering Servant."

D A Carson says that Swete's commentary is "dull and stodgy, in spite of its thorough scholarship." 

JOHN TRAPP

BOB UTLEY

RICHARD WATSON

DANIEL WHEDON

MARK RESOURCES
By Chapter/Verse
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OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

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RAY STEDMAN

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A. B. BRUCE

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

THOMAS READE

JOHN MACDUFF

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

MARK 2

ILLUSTRATIONS FROM BIBLE.ORG

J.C. RYLE

JOHN PIPER

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

ILLUSTRATION

J R MILLER

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

J R MILLER

MARK 3

J.C. RYLE

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

JOHN MACDUFF

JOHN PIPER

ILLUSTRATION

ROBERT MORGAN

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

MARK 4

J.C. RYLE

GREG HERRICK

JOHN PIPER

ILLUSTRATION

ILLUSTRATION

BETHANY BIBLE

J C PHILPOT

ANDREW MURRAY

ILLUSTRATIONS FROM BIBLE.ORG

J R MILLER

ILLUSTRATIONS FROM BIBLE.ORG

ANDREW MURRAY

J C PHILPOT

J C PHILPOT

ILLUSTRATIONS FROM BIBLE.ORG

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

J. C. RYLE

ILLUSTRATION

ROBERT MORGAN

BILL LAWRENCE

J. C. RYLE

MARK 5

J.C. RYLE

RAY PRITCHARD

JOHN MACDUFF

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

J R MILLER

ILLUSTRATION FROM BIBLE.ORG

JOHN PIPER

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

WIL POUNDS

J R MILLER

SANDRA GLAHN

ANDREW MURRAY

JOHN MACDUFF

JOHN MACDUFF

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

Mark 6

J.C. RYLE

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

J. C. RYLE

DWIGHT L MOODY

BETHANY BIBLE

STEVEN COLE

F B MEYER

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

ILLUSTRATION

J R MILLER

RAY PRITCHARD

JOHN MACDUFF

ROBERT MORGAN

NEWMAN HALL

ILLUSTRATION

JOHN MACDUFF

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

MARK 7

J.C. RYLE

DAVID HOLWICK

STEVE ZEISLER

ILLUSTRATION FROM BIBLE.ORG

J R MILLER

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

MARK 8

J.C. RYLE

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

JOHN MACDUFF

ILLUSTRATIONS FROM BIBLE.ORG

J R MILLER

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

RAY PRITCHARD

STEVEN COLE

John Piper

RAY PRITCHARD

RAY PRITCHARD

ILLUSTRATION

JOHN BUNYAN

MARK 9

J.C. RYLE

DANIEL WALLACE

ILLUSTRATION

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

DAVID HOLWICK

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

ILLUSTRATION

ANDREW MURRAY

ANDREW MURRAY

JOHN PIPER

ILLUSTRATION

ILLUSTRATIONS

J R MILLER

ILLUSTRATION

ILLUSTRATION

MIKE ANDRUS

ILLUSTRATION

W W FIELDS

MARK 10

J.C. RYLE

JOHN PIPER

JOHN PIPER

WILLIAM LUCK

MIKE ANDRUS

RAY PRITCHARD

ROB MORGAN

ANDREW MURRAY

ANDREW MURRAY

JOHN ANGELL JAMES

STEVE ZEISLER

JOHN PIPER

JAMES MCCULLEN

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

JOHN PIPER

J R MILLER

ILLUSTRATION

ILLUSTRATION

JOHN PIPER

JOHN PIPER

RAY PRITCHARD

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

ANDREW MURRAY

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

GEORGE WHITEFIELD

MARK 11

J. C. RYLE

RAY PRITCHARD

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

J R MILLER

ILLUSTRATION

JOHN MACDUFF

ILLUSTRATION

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

BETHANY BIBLE

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

RAY PRITCHARD

ANDREW MURRAY

ANDREW MURRAY

ANDREW MURRAY

WILLIAM GUTHRIE

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

J. HAMPTON KEATHLEY, III

J C PHILPOT

MARK 12

J.C. RYLE

J R MILLER

ILLUSTRATION

MARK 13

J.C. RYLE

J C PHILPOT

J R MILLER

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

ANDREW MURRAY

JOHN MACDUFF

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

MARK 14

J.C. RYLE

RAY STEDMAN

JOHN ANGELL JAMES

J. HAMPTON KEATHLEY, III

JAMES MCCULLEN

J R MILLER

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

SCOTT GRANT

ANDREW MURRAY

J R MILLER

ILLUSTRATION

MARK 15

J.C. RYLE

RAY PRITCHARD

J R MILLER

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

MARK 16

ILLUSTRATION

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

J.C. RYLE

J R MILLER

KELLY IVERSON

STEVEN COLE

ILLUSTRATION

ILLUSTRATION

ANDREW MURRAY

ANDREW MURRAY

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

G CAMPBELL MORGAN
Mark Commentary

Cyril J. Barber - Emphasizes the concept of ‘service’ as the key to understanding this Gospel, and provides a fast-moving chronological exposition.  Morgan’s works should be in every preacher’s library.” 

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BRYN MACPHAIL
SERMONS 
GOSPEL OF MARK

NET BIBLE NOTES
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OUR DAILY BREAD
Devotional and Sermon Illustrations
The Gospel of Mark

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JOSEPH PARKER
The People's Bible
Commentary on the Gospel of Mark

PASTOR LIFE
SERMONS
VARIOUS SPEAKERS

Jesus' Baptism Tells The Story Mark  :9-15 Baptism of Jesus; Jesus, Purpose of Johnny Hunt
Sands of Pleasure Mark  1 :11-13 Loneliness; Training, God's; Equipped for Service Scott Nute
God's Great Work Mark  1 :1-12 Revival; Soul Winning; Awakening; Renewal; Evangelism Keith Fordham
The Touch of the Master's Hand Mark  1 :40-45 Hand of Jesus; Sin Removed; Salvation; Healing; Jesus, Power of J. Mike Minnix
What Excites God? Mark  2 :1-12 Faith; Witnessing; Forgiveness; Sharing James Merritt
Great Faith Mark  2 :1-12 Faith Keith Fordham
When Jesus Passed By Mark  2 :14 Revival; Jesus, Presence of; Opportunity Alan Stewart
Celebrate God's Word - Act on It! Mark  4 :1-2 Bible; God's Word; Faith James H. Cook, Jr.
Harvest Mark  4 :26-29 Soul Winning; Witnessing; Evangelism Jerry N. Watts
Sailing Stormy Seas Mark  4 :35-41 Storms of Life; Hardships; Faith; Jesus, Power of J. Mike Minnix
A Storm and a Story of a Scarce Faith Mark  4 :35-41 Faith David E. Owen
The Storms of Life Mark  4 :35-41 Problems; Troubles J. Mike Minnix
The Unsinkable Ship Mark  4 :35-41 Tragedy; Faith; Security Franklin L. Kirksey
He Is In Your Storm Mark  4 :35-41 Trouble; Faith; Hardships; Storms of Life Johnny Hunt
Let Freedom Ring Mark  4 :35-41 Freedom; Independence Day; America Kenneth Hendricks
The Resurrection at Capernaum Mark  5 :22-43 Resurrection; Power of Jesus; Life in Jesus David E. Owen
Debilitating Disease Mark  5 :25-34 Healing; Disease; Depression; Jesus, Healing by Donald Cantrell
Familiarity Breeds Contempt Mark  6 :1-6 Contempt for God; Blindness, Spiritual Johnny Hunt
More Than A Carpenter Mark  6 :1-6 Jesus Franklin L. Kirksey
The Shackling of Omnipotence Mark  6 :1-6 Faith; Christ, Power of; Miracles, Missing Johnny Hunt
A Storm and a Story of a Struggling Faith Mark  6 :45-51 Faith David E. Owen
What It Means To Be A Disciple of Christ Mark  8 :31-38 Discipleship; Christian Living David Cook
What It Means To Be A Disciple Of Jesus Mark  8 :31-38 Discipleship; Jesus, Follower of David Cook
Caveat Emptor Mark  8 :36-37 Warnings; Prophets, False; Teachings, False Franklin L. Kirksey
Getting Rid of a Demon Mark  9 :14-29 Demons; Deliverance; Peace; Prayer and Fasting Paul E. Brown
Lord, I Believe Mark  9 :23-24 Faith; Miracles Franklin L. Kirksey
Cup of Cold Water Christians Mark  9 :41 Servant Living; Sharing; Christian Living; Witnessing Perry Hancock
Parents and Little Children Mark  10 :13-16 Parenting; Children Johnny Hunt
Jesus and the Children Mark  10 :13-16 Children; Parents; Mother's Day J. Gerald Harris
The Arms of God Mark  10 :13-18 God, Arms of; God, Nature of J. Mike Minnix
Close Encounters of the Spiritual Kind Mark  10 :13-31 Spiritual Encounter; Rich Young Ruler Franklin L. Kirksey
One Thing Thou Lackest Mark  10 :17-22 Life, Purpose of; Money; Purpose; Salvation; Jesus, Following Paul E. Brown
To The Willful Heart, Jesus Says, Come, Follow Me Mark  10 :17-27 Jesus, Following; Invitation of Jesus; Followers David E. Owen
The Man Who Almost Had It All Mark  10 :17-31 Materialism; Riches; Priorities Sammy Burgess
Somebody's Something Mark  10 :35-45 Humility; Servant; Pride; Selfishness J. Mike Minnix
Marriage is a Good Thing Mark  10 :9 Marriage; Love; Family William R. Shively
Believing God Mark  11 :24 Faith; Believing God; Faith, True Franklin L. Kirksey
The Christ and the Critics Mark  12 :13-27 Jesus; Christian Critics; Questions for Jesus; Salvation Franklin L. Kirksey
You Can't Win'em All - But She Did What She Could Mark  14 :3-9 Funeral; Devotion; Commitment; Christian Living Blake Carroll
The Unjust Trial of the Just Son of God Mark  14 :53-65 Jesus, Trial of; Easter Brandon Ware
The Tortures of His Tree Mark  15 :15-25 Cross; Crucifixion David E. Owen
Empty At Easter Mark  15 :42 Resurrection; Tomb, Empty Jerry N. Watts
Changed By The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ Mark  16 :1-7 Resurrection; Peter; Faith; Salvation J. Robert White
The Empty Tomb and the Second Chance Mark  16 :7 Resurrection; Easter; Life, Eternal; Second Chance; Love of God O.S. Hawkins

PREACHER'S COMPLETE HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY
Gospel of Mark

THE PULPIT COMMENTARY
Gospel of Mark
Note: Scroll Down Page for the Homilies

Here is another source of the Homilies by Chapter - Mark 1 Pulpit Commentary Homiletics

A. T. ROBERTSON
Word Pictures on the Gospel of Mark
Notes on original Greek text

DON ROBINSON
Sermons on Mark

Exploring Mark Series

REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE
STUDY NOTES
GOSPEL OF MARK

ROB SALVATO
SERMONS
GOSPEL OF MARK

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ROBERT RAYBURN
SERMONS
GOSPEL OF MARK

J C RYLE 
Commentary on the Gospel of Mark

CHARLES SIMEON
Sermons on the Gospel of Mark

NOTE: If you are not familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! - click Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering

CHUCK SMITH
Commentary and Sermon Notes
Gospel of Mark

Through the Bible Series (Recommendation - supplement your Thru the Bible readings with these excellent messages!) The links below are to Pastor Smith's transcripts.

Links to transcripts of sermon outlines with titles in right column

JAMES SMITH 
HANDFULS OF PURPOSE
GOSPEL OF MARK

Click here for the following studies on the Gospel of Mark

  • Mark 1:4-15. SEVEN STEPS IN THE CONSECRATED LIFE.
  • Mark 1:21-27 THE UNCLEAN SPIRIT.
  • Mark 1:29-31. PETER'S WIFE'S MOTHER.
  • Mark 1:40-45.CONFESSION, COMPASSION, CLEANSING.
  • Mark 2:1-12. THE SICK PARALYTIC.
  • Mark 2:1-12. JESUS IN THE HOUSE.
  • Mark 2:14-17.THE CALL OF LEVI.
  • Mark 2:18-22.THE BRIDEGROOM.
  • Mark 3:1-7.THE WITHERED HAND.
  • Mark 4:26-29.THE SECRET SEED.
  • Mark 4:35-41.LET US PASS OVER.
  • Mark 4:36-41.THE CRY OF THE PERISHING.
  • Mark 5:1-20.THE TERRIBLE DEMONIAC.
  • Mark 5:22-24, 35-43.JAIRUS' DAUGHTER.
  • Mark 5:25-34.THE HELPLESS WOMAN.
  • Mark 6:14-28.HEROD; OR, THE DECEITFULNESS OF SIN.
  • Mark 6:35-44.THE MYSTERIOUS FEAST.
  • Mark 7:31-37.THE IMPEDIMENTS REMOVED.
  • Mark 8:1-9THE SATISFYING POWER OF JESUS.
  • Mark 8:22-26.JESUS LEADING AND HEALING.
  • Mark 9:17-29.THE DEVIL-POSSESSED SON.
  • Mark 10:13-16.THE CHILDREN FOR CHRIST.
  • Mark 10:17-22.LOVED, YET LACKING.
  • Mark 10:35-40.THE CUP AND THE BAPTISM.
  • Mark 10:46-52.THE BLIND BEGGAR.
  • Mark 11:12-14, 20-22.THE BARREN FIG-TREE.
  • Mark 11:1-10.A SPECIAL COMMISSION.
  • Mark 12:13-17.WHY DO YOU TEMPT ME?
  • Mark 12:28-34.THE FIRST COMMANDMENT.
  • Mark 13.THINGS TO COME.
  • Mark 13:33-37.THE MASTER AND HIS SERVANTS.
  • Mark 14:1-9.SHE HAS DONE WHAT SHE COULD.
  • Mark 14:22-25.THE BREAD AND THE CUP.
  • Mark 14:26-42.BETWEEN THE CUP OF BLESSING AND THE TRAITOR'S KISS.
  • Mark 14:29-72.THE STEPS IN PETER'S DOWNFALL.
  • Mark 15:1-15.PILATE AND JESUS.
  • Mark 15:26-32.THE ATTITUDE OF UNBELIEF.
  • Mark 16:1-8.TAUGHT IN THE SEPULCHER.
  • Mark 16:9-14.RESURRECTION REVELATIONS.
  • Mark 16:15-20.THE GREAT COMMISSION.

C. H. SPURGEON
All of Spurgeon's Sermons
on the Gospel of Mark

C H Spurgeon
Verse Expositions on the Gospel of Mark

C H SPURGEON
Sermon Notes on the Gospel of Mark

C H SPURGEON
Devotionals from
Morning and Evening
Faith's Checkbook

RAY STEDMAN
Sermons on the Gospel of Mark

See Also...

THIRD MILLENNIUM
Notes on the the Gospel of Mark

Mark Commentary 1

Mark Commentary 2

Mark Commentary 3

Mark Commentary 4

Mark Commentary 5

Mark Commentary 6

Mark Commentary 7

Mark Commentary 8

Mark Commentary 9

Mark Commentary 10

Mark Commentary 11

Mark Commentary 12

Mark Commentary 13

Mark Commentary 14

Mark Commentary 15

Mark Commentary 16

DEREK THOMAS
SERMONS
GOSPEL OF MARK

TODAY IN THE WORD
Devotionals

Often Has Good Iillustrations - Click Link for Multiple Devotionals on Each Chapter of Mark

MARVIN VINCENT
New Testament Word Studies
Notes on original Greek text

BOB UTLEY
Gospel of Mark
Commentary

STEVE ZEISLER
Sermons on the the Gospel of Mark

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