Posts from March 2022

Mark: Lesson 12

Lesson text: Mark 6:1-13 An eventful chapter begins with Jesus and His disciples going to Nazareth. Though a native son, Jesus is met with derision and animosity when He teaches in the synagogue. Seeing no real faith among the people of His hometown, Jesus and His group move on. Next, He sends out the Twelve to evangelize in the surrounding towns. His instructions to them as they depart point to total dependence in God’s provision. Lesson worksheet Header image by Andrew…

Mark: Lesson 11

Lesson text: Mark 5:21-43 This section of Mark contains a miracle account within a miracle account. Jesus is approached by synagogue leader Jairus, whose daughter is gravely ill. Jesus agrees to heal the girl and they head to Jairus’ home, along with a huge crowd. But en route, a desperately ill woman touches Jesus, hoping for healing. This bold act on her part gets Jesus’ attention, leading to an enlightening conversation. Lesson worksheet Header image by Patrick Gillespie on Unsplash.

Mark: Lesson 10

Lesson text: Mark 5:1-20 Jesus encounters a demon-possessed man on the east side of the Sea of Galilee. In fact, the man is possessed with many demons. He introduces himself as Legion and pleads with Jesus to not drive the demons from the area. Instead, he asks Jesus to allow the demons to enter a herd of pigs. Jesus gives His permission and the demons transfer from the man to the herd. Startled, the pigs rush into the sea and…

Mark: Lesson 9

Lesson text: Mark 4:21-41 Most of the remainder of chapter four recounts Jesus teaching in parables. Jesus explains that an individual will receive in proportion to what they commit. Those who demonstrate faith and a willingness to learn will be rewarded with more. Those who reject the message will lose what little they have received. Jesus then teaches about the growth of the church with two more agricultural parables. The chapter ends with Jesus calming the sea during an unexpected…

Mark: Lesson 8

Lesson text: Mark 4:1-20 The parable of the sower is one of the best known in the gospels. It points to the imperative of spreading the message of Jesus far and wide. But what about the four soils Jesus talks about in the parable? Much has been written about them over the last two thousand years. Lesson worksheet Header image by Vince Veras on Unsplash.