Mark 3:7-19; 6:7-13 Reading the Passage

Four Lessons for Christian Service – Mark 3:7-19; 6:7-13

Mark 3:7-19

3 (7) Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea, and a large crowd from Galilee followed. (8) Hearing what great things he did, many people came to him from Judea, and from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond the Jordan, and from the regions of Tyre and Sidon. (9) He spoke to his disciples, requesting that a small boat should be prepared for him, so that the people would not crowd upon him. (10) Because he had healed many, all those who were suffering from diseases were pressing upon him, so that they might touch him. (11) And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, fell down before him and cried out, You are the Son of God. (12) But he strictly charged them not to tell who he was.

(13) Then he went up into the mountains, and those whom he desired he called to come with him; and they came with him. (14) He appointed twelve, so that they might be with him, and that he might send them out to preach. (15) He also gave them authority to cast out demons. (16) These are the twelve he appointed to be his apostles: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter), (17) James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother (to them he gave the name, Boanerges, which means, Sons of thunder), (18) Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Cananaean, (19) and Judas Iscariot, who was also a traitor.

Mark 6:7-13

6 (7) He called to himself the twelve and began to send them out two by two. He gave them authority over the unclean spirits; (8) and he charged them to take along no provisions for their journey—no bread, no wallet, no money in their belts, only a staff. (9) They were to wear sandals; but, he said, do not put on two tunics. (10) Furthermore, he said to them, Wherever you enter a house, remain there until you leave that city. (11) If a community refuses to receive you or listen to you, as you go on from there, shake off the dust that is under your feet as a witness against them. (12) So they went out and preached that men should repent. (13) And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.