Christ in the Bible: Markís Gospel

Christ in Markís *Gospel

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

Keith Simons

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Last part: Jesus in Nazareth

Mark chapter 6

Jesus sends the *disciples

Verses 7-13

Jesus had taught the *disciples for several months. Then he asked them to go to some towns that he had not visited. He wanted them to teach Godís message there too.

Jesus gave them authority to do this work. They too would make ill people well again. They too would cause bad *spirits to leave people.

Jesus asked them not to take money or food. Then they would know that God was with them. He would give them the things that they needed each day. Some people wanted to hear Godís message. Those people would ask the *disciples to stay. And those people would make meals for the *disciples.

But sometimes the *disciples would go to a town like Nazareth. The people in Nazareth had sent Jesus away. And the people in other towns may send the *disciples away. They should leave those towns. But first, the *disciples should tell the people that they (the people) have done something wrong. They have refused Godís message. So the *disciples must clean the dirt from their feet. This would show the people that God would be their *judge. They were doing something dangerous if they refused to obey his message.

Next part: John the *Baptist dies

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