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Mark Commentaries 2 - Devotional - Our Daily Bread & Today in the Word
Mark Commentaries 3 - Devotionals from F B Meyer, Our Daily Bread


Mark Resources
Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals
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Updated August, 2012

Index to Resources




Barnes, Albert Commentary Notes Click
Bell, Brian Sermons Click
Bill, Brian Sermons Click
Calvin, John Commentaries Click
Chambers, Oswald Devotions Click
Clarke, Adam Commentary (Click caveat) Click
Constable, Thomas Commentary Notes (Adobe Acrobat reader ) Click
Daniels, Ron Sermons Click
Goins, Doug Sermons Click
Dave Guzik Commentary Notes Click
Henry, Matthew Commentary Click
Illustrations From 10,000 Illustrations at Click
Jamieson, Fausset, Brown Commentary, Critical and Explanatory Click
Luther, Martin Commentary Click
Maclaren, Alexander Exposition of Mark Click
Meyer, F B Our Daily Homily Click
Miller, Jeff Commentary Notes Click
Misc Resources Multiple conservative resources on Mark Click
Our Daily Bread Links to > 90 Devotional Illustrations offsite Click
Our Daily Bread Multiple Devotional Illustrations onsite Click
Robertson, A. T. Word Pictures in the NT (Greek studies) Click
Ryle, J C Expository Thoughts on Matthew Click
Smith, Chuck Sermon Notes Click
Spurgeon, C. H. Sermons Click
Spurgeon, C. H. Devotionals:  Morning & Evening, Faith's Checkbook Click
Stedman, Ray Sermons Click
Today in the Word Illustrations from Moody Bible Click
Vincent, Marvin Word Studies (Greek studies) Click
Zeisler, Steve Sermons Click

Brian Bell
Sermons on Mark

Mark:1:1 -13
Mark:1:14 -34
Mark:1:35 -45
Mark:2:1 -12
Mark:2:13 -17
Mark:2:18 -22
Mark:2:23 -28
Mark:3:20 - 35
Mark:4:1 -20
Mark:4:21 -41
Mark:5:1 -20
Mark:5:21 -43
Mark:6:1 -13
Mark:6:14 -29
Mark:6:30 -56
Mark:7:1 -23
Mark:7:24 -37
Mark:8:1 -21
Mark:8:22 -38
Mark:9:2 -29
Mark:9:30 -50
Mark:10:1 -12
Mark:10:13 -31
Mark:10:32 -52
Mark:11:1 -11
Mark:11:12 -33
Mark:12:1 -12
Mark:12:13 -34
Mark:12:35 -44
Mark:13:1 -13
Mark:13:14 -37
Mark:14:1 -11
Mark:14:12 -26
Mark:14:27 -42
Mark:14:43 -52
Mark:14:53 -72
Mark:15:1 -15
Mark:15:16 -32

Brian Bill
Sermons on Mark

Mark 1-2 Christmas According to Mark
Mark 5:21-42 Finding Hope
Mark 6:38 How Many Loaves Do You Have?
Mark 7:6-8 Pulling the Weeds of Legalism
Mark 11:17  House of Prayer
Mark 12:24 Are You Not in Error…?
Mark 12:28-34 Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing
Mark 12:30 You Were Planned For God’s Pleasure

Illustrations on Mark


Mark 2:1-12

Mark 4:19

Mark 4:24

Mark 4:35-41

Mark 5:11-13

Mark 6:31

Mark 6:45

Mark 7:11

Mark 7:14-23

Mark 8:11-13

Mark 8:34
Mark 8:36

Mark 9:2-29

Mark 9:23

Mark 9:50

Mark 10:43

Mark 11:12ff

Mark 11:17

Mark 16

Mark 16:15

Mark 16:16

Don Fortner
Sermons on Mark
Note: Underlined links are to Scripture,
Links w/o underlining to the sermons

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

Our Daily Bread
Devotional Illustrations
Radio Bible Class
Updated July, 2010

Click for additional illustrations from Our Daily Bread, Our Daily Walk, et al

Mark 1

Mark 1:15 The First Word Of Salvation
Mark 1:16-17 Unlikely People

Mark 1:16-20 Life Beyond The Rituals

Mark 1:16-20 Walking In His Dust

Mark 1:17 First Fish

Mark 1:17 Fish Hard

Mark 1:17 Where are the Fish

Mark 1:17 Our Lord's Command

Mark 1:17-18 Follow Me

Mark 1:23-39 In The Morning

Mark 1:27 Impressed With Jesus

Mark 1:32-39 Break The Routine
Mark 1:32-39 Our Demanding Schedules

Mark 1:35 In The Morning

Mark 1:35 The Lure Of Convenience

Mark 1:35 The Jesus Way

Mark 1:35 Back To The Basics
Mark 1:35 Castaway

Mark 1:35 Retreat To Replenish
Mark 1:35 A Time For Readjustment

Mark 1:35-39 Spiritual Decompression

Mark 1:37 You Can't Do It All
Mark 1:41 The Untouchables

Mark 1:40-45 Unclean Be Cleansed!

Mark 2

Mark 2:1-12 Wholeness Of Life

Mark 2:5,11 Wholeness Of Life

Mark 2:1-12 All Rise
Mark 2:10  The Cure

Mark 2:12  Amazing!
Mark 2:15 Making Friends

Mark 2:27 Take A Day To Rest

Mark 3

Mark 3:29 Unforgivable?
Mark 3:14 Willing To Be Used

Mark 3:13-19 Rosebud Potential

Mark 3:31-35 A Family Thing

Mark 3:13-19  Follow Me

Mark 4

Mark 4:8 Good Soil

Mark 4:1-9  Gardening Tips
Mark 4:20 Weed Control

Mark 4:20 Gardening Tips
Mark 4:35-41 Terror Or Trust?

Mark 4:35-41 The Perfect Storm

Mark 4:35-41 Life’s Storm-Tossed Sea

Mark 4:37-38 The Measure Of Mercy

Mark 4:39 Lord, Don't You Care?

Mark 5

Mark 5:1-20 Tell Your Story
Mark 5:19 The Best Argument

Mark 5:19 Find Your Own Calcutta
Mark 5:21-43 Inconvenient Times

Mark 5:21-43  Only Believe!

Mark 5:34 When Jesus Comes In
Mark 5:36 Only Believe!

Mark 6

Mark 6:1-6 Misunderstood
Mark 6:5-6 Give God A Chance

Mark 6:14-29 Kind Disapproval

Mark 6:30-46 The Quiet Road

Mark 6:31 Getting Away

Mark 6:31 Musical Interludes
Mark 6:31 Let Up On The Throttle

Mark 6:31 Let's Go Fishing!

Mark 6:31 Let's Take A Break

Mark 6:31 Quiet Times

Mark 6:31-32 Slow Down

Mark 6:45-52 The Beacon

Mark 6:46 Eddy Out

Mark 7

Mark 7:5-15 Lip Service

Mark 7:9-23 Inside Out

Mark 7:5-13 The Walking Purchase

Mark 7:20 Inside Out

Mark 7:21-22 Inside Out

Mark 7:24 One Who Could Not Be Hidden

Mark 8

Mark 8:2 The Boxcar Wall

Mark 8:27-33 No Other Way
Mark 8:27-31 Misunderstood

Mark 8:31-38  It's Not A Game

Mark 8:34 Follow Me
Mark 8:34 Cafeteria Christianity
Mark 8:35 A Life That Satisfies

Mark 8:36 The Treasure Myth

Mark 9

Mark 9:23 Holy Fools

Mark 9:35 Surprised By Top Honors

Mark 9:30-37 Candidates For Humility

Mark 9:37 Take The Time

Mark 9:37 Help The Children

Mark 9:37 The Value Of A Child

Mark 9:37 A Coat In His Name

Mark 9:42-48 When It's Too Late

Mark 10

Mark 10:14 The Kingdom Is For Kids
Mark 10:14 Bring Them To Jesus

Mark 10:16 Hugs Of The Heart

Mark 10:16 Hug Of The Heart

Mark 10:13-16 Reach Out To The Young

Mark 10:13-16 Michael’s Baptism

Mark 10:14 For The Children

Mark 10:17-22 Snails

Mark 10:17-27 Lost Treasure

Mark 10:17-27 Letting Free

Mark 10:35-45 Serve Or Die

Mark 10:43 True Greatness
Mark 10:45 What's Your Word?
Mark 10:35-45 Too Much Ambition

Mark 11

Mark 11:1-11 The Cross And The Crown

Mark 11:22 God-Centered Faith

Mark 11:20-26 The Faithfulness Of God

Mark 11:22 Mountains Can Move!

Mark 11:24 Bite-Size Requests

Mark 12

Mark 12:12-17,41-44  The Alice Tax

Mark 12:17 Money And Time

Mark 12:25 Marriage In Heaven

Mark 12:30 A Web Of Relationships
Mark 12:28-34 Private Property

Mark 12:28-34 No Greater Love

Mark 12:30 The Little Evangelist
Mark 12:31 Driving Lessons

Mark 12:34 Gentle Persuasion

Mark 12:41-44 Big Givers

Mark 12:41-44 Total Giving

Mark 12:41-44 Am I Willing?
Mark 12:41-44 Common Cents
Mark 12:41-44 Two Mites

Mark 13

Mark 13:31 The Enduring Word

Mark 14

Mark 14:3 What Are You Looking For?

Mark 14:3-9 It's Beautiful!

Mark 14:8  Do What You Can

Mark 14:8 Discouraged Servants
Mark 14:9 Immortal Deeds

Mark 14:32-42  Selfless Love

Mark 14:32-42 Does God Care

Mark 14:36 Better Than Looking Good

Mark 15

Mark 15:1-5 Barking At The Moon

Mark 15:3 The Clue of Silence

Mark 15:3 The Clue Of Silence

Mark 15:15 Majority Pressure

Mark 15:16-20 Virtue Exemplified

Mark 15:21 Bearing His Cross

Mark 15:22-39 I Belong There!

Mark 15:24-38 Those Who Passed By

Mark 15:29 Those Who Passed By

Mark 16

Mark 16:1-14 Sad Or Glad

Mark 16:2 Sunrise Hope

Mark 16:4 God Will Move The Stone
Mark 16:15 Let the Whole World Hear!

Mark 16:15 A Personal Gospel

Martin Luther
Sermons on the Gospel of Mark

Mark 7:31-37 Of Faith & Love
Mark 8:1-9 Jesus Feeds The Four Thousand
Mark 16:1-8 Christ's Resurrection
Mark 16:1-8 The Fruit & Power of Christ's Resurrection
Mark 16:14-20 Christ's Commission & Ascension

Joseph Parker
The People's Bible
Commentary on the Gospel of Mark

Mark 1:1-8 The Threefold Beginning of the Gospel

Mark 1:9-45 Spiritual Reparation

Mark 2 Christ Under Criticism

Mark 2:4 Unusual Methods
Mark 2:8 Unspoken Objections to Christ
Mark 3 Healing the Withered Hand
Mark 3:7-9 Christ's Relation to Great Multitudes

Mark 4 The Parable of the Sower (An Analysis) - eg Click for his analysis of deceitfulness of riches!

Mark 4:41 The Unknown Quality in Christ
Mark 5 The Human and the Divine
Mark 5:28 The Spiritual Value of the Near and Visible

Mark 6 Herod and Herodias
Mark 6:1-6 Christ Contemned
Mark 9 The Rebukes of Christ

Mark 8 Feeding the Four Thousand

Mark 8:18 Seeing Differences
Mark 9 The Transfiguration

Mark 10 Ambition Rebuked
Mark 10:23-30 The Disciples Astonished
Mark 11:1-19 Christ's Royalty

Mark 11:11 The Silent Looks of Christ

Mark 12 Jesus Christ's Methods of Teaching
Mark 16:15 A Divine Command

Don Robinson
Sermons on Mark

Exploring Mark Series

Mark 1-3 Exploring the Gospel of Mark, Part 1

Mark 4:1-34 Exploring the Gospel of Mark, Part 2

Mark 4:35-6:29 Exploring the Gospel of Mark, Part 3

Mark 6:30-8:21 Exploring the Gospel of Mark, Part 4

Mark 8:22-9:50 Exploring the Gospel of Mark, Part 5

Mark 10-13 Exploring the Gospel of Mark, Part 6

Mark 14-16 Exploring the Gospel of Mark, Part 7


Mark 1:1 What is the Gospel?

Mark 1:1 Christmas Is Coming

Mark 1:14-17 Witness & Ministry

Mark 1:19-20 A Godly Father

Mark 2:1-12 The Day the Roof Caved In

Mark 3:25 What Kind of Church Will We Be in 1993?

Mark 4:1-2; 33-34 Parables: What Do They Mean?

Mark 4:24 Listening to God

Mark 4:35-41 Is God Interested?

Mark 4:35-41 It Was A Dark And Stormy Night…

Mark 6:31 Vacation Time

Mark 6:45-52 Hardened Hearts
Mark 7:6 The Problem with Pharisees

Mark 8:22-26 The Second Touch of Christ
Mark 8:22-25 Clear Vision for 2002

Mark 8:34-37 A Challenging Invitation

Mark 9:14-29 Do You Believe?

Mark 9:17-29; 10:17-27 Is It Really Impossible?

Mark 10:17-22 One Thing

Mark 10:17-22 Why Do Men Reject Christ?

Mark 10:28-31 Second Place or First Place?

Mark 10:46-52 Overcoming Your Circumstance

Mark 12:29-31 Valuing Love

Mark 12:41-44 What Can You Do?  

Mark 13:1-37 As The End Approaches

Mark 14:1-9 The Value of the Gift

Mark 14:26-72 Peter's Denial

Mark 15:1 Binding the Hands of Jesus

Mark 15:42-47 Undercover Christianity

Mark 16:1-8 Who Shall Roll Away the Stone?

Mark 16:1-11 Come, See For Yourself!

Mark 16:15 The Great Commission, the Personnel

Today in the Word
Devotional Illustrations
on the Gospel of Mark

Click Scripture Links for full devotional
Moody Bible Institute

Mark 1


Mark 1:1-8
Mark 1:1-13

Mark 1:21-28
Mark 1:21-38
Mark 1:32-39

Mark 1:14-20

Mark 1:9-11


Mark 2


Mark 2:1-12

Mark 2:1-22
Mark 2:1-12
Mark 2:1-12

Mark 2:13-17
Mark 2:23-3:12
Mark 2:23-28


Mark 3


Mark 3:13-35
Mark 3:13-19
Mark 3:20-30
Mark 3:22-30
Mark 3:20-34
Mark 4
Mark 4:1-33
Mark 4:1-20
Mark 4:26-29
Mark 4:21-34
Mark 4:35-41
Mark 4:35-5:20

Does it ever seem as though computers are more trouble than they're worth? That wasn't the original idea! Computers are supposed to make our jobs easier and faster, lead to a 'paperless office,' and make the 'information superhighway' available to all. Instead, we find ourselves waiting while the computer crashes and re-boots, examining software manuals for solutions to problems, and wondering why that word processor file we saved yesterday seems to have disappeared. The personal computer, touted as the 'great time-saver' for the average person, has in some ways become the 'great time-waster.' What is meant to be a tool for our needs sometimes becomes a demanding, controlling force. That's exactly what had happened to the Sabbath in Jesus' day.

Mark 5


Mark 5:1-20
Mark 5:1-20

Mark 5:1-20

Mark 5:21-34

Mark 5:21-43

Mark 5:35-43

Mark 5:24-34

Mark 5:21-34


Mark 6


Mark 6:1-13

Mark 6:6-13

Mark 6:14-29
Mark 6:14-29
Mark 6:30-44

Mark 6:30-56

Mark 6:30-44

Mark 6:45-56


Mark 7


Mark 7:1-37
Mark 7:1-23

Mark 7:24-37
Mark 7:24-30
Mark 7:24-30

Mark 7:24-30
Mark 7:24-30
Mark 7:31-37

Mark 7:31-37


Mark 8


Mark 8:1-13

Mark 8:1-26

Mark 8:14-9:1

Mark 8:27-9:1


Reformation theologian John Calvin has some wise words about the cost of following Christ: 'Those whom the Lord has chosen and honored with His intercourse must prepare for a hard, laborious, troubled life....Having begun this course with Christ the first-born, He continues it towards all His children....Hence it affords us great consolation in hard and difficult circumstances, which men deem evil and adverse, to think that we are holding fellowship with the sufferings of Christ....How powerfully should it soften the bitterness of the cross, to think that the more we are afflicted with adversity, the surer we are made of our fellowship with Christ; by communion with whom our sufferings are not only blessed to us, but tend greatly to the furtherance of our salvation.'


Mark 8:34-38


Mark 8:34-9:1

If you were looking for a missionary to take the gospel to India and Sri Lanka, you probably wouldn’t start by searching taverns of Paris! If you looked into one these raucous establishments in the 1530s, you might have seen a strikingly handsome young philosophy professor who liked to gamble and drink. Born in Spain, this brilliant young man eventually made his way to the University of Paris. His name was Francis Xavier, and the Word of God changed his life forever. The pursuit of pleasure and success eventually left Xavier empty. He sought the company of a good friend, who quoted Mark 8:36 to him. It completely redirected Xavier’s life–he left his teaching position and joined a small group of missionaries.  Xavier began ministering in northern Italy, but later traveled between India and Japan, even ministering on South Seas islands. Even though he could not speak the language where he ministered, he would memorize entire sermons in that language so that he would not be hindered in sharing the gospel. This verse that impacted Xavier fits into a larger section in Mark about denying oneself for the gospel.


Mark 9


Mark 9:1-7

Mark 9:1-13


Mark 9:2-29
One day an Austrian peasant spotted three men in hunting garb. Thinking they looked tired, he offered them a ride in his cart. The men accepted and struck up a conversation. “Who are you?” the driver asked one of the passengers.

“I’m the king of Saxony,” was the reply. The peasant nodded and asked the next man the same question.

“The king of Bavaria,” said the second passenger.

“And you,” the peasant went on skeptically to the third passenger, “I suppose you’re the emperor of Austria?” The amazing thing is that it was the emperor of Austria! The man was Francis Joseph I, emperor of Austria from 1848-1916. Would that peasant have acted differently if he had known that we was addressing his sovereign? Of course!


Mark 9:14-29

Mark 9:14-27

Mark 9:30-50

Mark 9:42-50

Mark 9:33-37

Mark 9:2-32

Mark 9:33-50


Mark 10


Mark 10:1-16
Mark 10:1-12
Mark 10:13-31
Mark 10:17-31
Mark 10:17-22
Mark 10:17-31
Mark 10:17-31
Mark 10:17-31
Mark 10:17-31
Mark 10:32-34

Mark 10:32-45
Mark 10:32-45
Mark 10:32-45

Mark 10:32-52


In his classic devotional My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers remarks about servanthood:

'If we are devoted to the cause of humanity, we shall soon be crushed and broken-hearted, for we shall often meet with more ingratitude from men than we would from a dog; but if our motive is to love God, no ingratitude can hinder us from serving our fellow men....[N]o matter how men may treat me, they will never treat me with the spite and hatred with which I treated Jesus Christ. When we realize that Jesus Christ has served us to the end of our meanness, our selfishness, and sin, nothing that we meet with from others can exhaust our determination to serve men for His sake.'


Mark 10:35-45
Mark 10:35-45

Mark 10:45

Mark 10:46-52

Mark 10:46-52


Mark 11


Mark 11:1-19

Mark 11:1-26

Mark 11:12-25

Mark 11:12-26
Mark 11:27-33

Mark 11:20-12:12

When pioneer missionary Hudson Taylor started the China Inland Mission (CIM), he decided not to make any public appeals for funds. Among other reasons, he believed this policy would be an example that God provides for those who obey Him. Hudson's faith was stretched many times in this area, yet he stood by his conviction and God always supplied. At one point, donations had decreased due to political controversy between China and England. Just prior to this, God had spurred George Muller, founder of orphanages, to increase his support for the work in China. He sent a letter and eleven checks one for each of the CIM missionaries whom he didn't already support. This encouraging letter arrived in China at precisely the moment when money was most desperately needed! Hudson Taylor knew a truth found in today's reading: the prayer of faith is always granted.


Mark 12


Mark 12:13-44

Exams are an unavoidable part of students' lives. There are the SAT and ACT for college entrance, the GRE and others for graduate school, and the TOEFL for foreign students, besides typical weeks of final exams at the ends of semesters. Ideally, such exams serve as objective criteria for admissions or grading, or as measures of achievement or progress in a particular field of study. Students and teachers know, though, that this is not always the case. Some students 'test well,' higher than their true knowledge or ability, while some teachers have trouble creating and grading exams in ways that accomplish those ideal purposes. In today's reading Jesus is given an aggressive 'final exam' by a group out to see him fail, the Pharisees, but He passes with flying colors! In His final teachings, Jesus addresses several different subjects.


Mark 12:28-44
Mark 12:28-34
Mark 12:41-44
Mark 12:41-44

Mark 12:41-44


Mark 13


Mark 13:1-35

Mark 13:1-23

Mark 13:24-37


Mark 14


Mark 14:32-42
Mark 14:66-15:20

Mark 14:53-65
Mark 14:26-31
Mark 14:32-42
Mark 14:27-65

Mark 14:53-71

Mark 14:26-42

Mark 14:66-72
Mark 14:32-50
Mark 14:1-9

Mark 14:1-52

Mark 14:1-26
Mark 14:53-65

Mark 14:53-65


Mark 15


Mark 15:21-41

Mark 15:33-37

Mark 15:21-47


Mark 16


Mark 16:15

Mark 16:1-8

Mark 16:9-20

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