April 17 Mark 6:45-56 (ESV) Jesus Walks on the Water 45 Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd.46 And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. 47 And when evening came, the boat was … More April 17 Mark 6:45-56
And taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he divided the two fish among them all. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets … More Let there be…bread!
April 16 Mark 6:30-44 (ESV) Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand 30 The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went … More April 16 Mark 6:30-44
J. C. Ryle comments on Mark 6:14-29 An unjust imprisonment and a violent death, were the last fruit that John the Baptist reaped, in return for his labor. Like Stephen and James, and others, of whom the world was not worthy, he was called to seal his testimony with his blood. Histories like these are … More Your best life now? Or later? J.C. Ryle on Mark 6
April 15 Mark 6:14-29 (ESV) The Death of John the Baptist 14 King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’  name had become known. Some  said, “John the Baptist  has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.” 15 But others said, “He is Elijah.” And others said, “He is a prophet, like one … More April 15 Mark 6:14-29
J.C. Ryle on Mark 6:5-6 And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. And he marveled because of their unbelief. Two remarkable expressions are used in teaching this lesson. One is, that our Lord “could do no mighty work” at Nazareth, by reason … More Ryle: Let us watch our own hearts
April 14 Mark 6:1-13 (ESV) esus Rejected at Nazareth 6:1 He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2 And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to … More April 14 Mark 6:1-13
In Mark 5:21-43 we read that Jesus healed two different women, one a young girl and one who had suffered for years with a disease that doctors could not cure. J.C. Ryle’s insightful comments: Great is our Lord’s experience in cases of disease! Great is his sympathy with His sick and ailing members! The gods … More Ryle: Just the Savior that human nature needs
April 13 Mark 5:21-43 (ESV) Jesus Heals a Woman and Jairus’s Daughter 21 And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. 22 Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his … More April 13 Mark 5:21-43
Mark 5:18-20 As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him. And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has … More Tell them how much the Lord has done for you!