Christ in the Bible: Markís Gospel

Christ in Markís *Gospel

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

Keith Simons

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Mark chapter 1

Jesus makes an ill man well

Verses 40-45

This man had a bad illness. People were afraid of anyone who had that illness.

After the man got his illness, he had to leave his family and friends. He lived alone. People kept away from him.

The man knew something about Jesus. He knew that Jesus was able to make him well. But the man did not know whether Jesus wanted to do this.

God is always good and kind. And Jesus was kind to the man. Jesus was not afraid of the illness. He knew that God had given him the authority to make the man well. So Jesus touched the man. And the illness left that man.

Jesus wanted the man to obey Godís *law (Leviticus chapter 14). So Jesus told the man that he must go to the *priest. And the man must give a special gift to God.

The man wanted to do other things. He wanted to tell everyone about Jesus. But Jesus did not want all the people to know about him yet. It was not the right time. And the people had many wrong ideas about the things that God was doing.

But the man did what he wanted to do. He told many people about Jesus. The result was that Jesus had to stay away from the towns. Too many people wanted to see him. They travelled long journeys to meet him. And very many people were talking about him.

Next part: Jesus *forgives a man

Index to this book: Index


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