Week 37   Day 1


Mark is the shortest of the four Gospels 

            it is action-packed

            and fast-paced 

Mark focuses on what Jesus did 

            his teaching

            and his miracles.



The attitude of amazement and expectation runs throughout  

People watched Jesus

            they listened to him

            and were absolutely amazed

                        they came to see Jesus

                        with great expectations

When they were with Jesus

            they knew something wonderful

            would happen.



Mark has a demon in every story

Jesus ministry was that of driving out demons--



            the powers of evil that overtake us

            all the things that make for death 

                        all the things that need to go

                        before healing and wholeness

                        can take place.




                                   FUELED FOR MISSION
Prophecies, John's baptism, solitude; Jesus is off and running.

                                                  Mark 1


    1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of

God.  2As it is written in the Prophets:  "Behold.  I send My

messenger before You, who will prepare Your way before

You."   3"The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 

'Prepare the way of the Lord; make His paths straight.'"

    4John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a

baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.  5All the

land of Judea, and those from Jerusalem, went to him and

were baptized in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.

    6Now John was clothed with camel's hair and a leather

belt, and ate locusts and wild honey.  7He preached, saying,

"One comes after me, who is mightier than I, whose sandal

strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose.  8 I baptized 

with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

    9Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized

by John in the Jordan.  10Coming up from the water, He saw
the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon
Him like
a dove.  11Then a voice came from heaven,
"You are My
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

    12 Immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness. 

13He was there forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with

the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to Him

    14After John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee,

preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15and saying,

"The time is fulfilled; the kingdom of God is at hand.  Repent,
and believe in the gospel."

    29They entered the house of Simon and Andrew.  30But

Simon's wife's mother lay sick with a fever.  31So He took

her by the hand and lifted her up, and immediately the fever

left her.  And she served them.  32At evening, they brought to

Him all who were sick, 33and the whole city was gathered at

the door.  34He healed many and cast out demons.

    35 In the morning, having risen a long while before daylight,

He went out to a solitary place; and there prayed.  36Simon
those who were with Him searched for Him.  37When they

found Him, they said, "Everyone is looking for You."

    38But He said to them,  "Let us go into the next towns,

that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have

come."  39And He was preaching in their synagogues

throughout all Galilee, and casting out demons.
            This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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