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The Death of Jesus (Mark 15)

Highlight: In Mark 15, we see the last moments of Jesus's life before being crucified. Explain: In the beginning of chapter 15, the Jewish leaders brought Jesus to Pilate because they legally couldn't punish their own criminals. Also, history shows Pilate as an evil and ruthless. Pilate asks Jesus if He is king of the… Continue reading The Death of Jesus (Mark 15)

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The Vineyard Owner (Mark 12)

Highlight: In Mark 12, Jesus tells the parable of the vineyard owner, He teaches about taxes, and warns the people regarding the scribes. The widow also gives her generous gift. Explain: Mark 12 begins with the parable of the vineyard owner. In it, a man planted a vineyard and lent it to farmers.  At harvest… Continue reading The Vineyard Owner (Mark 12)

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The Barren Fig Tree (Mark 11)

Highlight: Mark 11 begins with the triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Jesus also cursed the barren fig tree, he cleansed the temple, the fig tree withered, and Jesus's authority is challenged. Explain: As they approached Jerusalem, Jesus sent two of His disciples into the village ahead of them. He told them that there would be colt… Continue reading The Barren Fig Tree (Mark 11)

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Being a Servant (Mark 10)

Highlight: Mark 10 talks about divorce, blessing the children, the rich young ruler, possessions, predicting His death, suffering, and a blind man is healed. Explain: Mark 10 begins with divorce. Some Pharisees came to Him while he was preaching in Judea. They wanted to test Him, so they asked Him if it was lawful for… Continue reading Being a Servant (Mark 10)

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Take Up Your Cross (Mark 8)

Highlight: Mark 8 continues with more amazing miracles performed by Jesus. Jesus also predicts His own death and resurrection. Explain: Mark 8 goes into a few more miracles that Jesus performed in His ministry on earth. It starts off with His feeding the 4,000. He states that he does it to have compassion on the… Continue reading Take Up Your Cross (Mark 8)

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Ephphatha! (Mark 7)

Highlight: In Mark 7, Jesus pointed out the hypocrisy in the Pharisees, he healed a Gentile woman's daughter, and helped a man hear and speak. Explain: The Pharisees and some others gathered around Jesus and His disciples. It's obvious that the Pharisees looked for ways to discredit Jesus' teachings. They noticed that the disciples were… Continue reading Ephphatha! (Mark 7)

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Feeding The 5,000 (Mark 6)

Highlight: In Mark 6, Jesus commissioned the 12, John the Baptist is killed, the 5,000 are fed, and Jesus walks on water. Explain: This chapter starts with Jesus preaching in Nazareth. The people listening to Him realized who he was and were offended by Him. This was due to His status in Nazareth being just… Continue reading Feeding The 5,000 (Mark 6)

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Talitha koum (Mark 5)

Highlight: In Mark 5, Jesus performs some of His miracles. Explain: As soon as they got off the boat in Gerasenes, they were met with a man with an unclean spirit. This man lived in the tombs and people gave up on subduing him because he was too strong and even broke chains. When he… Continue reading Talitha koum (Mark 5)

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A House Divided (Mark 3)

Highlight: In Mark 3, Jesus continued His ministry and faced opposition from the Pharisees. Explain: This chapter starts with Jesus healing a man with a shriveled hand. Knowing that the Pharisees were watching and waiting to see if he'd heal on the Sabbath, Jesus asked them “Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath… Continue reading A House Divided (Mark 3)

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Eating with Sinners (Mark 2)

Highlight: In Mark 2, Jesus confirms his authority as the Son of Man to forgive sins, he calls on Levi as a disciple, and he is questioned about the sabbath by the Pharisees. Explain: While he was in Capernaum, a large crowd gathered to see Him. A paralyzed man was brought to Him in hopes… Continue reading Eating with Sinners (Mark 2)