Mark 8: 27 – 30 Peter declares that Jesus is the Messiah

Mark 8: 27 – 30 Peter declares that Jesus is the Messiah Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, ‘Who do people say I am?’ They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.’ ‘But whatContinue reading “Mark 8: 27 – 30 Peter declares that Jesus is the Messiah”

Mark 8: 22 – 26 Jesus heals a blind man at Bethsaida

Mark 8: 22 – 26 Jesus heals a blind man at Bethsaida They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spat on the man’s eyes and put his handsContinue reading “Mark 8: 22 – 26 Jesus heals a blind man at Bethsaida”

Mark 8: 14 – 21 The yeast of the Pharisees and Herod

Mark 8: 14 – 21 The yeast of the Pharisees and Herod The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat. ‘Be careful,’ Jesus warned them. ‘Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod.’ They discussed this with one another and said,Continue reading “Mark 8: 14 – 21 The yeast of the Pharisees and Herod”

Mark 8: 1 – 13 Jesus feeds the four thousand

Mark 8: 1 – 13 Jesus feeds the four thousand During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said, ‘I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them homeContinue reading “Mark 8: 1 – 13 Jesus feeds the four thousand”

Mark 7: 31 – 37 Jesus heals a deaf and mute man

Mark 7: 31 – 37 Jesus heals a deaf and mute man Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis. There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged JesusContinue reading “Mark 7: 31 – 37 Jesus heals a deaf and mute man”

Mark 7: 24 – 30 Jesus honours a Syro-Phoenician woman’s faith

Mark 7: 24 – 30 Jesus honours a Syro-Phoenician woman’s faith Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret. In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose littleContinue reading “Mark 7: 24 – 30 Jesus honours a Syro-Phoenician woman’s faith”

Mark 7: 1 – 23 That which defiles

Mark 7: 1 – 23 That which defiles The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered round Jesus and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give theirContinue reading “Mark 7: 1 – 23 That which defiles”

Mark 6: 45 – 56 Jesus walks on the water

Mark 6: 45 – 56 Jesus walks on the water Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray. Later that night, the boat was in the middle of the lake,Continue reading “Mark 6: 45 – 56 Jesus walks on the water”

Mark 6: 30 – 44 Jesus feeds the five thousand

Mark 6: 30 – 44 Jesus feeds the five thousand The apostles gathered round Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, ‘Come with me by yourselves to aContinue reading “Mark 6: 30 – 44 Jesus feeds the five thousand”

Mark 6: 14 – 29 John the Baptist beheaded

Mark 6: 14 – 29 John the Baptist beheaded King Herod heard about this, for Jesus’ name had become well known. Some were saying, ‘John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him.’ Others said, ‘He is Elijah.’ And still others claimed, ‘He isContinue reading “Mark 6: 14 – 29 John the Baptist beheaded”