The Jesus Story


Reading the scriptures listed here (or the entire book of Mark) is a great way to get acquainted with the Jesus story. 

Do you hear Christ calling you to follow him?


Mark 1:1-13                  Disciples choose to pay attention to the good news of Jesus Christ (instead of the good news of “the empire”).

Mark 1:21-45               Disciples take the authority given to us by God to oppose evil.

Mark 2:23-3:6              Disciples keep alive Jesus’ vision of the kingdom of God (life as God intends it to be).

Mark 4:26-34               Disciples know the coming of the kingdom of God isn’t up to us. We do our small part and trust God will take care of the rest.

Mark 5:1-20                  Disciples share their faith stories.

Mark 8:27-9:8              Disciples live authentically (always seeking to close the gap between what we say and what we do).

Mark 10:17-31             Disciples wrestle with our greed.

Mark 10:32-52             Disciples ask“what can I do to help?”

Mark 12:28-34             Disciples put love of God and neighbor first.

Mark 12:41-44             Disciples turn a sacrifice demanded of them into a freely given offering.

Mark 13:1-8                  Disciples know sometimes things get destroyed and need to be rebuilt.

Mark 14:1-9                  Disciples do beautiful things: the right thing at the right time.

Mark 16:1-8                  Disciples trust that God is faithful and that Jesus is who he says he is. And that is good news indeed!