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Chart from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission
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Chart from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission
DANIEL AKIN - sermons
- Mark 16:1-8 The Resurrection of the Great King
- Note that this message ends with about 15 pages of discussion on the Authenticity of the Resurrection
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)
W C ALLEN
JOSEPH A ALEXANDER
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.
- Commentary on the Gospel of Mark - 488 pages
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 16 - sermon notes compiled
CHRIS BENFIELD SERMONS
- Mark 16:1-8 Triumph at the Tomb
- Mark 16:1-8 The Glory in Resurrection -
- Mark 16:9-20 Commissioned with the Gospel -
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
JIM BOMKAMP SERMONS
A B BRUCE The Expositor's Greek Testament Commentary
BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR Commentary
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
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
RICH CATHERS Sermons
D MARION CLARK Sermons - opens a Word Document
W A CRISWELL SERMONS ON 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
- Mark, theology of - Baker's Evangelical Dictionary
- Mark - Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament
- Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible Mark (John)
- Mark, John - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
- Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia John mark
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia Mark, John
- Fausset Bible Dictionary Mark, John
- Holman Bible Dictionary Mark, John
DAN DUNCAN Gospel of Mark Sermons
- Mark Commentary - 16
J N DARBY
DWIGHT EDWARDS - pithy and practical
WILLIAM EDWARDS, MD
- On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ - Medical Article from Journal of American Medical Association on crucifixion
EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY OF TEXTS Gospel of Mark
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE COMMENTARY Gospel of Mark G A Chadwick
FEFC WICHITA - sermons series, several pastors - audio and notes (usually several pages)
DON FORTNER -
Mark Sermon Outlines - 79 messages - available titles:
- 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
A C GAEBELEIN
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
- Mark 16:1 - What was the significance of anointing spices in the Bible?
- Mark 16:9-20 - Should Mark 16:9-20 be in the Bible?
- Mark 16:17-18 - What does the Bible say about snake handling? Should we be handling snakes in church?
- Mark 16:16 - Does Mark 16:16 teach that baptism is necessary for salvation?
SCOTT GRANT Sermons
DAVE GUZIK Commentary on the Gospel of Mark
JAMES HASTINGS Great Texts of the Bible
DANIEL HILL VERSE BY VERSE
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.
F B HOLE
DAVID HOLWICK SERMONS Frequent illustrations.
HOLMAN STUDY BIBLE NOTES
H A IRONSIDE'S NOTES Gospel of Mark
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
JOHN DANIEL JONES - Biography
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 Logos.com)
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.”
- Footprints of the Son of Man as Traced by St. Mark, being Eighty Portions for Private Study, Family Reading and Instructions in Church 1893
JOHN MACARTHUR Sermons on the Gospel of Mark
- Mark 16:1-8 Amazement at the Empty Tomb
- Mark 16:1-8 Testimonies to the Resurrection
- Mark 16:9-20 The Fitting End to Mark’s Gospel
- Mark 16:9-20 Confidence in God’s Word, as It Is Written
ALEXANDER MACLAREN Sermons on the Gospel of Mark
- Mark 16:1-13 The Incredulous Disciples
- Mark 16:5 Perpetual Youth
- Mark 16:5, 6 The Angel in the Tomb
- Mark 16:7 Love’s Triumph Over Sin
- Mark 16:9 'First to Mary’
- Mark 16:15 The World-wide Commission
- Mark 16:19 The Enthroned Christ
F B MEYER Our Daily Homily or Our Daily Walk
H A W MEYER
J VERNON MCGEE 'Thru the Bible'
BRYN MACPHAIL SERMONS
JEFF MILLER Notes
G CAMPBELL MORGAN
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.”
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.”
- Who Moved the Stone? by Frank Morison - an apologetic discussion of the truth of the Resurrection. Morison writes in the Preface "it is essentially a confession, the inner story of a man who originally set out to write one kind of book and found himself compelled by the sheer force of circumstances to write another."
NET BIBLE NOTES
JAMES NISBET Church Pulpit Commentary
OUR DAILY BREAD Devotional and Sermon Illustrations
- Mark 16 - compilation
- 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
- Mark 16:15 Evie's Decision
JOSEPH PARKER The People's Bible Commentary on the Gospel of Mark
|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|
GENE PENSIERO - sermons
- Mark 16:1-8 – Victory Is The Spice Of Eternal Life
- Mark 16:9-20 – Then I Saw His Grace, Now I’m A Believer!
MATTHEW POOLE English Annotations on the Holy Bible
PREACHER'S COMPLETE HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY Gospel of Mark
THE PULPIT COMMENTARY Gospel of Mark: Scroll Down Page for the Homilies
ROBERT RAYBURN SERMONS
REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE STUDY NOTES
- Mark 16:1
- Mark 16:3
- Mark 16:5
- Mark 16:6
- Mark 16:7
- Mark 16:8
- Mark 16:9–20
- Mark 16:9
- Mark 16:12
- Mark 16:15
- Mark 16:16
- Mark 16:17
- Mark 16:19
- Mark 16:20
KIM RIDDLEBARGER - Downloads Pdf about 7 pages
A. T. ROBERTSON Word Pictures on the Gospel of Mark
- Mark 16 Commentary
- Studies in Mark’s Gospel 1919 134 pages Cyril J. Barber - Does not follow a verse-by-verse exposition, but deals with introductory problems before discussing such items as miracles, parables, the teaching of Christ, Aramaic and Latin terms, and the disputed ending of the Gospel.
- The Teaching of Jesus in Mark’s Gospel
- Making Good in the Ministry: a Sketch of John Mark
DON ROBINSON Sermons on Mark
- 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
J C RYLE Commentary on the Gospel of Mark
- The Gospel of Mark Volume 1 - Bible Notebook
- The Gospel of Mark Volume 2 - Bible Notebook
- Mark - A Named Called 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
- Mark 16 Commentary
- Mark 15-16
- Sermon Notes for Mark 16:1-4 - Mark 16:1-4
- Sermon Notes for Mark 16:9 - Mark 16:9-11 The Tragedy of Unbelief
- Sermon Notes for Mark 16:15,16 - Mark 16:15, 16 Supreme Task of Church
JAMES SMITH HANDFULS OF PURPOSE
Click here for the following studies on the Gospel of Mark
- Mark 16:1-8.TAUGHT IN THE SEPULCHER.
- Mark 16:9-14.RESURRECTION REVELATIONS.
- Mark 16:15-20.THE GREAT COMMISSION.
- Mark 7 Commentary 16
R C SPROUL - Devotionals from Ligonier Ministries
C. H. SPURGEON
- Mark 16:6 Belief in the Resurrection
- Mark 16:7 The Messages of Our Lord's Love
- Mark 16:9 Jesus Appearing to Mary Magdalene
- Mark 16:9 Mary Magdalene
- Mark 16:10 Sad Interior and a Cheery Messenger
- Mark 16:14 Unbelievers Rebuked (Upbraided)
- Mark 16:15-16 Baptismal Regeneration
- Mark 16:15,16 Preach, Preach, Preach Everywhere
- Mark 16:16 Baptism Essential to Obedience
- Mark 16:20 Christ and His Co-Workers
- Mark 16
- Mark 16:7 Always First in Fellowship
- Mark 16:9 He appeared first to Mary Magdalene
- Mark 16:9 Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils
- Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved
RAY STEDMAN Sermons on the Gospel of Mark
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."
- Mark Commentary Main Page (heavy on Greek) -
- Enter page # in parenthesis to go to respective chapter
Mark 1 (p1)
THIRD MILLENNIUM Notes on the the Gospel of Mark
- Jesus' Resurrection - Mark 16:1-20
- The Sabbath was over - Mark 16:1-3
- He has risen! - Mark 16:4-7
- Afraid - Mark 16:8
- Textual Note - Mark 16:9-20
- He appeared first to Mary Magdalene - Mark 16:9-11
- Jesus appeared - Mark 16:12-14
- A great commission - Mark 16:15-18
- Jesus ascended - Mark 16:19-20
DEREK THOMAS SERMONS
- Mark 16:1-7 Three Resurrections - James Baird
- Mark Up From the Grave He Arose
- Mark 16:1-8 Too Good to Be True? Billy Dempsey
GEOFF THOMAS SERMONS
DAVID THOMPSON Sermons
TODAY IN THE WORD Devotionals
JAMES VAN DINE
MARVIN VINCENT New Testament Word Studies
|EVENT||Mt 28:1-8||Mk 16:1-8||Lk 24:1-10||Jn 20:1-8|
Just after sunrise
Very early in the morning
While it was still dark
Who comes first?
Mary Magdelene and the other Mary
Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome
Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and others
What do they find?
earthquake with angel who rolls back the stone
stone rolled away
stone rolled away
stone removed from the entrance
Whom do they see?
angel sitting on the stone
young man in white robe, sitting on the right
two men in clothes that gleamed like lightening
What do they do?
ran to tell his disciples
fled from the tomb, afraid to say anything
told what had happened to the Eleven and others
ran to tell Peter and the disciple, the one Jesus loved
What happens next?
Jesus met them
Peter goes to the tomb to investigate
Peter and the other disciple investigate
What is the third scene?
guards report to chief priests and are bribed
story of two disciples on Emmaus road
Mary sees two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been
Harmony of the Gospel Accounts A T Robertson -
THE VISIT OF THE WOMEN TO THE TOMB OF JESUS ABOUT SUNRISE SUNDAY MORNING AND THE MESSAGE OF THE ANGELS ABOUT THE EMPTY TOMB - Mark 16:1-8, Mt 28:1-8, Lk 24:1-12, Jn 20:1-13 (Harmony of the Gospels - scroll down to page 280 for Visit of Women to the Tomb...)
Answer: The events surrounding Jesus’ resurrection can be difficult to piece together. We must remember two things: first, the news of Jesus’ resurrection produced much excit ement in Jerusalem, and in the ensuing chaos many people were going many different directions. Groups were separated, and several different groups paid visits to the tomb, possibly more than once. Second, the writers of the Gospels did not attempt an exhaustive narrative; in other words, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John had no intention of telling us every detail of the resurrection or every event in the order that it happened.
n the battle with skeptics regarding Jesus’ resurrection, Christians are in a "no-win" situation. If the resurrection accounts harmonize perfectly, skeptics will claim that the writers of the Gospels conspired together. If the resurrection accounts have some differences, skeptics will claim that the Gospels contradict each other and therefore cannot be trusted. It is our contention that the resurrection accounts can be harmonized and do not contradict each other.
However, even if the resurrection accounts cannot be perfectly harmonized, that does not make them untrustworthy. By any reasonable evaluation, the resurrection accounts from the four Gospels are superbly consistent eyewitness testimonies. The central truths - that Jesus was resurrected from the dead and that the resurrected Jesus appeared to many people - are clearly taught in each of the four Gospels. The apparent inconsistencies are in "side issues." How many angels did they see in the tomb, one or two? (Perhaps one person only saw one angel, while the other person saw two angels.) To how many women did Jesus appear, and to whom did He appear first? (While each Gospel has a slightly different sequence to the appearances, none of them claims to be giving the precise chronological order.) So, while the resurrection accounts may seem to be inconsistent, it cannot be proven that the accounts are contradictory.
Here is a possible harmony of the narratives of the resurrection of Christ and His post-resurrection appearances, in chronological order:
- Jesus is buried, as several women watch (Matthew 27:57-61; Mark 15:42-47; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42).
- The tomb is sealed and a guard is set (Matthew 27:62-66).
- At least 3 women, including Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, prepare spices to go to the tomb (Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:1).
- An angel descends from heaven, rolls the stone away, and sits on it. There is an earthquake, and the guards faint (Matthew 28:2-4).
- The women arrive at the tomb and find it empty. Mary Magdalene leaves the other women there and runs to tell the disciples (John 20:1-2).
- The women still at the tomb see two angels who tell them that Jesus is risen and who instruct them to tell the disciples to go to Galilee (Matthew 28:5-7; Mark 16:2-8; Luke 24:1-8).
- The women leave to bring the news to the disciples (Matthew 28:8).
- The guards, having roused themselves, report the empty tomb to the authorities, who bribe the guards to say the body was stolen (Matthew 28:11-15).
- Mary the mother of James and the other women, on their way to find the disciples, see Jesus (Matthew 28:9-10).
- The women relate what they have seen and heard to the disciples (Luke 24:9-11).
- Peter and John run to the tomb, see that it is empty, and find the grave clothes (Luke 24:12; John 20:2-10).
- Mary Magdalene returns to the tomb. She sees the angels, and then she sees Jesus (John 20:11-18).
- Later the same day, Jesus appears to Peter (Luke 24:34; 1 Corinthians 15:5).
- Still on the same day, Jesus appears to Cleopas and another disciple on their way to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-32).
- That evening, the two disciples report the event to the Eleven in Jerusalem (Luke 24:32-35).
- Jesus appears to ten disciples—Thomas is missing (Luke 24:36-43; John 20:19-25).
- Jesus appears to all eleven disciples—Thomas included (John 20:26-31).
- Jesus appears to seven disciples by the Sea of Galilee (John 21:1-25).
- Jesus appears to about 500 disciples in Galilee (1 Corinthians 15:6).
- Jesus appears to His half-brother James (1 Corinthians 15:7).
- Jesus commissions His disciples (Matthew 28:16-20).
- Jesus teaches His disciples the Scriptures and promises to send the Holy Spirit (Luke 24:44-49; Acts 1:4-5).
- Jesus ascends into heaven (Luke 24:50-53; Acts 1:6-12). GotQuestions.or