Mark 10 Resources

      John Mark
       Acts 12:12+

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Explanation - The following list includes not only commentaries but other Christian works by well known evangelical writers. Most of the resources below are newer works (written after 1970) which previously were available only for purchase in book form or in a Bible computer program. The resources are made freely available by but have several caveats - (1) they do not allow copy and paste, (2) they can only be checked out for one hour (but can be checked out immediately when your hour expires giving you time to read or take notes on a lengthy section) and (3) they require creating an account which allows you to check out the books free of charge. To set up an account click and then click the picture of the person in right upper corner and enter email and a password. That's all you have to do. Then you can read these more modern resources free of charge! I have read or used many of these resources but not all of them so ultimately you will need to be a Berean (Acts 17:11+) as you use them. I have also selected works that are conservative and Biblically sound. If you find one that you think does not meet those criteria please send an email at The resources are listed in alphabetical order by the author's last name and some include reviews of the particular resource. For hundreds of other commentaries and books that can be borrowed see Christian Commentaries Online

Note these are in no particular order of preference.

Be Diligent (Mark) by Wiersbe, Warren - His comments are usually excellent. (Or here - Bible Exposition Commentary - New Testament

Rosscup - One of America’s most appreciated staunchly evangelical Bible conference teachers gives diligent, refreshing expositions. These are all of his 23 separate, earlier books in the “Be” series on the New Testament. He strikes a particular appeal with lay people as he crystallizes sections, deals with some of the verses, handles certain problems and backgrounds and applies principles. He is premillennial.

Wiersbe's Expository Outlines on the New Testament by Wiersbe, Warren W - Very useful for teaching and preaching. 

Cyril Barber - This is a book of exceptional merit. Pastors, missionaries, and Christian workers will profit from its use. Wiersbe introduces each book of the NT, provides an outline, and then furnishes his readers with a chapter-by-chapter discussion of the contents. The homiletic style is a “plus.” Recommended.

With the Word - Devotional Commentary - Warren Wiersbe 

Windows on the Parables by Wiersbe, Warren

Mark in the Greek New Testament for the English reader by Wuest, Kenneth - He is always worth checking for practical insights on the Greek words.

James Rosscup - This is a verse-by-verse evangelical, expository work which deals with the Greek text but does so in a way which the English reader can follow though he does not know Greek. It is a good book to give to a layman who is serious about studying Mark, and also helpful to the pastor or teacher.

Invitation to Mark : a commentary on the Gospel of Mark, with complete text from the Jerusalem Bible by Achtemeier, Paul J

Exalting Jesus in Mark - Daniel L. Akin. Conservative. Evangelical. 

Exploring the Gospels : Mark - Jerry Vines. Well-known expository Baptist preacher and thus sounds like material that was preached in a series of sermons. Not bad, but not that deep. Generally verse by verse. Might give you some preaching or teaching ideas. Conservative. Evangelical. 

Read, Mark, learn by John Blanchard (Simple introduction to Gospel of Mark)


The Gospel according to Mark : an introduction and commentary by Cole, R. A. (R. Alan),

Cyril Barber - Tyndale New Testament Commentaries. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1990. First published in 1961. A comparison of the expository sections of the two editions shows little change. The introduction, however, focuses on new work done in Markan studies over the last 30 years, and this is where Cole's contribution is truly remarkable. This commentary will continue to be of help to lay Bible students. Recommended.

James Rosscup - A minister in the Church of Southeast Asia wrote this evangelical study, concluding for Markan priority (p. 47) yet not for any direct literary dependence but Matthean, Markan and Lukan “use of the same, or similar tradition blocks” (p. 48). The commentary itself is provided with a 4-pp. outline set down at the outset and is terse but knowledgeable. Cole sees the Olivet Discourse as referring directly to the destruction of Jerusalem in A. D. 70, though he acknowledges that the meaning reaches on to later fulfillment also (p. 203), a double fulfillment of the same words.

Tim Challies - This is the most concise of the commentaries listed here (though it is still 340 pages) and will necessarily be limited by its size. However, smaller, more readable commentaries do have their place and the experts agree that this one is an excellent addition to any library. This or Edwards’ volume would likely be the best choice for the non-pastor.

Tim Matheson (Ligonier) - The Tyndale commentaries are non-technical and introductory-level commentaries, but they are surprisingly consistent in their high level of quality. Cole’s commentary on Mark is a good example.

The Gospel according to Saint Mark : an introduction and commentary by Cranfield, C. E. B

James Rosscup - One of the finer commentaries on Mark by the famous exegetical scholar from The University of Durham in Scotland. Cranfield is quite helpful on the Greek text, word meanings, customs etc., and is clear, insightful, and refreshing to those who believe in the historical veracity of words and events in Jesus’ ministry.

Tim Challies - This is the oldest commentary in the list (and do remember that I am focusing on newer commentaries since most of the older ones are now available for free). This one receives the highest commendation from Derek Thomas. Meanwhile, Westminster Seminary’s Dan McCartney summarizes what most people want us to know about it: “A little dated, but handy and dependable.” Carson points out that it speaks to a commentary’s quality when it remains in print fifty years after initial publication. Indeed.

The Gospel of Mark by Earle, Ralph 

James Rosscup (referring to Everyman’s Bible Commentary which is not the same one above) - Here is a brief conservative survey by a professor (then) at the Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO. Earle is usually helpful. At times he is overly general, not nailing things down as on the identity of the second and third soils in Mark 4; at other times he commits himself, as in expecting a yet future, final fulfillment of the “abomination of desolation” in Mark 13.

The Bible Knowledge Background Commentary : Matthew-Luke by Evans, Craig A -  This resource will give you very interesting insights and is worth checking on individual passages. 

The Gospel according to Mark by Edwards, James R - Only 44 pages. Not his highly regarded commentary on Mark.

Article by Edwards - The Authority of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark - JETS 37, 1994

The Gospel of Mark : an exposition by Erdman, Charles R.

Rosscup - Concise treatments are given to each of the N. T. books. The main value of the set lies in its clear synthesis which helps the student grasp the flow of thought as he moves through a book. Erdman possessed a lucid writing style. He was amillennial.

The Gospel of Mark : a Commentary on the Greek text by France, R. T (New International Greek Testament Commentary)

James Rosscup - A noted scholar has an apt comment beginning his Introduction, that a commentary should be on the biblical book, not about commentaries on Mark (1), issues in Mark and not all the issues scholars can raise. Still, his footnotes cite many where he can draw help. He assumes that Mark wrote this gospel (6–9). He packs in much learning to shine light on verses, but with all due respect his ideas have misguided him to have Christ’s enthronement to have kingly, universal and eternal dominion here and now be the meaning of texts that are about Christ’s coming at the Second Advent (8:38; 13:26; 14:62, cf. pp. 32, 342–43, 534–35, 610–13). France has a good summary of textual evidence for excluding Mark 16:9ff. (685–88).

Tim Challies ranks this his #1 on Mark - Most commentators on commentaries reserve the top spot for France’s volume (Note that he has also written a top-five commentary on Matthew). While the NIGTC is more scholary than most other series, and requires at least some knowledge of Greek, D.A. Carson says it is still “remarkably accessible and includes a healthy mix of history, theology, social context, even warmth.” By way of context, I have rudimentary knowledge of Greek (one year of university-level) and find that I am able to make my way through these commentaries, though with some difficulty at times

Tim Matheson (Ligonier) - In my opinion, R.T. France has not only written the best commentary on the Gospel of Matthew, he has also written the best commentary on the Gospel of Mark. The New International Greek Commentary series is technical and does require a knowledge of the Greek language. For those who need something less technical, I suggest the commentaries by Lane, Strauss, and Edwards listed below.

A Theology of Mark's Gospel : Good News About Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God by Garland, David E

Cyril Barber (this critique relates to the NIV Application Commentary by Garland) - The NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1966. Possesses the criteria of a good lay person’s commentary. Pays close attention to interpretative issues, and ably bridges the gap between the era of the NT Gentile church and our own time. Using the historic present tense, Garland causes the events in Christ’s life to take on a vivid, contemporary flair. Footnotes direct the student to both primary and secondary source material.

Mark : A Commentary on His Apology for the cross by Gundry, Robert H. 

Cyril Barber - This is one of the most detailed and technical commentaries on Mark’s gospel, and according to the publishers, the fullest and most precise in any language. It stresses the literary features of the text, but also states that Mark’s material stands somewhere toward the middle of the continuum between biography and mythology, between what is historically accurate and what is fictional. In approaching the text of Mark, Gundry turns from form- and redaction-criticism (both of which Gundry considers to be inappropriate when studying Mark) and treats the text as it stands. He pays close attention to a variety of literary devices: word order, chiasm, inclusio, asyndeton, and Mark’s use of the historic present tense. This work is remarkable for its erudition. It will be consulted by scholars for years to come. It is also hoped that preachers will be able to cull information from its 1069 pages.

James Rosscup - Cf. Gundry on Matthew for his view about midrash. Here, again, he offers prolific bibliography (32 pp.) and commentary so prolonged that details at times are user unfriendly for many, and it can be hard to locate individual verses in the pages of “Notes.” Gundry presents Jesus in His success yet in His self-denial and suffering unto the cross, a perspective so different from today’s health-and-wealth idea of discipleship (cf. 2–3). Explanation of details is ponderous, giving the patient much to consider. Frequent statements may be grasped only by an inner circle of scholars (cf. the first note on 39), and some will recoil at misleading claims such as one that Mark’s not mentioning disciples receiving the Spirit shows that Mark is “not interested in” this (38). A writer does not have to include every detail in which he has an interest! Gundry shows the future Second Advent context of certain predictions in Mark 13, but one must read with great alertness and sometimes re-reading to follow him. Overall, teachers, more studious pastors, and advanced students will find much stimulation in the thorough comments, as on issues in 4:26–29.

Mark : a Self-Study guide by Jensen, Irving - Master teacher in the area of inductive Bible study, therefore worth checking. 

Studies in the Gospel of Mark by Kent, Homer Austin

Book of Mark : a life-changing story by Lucado, Max

Mark : a new translation with introduction and commentary (The Anchor Bible) Mann, Christopher Stephen.

Cyril Barber - The author boldly champions the priority of Matthew and Luke, but errs in assuming that Mark's gospel is merely a digest of the former two. His Introduction is very thorough, and should stimulate fresh discussion on the theme of this gospel. Valuable philological data is included from a variety of sources, and O'Callahan's thesis is tested in the discussion of 6:53-56 and elsewhere. The comments on the text are very brief, but the notes are full and have bibliographic references interspersed throughout. Of particular value to seminarians.

James Rosscup - Basically a liberal work but often profitable in technical aspects and thoroughness. He surveys scholarly thinking on Mark and reviews approaches of recent years. His bibliographies are valuable, and he frequently has good input on Greek grammar, words, customs in Jesus’ day, etc. In his mind, Mark is the third gospel to be written, and all three synoptics date before A. D. 70.

Mark : the humanity of Christ by MacArthur, John - Only 132 pages - This is not his full commentary on the Gospel of Mark. (His sermons below closely parallel his commentary on Mark).

Mark, evangelist and theologian by Martin, Ralph P

Cyril Barber - A scholarly assessment of the scope of Mark's gospel with a suggestion for a new purpose and Sitz im leben.

The Communicator's Commentary. Mark by McKenna, David L. (Now published as Preacher's Commentary Series) Generally helpful for preaching and teaching.

The Expositor's Bible Commentary - 1994 edition - Abridged - New Testament

The Gospel according to Mark C F D Moule (1965)

The Servant Who Rules Mark 1-8 by Stedman, Ray C Always worth consulting his practical sound commentary. 

Cyril Barber -  An impressive treatment of Mark 1:1-8:26. Stedman stands in the tradition of Merrill Unger when it comes to hermeneutics and the application of the text to life. In this work Christ is presented as the believer's model, and through the unfolding of each scene in the narrative, Stedman shows how that may be accomplished. Recommended.

The Ruler Who Serves Commentary on Gospel of Mark by Stedman, Ray C. Always worth consulting his practical sound commentary. This work is volume 2 on Mark 8:27-16:20. 

Cyril Barber - A beautiful, thematic exposition of Mark 8:27-16:20. Well deserving of a place in every preacher's library. Warmly recommended

General Articles, Matthew, Mark by Turlington - Broadman Bible Commentary

Mark : a Study Guide commentary by Vos, Howard Frederic

Cyril Barber - A well-reasoned, thematic study that proves again that sometimes the most valuable things come in small packages. Of great value to laypeople who desire to obtain a good grasp of this material.


Interpreting the Parables by Blomberg, Craig

Chronological and Background Charts of the NEW TESTAMENT - Pdf - D Wayne House - outstanding compilation of charts - check this one out!. This book can also be borrowed = Chronological and background charts of the New Testament


Note: The first 4 resources have no time restriction and allow copy and paste function: 

(1) KJV Bible Commentary - Hindson, Edward E; Kroll, Woodrow Michael. Over 3000 pages of the entire OT/NT. Well done conservative commentary that interprets Scripture from a literal perspective. Pre-millennial.  User reviews - it generally gets 4/5 stars from users. - 372 ratings

Very well done conservative commentary that interprets Scripture from a literal perspective   user reviews 

The King James Version Bible Commentary is a complete verse-by-verse commentary. It is comprehensive in scope, reliable in scholarship, and easy to use. Its authors are leading evangelical theologians who provide practical truths and biblical principles. Any Bible student will gain new insights through this one-volume commentary based on the timeless King James Version of the Bible.

(2) The King James Study Bible Second Edition 2240 pages (2013) (Thomas Nelson) General Editor - Edward Hindson with multiple contributing editors. . 3,194 ratings. Pre-millennial. See introduction on How to Use this Study Bible.

(3) NKJV Study Bible: New King James Version Study Bible (formerly "The Nelson Study Bible - NKJV") by Earl D Radmacher; Ronald Barclay Allen; Wayne H House. 2345 pages. (1997, 2007). Very helpful notes. Conservative. Pre-millennial.  917 ratings

(4) The Wycliffe Bible Commentary - only the New Testament - Burdick, Donald W. “Mark,” in Wycliffe Bible Commentary, ed. C. F. Pfeiffer and E. F. Harrison. Chicago: Moody, 1962. 1,525 pp.  Strictly speaking not a study Bible, but short notes are similar. KJV text in left column, commentary notes in right column. The comments are generally verse by verse, short, conservative and to the point. Pre-millennial. (Borrow OT - Wycliffe Bible Commentary)

Rosscup on Burdick's commentary  - A careful New Testament scholar from Conservative Baptist Seminary, Denver, is the author. He has provided a solid, well-organized and knowledgeable study from a conservative, premillennial viewpoint. Though brief it is worth the time.

The MacArthur Study Bible - John MacArthur. Brief but well done notes 

ESV Study Bible - Excellent resource but not always literal in eschatology and the nation of Israel 

HCSB Study Bible : Holman Christian Standard Bible General Editor Jeremy Royal Howard (2010) 2360 pages. Conservative. Good notes. Include Holmans excellent maps.

The David Jeremiah study bible - (2013) 2208 pages. - "Drawing on more than 40 years of study, Dr. David Jeremiah has compiled a legacy resource that will make an eternal impact on generations to come. 8,000 study notes. Hundreds of enriching word studies"50+ Essentials of the Christian Faith" articles."

NIV Study Bible - (2011) 2570 pages  - Use this one if available as it has more notes than edition below. One hour limit

NIV Study Bible by Barker, Kenneth L; Burdick, Donald W (1995) 2250 pages. This is the first edition. This resource has been fully revised in 2020. One hour limit 

The Ryrie Study Bible - Charles Ryrie (1978) 2142 pages. Conservative.  

The Defender's Study Bible : King James Version by Morris, Henry M. Excellent notes for well known creationist. 

Believer's Bible Commentary by MacDonald, William (1995) 2480 pages. Conservative. Millennial. Often has devotional bent. 

Dr. John MacArthur, Jr. - "Concise yet comprehensive - the most complete single-volume commentary I have seen."

Warren Wiersbe - "For the student who is serious about seeing Christ in the Word." 

Life Application Study Bible : New Living Translation. Has some very helpful notes. 4,445 ratings

The Word in life Study Bible - Very interesting format. Not your routine study Bible. Worth checking the very informative notes. (e.g., here is a picture of Jesus' post-resurrection appearances.)

New Bible Commentary - (1994) See user reviews 

The Experiencing God Study Bible : the Bible for knowing and doing the will of God - Blackaby, Henry (1996) 1968 pages - CHECK THIS ONE! Each chapter begins with several questions under the title "PREPARE TO MEET GOD." Then you will interesting symbols before many of the passages. The chapter ends with a "DID YOU NOTICE?" question. This might make a "dry chapter" jump off the page! Read some of the 48 ratings

Compact Bible commentary by Radmacher, Earl D; Allen, Ronald Barclay; House, H Wayne, et al - 954 pages.  424 ratings Multiple contributors to the comments which are often verse by verse. The comments are brief but meaty and can really help your study through a given book. A sleeper in my opinion. 

NIV archaeological study Bible (2005) 2360 pages 950 ratings (See also Archaeology and the Bible - OT and NT)

NIV cultural backgrounds study Bible. bringing to life the ancient world of scripture Keener, Craig and Walton, John. Editors (2017)


Evangelical Commentary on the Bible - editor Walter Elwell (1989) 1239 pages. User reviews

Eerdmans' family encyclopedia of the Bible (1978) 344 pages

Eerdmans' handbook to the Bible (1983) 688 pages 

The Lion handbook to the Bible - (1999) 822 pages. This resource is absolutely loaded with very nice color pictures and charts.

Tyndale handbook of Bible charts & maps by Wilson, Neil  

Bible handbook and A-Z bible encyclopedia

International children's Bible field guide : answering kids' questions from Genesis to Revelation by Richards, Larry

The illustrated guide to Bible customs & curiosities by Knight, George W. (George William), 

Today's handbook of Bible times & customs by Coleman, William L

The Shaw pocket Bible handbook - Editor - Walter Elwell (1984) 408 pages.

"This hardback is small in size but packed full of content: Brief summaries of every book of the bible, cultural, archaeological and historical info, word definitions, pictures, maps and charts." Worth checking! 

Unger's Commentary on the Old Testament (Volume 2 - Isaiah - Malachi) by  Unger, Merrill Frederick, 1909- (1981) 972 pages.

Zondervan illustrated Bible backgrounds commentary - New Testament - 552 pages. (2002) See user reviews.

The new Unger's Bible dictionary by Unger, Merrill Frederick, 1909-

Survey of the Bible : introductory insights, background studies, book-by- book survey by Unger, Merrill Frederick

The parallel New Testament and Unger's Bible handbook : produced for Moody monthly by Unger, Merrill  (1975) 744 pages 4 ratings

The Hodder Bible handbook by Unger, Merrill 

Nelson's expository dictionary of the Old Testament by Unger, Merrill 

Kregel Bible handbook : a full-color guide to every book of the Bible by Kerr, William 3 ratings

The new encyclopedia of Christian quotations by Water, Mark

Zondervan handbook to the Bible

Zondervan illustrated Bible backgrounds commentary  - Matthew, Mark, Luke

Dictionary of Biblical Imagery - free for use online with no restrictions (i.e., you do not need to borrow this book). Editors Leland Ryken, J C Wilhoit, Tremper Longman III - This is a potential treasure chest to aid your preaching and teaching as it analyzes the meaning of a host of Biblical figures of speech. Clue - use the "One-page view" which then allows you to copy and paste text. One downside is there is no index, so you need to search 3291 pages for entries which are alphabetical. 

Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels

Dictionary of Paul and his letters   180 ratings IVP Series

Dictionary of the later New Testament & its developments 71 ratings IVP Series

Dictionary of New Testament background 79 ratings IVP Series


DANIEL AKIN - sermons

HENRY ALFORD The New Testament for English Readers

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)



Spurgeon's critique - Alexander expounds Mark as an independent record, and does not constantly tell us to “see Matthew and Luke.” Hence the book is complete in itself, and the author’s learning and care have made it invaluable.

Hiebert - A comprehensive, conservative interpretation of Mark's gospel by a New Testament scholar who was one of the greatest of his day. Based on sound scholarship, the volume offers a careful unfolding of the meaning of the gospel text. Surprisingly fresh in spite of its age.

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

  • Mark 10 -  sermon notes compiled


JOHANN BENGEL Gnomon of the New Testament

JOHANN BENGEL The Critical English Testament

Combination of Gnomon above + Comments by other expositors [in brackets] (Recommended if not conversant with Greek)


BIBLE.ORG RESOURCES Resources that Reference Mark


HORATIUS BONAR - Light and Truth - Select passages

Click here for following chapters on Mark

  • XXXIII.      Christ’s Recognition of Faith Mark 10:52

A B BRUCE The Expositor's Greek Testament Commentary




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.)


JOHN CALVIN Commentary on the Gospel of Mark

Note: Calvin combines the synoptic Gospels and thus does not have a completely separate commentary on Mark

ALAN CARR Sermons on the Gospel of Mark - well done


D MARION CLARK Sermons - opens a Word Document


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



DAN DUNCAN Gospel of Mark Sermons


  • Mark Commentary - 10





DWIGHT EDWARDS - pithy and practical



FEFC WICHITA - sermons series, several pastors - audio and notes (usually several pages)


Mark Sermon Outlines - 79 messages - available titles:

  • 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


GENE GETZ - short video emphasizing principles

  • 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


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,



GOTQUESTIONS - Related to the Gospel of Mark



DAVE GUZIK Commentary on the Gospel of Mark

JAMES HASTINGS Great Texts of the Bible



This expositional Bible study of the Gospel of Mark was written by Dr. Daniel Hill when he was the Pastor of Southwood Bible Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He taught the complete book, verse by verse. These are well done and have frequent points of practical application.


DAVID HOLWICK SERMONS  Frequent illustrations.




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

LOWELL JOHNSON - well-done sermons providing a good template for your sermon

Click here for following sermons all on one page

  1. God's Definition of Marriage Mark 10:1-12
  2. Don't Hinder the Children Mark 10:13-16
  3. The Rich Young Ruler: A Fatal Refusal Mark 10:17-31
  4. What's In It For Me?Mark 10:27-45
  5. What Do You Want Jesus to do for You? Mark 10:46-52


Note - Has wonderful devotional and pragmatic flavor. 

Congregational preacher J.D. Jones brings out some of the most applicable lessons from Mark without dodging the difficult passages, and in doing so delivers what Warren Wiersbe calls “one of the best” commentaries on Mark." Now that is high praise! (from



J P LANGE Commentary on the Gospel of Mark

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN Commentary on the Gospel of Mark


J P LANGE Commentary on the Gospel of Mark

DAVID LEGGE Sermons on the Gospel of Mark

JOHN LIGHTFOOT Commentary on the Gospel of Mark


Cyril J. Barber - “A suggestive, devotional commentary of real merit.” 

JOHN MACARTHUR Sermons on the Gospel of Mark

ALEXANDER MACLAREN Sermons on the Gospel of Mark

F B MEYER Our Daily Homily or Our Daily Walk


J VERNON MCGEE 'Thru the Bible'







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.” 


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.”



JAMES NISBET Church Pulpit Commentary

OUR DAILY BREAD Devotional and Sermon Illustrations

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


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




MATTHEW POOLE English Annotations on the Holy Bible



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



KIM RIDDLEBARGER - Downloads Pdf about 7 pages

A. T. ROBERTSON Word Pictures on the Gospel of Mark

DON ROBINSON Sermons on 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


Click here for the following studies on the Gospel of Mark


R C SPROUL - Devotionals from Ligonier Ministries




RAY STEDMAN Sermons on the Gospel of Mark




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." 

THIRD MILLENNIUM Notes on the the Gospel of Mark








MARVIN VINCENT New Testament Word Studies


STEVE ZEISLER Sermon on the the Gospel of Mark

SERMONS BY VERSE - Older expositions

He Taught Them Again W. Austin. Mark 10:1
Christ's Statement of the Divine Law of Marriage A.F. Muir Mark 10:1-12
Divorce R. Green Mark 10:1-12
The Law of Marriage E. Johnson Mark 10:1-12
A Cure for Divorces   Mark 10:2-12
Doctrine of Divorce J.J. Given Mark 10:2-12
God's Law Greater than Man's Dr. Wayland. Mark 10:2-12
Influence of a Christian Wife Dr. Talmage. Mark 10:2-12
Marriage Thomas Watson. Mark 10:2-12
The Family Relation C. S. Robinson, D. D. Mark 10:2-12
The Law of Marriage Dr. Wayland. Mark 10:2-12
The Marriage Tie and the Married Life A. Bibby, M. A. Mark 10:2-12
Children and Childlike Men Alexander Maclaren Mark 10:13
Children Brought to Christ, and not to the Font Charles Haddon Spurgeon Mark 10:13
Bring the Children to the Saviour   Mark 10:13-16
Bringing Children to Jesus A. Watson, D. D. Mark 10:13-16
Care in Training Children Dr. Payson. Mark 10:13-16
Children Brought and Blessed J.J. Given Mark 10:13-16
Children Need to be Brought to Christ C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 10:13-16
Children the Pastor's Chief Care   Mark 10:13-16
Children to be Brought into the Church At Earliest Age   Mark 10:13-16
Children Welcomed to Christ J. Vaughan, M. A. Mark 10:13-16
Christ's Sympathy for Childhood Eggleston. Mark 10:13-16
Jesus and Children Dr. McAuslane. Mark 10:13-16
Jesus and Children H. R. Haweis, M. A. Mark 10:13-16
Jesus Blessing the Little Children: a Children's Sermon A.F. Muir Mark 10:13-16
Little Children R. Green Mark 10:13-16
N the Salvation of All Dying Before the Age of Accountability R Bayne. Mark 10:13-16
Of Such is the Kingdom of God T. Guthrie, D. D. Mark 10:13-16
Parental Love J. H. Norton, D. D. Mark 10:13-16
Teachers Warned Against Impeding Children's Salvation J. Sherman. Mark 10:13-16
The Blessing of the Children E. Johnson Mark 10:13-16
The Child's Gospel J. H. Norton, D. D. Mark 10:13-16
The Conversion of Little Children S. S. Portwin. Mark 10:13-16
The Death of Babes W. B. Philpot, M. A. Mark 10:13-16
The Love of Christ To Anon. Mark 10:13-16
The Salvation of Infants J. Jefferson. Mark 10:13-16
The Saviour's Invitation to Little Children J. H. Norton, D. D. Mark 10:13-16
The Saviour's Love for Children Reciprocated   Mark 10:13-16
The Sin of Keeping Back Children from Christ H. Melvill, B. D. Mark 10:13-16
The Sin of Keeping Children from Coming to Christ C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 10:13-16
A Dying Blessing   Mark 10:15
Childlike Trust in Prayer C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 10:15
Intellectual Submission C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 10:15
Necessity of Humility   Mark 10:15
Almost a Disciple Alexander Maclaren Mark 10:17
The Lord Our Righteousness George Whitefield Mark 10:17
The Excellences of the Young Ruler A. Rowland Mark 10:17-21
A Defective Character C. S. Robinson, D. D. Mark 10:17-22
A Good Answer, If True T. Manton, D. D. Mark 10:17-22
All These have I Observed from My Youth B. Beddome, M. A. Mark 10:17-22
Character Tests W. M. Taylor, D. D. Mark 10:17-22
Commandment Keeping T. T. Lynch. Mark 10:17-22
Ebb and Flood T. T. Lynch. Mark 10:17-22
Eternal Life a Gift Lyman Abbot, D. D. Mark 10:17-22
Gain Though Loss T. T. Lynch. Mark 10:17-22
Glad Though Grieved T. T. Lynch. Mark 10:17-22
Life Eternal A. Watson, D. D. Mark 10:17-22
No Heaven Without Merit T. T. Lynch. Mark 10:17-22
On Characters of Imperfect Goodness Hugh Blair, D. D. Mark 10:17-22
Privilege a Trial T. T. Lynch. Mark 10:17-22
The Beauty of an Amiable Character T. T. Lynch. Mark 10:17-22
The Disease Pointed Out A. Watson, D. D. Mark 10:17-22
The Goodness of God   Mark 10:17-22
The Great Inquiry A.F. Muir Mark 10:17-22
The Great Refusal W. M. Taylor, D. D. Mark 10:17-22
The Rich Young Man's Question and Carriage S. Charnocke, B. D. Mark 10:17-22
The Rich Young Ruler R. Green Mark 10:17-22
The Splendid Young Man Dr. Talmage. Mark 10:17-22
Virtue Dependent Upon Wealth T. T. Lynch. Mark 10:17-22
The Rich Man's Temptation E. Johnson Mark 10:17-23
The Rich Young Ruler's Refusal J.J. Given Mark 10:17-31
A Good Natural Character Without Religion C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 10:21
A Severe Test T. Guthrie, D. D., J. Parker, D. D. Mark 10:21
A Special Precept, Given as a Test G. C. Tomlinson. Mark 10:21
Amiable Qualities in the Unregenerate T. Manton, D. D. Mark 10:21
Apostolic Poverty Archdeacon Farrar. Mark 10:21
Christ Left Sorrowfully A. J. Morris. Mark 10:21
Christ's Answer T. Manton, D. D. Mark 10:21
Consecration of All to Christ Lyman Abbot, D. D. Mark 10:21
Following Christ T. Manton, D. D. Mark 10:21
Give God Thy Heart, and He Will Reward Thee with Heaven A. Bennie. Mark 10:21
Giving to the Poor   Mark 10:21
How to Treat Wealth Anon. Mark 10:21
Importance of the One Thing Lacking T. Guthrie, D. D. Mark 10:21
Man Good in the Lower Relationships of Life A. J. Morris. Mark 10:21
On Discerning Good in Others H. W. Burrows. Mark 10:21
One Defect Fatal T. J. Holmes. Mark 10:21
One Habitual Fault May Vitiate the Whole Life G. Swinnock. Mark 10:21
One Thing Lacking J. Garbett. Mark 10:21
One Thing Thou Lackest H. W. Beecher. Mark 10:21
One Thing Thou Lackest Christian Globe. Mark 10:21
One Thing Thou Lackest A. Rowland Mark 10:21
Sermon to the Young J. Bennett, D. D. Mark 10:21
The Christian Taking Up His Cross C. Bradley, M. A. Mark 10:21
The Defective Amiabilities of the Young John Mitchell, D. D. Mark 10:21
The Young Ruler, Whom Jesus Loved D. Moore, M. A. Mark 10:21
Whole-Hearted Allegiance Necessary Lyman Abbot, D. D. Mark 10:21
Riches and Their Relation to the Kingdom J.J. Given Mark 10:22-31
A Man in Danger Through Riches   Mark 10:23-27
A Man of the World John Bunyan. Mark 10:23-27
Christians Laden with Wealth C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 10:23-27
Engrossed in Worldly Cares Flavel. Mark 10:23-27
Man More than Money H. W. Beecher. Mark 10:23-27
Riches a Spiritual Drawback A.F. Muir Mark 10:23-27
Riches are Perilous to the Soul G. Swinnock. Mark 10:23-27
Riches Do not of Themselves Create Happiness H. W. Beecher. Mark 10:23-27
Riches Often Debase the Character T. Guthrie, D. D. Mark 10:23-27
Right Use of Wealth Bishop H. C. Potter. Mark 10:23-27
Ruined by Riches Old Humphrey. Mark 10:23-27
Sanctified Wealth is a Blessing Bishop H. C. Potter. Mark 10:23-27
The Danger of Riches H. W. Beecher. Mark 10:23-27
The Difficulties of Salvation B. Beddome, M. A. Mark 10:23-27
The Disciples Wondering At the Difficulties of Salvation C. Bradley. Mark 10:23-27
The Rich Should Grow More Humble H. W. Beecher. Mark 10:23-27
The Snares of Affluence Plans of Sermons Mark 10:23-27
Uncertainty of Riches T. Guthrie, D. D. Mark 10:23-27
Use and Abuse of Riches John Trapp. Mark 10:23-27
Wealth a Fearful Snare to the Soul Gardiner Spring, D. D. Mark 10:23-27
Wealth Genders Pride R. South, D. D. Mark 10:23-27
Wealth Involves Danger C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 10:23-27
Wealth not Always Desirable H. W. Beecher. Mark 10:23-27
The Entry of the Rich into the Kingdom of Heaven R. Green Mark 10:23-31
The Hardness of the Way George MacDonald Mark 10:24
Moral Impossibilities E. Johnson Mark 10:24-27
Compensation E. Johnson Mark 10:28- 31
Following Christ Anon. Mark 10:28-31
God's Mode of Recompensing Self-Sacrifice John Trapp. Mark 10:28-31
Love Consistent with Reward E. Bersier, D. D. Mark 10:28-31
My Father's Will   Mark 10:28-31
Reward of Self-Sacrifice H. M. Luckock, D. D. Mark 10:28-31
Sacrifice and Reward S. A. Brooke, M. A. Mark 10:28-31
The Hundredfold A.F. Muir Mark 10:28-31
The Lord's Reply to Peter Shows T. M. Lindsay, D. D. Mark 10:28-31
Things to Come are Yours John Trapp. Mark 10:28-31
The Kingdom of God a Revolution of the World-Order A.F. Muir Mark 10:31
A Third Prediction by Our Lord of His Passion and Resurrection J.J. Given Mark 10:32-34
As They Followed, They Were Afraid R. Bickersteth. Mark 10:32-34
Christ on the Road to the Cross A. Maclaren, D. D. Mark 10:32-34
Christ's Life Founded on a Plan F. Wagstaff. Mark 10:32-34
Following and Fearing W. M. Statham. Mark 10:32-34
Following Jesus Fearingly J. Vaughan, M. A. Mark 10:32-34
The Coincidence of Opposites E. Johnson Mark 10:32-34
The Cross, the Object of Desire W. H. Hutchings, M. A. Mark 10:32-34
The Saviour's Alacrity to Reach the End of His Course R. Bickersteth. Mark 10:32-34
Dignity and Service Alexander Maclaren Mark 10:35
A Religion Which Develops the Fit and the Useful A. H. Powell, M. A. Mark 10:35-45
Ambition E. Johnson Mark 10:35-45
Christ a Servant T. Kidd. Mark 10:35-45
Christ's Last Journey to Jerusalem E. B. Mason. Mark 10:35-45
Greatness Realized in Humble Service M. D. Hoge, D. D. Mark 10:35-45
Servant of All   Mark 10:35-45
The Ambition of the Apostles: the Sons of Zebedee J.J. Given Mark 10:35-45
The Greatness of Service C. S. Robinson, D. D. Mark 10:35-45
The Post of Honor R. Green Mark 10:35-45
The Request of the Sons of Zebedee A. Rowland Mark 10:35-45
The Servant of All M. D. Hoge, D. D. Mark 10:35-45
Can Ye Drink of the Cup that I Drink Of B. Beddome, M. A. Mark 10:38
Christ's Cup of Suffering Plans of Sermons Mark 10:38
Ignorance in Prayers W. M. Taylor, D. D. Mark 10:38
Mistaken Prayer   Mark 10:38
Prayers Offered in Ignorance Answered in Love W. M. Taylor, D. D. Mark 10:38
The Greatness of the Son of Man A.F. Muir Mark 10:45
Bartimaeus Alexander Maclaren Mark 10:46
A Gospel Sermon to Outsiders C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 10:46-52
A Great Number of People Prof. W. J. Hoge. Mark 10:46-52
And When He Heard Prof. W. J. Hoge. Mark 10:46-52
Arresting Christ Prof. W. J. Hoge. Mark 10:46-52
Attachment to Christ   Mark 10:46-52
Bartimaeus R. Green Mark 10:46-52
Begging Begins in Childhood Prof. W. J. Hoge. Mark 10:46-52
Blind Bartimaeus A.F. Muir Mark 10:46-52
Blind Bartimaeus E. Johnson Mark 10:46-52
Blind Bartimaeus: the Publicity of Christ's Miracles A. Rowland Mark 10:46-52
Blind Bartimeus S. Cox, D. D. Mark 10:46-52
Blindness Disqualifies the Critic Prof. W. J. Hoge. Mark 10:46-52
Blindness Removed   Mark 10:46-52
Christ and His Many Followers J. Morgan. Mark 10:46-52
Christ and the Blind J. H. Godwin. Mark 10:46-52
Christ and the True Friends J. Morgan. Mark 10:46-52
Christ Revealed to the Needy J. B. Brown, B. A. Mark 10:46-52
Christ's Recognition of Faith H. Bonar, D. D. Mark 10:46-52
Every Sinner is a Beggar Prof. W. J. Hoge. Mark 10:46-52
He Calleth Thee Prof. W. J. Hoge. Mark 10:46-52
How to Procure Blessing from God T. T. Lynch. Mark 10:46-52
Light no Remedy for Blindness Prof. W. J. Hoge. Mark 10:46-52
Observations on the Narrative of Blind Bartimeus A. G. Fuller. Mark 10:46-52
Our Wants Must be Expressed Prof. W. J. Hoge. Mark 10:46-52
Pertinacity Successful in the End C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 10:46-52
Prayer of a Solitary Individual Heard S. Cox, D. D. Mark 10:46-52
Sightless Sinners C. S. Robinson, D. D. Mark 10:46-52
That He Should Hold His Peace Prof. W. J. Hoge. Mark 10:46-52
The Blind Beggar C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 10:46-52
The Blind Beggar of Jericho C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 10:46-52
The Blind Man Happy   Mark 10:46-52
The Cure of Two Blind Men At Jericho J.J. Given Mark 10:46-52
The Danger of the Blind Prof. W. J. Hoge. Mark 10:46-52
The Gate of the City S. Cox, D. D. Mark 10:46-52
The Lord's Answer   Mark 10:46-52
This Man Came Out of Cursed Jericho C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 10:46-52
Three Kinds of Blindness Prof. W. J. Hoge. Mark 10:46-52
Thy Blind Man a Earners Cries C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 10:46-52
What Wilt Thou A. Thomson. Mark 10:46-52
When May a Man be Called Poor Prof. W. J. Hoge. Mark 10:46-52
An Eager Coming Alexander Maclaren Mark 10:50
Love's Question Alexander Maclaren Mark 10:51
Saving Faith A.F. Muir Mark 10:52