Mark is a “Good News” book (aka Gospel) has an emphasis in miracles (27 total) which is significantly more than any of the other Gospels. The key word in Mark is “Immediately” which is used 34 times causing the reader to move from one account to the next rapidly. Mark is the shortest of the synoptic gospels and was written about 64 A.D. The key personalities of this book are Jesus the Messiah, His Twelve Disciples, Jewish religious leaders, Pilate, and John the Baptist. It was written by John Mark who was one of the missionaries who accompanied Paul and Barnabas on their mission trips. It is possible that Mark wrote this Gospel at the urging of Peter (his companion in Rome) since he had firsthand knowledge of the things that Mark wrote about. | Bible Summary
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Mark 1 – Jesus was baptised by John. He called Simon, Andrew, James and John to follow him. He preached and cast out demons. He healed a leper.
Mark 2 – Many gathered at the house. Jesus forgave a paralytic his sins and healed him. He was questioned about fasting and keeping the Sabbath.
Mark 3 – Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath. Great crowds followed him. He appointed twelve apostles. He said, “Whoever obeys God is my family.”
Mark 4 – Jesus taught a parable about a sower and many others. He explained everything to the disciples. In the boat he calmed a great storm.