This is the page for all my resources and documents for the Gospel according to Mark. The first section contains documents that survey the entire book. The next section is broken down by each passage. Click the label of any passage to expand for access to documents and information about each individual passage. Feel free to use and distribute any information you find helpful as long as you give credit where appropriate.
General Documents
Individual Passages
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1:1-13 Introduction
1:14-8:26 Act 1: In Galilee
1:14-3:6 Jesus is Initially Revealed
1:14-45 Initial Ministry and Popularity
  • 1:14-20 Inaugurating the Kingdom
  • 1:21-28 Exorcism in a Synagogue
  • 1:29-39 Healing Ministry in Peter's Town
  • 1:40-45 Healing of a Leper
2:1-3:6 Ministry and Opposition
  • 2:1-12 Healing of a Paralytic
  • 2:13-17 The Calling of Levi
  • 2:18-22 Question on Fasting
  • 2:23-28 Question on the Sabbath
  • 3:1-6 Healing on the Sabbath
3:7-5:43 Reaction to Jesus' Clarifying of His Purpose
3:7-19 Strengthening of Discipleship
3:20-35 Strengthening of Opposition
4:1-34 Jesus' Teaching
  • 4:1-12 Parable of the Sower
  • 4:13-20 Explanation of the Parable of the Sower
  • 4:21-25 Lamp on a Stand
  • 4:26-34 The Self-Growing Seed & Mustard Seed
4:35-5:43 Four Stories about His Greatness
6:1-8:26 Jesus Reveals Himself More Deeply to the Disciples
6:1-6 Summary of Opposition
  • 6:1-6 Summary of Opposition
6:7-52 The Mission Moves Forward
  • 6:7-13 Jesus Sends out the Twelve
  • 6:14-29 Herod and Jesus
  • 6:30-44 Feeding of the 5000
  • 6:45-52 Jesus Walks on Water
6:53-8:26 Non-Galilean Ministry
  • 6:53-56 Transition Outside of Galilee
  • 7:1-23 Teachings that Prepare for Non-Jewish Ministry
  • 7:24-37 Two Healings Outside Galilee
  • 8:1-26 Setup for the Central Question
8:27-10:52 Act 2: On the Way to Jerusalem (The Way of the Cross)
8:27-9:13 Recognizing Jesus
  • 8:27-30 Who is Jesus?
  • 8:31-33 Jesus Predicts His Death
  • 8:34-9:1 Take Up Your Cross
  • 9:2-13 The Transfiguration
9:14-29 Success and Failure in Exorcism
  • 9:14-29 Success and Failure in Exorcism
9:30-50 More Lessons on the Cross
  • 9:30-50 More Lessons on the Cross
10:1-31 Values of the Kingdom
  • 10:1-12 On Divorce
  • 10:13-16 Little Children
  • 10:17-25 Riches and the Kingdom
  • 10:26-31 Who Then Can be Saved?
10:32-45 Following the Way of the Cross
  • 10:32-34 Jesus Predicts His Death (3rd time)
  • 10:35-45 The Way of the Cross
10:46-52 2nd Healing of a Blind Man
  • 10:46-52 2nd Healing of a Blind Man
11:1-16:8 Act 3: In Jerusalem
11:1-13:37 Popularity and Conflict in Jerusalem
11:1-26 Openly Declares He is Messiah
  • 11:1-11 The Triumphal Entry
  • 11:12-26 Judgment on the Existing Leadership
11:27-12:44 Open Conflict with Official Leadership
  • 11:27-33 They Challenge His Legitimacy
  • 12:1-12 He Challenges Their Legitimacy
  • 12:13-17 The Challenge to Loyalty
  • 12:18-27 The Challenge to Teaching pt. 1
  • 12:28-34 The Challenge to Teaching pt. 2
  • 12:35-40 Who is the Christ?
  • 12:41-44 The Challenge to Commitment
13:1-37 Signs of the End
  • 13:1-4 Question about the Temple Destruction and the End
  • 13:5-31 Warnings to Watchfulness
  • 13:32-37 Answer to the Timing Question
14:1-15:47 Arrest, Death, and Burial
14:1-42 Preparing for Death
  • 14:1-11 Jesus is Anointed at Bethany
  • 14:12-26 The Lord's Supper
  • 14:27-31 Prediction of Peter's Denial
  • 14:32-43 Gethsemane
14:43-15:15 The Arrest and Trial
15:16-47 The Death and Burial
16:1-8 The Resurrection