Mark 4: 26 – 34 The parable of the growing seed & The parable of the mustard seed

Mark 4: 26 – 34 The parable of the growing seed & The parable of the mustard seed The parable of the growing seed He also said, ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sproutsContinue reading “Mark 4: 26 – 34 The parable of the growing seed & The parable of the mustard seed”

Mark 4: 21 – 25 A lamp on a stand

Mark 4: 21 – 25 A lamp on a stand He said to them, ‘Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand? For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be broughtContinue reading “Mark 4: 21 – 25 A lamp on a stand”

Mark 4: 1 – 20 The parable of the sower

Mark 4: 1 – 20 The parable of the sower Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered round him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge. He taughtContinue reading “Mark 4: 1 – 20 The parable of the sower”

Mark 3: 20 – 35 Jesus accused by his family and by teachers of the law

Mark 3: 20 – 35 Jesus accused by his family and by teachers of the law Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, ‘HeContinue reading “Mark 3: 20 – 35 Jesus accused by his family and by teachers of the law”

Mark 3: 7 – 19 Crowds follow Jesus, and Jesus appoints the Twelve

Mark 3: 7 – 19 Crowds follow Jesus and Jesus appoints the Twelve Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed. When they heard all he was doing, many people came to him from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, and the regions across the Jordan and around Tyre and Sidon.Continue reading “Mark 3: 7 – 19 Crowds follow Jesus, and Jesus appoints the Twelve”

Mark 3: 1 – 6 Jesus heals on the Sabbath

Mark 3: 1 – 6 Jesus heals on the Sabbath Another time Jesus went into the synagogue, and a man with a shrivelled hand was there. Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath. Jesus said toContinue reading “Mark 3: 1 – 6 Jesus heals on the Sabbath”

Mark 2: 23 – 28 Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath

Mark 2: 23 – 28 Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath One Sabbath Jesus was going through the cornfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some ears of corn. The Pharisees said to him, ‘Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?’ He answered, ‘Have you never readContinue reading “Mark 2: 23 – 28 Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath”

Mark 2: 18 – 22 Jesus questioned about fasting

Mark 2: 18 – 22 Jesus questioned about fasting Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, ‘How is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?’ Jesus answered, ‘How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is withContinue reading “Mark 2: 18 – 22 Jesus questioned about fasting”

Mark 2: 13 – 17 Jesus calls Levi and eats with sinners

Mark 2: 13 – 17 Jesus calls Levi and eats with sinners Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. ‘Follow me,’ Jesus told him, and LeviContinue reading “Mark 2: 13 – 17 Jesus calls Levi and eats with sinners”

Mark 2: 1 – 12 Jesus forgives and heals a paralysed man

Mark 2: 1 – 12 Jesus forgives and heals a paralysed man A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some menContinue reading “Mark 2: 1 – 12 Jesus forgives and heals a paralysed man”