Christ in the Bible: Mark’s Gospel

Christ in Mark’s *Gospel

An EasyEnglish Bible Commentary (1200 word vocabulary) on the Gospel of Mark

Keith Simons

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Mark chapter 1

Jesus in Capernaum

Verses 21-28

There was a special building in Capernaum. People prayed together in that building. Many towns had buildings for that purpose. Those buildings were called Synagogues.

The *Jews did not work on Saturdays. They called that day: the Sabbath. They rested on that day. And they met to pray. They also read the Bible. And a teacher taught them about the Bible.

On this Saturday, Jesus taught the people. He spoke with authority. He explained the Bible well. And the people understood it.

The people were listening to Jesus quietly. But then a man came into the building and he screamed!

This man had a bad *spirit. That *spirit had authority over the man. The man could not do the things that he wanted to do.

The *spirit knew who Jesus was. But Jesus would not let the *spirit speak. He told the *spirit that it must leave the man. And so the *spirit left the man.

The people could see that the man was well again. They were very surprised. Clearly, Jesus had authority that they did not understand.

Verses 29-34

Jesus made many people well. This was part of Jesus’ special work for God. Jesus did this often, in many places.

God had sent Jesus to help the people. So the people knew that God loved them. And they knew that they must believe God.

Verses 35-39

Jesus loved his father, God. So Jesus prayed often.

Some people only pray if other people can hear them. But Jesus prayed alone.

Next part: Jesus makes an ill man well

Index to this book: Index


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