Mark 10:27: With God all Things are Possible

Mark 10:45 -- For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Mark 1 Commentary of the Bible

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The Place to Begin  ( Mark 1:1-8 )  Sunday Message

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I have just spent two weeks in Mexico with the Wycliffe Bible Translators, and I have realized anew that the Gospel of Mark is the most translated book in all the world. No other book appears in as many languages. Almost all Wycliffe translators, after they have reduced a language to writing, begin their translation of the Scriptures with this gospel. I am sure that the fact it is the shortest of the gospels has something to do with that decision! Bible translators are human beings like the rest of us, and no one wants to start with a gospel as long as Matthew or Luke.

The Place To Begin  ( Mark 1:1-8 )  Daily Devotion

And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. (Mark 1:4)

John announced this great word: that repentance is the way people come to God, and the result is the forgiveness of sins. The greatest blessing people can experience is to have their sins forgiven. This is what the people who streamed out of Jerusalem to listen to John were looking for, and this is what they found. They found forgiveness of sins, and it came by way of repentance.

Like A Dove  ( Mark 1:9-15 )  Daily Devotion

As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. (Mark 1:10)

Jesus Came  ( Mark 1:9-15 )  Sunday Message

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We are studying Mark's record of what happened when Jesus came to Israel. Those two little words, "Jesus came," are always a formula for dramatic and radical change. I spent a delightful evening this week listening to a man tell about what happened in his life -- the changes in his home and family -- when Jesus came into his heart.

Meeting Life's Demands  ( Mark 1:16-39 )  Daily Devotion

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. (Mark 1:35)

A Day in the Life of Jesus  ( Mark 1:16-39 )  Sunday Message

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It is a popular literary style today to trace through the events of one day in the life of a person. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn has given us a remarkable book in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. Perhaps you have read some of Jim Bishop's books, like The Day Kennedy Died or The Day Lincoln Died.There is something similar in the gospel of Mark, as Mark traces for us A Day in the Life of Jesus.

Impressive Faith  ( Mark 1:40-2:12 )  Daily Devotion

Jesus saw their faith... (Mark 2:5a)

The obvious thing Mark underscores for us here is the determined faith of these five men. They stand as an encouragement to us to exercise this kind of faith. There are three remarkable and beautiful aspects of it here.

The Healer of Hurts  ( Mark 1:40 - 2:12 )  Sunday Message

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We resume our study of the gospel of Mark, this remarkable witness concerning the servant of God -- his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ -- as seen through the eyes of Mark and Peter.