The Gospel of Mark

 

The Gospel of Mark presents Jesus as the King over all things and the suffering savior of his people. It is the story of the world and how we fit into it. Our identity and purpose is most clearly understood through a careful and direct look at the story of Jesus. 

Overview Videos

 


 
Reading plan & Study Guides- Part 1

 

Aug 19-25

  Mark 1:1
 The Beginning
 Study Guide 1

Aug 26-Sept 1

  Mark 1:2-13
 The Good News
 Study Guide 2

Sept 2-8

 Mark 1:14-28
 Kingdom of God
 Study Guide 3

Sept 9-15

 Mark 1:29-45
 The Heart of Jesus
 Study Guide 4

Sept 23-29

 Mark 2:13-17
 Jesus is Calling
 Study Guide 6

Sept 30-Oct 6

 Mark 2:18-22
 Follow Jesus
 Study Guide 7

Oct 7-13

 Mark 2:23-3:6
 The Sabbath
 Study Guide 8

Oct 14-20

 Mark 3:7-19
 Call of Jesus
 Study Guide 9

Oct 21-27

 Mark 3:20-30
 Choices About Jesus
 Study Guide 10

Oct 28 - Nov 3

 Mark 4:1-20
 Hearing God
 Study Guide 11

Nov 4-10

 Mark 4:21-34
 His Kingdom
 Study Guide 12

Nov 11-17

 Mark 4:35-41
 Faith and Fear
 Study Guide 13

Nov 18-24

 Mark 5:1-20
 The Power of Jesus
 Study Guide 14

Nov 25-Dec 1

 Mark 5:21-43
 
 Study Guide 15

 



milestones 

The Gospel of Mark is a carefully crafted story that gives an account of Jesus' life and addresses the question of whether or not He is the Jewish Messiah. In the first half, everyone questions who He is, the middle questions the disciples' belief about Him and the second half tells how He became the Messiah.

Many Jews hoped that the Messiah would overthrow the Romans and rule as king, but as we read this book, we see that He came as a servant to set up the kingdom of God on earth. While He is the Son of God, He also sacrificed His life to save people from slavery to sin.

Baptism of Jesus
John the Baptist, the messenger sent to prepare Israel for their Messiah and King, baptizes Jesus. God declares that Jesus is His son and the Messiah.
Ministry of Jesus
Jesus travels through Galilee introducing Himself to the people, forgiving sins and performing miracles as He shares the Old Testament story of God's rescue mission.
Disciples Questioned
Jesus asks his disciples if they believe He's the Messiah. He explains that He is a servant and will give His life to save many.
The Transfiguration
Jesus and three disciples ascend a mountain where God affirms Jesus as His son. The disciples are reminded that He will suffer to provide salvation.
Abrupt Ending
The Gospel of Mark is a story and ends abruptly and challenges us as readers to decide if we believe Jesus is the Messiah.