Mark 6 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.

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 6 -  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

BRIAN BILL Sermons on Mark

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


HORATIUS BONAR - Light and Truth - Select passages

Click here for following chapters on Mark

  • XXX.      Jesus Wondering at Man’s Unbelief Mark 6:6
  • XXXI.      Christ’s Teaching the World’s Great Need Mark 6:33, 34
  • XXXII.      Jesus and His Fulness Mark 6:53–56

 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

  • Mark 6:3 offended at Him
  • Mark 6:11 day of judgment
  • Mark 6:14  King Herod
  • Mark 6:19 Herodias
  • Mark 6:20 Herod feared John
  • Mark 6:22 daughter of the said Herodius
  • Mark 6:31  rest a while.  Jesus here indicates the need for at least occasional rest for His zealous and concerned followers. No matter how urgent the need of Christian witness and service, the worker must also provide for his own (1 Timothy 5:8) and "give attendance to reading" (1 Timothy 4:13), especially to provide spiritual food and guidance for himself and his family.


DAN DUNCAN Gospel of Mark Sermons


  • Mark Commentary - 6 




ALFRED EDERSHEIM - Jewish believer in Messiah


DWIGHT EDWARDS - pithy and practical




Mark Sermon Outlines - 79 messages - available titles:

  • 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?


GENE GETZ - short video emphasizing principles

  • 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


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.  You Can't Go Home Again Mark 6:1-6
  2.  The Death of a Conscience Mark 6:14-19
  3.  Sent Out Two by Two Mark 6:7-13, 30-31
  4.  The Miracle of the Minnows and Muffins Mark 6:30-44
  5.  What is Over Your Head Is Under His Feet Mark 6:45-52


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'




J R MILLER - sermons and devotional





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


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





  • None on Mark 6 

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




JOHN SCHULTZ - conservative


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



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


KENNETH WUEST - This book can be borrowed

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.

STEVE ZEISLER Sermon on the the Gospel of Mark

SERMONS BY VERSE - Older expositions

The Epistle of Saint Jude Martin Luther Mark 6:1
The Master Rejected: the Servants Sent Forth Alexander Maclaren Mark 6:1
Christ At Home E. Johnson, M. A. Mark 6:1-6
Christ At Home E. Johnson Mark 6:1-6
Christ's Return to Nazareth De W. S. Clark. Mark 6:1-6
Detracting from the Divine Greatness of Christ A. F. Muir, M. A. Mark 6:1-6
Jesus Re-Visits Nazareth J. C. Gray. Mark 6:1-6
Jesus Visiting His Own Country A. F. Muir, M. A. Mark 6:1-6
Jesus Visiting His Own Country A.F. Muir Mark 6:1-6
Rejection of Christ A. Rowland, LL. B. Mark 6:1-6
The Carpenter; Or, the Dignity of Honest Labour R. Green Mark 6:1-6
The Refection At Nazareth J.J. Given Mark 6:1-6
Unbelief At Nazareth J. R. Thomson, M A. Mark 6:1-6
Detracting from the Divine Greatness of Christ A.F. Muir Mark 6:2, 3
Jesus, the Rejected Teacher A. Rowland Mark 6:2, 3
The Twofold Wonder Awakened by the Gospel A.F. Muir Mark 6:2, 6
Jealousy of Greatness in Neighbours J. Morison, D. D. Mark 6:3-4
Jesus an Offence J. Morison, D. D. Mark 6:3-4
Jesus Came from Amongst the Labouring Classes Hausrath. Mark 6:3-4
Jesus Christ, the Carpenter W. F. Adeney, M. A. Mark 6:3-4
Jesus in the Workshop J. Johnston. Mark 6:3-4
Manual Work Redeemed J. Johnston. Mark 6:3-4
Offended At the Carpenter's Son   Mark 6:3-4
Self-Respect Vital to Religion R. Glover. Mark 6:3-4
The Dignity of Honest Labour R. Green. Mark 6:3-4
The Divine Carpenter C. M. Jones. Mark 6:3-4
The Model Artisan A. G. Churchill. Mark 6:3-4
The Royal Shipwright J. Johnston. Mark 6:3-4
The Village Carpenter in Our Lord's Time Held the Position of the Modern Village Blacksmith T. M. Lindsay, D. D. Mark 6:3-4
Useful Reflections on Christ's Working as a Carpenter J. Orton. Mark 6:3-4
Value of Industrial Employments J. Morison, D. D. Mark 6:3-4
Work the Law of Life J. Johnston. Mark 6:3-4
They Were Offended in Him A. Rowland Mark 6:3-5
Christ Thwarted Alexander Maclaren Mark 6:5
Christ's Wonder J. Morison, D. D. Mark 6:5-6
Jesus Wondering At Man's Unbelief H. Bonar, D. D. Mark 6:5-6
Marvellous Unbelief W. Joules. Mark 6:5-6
The Astonishment of Christ S. Cox, D. D. Mark 6:5-6
The Character of Unbelief C. Wadsworth, D. D. Mark 6:5-6
The Possibility of Unbelief John Ker, D. D. Mark 6:5-6
The Power of Unbelief J. Vaughan, M. A. Mark 6:5-6
The Sad Wonder C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 6:5-6
The Sin of Unbelief C. Hodge, D. D. Mark 6:5-6
The Unbelief of the Nazarenes H. Melvill, B. D. Mark 6:5-6
Unbelief Colmer B. Symes, B. A. Mark 6:5-6
Unbelief J. Burns, LL. D. Mark 6:5-6
Unbelief a Wonder Anon. Mark 6:5-6
Unbelief Preventing the Mighty Works of Christ A. Weston. Mark 6:5-6
Christ Ministering to the Villages A.F. Muir Mark 6:6
On Attending the Church Service John Wesley Mark 6:7
Preparations for Preaching A. Rowland Mark 6:7-12
Missionaries E. Johnson Mark 6:7-13
The Apostolic Commission R. Green Mark 6:7-13
The Mission of the Twelve A.F. Muir Mark 6:7-13
The Mission of the Twelve J.J. Given Mark 6:7-13
Apostolic Labours and Their Reception J. H. Godwin. Mark 6:7-18
Companionship De W. S. Clark. Mark 6:7-18
Incumbrances to be Abandoned De W. S. Clark. Mark 6:7-18
Missionaries E. Johnson, M. A. Mark 6:7-18
Mutual Help   Mark 6:7-18
No Money J. Morison, D. D. Mark 6:7-18
Preparations for Preaching A. Rowland, LL. B. Mark 6:7-18
The Apostolic Commission R. Green. Mark 6:7-18
The First Mission of the Twelve H. M. Luckock, D. D. Mark 6:7-18
The Mission of the Twelve Matthew Henry, D. C. Hughes, M. A. Mark 6:7-18
Accounting for Christ A.F. Muir Mark 6:14-16
Wonder and Fancy E. Johnson Mark 6:14-16
Conscience C. Hedge, D. D. Mark 6:14-29
Conscience Removes Illusions A. Maclaren, D. D. Mark 6:14-29
Herod -- a Startled Conscience A. Maclaren, D. D. Mark 6:14-29
Herod: the Disordered Conscience R. Green Mark 6:14-29
Herod's Conjectures T. Gisborne, M. A. Mark 6:14-29
John and Herod E. H. Chapin. Mark 6:14-29
John Baptist and Herod A. H. Currier. Mark 6:14-29
On the Character of Herod Antipas T. Gisborne, M. A. Mark 6:14-29
Remembrance of Past Sin   Mark 6:14-29
Results of Herod's Sin R. Clover. Mark 6:14-29
The Cause and Manner of the Baptist's Death Expository Discourses. Mark 6:14-29
The Murder of the Baptist J.J. Given Mark 6:14-29
The Sovereign Power of Conscience H. Melvill, B. D. Mark 6:14-29
The Storehouse of Memory A. Maclaren, D. D. Mark 6:14-29
Herod -- a Startled Conscience Alexander Maclaren Mark 6:16
Evil Effects of Vice Dr. South. Mark 6:17
The Martyrdom of John Alexander Maclaren Mark 6:17
The Reciprocal Revenge of Wrong H. W. Beecher. Mark 6:17
A Soul's Tragedy A.F. Muir Mark 6:17-29
The Hero's Death E. Johnson Mark 6:17-29
Rebuke of Sin Considered Indelicate C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 6:18
The Difficulty of Wise Rebuke J. H. Newman. Mark 6:18
A False Respect for Religion C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 6:20
Bad Men with Better Moments H. W. Beecher. Mark 6:20
Better to Fear God than His Minister Gurnall. Mark 6:20
Character a Power R Cecil. Mark 6:20
Character of Herod R. Burns, D. D. Mark 6:20
Fear Versus Love Gurnall. Mark 6:20
Herod's Partial Repentance Leonard W. Bacon. Mark 6:20
Inconstancy G. Swinnock. Mark 6:20
Insufficiency of Herod's Right-Doing Leonard W. Bacon. Mark 6:20
John and Herod C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 6:20
Limed by Lust C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 6:20
Preaching! Man's Privilege and God's Power C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 6:20
Transient Religious Impressions C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 6:20
Wanting to Go to Heaven, But Liking the Way to Hell C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 6:20
What Moves Wicked Men Thus to Affect and Reverence God's Faithful Ministers G. Petter. Mark 6:20
Why Herod Feared John R. Collyer. Mark 6:20
The Murderers of John the Baptist A. Rowland Mark 6:21-28
Conditions of Promise Keeping H. W. Beecher. Mark 6:26
Crisis Hours H. W. Beecher. Mark 6:26
Sin Haunting the Guilty   Mark 6:26
Sorrow not Always Divine E. H. Chapin. Mark 6:26
The Course of Sin R. W. Evans, B. D., W. Walters. Mark 6:26
The Effects of the Preaching of John the Baptist Upon Herod H. Melvill, B. D. Mark 6:26
The Progress of Sin   Mark 6:26
The Sinful Snare   Mark 6:26
The World's Bread Alexander Maclaren Mark 6:30
A Victim to Want of Leisure A. Rowland, LL. B. Mark 6:30-31
Best by the Way H. J. Wilmot-Buxton, M. A. Mark 6:30-31
Ministers Need Rest M. F. Sadler. Mark 6:30-31
No Leisure A. Rowland, LL. B. Mark 6:30-31
Recreation Dr. Talmage. Mark 6:30-31
Recreative Rest A. Rowland, LL. B. Mark 6:30-31
Rest and Work E. Johnson, M. A. Mark 6:30-31
Rest Awhile R. N. Young, D. D Mark 6:30-31
Rest from One Set of Ideas E. W. Shalders, B. A. Mark 6:30-31
Rest in Nature A. Rowland, LL. B. Mark 6:30-31
Retirement Essential to the Growth of True Piety Studies Mark 6:30-31
Retirement for Observation H. W. Beecher. Mark 6:30-31
Seclusion with Christ C. J. Vaughan, D. D. Mark 6:30-31
Telling Jesus A.F. Muir Mark 6:30, 31
The Christian Uses of Leisure John Ker, D. D. Mark 6:30-31
The Higher Use of Retirement H. W. Beecher. Mark 6:30-31
The Necessity for Rest John Ker, D. D. Mark 6:30-31
The Richer for Rest E. W. Shalders, B. A. Mark 6:30-31
The Saviour's Invitation to Rest R. Glover. Mark 6:30-31
The Season of Rest J. F. Kitto, M. A. Mark 6:30-31
Rest and Work E. Johnson Mark 6:30-34
Miraculous Provision J.J. Given Mark 6:30-44
The Miracle of the Loaves R. Green Mark 6:30-44
Christ's Offer of Rest A.F. Muir Mark 6:31
Coming and Going A.F. Muir Mark 6:31
Recreative Rest A. Rowland Mark 6:31
The Christian Worker's Rest A.F. Muir Mark 6:31
Christ's Pity Embraced the Unconscious Suffering of Men T. T. Munger. Mark 6:32-34
Christ's Sympathy for Men A.F. Muir Mark 6:32-34
Christ's Teaching the World's Great Need H. Bonar, D. D. Mark 6:32-34
Pity More Unselfish than Love T. T. Munger. Mark 6:32-34
The Compassion of Christ Scottish Pulpit Mark 6:32-34
The Shepherdly Emotion of Christ A.F. Muir Mark 6:34
A Parable in a Miracle A. F. Muir, M. A. Mark 6:35-44
Carefulness Even in Small Things R. Glover. Mark 6:35-44
Christ the Sustainer of Life Vernon W. Hutton, B. A. Mark 6:35-44
Christ's Ability to Do Much with Little Archdeacon Farrar. Mark 6:35-44
Christ's Feast Free C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 6:35-44
Feeding of Five Thousand J. H. Godwin. Mark 6:35-44
Feeding the Five Thousand: a Miracle A. F. Muir, M. A. Mark 6:35-44
Feeding the Five Thousand: a Miracle A.F. Muir Mark 6:35-44
Feeding the Five Thousand: a Parable A.F. Muir Mark 6:35-44
Food for the Million Congregational Pulpit Mark 6:35-44
Four Thousand Men to be Fed in the Wilderness C. J. Vaughan, D. D. Mark 6:35-44
Important Lessons from Christ J. Stewart. Mark 6:35-44
In Ranks H. M. Luckock, D. D. Mark 6:35-44
Looked Up to Heaven and Blessed   Mark 6:35-44
Miracle of the Loaves C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 6:35-44
Miraculous Feeding of Five Thousand Expository Outlines Mark 6:35-44
Order Out of Disorder C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 6:35-44
Our Duty to the Multitude W. Harrison, M. A. Mark 6:35-44
Providential Supply of Food S. S. Teacher. Mark 6:35-44
Salvation for Us C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 6:35-44
The Lad's Loaves and Fishes C. S. Robinson, D. D. Mark 6:35-44
The Miracle of the Loaves R. Green. Mark 6:35-44
The Multitude Fed E. Johnson, M. A. Mark 6:35-44
The Multitude Fed E. Johnson Mark 6:35-44
The Multitude Fed in the Wilderness C. Bradley, M. A. Mark 6:35-44
Christian Care for the Needy A. Rowland Mark 6:41
Spiritual Economy A.F. Muir Mark 6:43
Backward to Yield Obedience G. Petter. Mark 6:45-51
Be of Good Cheer, it is I D. Wilcox. Mark 6:45-51
Christ Knows Who have Need of Him C. S. Robinson, D. D. Mark 6:45-51
Christ Walking on the Sea B. Maitland, M. A. Mark 6:45-51
Christ Walking on the Sea A. Rowland Mark 6:45-51
Christ was Seen in the Storm T. M. Lindsay, D. D. Mark 6:45-51
Christ's Absence J. H. Godwin. Mark 6:45-51
Failing to Recognize Christ   Mark 6:45-51
God Present Though not Seen   Mark 6:45-51
Need of Constraint from Christ G. Petter. Mark 6:45-51
Religious Despondency C. S. Robinson, D. D. Mark 6:45-51
Self-Confidence to be Learnt   Mark 6:45-51
The Christian Life Dean Goulburn. Mark 6:45-51
The Contrary Currents of Life J. B. Brown, B. A. Mark 6:45-51
The Disciples in the Storm E. Bersier, D. D. Mark 6:45-51
The Voice of Jesus in the Storm Newman Hall, LL. B. Mark 6:45-51
The Worth of Absent Sympathy W. Hardman, M. A., J. W. Pearson., J. W. Pearson., J. W. Pearson. Mark 6:45-51
Toiling in Rowing M. Hutchison. Mark 6:45-51
Toiling in Rowing W. M. Statham. Mark 6:45-51
Toiling in Rowing C. S. Robinson, D. D. Mark 6:45-51
Christ's Retirement A.F. Muir Mark 6:45-52
Jesus Walking on the Sea A.F. Muir Mark 6:45-52
Jesus Walking on the Sea: Interpreted of the Church A.F. Muir Mark 6:45-52
The Vision on the Lake E. Johnson Mark 6:45-52
Miraculous Protection J.J. Given Mark 6:45-56
Consider the Past C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 6:52
Forgotten Mercies C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 6:52
Hast Action an Index to Future Help C. H. Spurgeon. Mark 6:52
The Inconsideration of the Disciples J. H. Smith. Mark 6:52
The Miracle of the Loaves H. Melvill. Mark 6:52
A Crowd of Eager Applicants Dean Stanley. Mark 6:53-56
Commotion in Gennesaret E. Johnson Mark 6:53-56
Jesus and His Fulness H. Bonar, D. D. Mark 6:53-56
Secondary Benefits of the Gospel A.F. Muir Mark 6:53-56
Spiritual Healing J. Jowett, M. A. Mark 6:53-56
The Multitude in Affliction F. Wagstaff. Mark 6:53-56
Touch Jesus and be Healed J. Smith. Mark 6:53-56