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: James and John speak to Jesus

Mark chapter 10

The *blind man called Bartimaeus

Verses 46-52

Jesus was travelling towards Jerusalem. Jericho was the last town before Jerusalem.

Bartimaeus could not see. But he still knew who Jesus was.

David was the great king who ruled in Jerusalem many centuries before. The ‘son of David’ was another name for ‘the Christ’. (See my note about Mark 8:27-30).

People believed that the Christ would cause *blind people to see (Isaiah 35:5; Luke 4:18). Bartimaeus believed this too. So he shouted to Jesus. A crowd was there; the people wanted Bartimaeus to be quiet. But Bartimaeus continued to shout. This was his only chance to meet Jesus. So this was Bartimaeus’s only chance to see.

Jesus asked Bartimaeus to come. Then Jesus spoke to Bartimaeus. Because Bartimaeus believed God, God had made him well.

And then Bartimaeus saw. But he did not leave Jesus. Instead, Bartimaeus followed Jesus. And they continued towards Jerusalem.

Next part: Christ the King comes to Jerusalem

Index to this book: Index


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