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The Gospel of Mark is the second of four gospels in the New Testament. It is the second of 26 books in the specifically Christian New Testament. It is the forty-first book of the Bible.

The Gospel of Mark is an account of Jesus Christ's life and emphasizes his actions more than his words. Its structure is similar to both Matthew and Luke, but the general emphasis results in a shorter book. In some cases, though, it gives more details.

Beginning with baptism of Jesus, Mark tells nothing of the early life of Christ. The book moves quickly, with a few verses sufficing to tell of the temptation. Miracles come quickly, and parables tend to be shorter. True to the very first verse, Mark points to Jesus, the Messiah, and the good news concerning Him.

From his baptism to his resurrection, Jesus is portrayed as one with a purpose. The reader is drawn along to learn of the Savior.

It was most likely written to the Gentile church at Rome during Emperor Nero's persecution of Christians at around AD 60.


I. Introduction (1:1-13)

A. John the Baptist (1:1-8)
B. Jesus baptism and temptation (1:9-13)

II. Ministry in Galilee (1:14-8:26)

A. ...

III. Jesus' identity and mission (8:27-9:50)

A. ...

IV. Journey to Jerusalem (10:1-52)

A. Divorce (10:1-12)
B. Children (10:13-16)
C. Riches (10:17-31)
D. Jesus' third prediction of his death (10:32-34)
E. Leadership in the Kingdom of God (10:35-45)
F. Healing of blind Bartimaeus (10:46-52)

V. In Jersualem (11:1-13:37)

A. ...

VI. Christ's death and resurrection (14:1-16:8)

A. Anointing and betrayal (14:1-11)
B. The Passover (14:12-31)
C. In Gethsemene (14:32-42)
D. Arrest and trial (14:42-15:15)
E. The Crucifixion (15:16-47)
F. The Resurrection (16:1-18)

VII. Addendum (16:9-20)

A. Appearances to the disciples (16:9-18)
B. Conclusion (16:19-20)

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