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A SECTION BY SECTION SUMMARY OF MARK'S GOSPEL

















THEME OF PASSAGE

CHAPTER

VERSES

DETAILS OF PASSAGE













John the Baptist, preaching of…

1

1-8

JnBap appears preaching forgiveness for sins & offering Baptism."Greater one is coming.."

Baptism of Jesus

1

9-11

Account of John baptising Jesus/voice from heaven/dove

Temptations in the desert

1

12-13

Jesus in desert for 40 days. Tempted by devil. Angels looked after him.

Preaching, summary of Jesus'…

1

14-15

God's kingdom is near/repent & believe

Disciples, calling of first four

1

16-20

Calling of Simon & Andrew; James & John ( 2 pairs of brothers who are fishermen)

Teaching with authority in Capernaum

1

21-22

Jesus' teaching unlike that of the scribes (taught them with authority)

Demoniac, curing of in Capernaum

1

23-28

Jesus commands an evil spirit to leave

Simon's Mother-in-Law, cure of…

1

29-31

Has a fever; Js takes by hand, helps her up & is cured, then waits on them.

Cure of various sick people one evening

1

32-34

Sick/diseased/those with devils are brought. Js won't allow ev. spirits to say who he is.

Capernaum, Jesus leaves…

1

35-39

Jesus leaves Capernaum; travels all through Galilee so that many others can hear his message

Leper, cure of a…

1

40-45

The man tells everyone, against Jesus' wishes. Js keen not to be seen just as a 'wonder-worker'

























Paralysed man, cure of…

2

1-12

Man lowered down by his mates through roof. "Your sins are forgiven". Scribes angry

Levi (Matthew) call of…

2

13-14

Tax-collector, sitting by customs house. "Follow me"; he gets up at once & follows Jesus

Sinners, eating with…

2

15-17

Jesus eating with 'tax-collectors and sinners' (prostitues). Scribes & Pharisees condemn him.

Fasting, discussion with Pharisees on..

2

18-22

John the Bap's disciples & Pharisses are fasting, but Jesus' disciples not. Jesus gives reasons.

Sabbath, picking corn on…

2

23-27

Disciples pick ears of corn. Pharisees challenge. "The S. was made for man, not man for the S."













Sabbath, Jesus heals withered hand on

3

1-6

Pharisees watch Jesus to see if he'll heal on the S. Jesus questions S. regulations. Ph. plot to kill

Crowds from all over follow Jesus

3

7-12

People from many miles away (check 'Idumea' on a map!) gather. Js in a boat to avoid a crush.

Twelve apostles, appointment of…

3

13-19

Js appoints the 12. (i) To be companions (ii) Proclaim message (iii) Power to drive out devils.

Family of Jesus think he's gone mad

3

20-21

Big crowd in home town, no time even to eat. Family hear of this & say, "He's out of his mind."

Scribes say Js uses the devil's power

3

22-30

This accusation makes Jesus say, "How can Satan drive out Satan?"

Family of Jesus, the true…

3

31-35

Jesus is told his relatives are outside. Js says "Anyone who does the will of God" is his family.















































Sower, parable of…

4

1-9

Man sows seed: Edge path;birds ate/rocky;springs & withers/thorns;choked/rich soil;good crop

Parables, why Jesus speaks in…

4

10-12

Js explains that parables are for 'outsiders'. The disciples are given the secrets of the Kingdom

Sower, explanation of the parable

4

13-20

Seed=W.of God/e of path =hear w, Satan takes away/rocky=hear Word but trials make give up/thorns=hear but riches stop/gd soil=accept W

Lamp, parable of…

4

21-23

A lamp must be seen; so too will God's kingdom be seen when followers hand on the message

Measure, parable of…

4

24-25

The way you judge others is how you'll be judged. / God's gifts are multiplied if used well

Seed growing by itself, parable of…

4

26-29

Man sows seed. Grows night & day. Man knows not how. Eventually, harvest comes…

Mustard seed, parable of…

4

30-32

M. seed = smallest, but grows into huge plant (over 8ft). Kingdom of God like this also…

Parables, use of…

4

33-34

Jesus explained things to his disciples. Only parables for others, as far as they could underst'd

Calming of the storm, the…

4

35-41

In boat with disciples. Evening. Js falls asleep. Storm. D's afraid. Js rebukes storm. D's: "Wow!"













Gerasene Demoniac, the …

5

1-20

Man lives in tombs, possesed by many evil spirits, Jesus drives into the pigs

Woman with a haemorrhage, the…

5

21-34

Woman pressing against Jesus in crowd.Wants to touch his cloak for healing. Js credits her.

Jairus' daughter, raising to life of…

5

35-43

Jairus' daughter is ill. Asks Js to help, but dead by time get there."Only asleep" says Js & raises her.













Nazareth, visit to home town of…

6

1-6

Not accepted. "A prophet is only despised in his own country", says Jesus.

Mission of the twelve, the…

6

7-13

Sent out in pairs. Authority over unclean spirits/take minimum stuff/anointed sick/"Repent"/cast out devils

Jesus, identity of…

6

14-16

Herod hears of Jesus. Some say he's Jn the Bap risen/he's Elijah/A Prophet/Herod:"It's Jn. Bap"

John the Baptist, beheading of…

6

17-29

H's banquet. Daughter of Herodias (H's unlawful wife) danced. Herod impressed! Mum asks for head of Jn Bp

Loaves, 1st miracle of.(feeding of 5000)

6

30-44

Js & d's go to lonely place, but followed by crowd. Hungry. 5L & 2F only. After blessing: 5000!

Jesus walks on water

6

45-52

Sent d's in boat to Bethsaida & went in hills to pray. Storm. Js on water. "Ghost!"Gets in.Stm stops

Cures, of various kinds, at Gennesaret

6

53-56

People recognize Js as soon as he gets out of boat. Bring sick to him. All who touch are cured.













Pharisees, and cleansing rituals…

7

1-7

Pharisees notice Js' d's not obeying ritual washing. Js: "You hypocrites"; Tradition before God

Pharisees, and 'Corban' rule…

7

8-13

"Corban" = stuff dedicated to God. Pharisees used this rule so as to not help own family.

Defilement (unclean), Jesus' views on…

7

14-23

Js speaks against foods, etc, being 'unclean'. True uncleanliness is from the heart;"murder, etc.

Syro-Phoenician woman's daughter, healing of.

7

24-30

Syrophoenician woman=pagan. Implied not Js' priority, but her words impress him;d'r healed

Deaf man, healing of…

7

31-37

Going south now, back toward Galilee. Deaf man. Js touches ears with spit. "Be opened"

























Loaves, 2nd miracle of.(feeding 4000)

8

1-10

Js feels sorry for people. Sit in groups. 7 loaves this time & few small fish. 4000 fed+scraps.

Pharisees ask for a sign

8

11-13

Pharisees want to test him. Js sighs; "Why demand a sign?" Leaves & goes to opposite shore.

Loaves miracles, meaning of…

8

14-21

Js warns of "Yeast of Herod & Pharisees"(corrupt)D's misinterpret.Lack of food no problem to Js(loaves miracle)

Blind man of Bethsaida, cure of…

8

22-26

People beg Js to touch him. Outside village. Spit on eyes. "People like trees".Sees clear 2nd tim

Peter's profession of faith

8

27-30

*V.Imp! Whole Gosp. points to death of Js after this. Peter says "You are the Christ"

Prophecy of the passion, first

8

31-33

Js says Son of Man (ie. Js himself) is will to suffer. Peter says "No". Js rebukes P. for saying this

Self-sacrifice; condition of discipleship

8

34-9:1

Js says that to be his follower you must take up your cross. Willing to lose life for Jesus…













Transfiguration, the…

9

2-8

Js dazzling white Mt Tabor.Moses+Elijah appear.Js is fulfillment of Law & Prophet.Peter,James,John there.

Elijah, about the coming of…

9

9-13

Scribes been saying that Elijah (prophet) must return before the Christ. Js says he has: Jn Bap.

Epileptic demoniac, the

9

14-29

Father of boy with fits: "Help him Js". Js orders spirit out. D's cdt do it; Js: "Only faith & prayer"

Prophecy of the passion, second

9

30-32

Similar to 1st prophecy. + "..and after 3 days He will rise again" . Disciples didn't understand

Greatest, who is the…?

9

33-37

D's arguing who's the greatest. Js says "to be first, make yourself last & a servant" eg. of child..

Jesus, using the name of…

9

38-40

D's see someone casting out devils in Js' name.Js says "Don't stop him" If not against us,then for

Charity to Christ's disciples

9

41

Js says, "If someone gives you water because you belong to Christ, won't lose their reward."

Leading others astray

9

42-50

Someone who leads a little one astray better off dead. Get rid of anything which causes sin.

























Divorce, Jesus' teaching on…

10

1-12

Pharisees ask about divorce. Js says "adultery" if remarry. "What God has united, …"

Children, Jesus welcomes the…

10

13-16

D's turn away children Js: "No. Let them come..To enter Km of God must welcome it like a kid

Rich young man, the…

10

17-22

Has kept commandments.Js likes him, but asks him to give £ to poor & follow him. rym leaves

Riches, the danger of…

10

23-27

V. hard for rich to enter the Km of God. Easier for camel to get through the eye of a needle.

Discipleship, true, the reward for…

10

28-31

Peter says "but we've left everything!" Js says everyone who has done this will be repaid.

Prophecy of the passion, third

10

32-34

Happens on road "Going up to Jerusalem" (where killed).Similar to 2nd prophecy.D's anxious.

James and John make their request

10

35-40

James & John ask to be on RH & LH of Js in heaven. Js says not his to grant.

Leadership through service of others

10

41-45

Js tells D's not to lord it over eachother. Those who serve are the greatest, like Js himself.

Blind man of Jericho, the. (Bartimaus)

10

46-52

D's & crowd. B man calls out. People say "Quiet".Js: "call him here". Heals: "Faith has saved you

























Jerusalem, Jesus' entry into…

11

1-11

Sends D's to village for colt. "Master needs it". People put cloaks & palms on road. "Hosanna!"

Fig tree, the barren…

11

12-14

No fruit (not in season), but Js says "May no-one eat from you again." D's hear him say this.

Temple, Js drives out the dealers from..

11

15-19

Js angry 'cos Temple shd be a "House of Prayer".Pharisees & Chf Prsts angry at Js,but Js popular

Fig tree, withered. Faith and prayer

11

20-25

D's amazed. Js: "Faith can move mountains". Pray & believe.Forgive that you may receive f'ness

Authority of Jesus is questioned

11

27-33

…by chief priests/elders/scribes. Jesus silences them with a very clever answer… (read)













Wicked Tenants, parable of…

12

1-12

Owner of vineyard goes away. Tenants in charge. Sends servants to check: beaten/killed.Then sends son:killed

Taxes, question of paying to Caesar

12

13-17

Pharisees & Herodians try to catch out Js. " Should we pay taxes?" Js asks for coin & answers…

Resurrection: Sadducees quesions…

12

18-27

Sadducees don't believe in Res'n from dead. Try to catch Js out. Js: "God is God of the living."

Commandment, the greatest of all

12

28-34

A good scribe asks this. Js: 1st="Love the Lord your God with all your h/s/m.2nd="love neighbour as yourself"

Jesus: Son of David but greater still…

12

35-37

Js challenges scribes' notion that the Christ=son of David.Js shows that the Christ is also LORD of David. Psalms

Scribes, Jesus' warning against the…

12

38-40

Jesus warns of hypocrisy of scribes. Like to be noticed/long robes/say big prayers+CHEAT

Widow's offering, the…

12

41-44

Rich put in loads to Temple treasury. Widow puts in one coin. This=more. All she had…













Temple, Js speaks of destruction of…

13

1-4

A disciple gets excited about Temple buildings. Js: "Not one stone will be left on another."

Signs which will herald the end times…

13

5-13

False prophets will decieve/wars/earthquakes/famines/Good News preached to all/d's hated

Jerusalem, the great tribulation of…

13

14-23

Distress for the whole world. Idolatory in the Temple(alse gods worshipped) False prophets.

Son of Man, the coming of…

13

24-37

Son of Man come in clouds/gather the chosen/no-one knows the hour, so stay awake & alert.













Conspiracy of Chief Priests & Scribes

14

1-2

2 days before passover. Chief Priests (CP's) want to find a way to arrest Js.

Anointed at Bethany, Jesus is…

14

3-9

Woman comes to house & pours costly ointment on Js head. People angry. Js says that it is good: for his burial.

Judas betrays Jesus

14

10-11

Judas goes to CP's with offer of betrayel. They're delighted. Looks for an opportunity.

Passover supper, preparations for

14

12-16

Tells D's to find man carrying pitcher of water. Ask him where Master will eat pass'r. He'll show you.

Judas' treachery, foretold by Jesus

14

17-21

While at supper Js says someone will betray me; Someone eating with me. D's: "Not I surely?"

Last Supper, the…

14

22-25

Blessing of bread/wine. "This is my body/blood." I shan't drink wine again until Km of God

Peter's denial, foretold by Jesus

14

26-31

Js: "You will all lose faith." Peter: "Not me Lord, even if all others do." Js predicts his denials.

Gethsemane, garden of; events in…

14

32-42

Takes Ptr/Jms/Jn. Others wait while he prays. In distress. D's asleep. Prays"Father, thy will be done…"

Arrest of Jesus

14

43-52

While praying, Judas with scribes/CP's/elders. Judas to Js : "Rabbi" & kisses him. Js arrested.

Jesus before the Sanhedrin

14

53-65

Evidence against Js. Some conflicting.Js silent until HP asks "Are you the Christ" "I am.." "BLASPHEMY!"

Peter denies Jesus three times

14

66-72

Courtyard. HP's Servant Girl: "You were with Js" NO! Same girl 2nd time. NO! Then bystander













Pilate questions Jesus

15

1-5

Next morning whole Sanhedrin (Jewish court). Handed Js over to Pilate. Js made no replies

Jesus is sentenced to death

15

6-15

Pilate lets crowd choose release of Js or Barabbas (killed a Roman)CP's incite crowd. Js to be cr'fd

Jesus mocked & crowned with thorns

15

16-20

Js dressed in purple (mock king)/c. of thorns/struck & spat on/"Hail, king of the Jews."

Jesus led to Golgotha

15

21-22

Led to Golgotha ("place of the skull"). On way, Simon of Cyrene made to help, in case Js dies.

Jesus is crucified

15

23-27

9am.Js offered wine/myrrh mix. Refuses. Crucified. Soldiers gamble for Js' clothes. 2 others…

Jesus mocked while on the cross

15

29-32

Passers-by jeer at Js."He saved others; why can't he save himself" Those cr'd with him taunt too

Jesus dies on the cross

15

33-39

6th hour (12noon) Goes dark till 9th hour (3pm) Js: "God, why forsaken me?" Dies. Centurian. Veil.

Women on Calvary

15

40-41

Mary of Magdala & other women watching. These used to follow & look after him in Galilee.

Burial of Jesus, the…

15

42-47

Joseph of Aramathea,prominent & righteous Jew. Asks Pilate for body of Js. Put in shroud. Tomb. Stone rolled.













Empty tomb & angel's message, the…

16

1-8

3 women (read who). Spices to anoint body. Stone already rolled. Man in white:"Js not here…

Risen Christ appears to Mary Magd'ne

16

9-11

Having risen on a.m. of 1st day of week, Js appears to Mary of Magdala. Told others.Didn't believe

Risen Christ appears to two disciples

16

12-13

Js appeared to two others on their way into the country. They tell others but aren't believed.

Risen Christ appears to & sends 11

16

14-18

Shows himself to the 11. Says,"Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News."

Ascension of Jesus…

16

19-20

Jesus is taken up into heaven,at RH of God.D's go out & preach everywhere,the Lord working with them


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