Week 3 : Mark 1-14

Honor God with your commitment of time to study His word.
Examine your heart and pray to invite Him into your study.
Ask God to reveal His truths in the passage.
Listen to what He says and write it down.

Mark 1-14

Healing passages:

  1. Mark 1: 21 – 28 (Jesus heals a demon-possessed man.)
  2. Mark 1: 29 – 34 (Jesus heals Peter’s mother-in-law and others.)
  3. Mark 1: 40 – 45 (Jesus heals a man with leprosy.)
  4. Mark 2: 1 – 12 (Jesus heals a paralyzed man whose friends took him to be healed.)
  5. Mark 3: 1 – 6 (Jesus heals a man with a shriveled hand.)
  6. Mark 3: 7 – 12 (Large crowds seek Jesus out for healing.)
  7. Mark 5: 1 – 20 (Jesus heals a demon-possessed man.)
  8. Mark 5: 21 – 43 (Jesus heals Jairus’ daughter and a woman with a bleeding issue.)
  9. Mark 6: 12 – 13 (The 12 disciples go out healing people.)
  10. Mark 6: 53 – 56 (Jesus heals those that touch him.)
  11. Mark 7: 24 – 30 (Jesus heals a woman’s daughter from demon possession.)
  12. Mark 8: 22 – 26 (Jesus heals a blind man.)
  13. Mark 9: 14 – 29 (Jesus heals a demon-possessed boy.)
  14.  Mark 10: 46 – 52 (Jesus heals blind Bartimaeus.)

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  1. Tanya S

    I caught up on week 1 and 2 yesterday. So good to read! Wowing, actually. I loved reading the different verses on physical, spiritual and emotional healing! I enjoyed visualizing what Matthew 15:29-31 looked like: “The people were amazed…And they praised the God of Israel”. What a beautiful thing to witness; miraculous healing. However in reading those passages I also realized that we still have such awing times to be amazed at and to praise Him for even though it may not be like THIS particular setting. The incident in Matthew 17:14-21 where Jesus knew that a demon was causing seizures to the boy jumped out at me too…I started wondering: Why a boy? How did the demon get control? Then I remembered that God knows all…He knows things to a depth that we cannot understand and that’s why it’s so important to trust Him, lean on Him and ask for his discernment. I also was thinking in regards to the boy that there is just not enough background info to ask questions with no answers but rather rest in the fact that He can in fact heal and that He is loving AND that He is all-knowing. As for this week’s reading – THANKFUL that Jesus: has authority over evil spirits, has compassion on us, can forgive us of our sins, has the authority to heal, urges us to repentance, never tires from healing/helping/guiding/loving/comforting/teaching, and that He does not discriminate. After reading today’s passage, on BOTH the YOUNG girl and the YOUNG boy, my heart hurt for such occurrences, yet again, I am reminded that I do not know that WHOLE story and that God is a good God Who wants to deliver ALL his children, both young and old, from pain, suffering and sin. Unfortunately, family practices of false Gods and etc can impact their offspring negatively; again, I am not sure why these young children had evil spirits within them however focusing on the power of prayer and faith in Jesus is what is MOST important as He can and will address those demons!

  2. Suzy

    Tanya thank you so much for your comment! It’s interesting because we don’t talk about that sort of oppression much today. I too have been drawn to those passages. I loved the Father who did not stop seeking healing even though it says the disciples “could not heal” his son. He kept pursuing Jesus. Thank you for your reminder to focus on Jesus as He can and will heal those demons. Tanya aren’t there so many treasures buried in His word. I am just today starting in Mark as I have been parked in Matthew and continue to go back through the passages.

  3. Cheryl C

    I was just reading Mark 2 with the story about the paralytic man. I find it very interesting that his friends were willing to literally damage someone’s property to get their friend to Jesus. How many of us would be willing to take that risk for a friend? They didn’t stand outside with their friend who was on a mat and wait for Jesus to come out of the house. They were so desperate that they literally dug a hole in some person’s roof and drop the guy down. And it never said that the guy was healed because of his own faith, but it was the faith of his friends. That shows me that God honors us interceding for others that need healing and He may heal someone based on our petitions and faith.

    1. Cheryl C

      One more thought I had about this paralytic story. Nowhere in the three accounts does it say that these men that brought this person were his friends. I could be wrong, but I think the men that brought him were his family members, possibly cousins or brothers or maybe even his dad. These men may have been caretakers for this guy for many years. They would have had to dress him, feed him, carry him around anywhere that he needed to go and this could have gone on for many years. This may explain their desperation in digging through a roof to get their guy to Jesus. They needed his healing to happen just as much as he did because his sickness impacted them as well. So this was a blessing not only for the paralytic man, but for his caretakers.

    2. Suzy G.

      Can you imagine Jesus and the rest of the people inside the house….they would have heard scuffling to get up on the roof, and then the dirt and maybe even straw or rocks that were falling in on Jesus as He was preaching in the house. He didn’t bat an eye. He didn’t scold them for not following the rules. He knew it took the friends to bring that man to Jesus and He addressed them! How beautiful a story and how many of us need people with reckless abandon to get us in front of the Savior?

  4. Suzy G.

    I had this email in my inbox this morning from one who is studying with us:
    I cannot tell you how much I am enjoying going through the New Testament with you and the others.😁 I am finding myself drawn to certain passages of scripture. But feel like I need to rush so I don’t fall behind the rest of the group.🙃 Is it OK to just focus on one area of the reading for the week. In other words maybe not getting through the whole text for the week. I guess I’m asking your permission. LOL 😂

    I just love this because I am experiencing the exact thing. Rolling up our sleeves and reading His word…taking notes, praying, asking Him to show us His treasures and His heart takes time. I don’t want to rush through this either. We will talk about this on the call, but know that wherever you are, whatever you are finding, don’t rush…if you are feeling drawn back to a chapter….go back. Meditate on His word. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you. We have time. I look forward to our call this Monday night at 8:00 p.m. Be on the lookout in your email. Details have been sent and will be sent again at 7:45 a.m. for those signed up for the study.

    1. Suzy G

      Correction: The call time on Monday night is 8:00 p.m. EST and the reminder will be sent by email at 7:45 p.m. EST.

  5. Cheryl

    Any thoughts on why Jesus frequently told people that he healed not to go and tell anybody?

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