James Nisbet Commentary - Mark

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Mar_1:1           What is the Gospel?

Mar_1:1           The Genesis of the Gospel

Mar_1:3  The Voice in the Wilderness

Mar_1:4  The Baptism of Repentance

Mar_1:9-11       Christ’s Baptism and its Results

Mar_1:12-13      Lenten Lessons

Mar_1:12-13      Christ and the Christian

Mar_1:13         The Ministry of Angels

Mar_1:14-15      The Coming of the Kingdom

Mar_1:15         The Old, Old Sermon

Mar_1:17         Conditions of Successful Service

Mar_1:21-22      The Voice of Authority

Mar_1:23         An Act of Power

Mar_1:30-31      A Domestic Drama

Mar_1:35         In a Solitary Place

Mar_1:41         Strength and Sympathy

Mar_1:43-45      Reserve in Religion

Mar_2:1  Christ in Us

Mar_2:3  Vicarious Faith

Mar_2:5  Forgiveness and a New Life

Mar_2:13         A Walk by the Sea

Mar_2:14         Christ’s Call

Mar_2:16         Consorting with Sinners

Mar_2:21-22      Things which Differ

Mar_2:27-28      A National Treasure

Mar_2:27-28      From the Days of Creation until Now

Mar_3:1  Faith and Unbelief Contrasted

Mar_3:5  The Anger of Christ

Mar_3:5  Judgment and Mercy

Mar_3:5  The Human Side of a Miracle

Mar_3:13         Calling and Election

Mar_3:13-15      The Christian Ministry

Mar_3:14         The Ministry of Preaching

Mar_3:17         ‘Boanerges’

Mar_3:27         The Conflict between Good and Evil

Mar_3:27         The Strong Man Armed

Mar_3:28-29      Sin against the Holy Ghost

Mar_3:34-35      Divine Relationships

Mar_3:34-35      Doing the Will of God

Mar_4:3-4        Wasted Seed

Mar_4:5  Lacking Depth

Mar_4:7  The Thorns of Prosperity

Mar_4:8  Good Soil yields Good Fruit

Mar_4:24-25      The Responsibility of the Pew

Mar_4:26-29      Natural Law in the Spiritual World

Mar_4:26-29      Attributes and Uses of the Divine Seed

Mar_4:26-29      What is your Growth?

Mar_4:30-31      Marks of the Church

Mar_4:30-31      The Kingdom of God

Mar_4:34         Alone with Christ

Mar_4:35-41      Christ in the Tempest

Mar_4:39         The Secret of a Quiet Mind

Mar_4:40-41      The Two Fears

Mar_5:2  From the Power of Satan unto God’

Mar_5:9  Satan’s Legions

Mar_5:19         The Christian in the Home

Mar_5:25-27      The Believing One and the Unbelieving Many

Mar_5:25-27      Imperfect Faith

Mar_5:34         Faith-Healing

Mar_5:36         Faith and Life

Mar_5:41         The Emancipation of Woman

Mar_5:43         Feeding upon Christ

Mar_6:2-3        The Supremacy of Christ

Mar_6:5  The Power of Unbelief

Mar_6:6  Jesus Marvelled

Mar_6:7-12       The Mission of the Twelve

Mar_6:16         The Power of a Good Life

Mar_6:18         The Witness of the Baptist

Mar_6:20         Where Herod Failed

Mar_6:26-27      One Sin

Mar_6:31         The Rest by the Way

Mar_6:39         Fed of God

Mar_6:48         Mysterious Passages of Life

Mar_6:56         Healed by a Touch

Mar_7:13         The Influence of Tradition

Mar_7:20; Mar_7:23       Evil from Within

Mar_7:24         The Epiphanies of the Ministry

Mar_7:28-29      Perseverance in Prayer

Mar_7:32-35      Hearing and Speech restored by Christ

Mar_7:32         The Use and Misuse of Speech

Mar_7:33         Aside from the Multitude

Mar_7:33         Taken Aside by Sickness

Mar_7:34         Why did Christ Sigh?

Mar_7:34         The Sigh of Sympathy

Mar_7:34         The Sigh Interpreted

Mar_7:34         The Sympathies of Christ

Mar_7:34         ‘Ephphatha!’

Mar_7:34         Dumb because Deaf

Mar_7:34         The Two Ephphathas

Mar_7:37         The Testimony of the Multitude

Mar_7:37         Spiritual Service

Mar_8:2  Fullness of Grace and Goodness

Mar_8:2  ‘Man’s Extremity is God’s Opportunity’

Mar_8:2  The Compassionate Saviour

Mar_8:4  Bread in the Wilderness

Mar_8:4  The Bread of Life

Mar_8:5  Human Agency and God’s Work

Mar_8:6  The Divine Economy

Mar_8:9  ‘All Things come of Thee’

Mar_8:24         The Gradual Miracle

Mar_8:29         The Great Confession

Mar_8:29         Who is This?

Mar_8:33         The Great Rebuke

Mar_8:34         Christ’s Followers

Mar_8:34         Two Antagonists

Mar_8:36         Profit and Loss

Mar_8:36         The Importance of Life

Mar_8:37         The Value of a Soul

Mar_8:37         The Discipline of the Soul

Mar_9:2  Transfigured!

Mar_9:2  The Heavenly Vision

Mar_9:2  The Way to the Mount

Mar_9:5  An Impetuous Answer

Mar_9:7  Hear Him

Mar_9:8  Christ All in All

Mar_9:10         The Rising of the Dead

Mar_9:23         The Possibilities of Faith

Mar_9:24         Faith and Doubt

Mar_9:24         Modern Unbelief

Mar_9:29         The Lenten Fast

Mar_9:36-37      Christ in the Child

Mar_9:36-37      The Child in the Midst

Mar_9:41         ‘Whose I am’

Mar_9:41         Not your Own

Mar_9:50         Purity and Peace

Mar_10:13-16     Christ and the Children

Mar_10:13-16     Responsibility for Children

Mar_10:14        The Friend for Little Children

Mar_10:14        Child-Rescue

Mar_10:15        Modern Culture

Mar_10:21-22     The Lost Opportunity

Mar_10:22        Civilisation and Worship

Mar_10:23-26, r.v.       The Church and Wealth

Mar_10:23-26, r.v.       Christianity and Riches

Mar_10:23-26, r.v.       The Love of Money

Mar_10:29        Multum in Parvo

Mar_10:31        Bargaining in Religion

Mar_10:32        Fearers yet Followers

Mar_10:32-33     Christ’s Foreknowledge of Suffering

Mar_10:37        Excelsior!

Mar_10:38        The Fellowship of Christ’s Sufferings

Mar_10:40        Position in Heaven

Mar_10:43-45, r.v.       Christian Service

Mar_10:45        Divine Meekness

Mar_10:45        The Atonement

Mar_10:46-52     A Parable of Life

Mar_10:49        The Higher Life

Mar_10:50        Garments to be Cast Away

Mar_10:52        Opened Eyes

Mar_11:1-6       The Social Influence of Christ

Mar_11:3         ‘The Needs of God’

Mar_11:3         An Individual Appeal

Mar_11:9         Christ the Subject of Song

Mar_11:13-14     The Barren Fig Tree

Mar_11:15-16     In the Court of the Gentiles

Mar_11:22        Faith and Spiritual Life

Mar_11:24, r.v.  Private Prayer

Mar_11:24, r.v.  Faith and Prayer

Mar_11:24, r.v.  Limit, Range, Warrant

Mar_11:33        In the Dark at Noontide

Mar_12:9         The Lost Vineyard

Mar_12:16-17     God and Cæsar

Mar_12:16-17     The World and Christ

Mar_12:24        The Sadducees Confuted

Mar_12:28        A Great Question Answered

Mar_12:28-31     The Double Commandment

Mar_12:29-31     The Link between the Two Commandments

Mar_12:30        The Discipline of the Soul

Mar_12:34        Not far from the Kingdom

Mar_12:34        Why was He Near?

Mar_12:44        A Great Gift

Mar_13:1-2, r.v.         The Conventional and the Moral

Mar_13:4         When?

Mar_13:10        The Gospel and the Nations

Mar_13:34, r.v.  The Absentee Householder

Mar_13:34, r.v.  Work and its Privileges

Mar_13:34, r.v.  The Call to Work

Mar_13:34, r.v.  The Law of the House

Mar_13:35-36     The Master’s Coming

Mar_13:35-36     That Blessed Hope

Mar_13:37        Watching

Mar_14:3         Mary of Bethany’s Offering

Mar_14:4; Mar_14:6       Mary’s Act Judged

Mar_14:4         A Captious Question

Mar_14:6         An Opportune Work

Mar_14:8         Nothing too Small

Mar_14:8         The Gift and its Motive

Mar_14:10-11     Betrayed for Money

Mar_14:19        ‘Is it I?’

Mar_14:22-24     The Holy Communion

Mar_14:32; Mar_14:34     In Gethsemane

Mar_14:36        Harmony of Will

Mar_14:37        Spiritual Sleep

Mar_14:37        Sleepest Thou

Mar_14:37        Wakefulness

Mar_14:37        Under the Olives

Mar_14:38        Christ’s Exhortation

Mar_14:38        Words from Gethsemane

Mar_14:46        Betrayed and Forsaken

Mar_14:63-64     ‘I Am’

Mar_14:72        St. Peter’s Fall

Mar_15:15        Pilate’s Sin

Mar_15:15-19     Christ’s Humiliation

Mar_15:22-23     The Mortification of Bodily Desires

Mar_15:31        The Lessons of Failure

Mar_15:31        The Mistake of those that Passed by

Mar_15:34        The Word from the Cross

Mar_15:39        A Confession of Faith

Mar_15:39        The Union of the Divine with the Human

Mar_15:37-38     The Rent Veil

Mar_16:3         The Stone at the Door

Mar_16:3         Imaginary Difficulties

Mar_16:6         The Invisibility of the Resurrection

Mar_16:6         Easter Lessons

Mar_16:7         Why ‘Into Galilee’?

Mar_16:9         The First Appearance of the Risen Lord

Mar_16:15        ‘Into all the World’

Mar_16:19        Ascended into Heaven

Mar_16:19        Rejoice!

Mar_16:19        The Purposes of the Ascension

Mar_16:19        The Significance of the Ascension

Mar_16:19        The Blessings of the Ascension

Mar_16:19        Results of the Ascension

Mar_16:20        Christ in the World

Mar_16:20        Christ’s Co-operation

Mar_16:20        Preparation and Effect