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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Last part: About Markís book

Mark chapter 1

John *baptises Jesus

Verses 1-8

Before Jesus began his special work for God, there was John the *Baptist.

Mark uses words from Malachi 3:1 and Isaiah 40:3 to describe Johnís work. People prepared the roads before a king came. And John prepared people before Jesus came. John told them that they were doing many wrong things. They must change their minds, because the *Lord was coming.

John did not go into the towns. He stayed near the river Jordan. But people came to him. Large crowds came. They listened to the words that he spoke. They believed that he was right. They asked him to *baptise them.

Verses 9-11

People came across the country called Israel to meet John. They came from Judea (that is, the south). And they came from Galilee (that is, the north).

Jesus was among the people who came. And John *baptised him. Then something happened that surprised John. The sky seemed to open. The *Holy Spirit came from *heaven. And then the *Holy Spirit came upon Jesus.

And God spoke from *heaven. He said that Jesus was his son.

Verses 12-13

Jesus left John. Jesus did not return to the towns yet. Instead, he prayed for 40 days. No people were there, but Godís *angels were with Jesus.

During those 40 days, *Satan spoke to Jesus. *Satan wanted Jesus not to obey God.

But Jesus always obeyed God completely.

Next part: The first 4 *disciples

Index to this book: Index


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