The Book of
Mark from the Holy Bible
verse includes commentary for daily
Bible Study Lessons From the
Read the story of Jesus
Christ as told in the Gospel of Mark. Learn more
about the Scripture by studying every day. You will
be amazed at how you will find application
principles to use in living a fuller life when you
read the lessons.
John the Baptist Preaches
In these first chapters of
Mark, John the Baptist comes preaching from the
desert telling people about the coming of Jesus.
The good news story.
Read what happens when Jesus
is baptized in the Jordan River by John the
Baptist. Is there a reason for Jesus stepping into
the water? Find some answers and learn what it
means for us to be baptized in this passage from
1:12-13 - Satan Tempts Jesus
At the beginning of His
ministry, Satan tempts Jesus in the desert and the
angels attend His needs. This is the example Christ
teaches us when we are tempted by the devil.
1:14-20 - Fishermen Follow
Jesus selects His first
disciples and preaches in Galilee in these verses
from Mark. The infancy of Christ's' ministry did
not start with an instant crowd. Sometimes becoming
a Christian takes time.
1:21-45 - Jesus Teaches and Heals with
Many teachers used quotes
from "famous" rabbis of the day but Jesus did not
need to quote anyone else. He spoke and taught with
the authority of God which amazed those listening
Jesus Heals a Paralyzed
Jesus healing a paralyzed
man. There is more to the story including the lives
and faith of the men who lowered the ailing soul
down to Christ. Also, Jesus forgave sins in this
Jesus Eats with
Christ teaches us in this
lesson from Mark that tax collectors, and sinners
like Levi need "healing" just as we do.
Religious Leaders Ask
Jesus about Fasting
The disciples of John the
Baptist and the Pharisees were fasting while Jesus'
disciples were not. Christ explains why when
confronted with this.
The Disciples Gather
Wheat on the Sabbath
Yet another battle between
Jesus and the Pharisees is the interpretation of
Jewish law. Religious leaders were quick to grab
every opportunity to catch Christ in a crime,
including this one concerning working on the
3:1-12 - Jesus Heals Again on the
Jesus heals a man's hand on
the Sabbath and the Pharisees are livid with anger
as their authority and power are taken away. So
much so that they cannot see the Messiah before
Jesus Selects the Twelve
"Follow me." This is
the simple statement made by Jesus which changed
the world forever. This study includes the
selection of the 12 disciples.
Religious Leaders Accuse
Jesus of Being Under Satan's
The lesson from Mark has much
to say about who we are going to follow, Christ or
Satan. It tells about the unforgivable sin and uses
the statement of "a house divided against itself.."
. Ultimately, we have to make a decision. This
Bible study portion will help us make the right
Jesus Describes His True
Mark writes about the true
family of Christ. Yes, His mother was Mary and He
loved her. But, Jesus loves each of us just as much
when we choose to accept Him as Savior.
Jesus Explains the
Parable of the Four Soils
Some people hear the Word of
God but do not comprehend right away. Some accept
and then fall away. The parable of the four soils
as told by Jesus categorizes these different
situations and there is a very valuable lesson here
when we are talking to people about Christ.
4:26-29 - Jesus Explains the Parable of the
How does our spirituality
compare to a seed placed in the soil? Let's listen
to Jesus' explanation and parable of the seed in
Jesus Tells the Parable
of the Mustard Seed
Jesus tells us in this study
lesson how Christianity began as a small group and
how one day it would be a body of millions of
people. He knew what the future held. If we can
keep that in mind we know that we are never alone
on this earth. The kingdom of God is everywhere.
4:35-41 - Jesus Calms the
Jesus calming the storm is
just the tip of this saga. There are several areas
of study in this Bible lesson so we will look at a
5:1-20 - Jesus Places Demons into Herd of
The verses from Mark about
Christ casting the demons into a herd of pigs has
many side lessons we can learn. It shows the power
of God and the compassion He has for mankind.
5:21-43 - Jesus Restores Life and Heals the
"Only Believe" is within the
title of this Scripture reading from the New
Testament as we see Jesus heal the bleeding woman
and bring a little girl back to life.
6:1-6 - People of Nazareth Do Not Believe
Jesus, with all the miracles,
healing and teaching with authority never gained
the respect he deserved in Nazareth because of the
6:7-13 - Jesus Gives Instructions to the Twelve
Disciples - Sending Out the 12
This study lesson from Mark
talks about the specific instructions Jesus gave
the disciples before He sent them out on their
mission to tell others about Him, and why.
6:14-29 - Death of John the
King Herod promises the
daughter of Herodias anything she wants so her
mother entices her to ask for the head of John the
Baptist. There is a lesson to be learned about the
power of words in this Bible study.
6:30-44 - 5 Loaves, 2 Fishes - Jesus Feeds 5,000
Miracles of God are all
through the Bible but this lesson touches on one of
the most baffling. The feeding of five thousand
from 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes.
6:45-56 - Disciples See Jesus Walking on
Miracles of Christ. This
study is about belief and faith. Although the
Scripture reading is about Jesus walking on water
beside the boat as the disciples row, it explains
much more about our lives and how far we are
willing to go to believe in Jesus to let Him work
in our lives.
7:1-23 - Looking Holy Vs. Honoring God - Religious
The Pharisees thought that,
as long as they performed certain rituals (like the
hand washing in a certain way) that they would be
pure before God. But, Jesus reprimanded them on
this thought telling them that inner purity was
more important than what they displayed on the
7:24-37 - Driving Out a
This lesson is about more
than just the fact of driving a demon from the
girl. The gentile woman in this story had two
choices - acceptance or rejection of Christ. She
made the right choice - many didn't!
8:11-13 - Religious Leaders Ask Jesus for a
The Pharissees were
continuously trying to catch Jesus in a falsehood
by asking for signs and on the spot miracles.
Christ made it clear that He wants us to believe in
Him by faith and not by deeds. Learn more in this
8:14-21 - Jesus Warns against Wrong
"One bad apple" is an example
of this teaching from Jesus about how listening to
the wrong lessons can affect the way that we think
and the way that we live. Make sure you are hearing
the right words.
Jesus Restores Sight to a
The author in this Scripture
reading suggests that we, just like the blind will
be able to "see" when Jesus touches us.
Peter Admits Jesus is the
Admitting that Jesus is the
Messiah, Lord and Savior is the decision all
Christians make before they can move forward in
faith. Peter acknowledges this in the study reading
Jesus Predicts His Death
the First Time
This is not just about
prediction. The passage here from Mark is an
explanation of what it means to "take up the cross"
and follow Jesus. In other words, the Scripture
here is about our eternal souls. Pay close
attention to this study lesson.
9:2-8 & 11-13
- Jesus is Transfigured
on the Mountain
Read about the
transfiguration of Christ, how the disciples
reacted and how it can help empower our faith in
9:14-29 - Christ and the Demon Possessed
Faith! Do we have enough?
Learn about how the faith of a father allowed the
demon possessed boy to be healed. Jesus says
anything is possible ..
The Disciples Argue about
Who is the Greatest Disciple
- In this study lesson, Jesus teaches us that the
greatest disciple is not who we might think. And,
you will learn the meaning here of "Jesus Loves the
Little Children". Read more to find out who is the
9:38-50 - In Jesus' Name - A Warning from
Christ says that anyone who
is for Him is not against Him. The disciples didn't
understand and, many times, neither do we.
Jesus Teaches about
Marriage and Divorce
Is divorce and remarriage the
unpardonable sin? Jesus talks about the sanctity of
marriage and the divorce issue in this study
10:13-16 - Jesus Loves the Little
Although the disciples and
many other followers of Jesus chastised Him for
spending too much time with children, Christ shows
that we should have the same innocent trust in Him.
10:17-27 & 10:31
- Jesus Speaks to the
Rich Young Man
Jesus explains about the
"camel through the eye of the needle" and why the
rich man would have trouble getting into heaven.
How about us? In which category do we fit?
Jesus Teaches about
Many of the disciples
believed that Jesus would overthrow the Roman
government and rule here on earth. They were
anxious to share in that wealth and power. But,
they would not understand until much later why
Jesus came to earth.
10:46-52 - Jesus Heals the Blind
Bartimaus, the blind beggar
has faith and Jesus heals him.
Jesus Rides into
Jerusalem on a Donkey
"Hosanna!", the crowd shouted
as Jesus rode into the city of Jerusalem on the
donkey. Do we shout "Hosanna" too?
Jesus Clears the Temple
Again and Drives Out Money Changers
The money changers and
merchants were getting rich at the expense of those
who wanted to pray at the temple in Jerusalem.
Christ cursed the fig tree and drove out the
cheaters in this Bible study lesson.
Jesus Says the Disciples
Can Pray for Anything
This lesson about forgiveness
and faith teaches us how to pray for the right
things for the right reasons. There are some
guidelines we need to use in prayer covered in this
study. Let's see what Jesus tells His disciples
Challenge Jesus' Authority
Jesus was teaching and
performing miracles which took away from the
authority of the religious leaders so they tried to
trick Him with a no-win question.
12:1-12 - Vine Growers and Wicked
This parable told by Jesus
tells about the wicked tenants who killed or beat
all the servants sent to them. It is also a story
about how Christ came and that He would die to save
Should we pay our local,
state and federal income tax? What did Jesus say in
this Bible study lesson from Mark? Caesar collected
taxes and the people did not like paying them (same
as us) but, what to do?
The Sadducees were not
believers in life after death so tried once again
to trick Jesus with a question about the
resurrection. Christ was not fooled.
about the Greatest
A simple question; What is
the greatest commandment in the Bible? In these
lessons Jesus addresses this question and gives the
religious leaders, and us, the answer.
The Greatest Commandment
in the Bible
In these verses from Mark,
Jesus explains the two greatest commandments of the
Bible. Can we live up to them?
12:35-40 - Jesus Reveals to Religious Leaders Who
the Messiah Is
In this Bible study lesson,
the religious leaders are confused when Jesus tries
to explain to them about the Messiah and who He
12:41-44 - The Widow and Two Coins
The spirit of giving - Jesus
points out in this passage how the widow, while
only putting in two coins worth about one cent, she
gave more than the dollars given by the richest of
Jesus Tells about the
Future and End of Time
The end of time -- A subject
for discussion on Sunday and every other day of the
week. There are numerous movies and books published
on the subject but let's go straight to the
authority, Jesus Christ, to see the truth of the
end times and the fall of Jerusalem.
Jesus Tells about His
More about the end times are
discussed in this Bible study of the Scripture. In
the New Testament, we learn that no one knows the
time and date of the return of Christ.
Jesus Tells about His
Return and Remaining
Again, we learn that we will
not know the day Jesus will return so we must
Religious Leaders Plot to
In this lesson we learn about
power and fear. The religious leaders know that
Jesus is a real threat to their power over the
people and He must be killed.
14:3-9 - Jesus Anointed with Perfume
The Bible can take very
simple events in life and turn them into a complete
life lesson for us. A woman pours expensive perfume
on Jesus' head and we learn about worship, love,
the poor and greed.
Judas Agrees to Betray
In this lesson from the New
Testament, Judas accepts the offer of money to send
Jesus to the Cross. A powerful Easter message but a
thought provoking study for us to ponder.
Disciples Prepare for the
Commonly known today as The
Last Supper, the disciples follow tradition and
prepare for Passover in the upper room, having no
idea of what was to come.
Jesus and the Last Supper -
commonly know as communion or the Lord's Supper.
The Bible study lesson examines whether we are like
Judas in many ways.
Jesus Predicts Peter's
Study how Christ predicts the
denial of Peter in this portion of the Easter
Jesus Agonizes in the
Jesus prays in the garden of
Gethsemane and asks that God's will be done in His
Easter - Jesus is
Betrayed and Arrested
Judas betrays Jesus, He is
arrested and the disciples flee in this study of
the Easter story timeline.
14:53-65 - Easter -
The beginning of passion week
- Jesus is questioned by the high priest Caiaphas
among others. In this study lesson we find there
were many witnesses who testified against Christ
but none were credible.
Easter - Peter Denies
"Before the rooster crows
..". This is what Jesus told His strongest disciple
Peter. And, Peter denied Christ three
times. Who committed the greatest sin?
Easter - The Council of
Religious Leaders Condemns
The story of the crucifixion
unfolds further as Jesus is condemned and handed
over to the Romans where He could be killed.
Easter - Jesus Stands
Trial before Pilate
Jesus doesn't answer many of
the questions while He was on trial before Pilate.
And why should He?
15:6-15 - Easter -
Pilate Hands Jesus Over
to be Crucified
Peer pressure? Not exactly
but there is a lesson for teenagers about giving in
when the pressure is on in this section about
Easter. Jesus takes the place of Barabbas on the
cross - and takes our place shortly afterwards.
15:16-20 - Easter -
Roman Soldiers Mock
Jesus is handed over to the
Roman guards who put a purple robe and crown of
thorns on His head - then they took turns mocking
and beating Him.
15:21-24 - Easter -
Jesus is Led Away to be
The casting of lots, offering
of the wine - this is the lesson for today from the
sacrifice of Jesus.
15:25-32 - Easter
- Jesus is Placed on the
The day of Easter is coming
nearer as Jesus is placed on the cross. But, in
three days He would rise again taking on our sin so
that we may live.
15:33-41 - Easter
- Jesus Dies on the
Jesus, on the cross, dies and
the curtain is split. What does this mean for
us? For one, direct access to God through Christ.
15:42-47 - Easter
- Jesus is Laid in the
After Jesus died on the
cross, he was laid in the tomb, furnished by Joses,
a man who believed. The lesson also covers the
great providence of forgiveness and how God will
treat us when we stand before Him on judgment day.
16:1-8 - Easter
- Jesus Rises From the
The resurrection of Christ.
The stone is rolled away and Jesus has risen from
the dead - so that we can live.
16:9-11 - Easter
- Jesus Appears to Mary
Jesus appears to Mary
Magdalene, a woman who reports back to the
disciples what she has witnessed.
16:12-14 - Jesus Appears to
The disciples finally see the
risen Christ in this episode of the Easter story.
16:15-18 - Easter
- Jesus Gives the Great
What is the great commission?
Christ tells His disciples (and us) to tell the
good news about Him to all the world. The disciples
were the first missionaries but we are commissioned
to believe and tell the story too!
16:19-20 - Easter
- Jesus Ascends into
In this conclusion of the
Easter story Christ rises into heaven and sends His
disciples to preach the message. Let's take a look
at the short ministry of Jesus which changed the