Resources from Mark

Preach, Preach, Preach Everywhere

BEFORE our Lord gave his disciples this commission, he addressed them in tones of serious rebuke. You will observe that, appearing unto the eleven as they sat at meat, “he upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart because, they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen” So honourable an estimation did he set upon testimony; so marked a censure did he pronounce upon those...

Mark 16:15-16

The Miracle of the Loaves

Let us with deep attention consider the miracle of the loaves, lest we fall into the same evil as that which happened to the disciples in the text. When they saw Jesus walking on the sea “they were sore amazed in themselves and wondered: for they considered not the miracle of the loaves, for their heart was hardened.” Hard hearts and painful unbeliefs spring up in the waste places where...

Mark 6:52

The New Fashion

IT is very natural that there should be many surprising things in the gospel, for it is beyond measure remarkable that there should be a gospel at all. As soon as I begin thinking of it I exclaim with Bunyan, “O world of wonders, I can say no less”; and I invite you all to join with the multitude in saying with the text, “We never saw it on this...

Mark 2:12

John and Herod

JOHN sought no honour among men. It was his delight to say concerning our Lord Jesus, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” Yet, though John sought no honour of men, he had honour; for it is written, “Herod feared John.” Herod was a great monarch, John was but a poor preacher whose garment and diet were of the coarsest kind; but “Herod feared John.” John was more royal than...

Mark 6:20

Jesus and the Children

Oct 17 IT must be a very great sin indeed to binder anybody from coming to Christ. He is the only way of salvation from the wrath of God, salvation from the terrible judgment that is due to sin— who would dare to keep the perishing from that way? To alter the sign-posts on the way to the city of refuge, or to dig a trench across the road, would have been...

Mark 10:13— 16.

Hideous Discovery

Jul 25 How weary the Saviour must have been of the idle prattle of the scribes and Pharisees! They are for ever talking about washing hands before meals, and washing pots and cups; and he is all the while occupied with the great griefs and sins of men, and how he can save them from the wrath to come. He must have felt as some true physician feels who looks upon a...

Mark 7:20-23

Jesus Angry with Hard Hearts

Mar 28 MY text will really consist of these words: “He looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts.” It is the divine Lord, the pitiful Jesus, the meek and lowly in heart, who is here described as being angry. Where else do we meet with such a statement while he was here among men? A poor man was present in the synagogue who had...

Mark 3:5