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BLOGGING THRU THE BIBLE: Book of Mark! {Resources for Mark 11-16}

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Mark Resources 11-16

Welcome to Week 3! Hope you are all still energised for this study. Don’t let anyone or any circumstances steal your time with God. Keep on pushing and keep on going!

The reading this week is a little long but amazing.  Please leave yourself plenty of time to savor these chapters.  This Friday is Good Friday and Sunday is Resurrection Sunday!  I cannot wait to celebrate!

This week’s resources include the final chapter in the book of Mark – chapter 16. That will be next Monday’s reading.

If you are new here – jump in with our reading this week and catch up on the weekends.  All are welcome to join anytime – there are no enrollments or sign-ups!

Here is this week’s Bible Reading Plan:
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This week we will look at:

Chapter 11:  The triumphal entry of Jesus and the cleansing of the temple.

Chapter 12: The parable of the tenants, paying taxes, the day of resurrection and the greatest commandment.

Chapter 13:  End times and signs of the coming of Jesus.

Chapter 14:  The Betrayal, arrest and denial of Christ.

Chapter 15:  The crucifixion of Christ.

Chapter 16:  The resurrection of Christ!!!

Here are this week’s Group Discussion Questions

Mark 11  Mark 12  Mark 13  Mark 14  Mark 15  Mark 16
{If you do not have a group, use these for a personal time of reflection or join us in the GMG UK Bible Study }:

GMG UK Bible Study Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/724894230988215/

The Verses of the Day:

I encourage you to choose which verse you’d like to memorize or meditate on.  The printable below includes all 5 verses of the day — for the entire week!  Print and cut them out and put them in the bathroom, kitchen, beside your bed and computer and use them for meditation throughout the week.

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. – Joshua 1:8

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Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for Mark 6-10

Here’s the Free Printable Short eJournal for Mark

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{Free Printable} The Book of Mark Word Searches FOR KIDS!

Mark Word Searches for Kids

{Free Printable} The Book of Mark Verse of the Day Copywork FOR KIDS!

Mark Verses of the Day for Kids

The Journals are available at Amazon UK:

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BLOGGING THRU THE BIBLE: Book of Mark! {Resources for Mark 6-10}

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Mark Resources 6-10

 

Welcome to Week 2! Hope you are all still energised for this study. Don’t let anyone or any circumstances steal your time with God. Keep on pushing and keep on going!

Here is this week’s Bible Reading Plan:
WeekTwo

This week we will look at:

Chapter 6: Jesus is rejected at Nazareth, feeds 5,000, and walks on water.

Chapter 7: Jesus deals with the issue of defilement, the Syrophoenician woman’s faith and heals a deaf man.

Chapter 8:  Jesus feeds 4,000, Jesus heals a man at Bethsaida, and Jesus foretells His death and resurrection.

Chapter 9:  The transfiguration of Christ, a discussion about who is the greatest and how to handle temptations to sin.

Chapter 10: Jesus teaches about divorce, the difficulty of the rich entering heaven, His death and becoming a servant.

Here are this week’s Group Discussion Questions

Mark 6

Mark 7

Mark 8

Mark 9

Mark 10

{If you do not have a group, use these for a personal time of reflection or join us in the GMG UK Bible Study }:

GMG UK Bible Study Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/724894230988215/

The Verses of the Day:

I encourage you to choose which verse you’d like to memorize or meditate on.  The printable below includes all 5 verses of the day — for the entire week!  Print and cut them out and put them in the bathroom, kitchen, beside your bed and computer and use them for meditation throughout the week.

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. – Joshua 1:8

Mark 6-31Mark 7Mark 8-34Mark 9-23Mark 10

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Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for Mark 6-10

Here’s the Free Printable Short eJournal for Mark

Mark Journal Cover short version

{Free Printable} The Book of Mark Word Searches FOR KIDS!

Mark Word Searches for Kids

{Free Printable} The Book of Mark Verse of the Day Copywork FOR KIDS!

Mark Verses of the Day for Kids

The Journals are available at Amazon UK:

Mark-SPINEMark-Guys-SPINE

Peace be with you all,

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BLOGGING THRU THE BIBLE: Put First Things First {Mark 1-2}

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Read-Through-the-Bible-With-UsIn Mark 1: 1-28,  we see that God prepared Jesus through the spiritual highs and lows in the blessings and battles he experienced.

Mark is the shortest Gospel. It covers three weeks of Jesus’ actions and twenty minutes of his words. It is the liveliest Gospel; it races from event to event with an air of breathless excitement. It is the urgent announcement of the good news of Jesus Christ.

Mark’s favourite word is ‘immediately’. Jesus knew all about a pressurised life. He experienced both spiritual highs and lows: at his baptism Jesus experienced a great spiritual high. He saw a vision: ‘He saw heaven being torn open’. He experienced the Holy Spirit: ‘The Spirit descending on him like a dove’. He heard God’s voice: ‘A voice came from heaven’. He received an assurance of sonship: ‘You are my Son’. He knew deep down God’s love for him: ‘… whom I love’. He enjoyed God’s pleasure: ‘With you I am well pleased’.

From there he went straight into a spiritual low out in the desert where he was tempted by Satan for forty days.

Do not be surprised by the spiritual attack that follows great spiritual experiences. This is all part of God’s economy – it was ‘the Spirit’ who sent Jesus into the desert to ‘be tempted by Satan’. In some ways, the ‘desert’ times and fierce temptations give an assurance that it really is true. The experience of the Holy Spirit is real but at the same time the spiritual battle and testing may be intense.

Jesus emerged from this period of testing with an extraordinary authority:

  • Authority to evangelise
    Jesus preached the gospel and called people to follow him. Our number one priority is to cultivate a relationship with Jesus.
  • Authority to lead
    When Jesus wanted someone to leave their job and work directly for the kingdom, he went up to them and asked. The earliest disciples’ lives were changed completely from being centred on fish to being centred on people.
  • Authority to teach
    People were amazed at Jesus’ teaching because ‘he taught them as one who had authority’. All the people were so astonished that they asked each other, ‘What is this? A new teaching – and with authority!’.
  • Authority to heal
    Jesus heals the man possessed by an evil spirit. He has authority to say to the evil spirit, ‘Come out of him!’. People are amazed not only at his teaching, but also at the way in which he ‘gives orders to evil spirits and they obey him’.

Whatever you are going through, believe that God is preparing you and giving you an increasing authority for whatever it is that he is calling you to do.

Ask him to fill you again with the Holy Spirit. Be assured that, in Christ, you too are a child of God. He loves you. Know that God looks at you with pleasure. Listen to his voice saying to you: ‘You are my [child], whom I love; with you I am well pleased’.

As we moved on, we notice in Jesus’s prioprities and how Jesus spent his time, just so amazing these lines can teach us so many about time management and our prioprities:

  • Praying to God
    Most people do not get up very early unless they have something important to do. Jesus’ first priority was his relationship with God the Father: ‘Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed’. This challenges us all to get up early, find ‘a secluded spot’ (MSG) and pray.Personally, I have found the only way to get up early on a regular basis is to go to bed early on a regular basis!
  • Proclaiming the kingdom
    Jesus said, ‘Let us go somewhere else – to the nearby villages – so that I can preach there also. That is why I have come’ . The message he preached was good news about the kingdom of God and the need for people to ‘repent and believe the good news!’. It was a message all about forgiveness and it was good news especially for ‘sinners’, which everyone needed to hear. For Jesus, forgiveness was an even higher priority than healing.
  • Power evangelism
    Jesus was ‘filled with compassion’. Out of love for the people he wanted to bring them first the good news of forgiveness. But it was not just words. He also acted to heal the sick and to drive out demons. Through the healing of the paralytic, Jesus demonstrated that he is the one who has the authority and power to forgive sins.

Jesus’ priorities were clear. It was God first and then people second – and everything else was about acting out those two great priorities.

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BLOGGING THRU THE BIBLE: It’s Time to Begin the Book of Mark! {Intro and Resources for Mark 1-5}

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Mark Begins March 7th

Wohoo!!! It’s time to begin!!!  I am so excited to begin the Book of Mark with all of you!

The Book of Mark Overview

We are going to be on the move with Christ! The book of Mark was written to the church in Rome, to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Jesus Christ is the Messiah. Mark takes a different approach than the other gospels, focusing more on what Jesus did and less on what he said.

Mark starts with John the Baptist in the wilderness and moves quickly into the baptism of Jesus, the temptation in the desert, the calling of the disciples, the public ministry of Jesus Christ and then to the climax of Christ on the cross and the resurrection of our Savior.

Mark shows Jesus in a way that connects us intimately with Him. We see Him as the suffering servant,  serving and eventually giving his life as the ultimate sacrifice, for our sins.

The Purpose: To present the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Author: John Mark. Mark was not one of the original 12 disciples but was the accompaniment of Paul and Barnabas in the book of Acts. (If you struggle with second chances, this is a beautiful display of how the Lord can use us! John Mark struggled in the book of Acts and yet God still used him to pen a book that we still read today! To God be the glory!)

Time Period: written between AD 55 and 65

Mark was probably the first gospel written and records more miracles than any of the others. All the other gospels combined, quote all but 31 verses of Mark.

Key Verse: “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45

Major Themes of the Book of Mark

Jesus as the Son of God: In the book of Mark, we see Jesus as God himself, come to earth. He is both fully God and fully man and his divinity is clearly seen in his power displayed through miracles.

Jesus as a Servant: Christ came to serve and the giving of His life was the ultimate act of service. With this example in mind, we also should serve God and others. Greatness in the kingdom of God comes through service.

Jesus as a Miracle Worker: Mark records more miracles than any other gospel and more miracles than sermons. Jesus didn’t just tell people who He was, He showed them.

The Spreading of the Gospel: Jesus gave the gospel first to the Jews and then to the Gentiles as well. Jesus challenges his disciples’ -and us- to go into all the world and preach the gospel. We need to reach out beyond our comfort zone and borders, to share the gospel everywhere!

The book of Mark is going to take us on a whirlwind trip back to the time of Christ. It is going to push us to live like Christ did. Be ready for action – and to take action! Be open to God moving in your life to serve others!

Here’s the  Printable Bible Bookmark

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Here is this week’s Bible Reading Plan:
WeekOneHere are this week’s Group Discussion Questions

Mark 1

Mark 2

Mark 3

Mark 4

Mark 5

{If you do not have a group, use these for a personal time of reflection or join us in the GMG UK Bible Study }:

GMG UK Bible Study Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/724894230988215/

The Verses of the Day:

I encourage you to choose which verse you’d like to memorize or meditate on.  The printable below includes all 5 verses of the day — for the entire week!  Print and cut them out and put them in the bathroom, kitchen, beside your bed and computer and use them for meditation throughout the week.

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. – Joshua 1:8

Mark 1Mark 2Mark 3-35[1]Mark 4-40-41Mark 5-36 2

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Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for Mark 1-5

Here’s the Free Printable Short eJournal for Mark

Mark Journal Cover short version

 

{Free Printable} The Book of Mark Word Searches FOR KIDS!

Mark Word Searches for Kids

{Free Printable} The Book of Mark Verse of the Day Copywork FOR KIDS!

Mark Verses of the Day for Kids

The Journals are available at Amazon UK:

Mark-SPINEMark-Guys-SPINE

 

 

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BLOGGING THRU THE BIBLE: Introducing the Book of MARK

Mark Begins March 7th

Spring is almost here and I am SO excited to announce our next study!

We begin our study in the Gospel of Mark on Monday, March 7th!

Our Bible Reading Plan will line up nicely with Easter.
This book is perfect as we prepare our hearts for Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday.

This study will run from March 7th to March 28th.

The optional Mark Journal is available now exclusively on Amazon UK!

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Inside the journals you will find:
*An Introduction to the Book of Mark
*An explanation of how to use the signature S.O.A.K. method of the GMG’s
*The GMG Coloring Chart
* The Verse of the Day each day
*A Reflection Question for each day
* Blank space for SOAKing each chapter of the Book of Mark

If you are new, welcome to Good Morning Girls!

We are so glad you are here!

We are Reading Through the Bible – one chapter a day – five days a week. There are no sign-ups or enrollments.

Join us in our GMG FB Study Bible Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/724894230988215/

We are reading the books switching back and forth between the New Testament and the Old Testament.

So far we have completed:

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Esther, Job, Proverbs, Song of Solomon, Matthew, Acts, 1 & 2 Peter, 1,2, & 3 John and Jude!

To keep track of all of the books you have completed use this printable below.  Notice there are no dates on any of our reading plans so anyone can join us anytime.

Here’s the Printable Bible Bookmark

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