Expository Sermons on the Gospel of Mark

Mark the Evangelist

Expository Sermons on the Gospel of Mark

Mark, the protege of Peter, writes a fast-paced Gospel for a Roman audience. The disciples, the Jerusalem Jews, Herod, and Pilate all appear rather pejoratively in the Gospel, while Mark holds up those healed and the women Jesus encounters as models of faith (you can see my dissertation for a brief overview of how the Parable of the Sower informs the reader of the theme of the entire Gospel; Mary Ann Tolbert’s Sowing the Gospel gives a much more comprehensive understanding of the Parable’s influence on the entire Gospel). The basic thesis of the Gospel seems to be that since Jesus is the Christ, those who know that truth need to be willing to share that truth.

Gospel of Mark from Various Versions of the Holy Bible

The Rejected Christ (Various texts in Mark’s Gospel)

Baptism 101 (Mark 1:4-8)

The Mark of Mud (Mark 1:4-11)

The Temptation of Jesus (Mark 1:12-13)

Kingdom Authority (Mark 1:21-28)

I am Willing (Mark 1:40-45)

The Kursk Syndrome (Mark 2:1-5)

Whatever It Takes (Mark 2:1-5, 11-12)

The Life of a Seed (Mark 4:26-29)

Uncommon Scents (Mark 4:35-41)

A Demon’s Life (Mark 5:1-20)

Jesus Visits a Cemetery (Mark 5:1-20)

It is Time for Jesus to Go! (Mark 5:15-20)

At Your Service! (Mark 6:53-56)

The Heart of the Matter (Mark 7:14-23)

The Unstoppable Preachers (Mark 7:31-37)

Follow Me (Mark 8:34-38)

I am the Greatest (Mark 9:32-37)

Rich Man, Poor Man (Mark 10:17-27)

Lord, I Want to See (Mark 10:46-52)

A Temple Brawl (Mark 11:15-19)

A Courageous Contribution (Mark 12:41-44)

Giving and Jesus (Mark 12:41-44)

Divine Destruction (Mark 13:1-8)

She Did What She Could (Mark 14:3-9)

The Betrayal of Jesus (Mark 14:17-21)

A Tale of Two Failures (Mark 14:43-49 and Mark 14:66-72)

They Call Him The Streak (Mark 14:51-52)

The Strangest Memorial Day (Mark 16:1-8)

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