Christ in the Bible: Mark’s Gospel

Christ in Mark’s *Gospel

An EasyEnglish Bible Commentary (1200 word vocabulary) on the Gospel of Mark

Keith Simons

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Last part: Powerful things

Mark chapter 8

Ideas that are like *yeast

Verses 14-21

The *Jews have a holiday called Passover. During that holiday, they eat flat bread. The bread is flat because it has no *yeast in it. They are very careful that no *yeast gets into their flour.

Jesus told the *disciples that the *Pharisees’ ideas were like *yeast. The *Pharisees’ rules seemed good. But they did not help people to believe God.

Also, Jesus spoke about the ideas of Herod’s friends. Their ideas came from the foreign countries called Greece and Rome. There, people had many false gods. But there is only one God. And these ideas did not help people to know him.

So all these ideas were like *yeast. They confused people. And then people did not believe God.

The *disciples did not understand, so Jesus spoke about the bread. God had given this bread to the people. He gave them everything that they needed. There was even more food than they needed.

So, the *disciples did not need the *Pharisees’ ideas. And they did not need Herod’s ideas. God would teach them everything that they needed to know.

Next part: A man born *blind

Index to this book: Index


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